Gibson Memphis ES-355 Cherry Gloss

Gibson Guitars was founded in 1902 and originally made mandolin-family instruments, they rose to prominence after they invented the first archtop guitars using the same carved, arched tops used on violins – producing an entirely unique sound. Towards the mid-20th century Gibson released one of the first hollow-body electric guitars, and helped trigger one of…

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James Garner’s Husqvarna 400 Cross

James Garner was an A-list actor from the golden age of Hollywood who shared the motorsport addiction that also afflicted the likes of Steve McQueen and Paul Newman. Garner was the co-owner of the AIR (American International Racers) team, which ran endurance road-racing Corvettes in the late 1960s, and he was also contracted to American…

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Icon 1000 Elsinore HP Boots

Autodromo Monoposto Chronograph

The Monoposto Chronograph is an automatic watch by Autodromo designed as an homage to the dials used on the single-seater racing cars of time gone by – “monoposto” is Italian for “single seat”. Before electronic engine management systems became commonplace, it was normal practice for worried mechanics to paint a red line on the tachometer…

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1970 Rickman Triumph Métisse

The Rickman Triumph Métisse is a quintessentially British motorcycle, and it showcases some of the best individual components the UK had to offer during the time of its construction, all under one fuel tank. The name Métisse was chosen because it’s a fancy French way of saying “mongrel”, which the Rickman brothers felt was an ideal…

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Icon 1000 Retrograde Boots

The new Icon 1000 Retrograde Boots have styling that’s both a little retro, and a little futuristic. This makes them suitable for both modern and classic motorcyclists – a cross-genre capability that’s quite rare, while still offering excellent protection for feet and lower legs. Each Retrograde has a full-grain leather upper, a slip resistant sole,…

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The Miami Vice Ferrari Testarossa

Those of us who remember the ’80s will recall a few cultural icons – things like keyboard guitars, huge hair, ill-advised neon clothing, and men wearing fingerless gloves for no clear reason. At the other end of the spectrum was the likes of Miami Vice and the Ferrari Testarossa. The popularity of Miami Vice can…

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The Homemade Gin Kit

The Homemade Gin Kit allows those of us who’ve always wanted to be moonshiners the chance to make our own personal firewater, and then offer it to unsuspecting guests as a refreshment. Each Homemade Gin Kit contains two 375ml glass bottles, a fine stainless steel strainer, a stainless steel funnel, a tin of Juniper berries,…

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Sullivans Cove French Oak Cask Single Malt

In 2014 the talented team of whisky makers at Sullivans Cove in Tasmania managed a feat never before achieved by a distillery outside of Scotland or Japan – they won the exceedingly competitive World Whiskies Award for the world’s best single malt whisky. Australia’s whisky distilleries are more famous outside the country than within, with most…

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Documentary: A Spark In Time On The Firing Line

A Spark In Time On The Firing Line is a 1962 film about automobile ignition systems and spark timing, it was produced for Champion by Portafilms, and they made sure to present it in such a way that it’d be understandable to anyone – not just electrical whizzes. Even the most ardent car nuts are…

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BMW K1100 LT Cafe Racer

The BMW K1100 LT had the unique distinction of being fitted with the largest engine ever bolted to a BMW motorcycle when it was released in 1991. As with all the K100 series BMWs, the engine is a 4 cylinder unit laid on its side, with the valves on the bike’s left and the crank…

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