1933 Morgan Super Sports Three-Wheeler

A Short History of the Morgan Three-Wheeler The Morgan Motor Company was established in 1910 and it’s survived where many hundreds of other small companies have failed – largely by weaponizing its eccentric British heritage. Morgan was originally founded by Henry Frederick Stanley Morgan, more commonly known as HFS, to sell his unusual but enduringly popular three-wheeled…

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Pando Moto Capo Rider Armored Denim Jacket

Pando Moto Capo Rider is an armored denim jacket designed specifically for motorcycle use, with a bi-swing back including stretch panels for a comfortable riding position, and riveted ventilation openings in both armpits. The jacket is made from hard-wearing stretch 12.5oz CORDURA® denim combined with COOLMAX® technology, and there are internally fixed slots for back, shoulder,…

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Icon 1000 Elsinore HP Boots

Husky Restorations Yamaha HL500

A Short History of the Yamaha HL500 The Yamaha HL500 was an incredibly important motorcycle for the Japanese marque, made all the more remarkable by the fact that it wasn’t actually built or designed by Yamaha. The HL500 started as an an idea in the mind of Swedish motocross legends Torsten Hallman and Sten Lundin in…

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Chicago’s Gangland Map – Circa 1927

The Chicago Gangland Map was created by Frederic M. Thrasher in 1927, it’s based on 3 years of research between 1923 and 1926 documenting 1,313 active gangs in the Chicago area for his book “The Gang: A Study of 1,313 Gangs in Chicago“. Thrasher was a sociologist at the University of Chicago and his ability…

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Documentary: Clash Of The Titans – Lauda vs Hunt

The extraordinary battle between James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula 1 World Championship has become motorsport legend. It was even made into a blockbuster film in 2013 by Ron Howard with Chris Hemsworth as Hunt and Daniel Brühl as Lauda. This documentary is an earlier look into the season, including period interviews…

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An Original 1949 Indian Papoose

The Welbike and the Corgi The Indian Papoose is a small folding motorcycle based on the Welbike, which had been developed during WWII for use by commandos who were parachuting behind enemy lines and needed a way to quickly get around. The original Welbike was designed at Station IX, or the “Inter Services Research Bureau”…

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1970 AMC Rebel Machine

A Short History of the AMC Rebel Machine The AMC Rebel Machine was introduced in 1970 and would only be available for a single model year, the basic concept of “The Machine” had been around since 1967, with the initial prototype featuring a black body, black wheels, and wide tires – with no stripes, scoops, or…

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You Earned It: Brass Beer Opener

These 1/2 pound solid brass bottle openers are made in the USA using traditional sand casting techniques, before being tumbled and hand polished. They’re designed to be a buy-it-for-life item that’ll open every bottle of beer you ever drink at home, and they include a handy piece of encouragement cast into the side. Although if…

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1947 Dodge Power Wagon 4×4

A Short History of the Dodge Power Wagon The Dodge Power Wagon was introduced in 1946 shortly after the end of WWII as the more refined civilian version of their tough-as-nails Dodge WC series 4×4 military trucks. During the war the Dodge WC had been equipped as everything from weapons platforms to ambulances, there were 38 variations…

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Ray-Ban Blaze Shooter Sunglasses

The new Ray-Ban Blaze Shooter sunglasses are based on the original design, which itself was a new take on the legendary Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses. The most obvious difference between the two models are the acetate brow bar and circular central brace on the Shooter. The Blaze Shooter uses flat shield lens construction in place of…

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