Continental R-670 7-Cylinder Radial Engine

Continental R-670 Radial Engine

The Continental R-670 is a 7-cylinder, air-cooled radial engine that was used in planes, blimps, tanks, landing craft, and armoured vehicles – mostly during the Second World War. The most famous aircraft fitted with the R-670 was the Boeing-Stearman Model 75, a single-engine biplane that made use of a large centrally-mounted engine – over 10,000…

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1954 Kurtis 500KK SR-100 – A Rare American Road-Legal Racer

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The Kurtis 500KK was a road-going sports car developed by Frank Kurtis using much the same architecture under its bodywork as his Indianapolis 500 winning race cars. Kurtis was a tour-de-force in the American racing scene in the mid-20th century, he also developed the Kurtis-Omohundro in 1947 – considered by some to be the first…

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The Glasspar G2 – The First Fibreglass-Bodied Production Car

Glasspar G2 Car Badge

The Glasspar G2 is considered by many automotive historians to be the first production car with a fibreglass body, it was a major contributing factor behind the surge in popularity of fibreglass-bodied vehicles in the United States in the 1950s and beyond – resulting in iconic cars like the Chevrolet Corvette, the Meyers Manx, and the…

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Roland Sands Mojave Boots – Daily Wearable Motorcycle Boots

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The Roland Sands Mojave Boots have become best sellers since they were introduced a few years ago, they were developed from a blank slate to offer two primary functions – genuine daily wearable comfort, and all of the safety features you’d expect from a motorcycle boot. The team at Roland Sands Design started out with…

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Randy Grubb’s Latest Creation – The Magic Bus

Randy Grubb Magic Bus

Randy Grubb is a custom car and motorcycle builder perhaps best known for being the man who built Jay Leno’s Tank Car. Grubb’s garage has turned out a remarkable body of work including the B-702, Piss’d Off Pete, the Falconer Dodici, the DecoPods, and the DecoLiner. Randy Grubb’s Magic Bus The Magic Bus is Randy…

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Feel: My Story – The Freddie Spencer Autobiography

Feel My Story Freddie Spencer Autobiography

Feel: My Story is the autobiography of motorcycle racing legend “Fast” Freddie Spencer. When it comes to the autobiographies of racing drivers (and riders) the books tend to fall into one of two categories, they’re either a little dry and dreary or they’re fascinating reads that you can barely put down. This book by Fast…

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De-Classified CIA Training Film: Car Surveillance

De-Classified CIA Training Film Car Surveillance

This formerly classified CIA training film covers techniques used to surveil cars using multiple vehicle-based teams communicating by radio. The quality of the film’s production came as a bit of a surprise, the camera work is excellent but perhaps most surprisingly the soundtrack includes both the Shaft theme song and the Star Trek theme song….

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