Aero Leather Northeaster Jacket

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The Northeaster Jacket is made by Aero Leather, a Scottish company renowned for their classically-styled gear that’s been worn in countless Hollywood films over the years. Each jacket is made by one highly skilled leatherworker from start to finish. There’s no production line and no machinery other than traditional sewing machines. Aero Leather designed the…

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Belstaff Classic Tourist Trophy Jacket

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The Belstaff Classic Tourist Trophy Jacket is a timeless British design that’s been updated for the 21st century, with new CE EN 1621-12:2012 armour in the shoulders and elbows, and a pocket for an optional back protector. Each jacket is made from hard-wearing bovine waxed leather with 1.0mm to 1.1mm thickness, there’s a breathable cotton…

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1935 Aston Martin Ulster Le Mans Works Racer

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The Ulster is remembered as an early highlight in the racing history of Aston Martin, the model was an indirect result of a bankruptcy in 1926 that saw the marque close its doors before it was saved by Bill Renwick, Augustus (Bert) Bertelli, and a team of investors. Aston Martin had originally been founded in 1913…

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1964 Austin-Healey 3000 Works Rally Car

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In 1964 the Austin-Healey factory in Abingdon built just three works rally cars, they typically built a few each year and the cars would compete in many of the world’s biggest racing and rally events – often punching well above their weight. The standard Austin-Healey 3000 is powered by a 2912cc inline-6 with overhead valves,…

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The Development of the Jaguar V12 Engine

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The story of the first Jaguar V12 is an interesting one, the project initially started in 1954 with a view to using the powerplant in a Le Mans endurance racer, but it was mothballed before being restarted in the mid-60s by a team headed by Walter Hassan. In this film, Walter Hassan and Harry Mundy…

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1930 Montgomery JAP 750

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Montgomery Motorcycles is an early British marque that should probably be considerably more famous than they actually are. Founder William Montgomery was a world-class engineer who invented the sidecar, raced in the 1923 Isle of Man Sidecar TT, and designed frames and forks that were used by a number of other manufacturers – including Brough…

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Uncle Duke’s Scotch Whisky

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Uncle Duke’s Scotch Whisky was a secret up until very recently. It started life back in 2010 as a personal project from the people behind the world-famous BrewDog Brewery in Glasgow. The plan was to create a bastardisation of scotch and bourbon to see what would happen. Uncle Duke’s is aged for 4 years in…

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Scuderia Ferrari Rudge 500 TT

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Editor’s Note: This motorcycle has since been revealed by RM Sotheby’s to be a facsimile of those raced by Scuderia Ferrari – not an original. The information below about the Scuderia Ferrari Motorcycle Team is all accurate. RM Sotheby’s will now be offering it at auction with no reserve. In 1932 the still-new Scuderia Ferrari decided to…

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Eagle Spyder GT

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Eagle was founded in England in 1984 with a sole focus on the Jaguar E-Type – both classic restorations and preparing cars for competition. In 1989, company founder Henry Pearman and co-driver Gordon Cruickshank took part in the Pirelli Classic Marathon, taking on Pirelli’s “Famous Five” of Stirling Moss, Paddy Hopkirk, Timo Makinen, Roger Clark…

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Belstaff Raleigh Jacket

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The Belstaff Raleigh Jacket has been designed to carry forward the heritage of the company that was first founded in England in 1924, to sell some of the very first purpose built motorcycle jackets. Despite its classic styling, the Raleigh Jacket includes modern removable CE-ceritifed soft protection in the shoulders and elbows, with a pocket…

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1983 Lotus Esprit Turbo

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In 1980 the Lotus Esprit Turbo made its first public appearance, it shares the same body as its naturally aspirated forbear, but features chassis and suspension upgrades to handle the additional power. The first Esprit had been released in 1976, it was one of Giorgetto Giugiaro’s first wedge-shaped super cars, and its design was so…

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