During an interview many years ago, famous racing driver Mario Andretti was quoted as saying “Paul Newman was one of us”. That’s a hell of an accolade from one of the greatest racing drivers in history. He wasn’t wrong though.
The Honda FT500 (also known as the Honda Ascot) was a motorcycle built in the early ’80s to fill a niche that Honda saw for a mid-sized motorcycle designed with flat-tracker styling cues (the FT in the name stands for flat track).
The Rapsody R29 is a 29ft luxury motor yacht capable of 24 knots, Rapsody call it a “gentleman’s cruiser” and I’d say that’s quite an apt description for a boat that looks like it was designed in the 1920s.
The BMW R80/7 was produced between 1977 and 1984 in reasonably significant numbers, the boxer twin is widely considered to be one of the most bullet-proof motorcycle engines ever made and as a result many of them still roadworthy over 30 years later. This has led to the model being a popular target for custom…