Land Rover Series III Lightweight – An Unusual Helicopter-Deployed Version Of The British 4×4

LAND ROVER LIGHTWEIGHT GRILLE

Land Rover began to develop a lightweight version of the short wheelbase Series IIA in 1965 that could be slung beneath the Westland Wessex helicopter, which had a maximum carrying capacity of 2,500 lbs. The plan was for special forces and British marines to use the new lightweight vehicle for rapid helicopter insertion behind enemy lines…

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The Merlin Edale Motorcycle Jacket – Made From Halley Stevensons 8oz Cotec

Merlin Edale Jacket

The Merlin Edale jacket is a new design from the British manufacturer that was developed using an outer shell of Cotec, a new fabric developed by the famous Scottish mill Halley Stevensons. Cotec is a technologically advanced rethink of traditional waxed cotton, incorporating state-of-the-art fibres to offer better breathability, easier maintenance, and much improved abrasion…

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Three (Affordable) Custom Motorcycles Built By British Street Artist D*Face

D*Face Custom Motorcycles

This collection of three custom motorcycles were all hand-built by pioneering British street artist D*Face, aka Dean Stockton. The work of D*Face is celebrated alongside other modern street art luminaries like Banksy, Shepard Fairey, JR, Swoon, and Invader. In a way, these modern artists share many parallels with the leading lights of the impressionist movement,…

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Mika Häkkinen McLaren Mercedes MP4-16 Nose Cone – 2001

McLaren Mercedes MP4-16 Nose Cone

This McLaren Mercedes MP4-16 nose cone was used by the great Mika Häkkinen during the 2001 season, winning four Formula 1 races, including Brazil, Australia, British, and the United States Grand Prix. McLaren finished the season with 102 points, taking a hard fought second place in the Constructors’ Championship. Häkkinen is widely regarded as one…

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Speaking Of Controversial Wedge-Shaped Vehicles – The Aston Martin Lagonda Series 4

ASTON MARTIN LAGONDA SERIES 4

The Aston Martin Lagonda Series 4 was the final iteration of what was almost certainly the British automaker’s most controversial production vehicle, and one of the most controversial wedge-shaped production cars of all time. The Aston Martin Lagonda Wedges The 1970s saw the “folded paper” automotive design language roar into the mainstream, largely led by…

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Heroine Racer Bumblebee Motorcycle Helmet

Heroine Racer Bumblebee Motorcycle Helmet

The Heroine Racer Bumblebee is one of the more eye-catching helmets made by British company Hedon, making it a perfect lid for riders who want to make absolutely certain they’re seen by other motorists. Hedon was founded in 2011 by Lindsay and Reginald, both of whom have extensive experience in design and helmet making, placing…

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