Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider

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The Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider was the first car that the storied Italian company ever produced specifically for the American market, at its heart it was essentially a drop-top version of the 250 GT Berlinetta – with an aluminium hood, doors and boot lid to save weight. Enzo Ferrari had been convinced by…

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Medieval Viking Sword – Circa 1000 AD

Medieval Viking Sword

It isn’t every day you get a chance to take home an original Viking sword, or an entire collection of them, but the upcoming Bonhams Antique Arms and Armor Auction is offering bidders a vast collection of swords, flintlocks, battle axes and knives. The Medieval Viking sword you see pictured above and below is one…

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Simpson Street Bandit Helmet

Simpson Street Bandit Helmet

The Simpson Street Bandit Helmet is one of those instantly recognisable designs that’s been worn by drivers in almost every form of motor racing you can think of, from professional drag racing to amateur rallycross and everything in between. The version of the Street Bandit Helmet you see here has been developed for motorcyclists and it…

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1980 Indianapolis 500

1980 Indianapolis 500

The 1980 Indianapolis 500 was a remarkable race for a few reasons, perhaps most notably for the extraordinary performance of Tom Sneva, who started the race dead last in 33rd place – before slowly working his way through the whole pack to 1st position. The race in commentated by Jackie Stewart, Chris Schenkel and Jim…

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Duesenberg Model SJ

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The Duesenberg Model SJ was to be one of the finest and fastest cars ever produced by the storied American luxury automobile manufacturer. Each of the J and SJ models were fitted with the straight-8 engine that had been designed by the Duesenberg brothers in the 1920s for motor racing. This engine was decades ahead…

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Easy Rider Wallpapers

Easy Rider Wallpapers

There are few films that capture the independent spirit of the Americans better than Easy Rider, a 1969 cult classic starring Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson – with Phil Spector getting a look in too. I’ve had these images on file for a while and the 4th of July – American Independence Day…

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70s Singlefin by Kun_tiqi Surfboards

70s Singlefin by Kuntiqi Surfboards

The 70s Singlefin by Kun_tiqi Surfboards is a great example of what modern surfboards would look like if materials like expanded polystyrene had never been invented. It uses a core of balsa wood with a hardwood stringer, and a hardwood tip and tail, the board is then layered with fibreglass for strength and longevity. Kun_tiqi…

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BMW R80 RT by Ton Up Garage

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The BMW R80 RT was built between 1982 and 1995, with the Monolever version that you see here running from 1984 onwards. The “Monolever” designation referenced the model’s single-sided swing arm – a relative rarity in the mid-80s that helped reduce unsprung weight. Both the R80 RT and the R100 RT shared pretty much everything…

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American Deluxe Fender Telecaster

American Deluxe Fender Telecaster

The American Deluxe Fender Telecaster is a modern version of one of the most famous guitars in history, the ash-bodied electric guitar was first released in 1950 and it was the world’s first commercial solid-body, single-cutaway electric guitar. The sound created by the Telecaster was unlike anything else, it’s widely credited with helping to shape…

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BMW M1

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The BMW M1 is a car that’s remarkable for a few reasons, it was to be BMW’s first mid-engined car and quickly became one of the most iconic supercars of the late 1970s. Originally co-developed as a joint BMW-Lamborghini automobile, BMW quickly took over the project and applied strict German precision to all elements of…

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