Planetary Gears: How They Work

Planetary Gears – Principles of Operation is a 1953 US Army Training Film, likely created to teach the mechanics who would be working on tanks and other vehicles that used planetary gear systems. Planetary gears are one of those things that many people think they understand already, but it’s a great help to see working…

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1968 Jeep Wagoneer

The Jeep Wagoneer is credited by many with being the first luxury SUV, long before the term SUV was created, and decades before the genre became one of the most popular in the automotive world. It stayed in production from 1962 till 1991 – an astonishing 28 years, and the third longest production run in…

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Icon 1000 Elsinore HP Boots

The Official Triumph TR6 Buying Guide

Introduction James May describes the Triumph TR6 as “The blokiest bloke’s car ever built”. Translated into non-British English that means it’s a car that appeals to the sort of men (and women for that matter) who like to roll up their sleeves, open up their toolbox, and work on their own engines. Preferably with a…

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Bell Moto-3 RSD Malibu Helmet

The Bell Moto-3 RSD Malibu Helmet is a new version of the Bell Moto-3, a helmet based on the original off-road Bell helmet from the golden age of motocross. Bell were encouraged to re-engineer the Moto-3 after the runaway success enjoyed by the Bell Bullitt – a retro full face helmet that’s proven hugely popular…

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Caterham Seven 360

The Origins of the Seven The Caterham Seven is the official continuation of the iconic Lotus Seven, designed by Colin Chapman and built by Lotus from 1957 till 1974. On learning that Lotus intended to discontinue the Seven, their Surry-based distributor Caterham contacted Chapman and worked out a deal to buy all the tooling for…

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uglyBROS Motorpool Motorcycle Cargos

uglyBROS started out in 2004 in Seoul, South Korea. Their mission hasn’t changed in the years since and they pride themselves on making uniquely styled motorcycle gear that looks good both on and off the bike. The Motorpool Motorcycle Cargos are made from 11oz stretch cotton and include removable CE approved knee and hip protection….

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Alta Motors Redshift ST Tracker

Alta Motors is a relatively new electric motorcycle manufacturer based in California. Their current product line includes two motorcycles – an on-road supermoto and an off-road motocross bike called the Redshift SM and the Redshift MX respectively. The Electric Motor, Battery Technology, and Range Electric motors are better than internal combustion engines in almost every…

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World Exploration Map by Erstwhile

The World Exploration Map by Erstwhile is a reproduction of an original vintage map published by Chas. H. Scally & Co, of New South Wales, Australia. It measures in at 130cm x 106cm, and shows historic routes on land, sea and air, with the inset Map of Antarctica, and a detailed legend showing which routes…

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AJS 7R – The Boy Racer

The AJS 7R was introduced in 1948, and was almost immediately nicknamed the “Boy Racer”. It would go on to be become one of the most successful over-the-counter racing motorcycles for sale in England at the time, and even today almost 70 years later the AJS 7R is a dominant force in the world of vintage…

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Saint Unbreakable Motorcycle Gloves

Over the past few years Saint have made a name for themselves producing some of the most technologically advanced fabrics in the world for motorcycle-specific applications. The new Unbreakable 4.0 fabric is made from 62% UHMWPE blended with 38% cotton, it’s 133 times stronger than regular denim, and it’s 360 degree burst resistant. The Unbreakable Gloves…

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Bullitt-Spec 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback

Steve McQueen and Bullitt There are few movie cars more famous than Steve McQueen’s Highland Green Mustang Fastback from the 1968 film Bullitt. The 10 minute chase scene though the streets of San Francisco is regarded by many as the best in cinema history – Bullitt was a box office smash hit, and the film…

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Can-Am Porsche 917/10 & 917/30 Team Penske Print

This print has the unique distinction of being created by the same man who designed the liveries on the cars – Terry Smith. Terry designed the original L&M and Sunoco liveries for Team Penske Can-Am Porsches, both of which are now legendary in racing circles and remembered along with other iconic liveries – like those…

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