This exceedingly old photograph shows a group of Russian Gendarmes in Moscow around 1890, the chap in the middle of the frame is sitting atop what is quite clearly a Penny-farthing designed for use on the railway lines. There is a counterweight on the shaft leading to the offset left wheel, I assume to keep him from falling off to his right, he also has a long handle in his right hand and I can’t for the life of me figure out what it’s for. Any ideas?
I know that vintage firearms are probably a bit of an acquired taste but to me there’s something quite beautiful about old guns like this Holland & Holland .380 Hammer Rook-Rifle.
It’s a rare thing for us to come across an original board track racer here on eBay, it’s uncommon for surviving bikes to change hands because of their high valuations, so you can imagine my surprise at finding 4 of them for sale this week.
Each of the board trackers is immaculately presented, with two Harleys and two Indians on offer – as well as one very rare 1912 Harley-Davidson “street” motorcycle.
The Chevrolet CERV II is one of those historical curiosities that, in an alternate reality, could have been as famous as the Ford GT40. The CERV II (that stands for Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle) was the follow on from the CERV I, an open-wheeled technology testbed for Chevrolet. The CERV II was designed to be…