Bell Aurens Longnose

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It isn’t often that I discover a Land Rover variant I’ve never seen before, so when I stumbled across a picture of this, the Bell Aurens Longnose I thought I was looking at a long forgotten Land Rover concept car, or perhaps an old Defender modified by a wealthy oil sheik.

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Dirt (1979)

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The 1970’s were a special time for disco, fashion, music, cocaine smugglers and off road racing. This documentary, titled “Dirt”, covers the wild and wacky dirt based motor racing events of the late 70’s with all the keyboard synth dazzle you can handle.

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Steel Hawk by Shadow Hawk Vehicles

Steel Hawk by Shadow Hawk Vehicles

Every now and then a vehicle comes along that stops me in my tracks and leaves me struggling to classify it, this is one of those vehicles. Called the Steel Hawk and built by Shadow Hawk Vehicles the genre-defying 4×4 is aimed directly at the celebrity, military and paranoid billionaire market a market that has a little breathing room now that Hummer is closing down.

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Land Rover Defender X-Tech

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The Land Rover Defender X-Tech was unveiled at the Brussels Motor Show in January, it’s a step up from the current generation Defender in the luxury stakes but maintains the same indomitable spirit. The standard Defender is the vehicle of choice for the British, Australian, New Zealand and many other countries militaries and rightly so, it’s the…

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Steve McQueen and the 450hp Dune Buggy

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This is the “Baja Boot”, a 450hp, 4×4 dune buggy built by Vic Hickey – one of GM’s top automotive engineers in the late 1960s. GM had a “no-racing” policy in place at the time so Hickey and Drino Miller built the Baja Boot in just 26 days under cover of darkness in Hurst, Michigan. They constructed the…

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