Deadliest Crash Documentary: 1955 Le Mans Disaster

Editor’s Note: This documentary contains footage of dead bodies. This might be disturbing to some viewers, so discretion is advised. The 1955 Le Mans Disaster is the single most deadly crash in motor racing history. 83 spectators (and driver Pierre Levegh) were brutally killed, and 120 were injured – many severely. The accident and its repercussions…

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1930 Montgomery JAP 750

Montgomery Motorcycles is an early British marque that should probably be considerably more famous than they actually are. Founder William Montgomery was a world-class engineer who invented the sidecar, raced in the 1923 Isle of Man Sidecar TT, and designed frames and forks that were used by a number of other manufacturers – including Brough…

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Icon 1000 Elsinore HP Boots

Harley-Davidson MT500

The Harley-Davidson MT500 is a bit of an unusual motorcycle. It’s thought that just 500 were ever made, and it’s not known how many have survived in original condition. The MT500 is powered by a 500cc Rotax single-cylinder, air-cooled engine with 4 valves, 5 gears, and kickstart only. It’s a mechanically simple motorcycle designed explicitly…

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Nexx XG100 Carbon Helmet

The Nexx XG100 Carbon Helmet is a new offering from the European company, as the name suggests it has a 100% carbon fibre shell with an EPS liner that meets or exceeds both the European ECE 22-05 safety certification and the American DOT. Much like the Model T Ford, the Nexx XG100 Carbon Helmet comes…

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Confederate Wraith B210

Less than 100 examples of the Confederate Wraith B210 were built during its limited production run, and it was the first motorcycle to roll out of the company’s new premises in Birmingham, Alabama after their original location was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Confederate Motorcycles was founded in 1991 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana by…

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Uncle Duke’s Scotch Whisky

Uncle Duke’s Scotch Whisky was a secret up until very recently. It started life back in 2010 as a personal project from the people behind the world-famous BrewDog Brewery in Glasgow. The plan was to create a bastardisation of scotch and bourbon to see what would happen. Uncle Duke’s is aged for 4 years in…

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Ton-Up Garage Triumph Hot Rod

Ton-Up Garage is a Portuguese garage that has produced some of the most aesthetically well-designed customs you’ll find anywhere. Proprietors Daniel and Pedro are a friendly pair with a taste for adventure, and a deep love of classic Californian hot rod culture. This Triumph was built by the pair as a hat tip to the…

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Singi Fallkniv Arctic Knife

Each Singi Fallkniv Arctic Knife is made by hand north of the Arctic Circle in Sweden using natural materials native to the region, including a handle made from locally occurring birchwood. It uses a stainless steel drop point blade, a Karesuando inlay shield, a stainless bolster, a braided leather lanyard with bone bead, and a brown…

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Porsche 917/10 Prototype

The Porsche 917 is one of the most successful racing cars of all time, in fact some automotive historians go so far as to call it the greatest racing car of the 20th century. Porsche began development of the model in 1968 with a very clear goal in mind – they wanted outright victory at the…

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1930’s Continental Radial Engine Coffee Table

This maybe the first and only time that many of us will ever get genuinely excited about a coffee table. Largely because it’s a 465 pound 1930s-era Continental R-670 radial engine with a glass top fitted (so it counts as furniture). The Continental R-670 is an 11 litre air-cooled radial engine capable of up to…

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Scuderia Ferrari Rudge 500 TT

Editor’s Note: This motorcycle has since been revealed by RM Sotheby’s to be a facsimile of those raced by Scuderia Ferrari – not an original. The information below about the Scuderia Ferrari Motorcycle Team is all accurate. RM Sotheby’s will now be offering it at auction with no reserve. In 1932 the still-new Scuderia Ferrari decided to…

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A Brief History of the Triple Cylinder Motorcycle Engine

The triple-cylinder engine, as applied to motorcycles, provides an engine that can be inherently balanced. If you listen to a triple-cylinder motorcycle, such as a Triumph Trident or BMW K75, it sounds smoothly balanced for good reason. You will also coincidently notice that an engine with a multiple of three cylinders sounds smooth by comparison…

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