AC Aceca-Bristol

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The AC Aceca-Bristol was the slightly higher-performance version of the Aceca (pronounced “ah-see-ka”) – a model that was essentially a modified coupe-version of the now world famous AC Ace (the car that would later be re-engined by Carroll Shelby and sold as the AC Cobra). The Bristol-powered version of the Aceca was fitted with the…

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Maduro Deerskin Driving Gloves

Driving Gloves

Sir Jack’s Maduro Deerskin Driving Gloves are designed for events like the Targa Florio and the Carrera Panamericana – classic long distance races that’d leave your hands blistered if you didn’t have a good pair of leather driving gloves. Each pair is made in the United States from natural, high-grade deerskin, the back of the…

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Cafe Racers – The Collection

Yamaha Cafe Racer

The team at eBay Motors have commissioned Silodrome to create a series of Collections of various motor related subjects – Everything in the Collections is currently for sale on eBay. The Cafe Racer is a genre of motorcycle that has its roots in late-1950s Britain, they started out as stock bikes that had been stripped…

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B-3 Sheepskin Bomber Jacket by Schott

Sheepskin Leather Bomber Jacket

The Sheepskin Bomber Jacket was originally created to keep pilots and aircrew from freezing to death at altitude – pressurising and heating aircraft cabins was far too expensive and labour intensive for the rapid mass-production that was required as the Allies ramped up for war. The solution was to kit out all aircrews with clothing…

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Gulf Porsche 917 by John Krsteski

Gulf Porsche 917

The word iconic gets bandied around a lot when it comes to vintage racing cars, its use isn’t always warranted but when it comes to the Gulf Porsche 917 there’s little doubt about its iconic status. Hell, it’s probably one of the most iconic race cars ever made. This canvas print by automotive designer John Krsteski…

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LifeStraw

LifeStraw

A couple of years ago I was on a motorcycle trek through the mountains of Northern Vietnam, we had a daily allotment of water but due to the searing heat and pea-soup humidity we were going through drinking water at close to a pint an hour. Many of us ended up refilling our water supplies…

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1977 Porsche 911S

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This Guards Red 1977 Porsche 911S is a thing we aren’t seeing that often anymore – an affordable 911. Although a smidge over $25K might not be affordable for everyone, it certainly isn’t expensive for a vintage Porsche, especially the 911 – a model that’s been seeing an extraordinary sales boom since the mid-2000s. I know…

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Skateboard Guitars

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The Skateboard Guitar is an interesting little invention that I first came across in early 2012, I have vague memories of my Mrs wrestling my wallet out of my hand as I frantically tried to buy one. She wasn’t wrong, I have far more guitars than anyone realistically needs, but somewhere deep inside my soul the…

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Bummer & Lazarus Gin by Raff Distillerie

Gin

The Raff Distillerie is a fantastic little liquor factory on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay, it’s unique in the burgeoning world of micro distilleries in that all of the stills were hand built by the same guy who makes the spirits – a quietly talented Master Distiller and 5th generation San Franciscan by the name…

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