Yamaha SR250 by Auto Fabrica

Yamaha SR500 4

This feature was written by Bujar Muharremi, the co-founder of Auto Fabrica. It makes a nice change when custom bike builders write the words to accompany their creation – and it allows the reader a chance to see deeper into the process than would otherwise be possible. The Original type 3 was a bike which…

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On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter

On Any Sunday The Next Chapter

On Any Sunday is a film that needs no introduction, however if you’re unfamiliar with it a brief blurb would look like this: Released in 1971 the documentary On Any Sunday was directed by Bruce Brown and co-produced by Brown and Steve McQueen – who also partially funded the film. It provided a unique look…

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Beltway Jacket Icon 1000

Pink Floyd’s La Carrera Panamericana

La Carrera Panamericana

La Carrera Panamericana is a documentary directed by Ian McArthur that follows Pink Floyd bandmates David Gilmour (guitarist), Nick Mason (drummer) and Steve O’Rourke (manager) as they race in the revived Carrera Panamerica in 1991. The film was released in 1992 and it includes a number of instrumental tracks that the band wrote specifically for…

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Ice Cutter Boots by Red Wing Heritage

Ice Cutter Boot by Red Wing Shoes

Red Wing’s Ice Cutter Boots have been developed for use in climates that see snow and ice during the winter months, the upper is oil-tanned Black Ottertail waterproof leather, natural wool is used throughout for insulation and the sole is Norwegian welt with a Vibram Lug outsole. The Ice Cutter line of boots were originally…

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AC Aceca-Bristol

AC_Aceca_Car_1

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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