Shanghai Customs 100% Electric Sidecar Scooter

Over the past decade or so China has become a leading builder and consumer of electric vehicles – so much so that many large cities have banned the formerly ubiquitous small capacity scooters and motorcycles that used to swarm the streets in clouds of smog. The Shanghai Customs Electric Scooter The scooter you see here…

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Official Buying Guide: Land Rover Series I

Introduction The Land Rover Series I was never expected to be a sales success. When it was first introduced it was not expected to be in production for more than three years and had you told Rover executives and planners that it would wildly outsell their line of prestigious luxury cars for decades into the…

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Icon 1000 Elsinore HP Boots

Documentary: Look at Life – Vintage Models

The Look at Life series of short documentaries were produced in the 1960s to offer a glimpse into parts of society that might otherwise never be seen by the average Brit. This film, titled Vintage Models, is a look into the world of classic car enthusiasts – as they were in 1963. It’s interesting to look back…

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Steve McQueen’s Honda CB450

Steve McQueen’s love for motorcycles is well documented, he owned many over the course of his life, including Indians, Triumphs, Husqvarnas, Hondas, and even a Cyclone board track racer. In 1973 he starred in a commercial for the Honda CR250, and as part payment Honda sent him a brand new CB450 – doubtless hoping he…

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Bckyrd Customs BMW R nineT

The Background of Bckyrd Customs Bckyrd Customs was started in 2011 by an amiable Balinese man by the name of Arfan and his friend Jacky – they started the business in Arfan’s backyard and chose to name it as a reference to where it all started. In 2013 the fledgling company’s success was such that they…

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Handmade Repurposed File Knives

Creek Cutler is the home of James Freakly, an English bladesmith based in North Norfolk. James makes a wide variety of utility knives and kitchen knives by hand in his workshop, the latter of which are highly sought after by professional chefs in Britain and around the world. Some of his more unusual creations are knives…

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The Team Knight Rider High Speed Pursuit Vehicle

A Brief History of George Barris The Team Knight Rider High Speed Pursuit Vehicle was designed by the legendary George Barris of Barris Kustom – the same man who created the 1966 Batmobile, the Munster Coach, the truck from The Beverly Hillbillies, and some of the later versions of KITT from the original Knight Rider series….

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10 oz Stay Sharp Pewter Flask

The Stay Sharp flask is a solution to a problem that many of us have gallantly faced in the past – hip flasks that are too small. At 10 oz, this flask is approximately twice the size of average, which means you might even be able to share a little. Each one is made in England…

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1968 Egli-Vincent 1330 by Godet

A Brief History of the Egli-Vincent The Egli-Vincent was originally built to fix a design flaw in the Vincent Black Shadow – its frame. Although highly innovating for the time, the frame wasn’t really strong enough for the speeds and suspension loads endured by the bike – and a Swiss motorcycle racer named Fritz Egli had…

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REV’IT! Westport Armored Overshirt

The REV’IT! Westport Overshirt is an armored shirt designed to sit between a normal shirt and a light jacket. It has Seesmart CE-level 1 protection in the shoulders and elbows, with a pocket for an optional Seesoft back protector. The outer shell of the Westport is made from 11oz Cordura denim (85% cotton, 15% polyamide),…

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1969 Mercury Cougar Boss 302

The Mercury Cougar Boss 302 is exceptionally rare even amongst other low volume American muscle cars, just 169 were built, and it’s not known exactly how many have survived to the modern day. The Mercury Cougar Mercury introduced the Boss 302 in 1969 as a special version of the Cougar Eliminator, it was marketed as…

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The Equilibrialist Visor

The Equilibrialist Visor is a custom shield currently produced for Ruby, Nexx, and Biltwell helmets. The visors are designed to perfectly fill the helmet opening, which provides excellent protection from road debris and rain, and does a lot to reduce wind noise at higher speeds. Each Equilibrialist is made from high-strength polycarbonate with an anti-fog…

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