Dunlop Vintage Racing Tires

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Tire technology has come an extraordinarily long way over the past few decades, hundreds of millions have been spent developing better tire compounds and improving tire structure, resulting in much improved safety and significantly increased speeds. While this new technology is excellent, there is still a huge market for vintage-styled rubber to fit classic and…

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1964 Shelby AC Cobra 289

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With 306 bhp and a kerb weight just a smidge over 1000 kilograms, the 1964 Shelby Cobra with its 289 cubic inch Ford V8 had performance figures that set the world alight in the mid-1960s. The impact the Cobra had on the automotive world was so significant that it’s now (surely) the most copied and…

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Dickie Stoop’s 1939 Frazer Nash-BMW 328

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The 1939 Frazer Nash-BMW 328 you see here wasn’t actually completed until 1946 – it had been ordered as a rolling chassis by the British Frazer Nash company in 1939 but the outbreak of WWII had seen all 4 chassis impounded by British Customs and Excise until a year after the war ended. A Brief…

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1964 Lotus Type 34

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The Lotus Type 34 would go on to become the winningest Lotus Indy car ever built, an impressive feat given that it was only the second Lotus model built to compete at the Indy 500. The early 1960s were a transitional time for the iconic American race, which was still overwhelmingly contested by somewhat antiquated…

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1958 Tracked Cuthbertson Land Rover

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The Cuthbertson Land Rover is a tracked vehicle designed to go where normal 4x4s can’t – waist-deep mud, thick marshes, and heavy snow. A Brief History of the Tracked Cuthbertson Land Rover James A. Cuthbertson of Biggar in Lanarkshire, Scotland started his own company in 1936 to manufacture his inventions. Although not a household name,…

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Morgan Leather Suitcase

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The Morgan Motor Company was founded in 1910, and have survived where many failed by weaponizing their British heritage. The company is now best known for their classically-styled roadsters and their quirky Three-Wheelers, recently they’ve released some more modern machinery in the shape of the Aero8 Roadster. This suitcase is one of Morgan’s other creations,…

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Death Machines of London Tee

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Death Machines of London is a British custom motorcycle workshop based (not surprisingly) in London. The name comes from a quote from the company founder’s father, when as a child he mentioned he’d been for a motorcycle ride with his fun uncle. This tee by DMOL is 100% brushed cotton (175g/m² jersey), it’s black with…

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Documentary: Camel Trophy 1989 – Amazon

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Camel Trophy 1989 – Amazon is a fascinating hour-long documentary about one of the hardest Camel Trophy events of them all – the 1989 Amazon expedition. The Amazonian rainforest is one of the most challenging environments on earth to travel through, made all the more difficult by illegal loggers, cagey gold miners, and the native…

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Vincent Motorcycles: The Untold Story Since 1946

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Vincent Motorcycles: The Untold Story Since 1946 is a book by Philippe Guyony covering the extraordinary history of one of Britain’s most influential motorcycle marques from the year of its demise to the current day. Most companies would see their name slowly slip into obscurity after going out of business, but Vincent stayed surprisingly relevant, thanks…

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Rowan Atkinson’s Land Rover Defender

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Rowan Atkinson is well-known as an actor, comedian, and screenwriter, but he’s also an avid driver, car collector, and motorsport fan. He famously drove his multi-million dollar McLaren F1 with much gusto, covering over 41,000 miles and twice crashing it – but ensuring it was fastidiously restored both times. Though he’s most closely associated with…

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1964 AC Cobra 289

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Despite the fact that it was only built from 1962 to 1967, the AC Cobra had a profound impact on the motoring world. The surviving examples are worth a king’s ransom and are hotly pursued by collectors and enthusiasts, many of whom enter them in vintage motor racing events. A Brief History of Carroll Shelby’s…

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