BioLite CampStove 2

The new BioLite CampStove 2 is the updated version of the now famous stove that can charge your cell phone and electronic devices, all while cooking your food and boiling your water. Compared to the original BioLite CampStove the updated version can produce 50% more power from the same fire, it also has an integrated…

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1965 McLaren M1B Group 7 Can-Am Racer

A Brief History of McLaren Can-Am Racing McLaren are famous for their long Formula 1 history and more recently for their road-going supercars like the P1, the 720S, and the 570S. Long before the road cars and slightly before their successes in Formula 1, McLaren were famous for their dominance of the Canadian-American Challenge Cup…

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Husky Restorations Yamaha HL500

A Short History of the Yamaha HL500 The Yamaha HL500 was an incredibly important motorcycle for the Japanese marque, made all the more remarkable by the fact that it wasn’t actually built or designed by Yamaha. The HL500 started as an an idea in the mind of Swedish motocross legends Torsten Hallman and Sten Lundin in…

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Revival of the Machine BMW R100RS

The Revival of the Machine BMW R100RS is a collaborative motorcycle project between Spanish magazine Revival of the Machine and iconic Spanish custom motorcycle garage XTR Pepo. A Short History of the BMW R100RS The BMW R100RS was a transformative motorcycle for BMW, it was one of the first bikes designed to wear a fairing from…

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Heimplanet Nias 6-Person Tent

The Heimplanet Nias is a 4 to 6 person tent that weighs in at just 6.8 kilograms (14.9 lbs) thanks to its inflatable geodesic design (that means it needs no tent poles) and it’s highly resistant to wind due to its flexibility. Each of Heimplanet’s tents uses a variation on the same basic geodesic design, or…

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1937 Zündapp K800

A Short History of the Zündapp K800 Decades before the Honda Goldwing appeared on the scene there was already a horizontally-opposed 4-cylinder engine installed in a motorcycle, by a German marque called Zündapp. Zündapp had started out as a machine tool and armaments manufacturer in 1917, after the war in 1921 the company diversified into motorcycles –…

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Fuller Moto Ducati Pro Street Tracker

Editor’s Note: This article was written by Bryan Fuller of Fuller Moto. When possible we like to bring you articles written by the builder – to offer unique, unfiltered insight into their process. Flat Track racing has a long, rich history and just like most sports, as it evolves it continues to push limits. Part…

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Rolex Daytona

The Rolex Daytona was first introduced in 1963 as a chronograph for racing drivers and their crew. The rotating bezel is engraved with a tachymetric scale allowing the wearer to average speeds of up to 400 miles (or kilometres) per hour. Rolex have released 3 major iterations of the Daytona, the first from 1963 till…

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Renault Formula One Sidepod

This is a Formula One sidepod from the 2010 Renault R30 car, driven by Robert Kubica and Vitaly Petrov. Modern F1 sidepods are carefully designed using wind tunnels and CFD to ensure they’re as aerodynamically slippery as possible, whilst still providing cover for the radiators, fuel tank, and the engine. This sidepod is an authentic Renault…

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Mike’s Leggero by Walt Siegl

Walt Siegl is the man many modern custom motorcycle builders pointed to as a primary source of inspiration, he’s been building world class bikes since the ’80s – when he was based out of a friend’s basement in Long Island City. Meet Walt Siegl Walt left art school at the age of 19 and found work…

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Planetary Gears: How They Work

Planetary Gears – Principles of Operation is a 1953 US Army Training Film, likely created to teach the mechanics who would be working on tanks and other vehicles that used planetary gear systems. Planetary gears are one of those things that many people think they understand already, but it’s a great help to see working…

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