The Goods Hit Wallet

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Minimalist wallets are becoming more and more popular, largely because they’re a significant improvement over the George Costanza wallets many of us end up with after a few years of not throwing away receipts for our doughnuts. If all you really need to carry on you is a few cards and some spending cash, a…

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American Icon: The 1955 Cushman Eagle

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The Cushman Eagle was by far the most desirable scooter in the USA in the 1950s. The designers at the American company had struck upon the idea of releasing a scooter that included all the design hallmarks of the big American motorcycles of the day built by Harley-Davidson and Indian. This ensured that every red-blooded teenage…

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The Original Fisher Astronaut Space Pen

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Fisher Astronaut Space Pens have been used on every manned NASA space mission since Apollo 7 in 1968, the pen also features prominently in a now legendary episode of Seinfeld that was fittingly titled “The Pen” (episode 3, season 3). Engineers spent years developing the space pen, ensuring that it could not only write upside…

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1968 Molzon Concept Corsa GT38

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The One-Off Molzon Concept Corsa GT38 The Molzon Concept Corsa GT38 is a one-off sports car developed by William “Bill” Molzon – a visionary GM designer who worked closely with under Larry Shinoda on some of most successful models in the history of Chevrolet. Molzon went to work at General Motors immediately after graduating with…

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Harley-Davidson Big Twins – The Shovelhead

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As Harley-Davidson entered the sixties so did the dominance of the bikes of the Rising Sun. Bob Dylan sang “The times they are a changin’…” but one of the changes he misses in his iconic song was the progressive decline in “Wrench Competency” amongst motorcycle owners and indeed amongst young people generally. Realizing that much…

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1966 Shelby Cobra 427 ‘Semi-Competition’

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When the Shelby 427 Cobra was first unleashed to the motoring press in 1965, it was by far the fastest street-legal car in the world. Its 7-litre V8 produced 485 bhp in competition trim, and it had a tested top speed of 165+ mph. All this in a small, lightweight roadster body weighing in at 2,355 lbs….

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Thorogood Dodgeville Boot

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Thorogood pride themselves on making their Dodgeville boots 100% in the USA from world-class Horween Chromexcel horsehide leather. The company was founded back in 1892 by Albert Weinbrenner in Wisconsin, by 1916 they were making 20,000 pairs of boots a year to keep the American working class well shod. After recently celebrating their 125 year…

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1954 Plymouth Belmont Concept Car

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The 1954 Plymouth Belmont was designed as a possible production car, though sadly it never received the green light for a production run. Plymouth Vice President of Design Virgil Exner couldn’t bare to see it scrapped as often happened with these “dream cars”, so he negotiated a special arrangement with the company to let him keep…

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1958 Fiberfab Centurion Corvette

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It’s thought that only five or so examples of the Centurion Corvette were built in the mid-1960s until General Motors forced Fiberfab to stop construction – either for IP infringement or because the founder of Fiberfab, Warren “Bud” Goodwin, was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the killing of his wife who he had discovered in…

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