Documentary: Armed Forces Rally in Land Rovers

Armed Forces Rally in Land Rovers 1

Armed Forces Rally in Land Rovers is a short film by the team at Patina that covers the Armed Forces Rally Team (AFRT), a racing outfit made up of serving British military personnel competing in lightly modified examples of the UK MOD-specification Land Rover Wolf. The Land Rover Wolf is essentially a Land Rover Defender…

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An Original Rob North Triumph Trident Formula 750 Racer

Triumph Trident

The Triumph Trident and its BSA Rocket 3 sibling were, in a way, a last hurrah for the previously globally dominant British motorcycle industry. The Rob North Triumph Tridents A racing effort funded on a shoelace budget was launched in 1970 to promote the 750cc triple being used by both Triumph and BSA. Frame construction was…

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Unseen Footage: 1982 Barry Sheene Interview

Barry Sheene

This 1982 Barry Sheene interview has been largely unseen for the past 36 years, it includes some fantastic quotes from Barry including him remembering a time he had to steal diesel in from a construction site in Munich to get to a Grand Prix in Austria in 1971. It was originally filmed as part of a…

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78 Motor Co Sirocco Motorcycle Gloves

78 Motor Co Sirocco Motorcycle Gloves

The new Sirocco motorcycle gloves by 78 Motor Co are designed for three-season use during the cooler months, they have a soft micro-fleece insulating liner to keep your hands warm and comfortable and each pair is made from high-quality, pre-waxed 1.3mm aniline cowhide leather. 78 Motor Co is run by a talented Irishman named Anthony…

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Resurrecting The Mighty AJS V4 From 1936

AJS V4 Engine

The AJS V4 was an advanced engineering effort undertaken by the British motorcycle company in the mid-1930s, the first prototype was intended as a road-going motorcycle and it was shown at the Olympia Show in 1935. Building The AJS V4 Racer The road-going version of the V4 didn’t get a green light for production, it’s…

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Captain Malcolm Campbell’s WWI-Era Silver Cigarette Case

Captain Malcolm Campbell's WWI Silver Cigarette Case

Captain Malcolm Campbell, who would later become Sir Malcolm Campbell, had a genuinely fascinating life that included being a racing driver at Brooklands, a war time despatch motorcycle rider and pilot, a multiple time land speed record holder, and the man tasked with taking the royal family into hiding if the Nazis invaded Britain. Sir Malcolm…

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Documentary: Vixen GT – There Is Only One

Vixen GT

This film covers the remarkable rediscovery of the Vixen GT, a one-off mid-engined sports car from the early 1960s built by British Formula racing driver Ian Stronach. The Vixen GT Although very few have ever heard of the Vixen GT is has a couple of very significant claims to fame. It was the first GT…

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Mystery Solved*: Rediscovering The Lost Alan Mann Racing Lotus Cortina Mk1

Lotus Cortina Mk1 Main

*Editor’s Note: The authenticity of this car has been challenged since this article was published, any prospective buyers need to do comprehensive due diligence before bidding. We recommend contacting Alan Mann Racing as a starting point, it appears that some of the body panels and possibly the whole shell has been replaced. Introduction Let’s imagine that the year is…

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