Russian M-72 Blueprints

The Russian M-72 is a motorcycle that was actually designed in Germany by BMW, the Wehrmacht rejected the model as the planned replacement for the R12 but the Russians loved the design and due to the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, BMW were able to sell the design and tooling to the Russians as a replacement for both…

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Enigma Machine

It isn’t everyday that an original World War II Enigma machine comes up for sale, most of the machines are now either in museums or private collections and owners are, understandably, exceedingly reticent to part with them. The story behind the Enigma needs no introduction, the small mechanical devices were ingenious and it took the…

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Marder 1A3 Infantry Fighting Vehicle

The Marder 1A3 Infantry Fighting Vehicle is a German armoured personal carrier that’s been in development since 1960, the 1A3 version is the most common and includes a slew of improvements over the original 1A1 – not the least of which is the ability to withstand 30mm cannon fire. The Marder can hold 12 infantrymen…

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Audi Quattro – The Official Story

“Audi Quattro – The Official Story” is a look back at the history of Audi’s vitally important all-wheel drive system as documented by Audi themselves. As such it offers previously unseen footage from the very earliest days of Audi’s involvement in motorsports through to their dominant years in international rally competition. If you have even…

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1967 4-Door Porsche 911

In 2009 Porsche released the Panamera, a 4-door sedan with a design very closely related to the Porsche 911. Many thought this was the first 4-door Porsche sedan ever made but it actually wasn’t, thanks to a slightly offbeat Texan named Dr. William Dick who was a Porsche dealer in San Antonio in the late…

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1974 Porsche 3.0 Carrera RSR

  The Porsche 3.0 Carrera RSR is a car that dominated international GT racing in 1974 and 1975, it blew the competition out of the water in the Trans Am, IMSA, and the FIA World Championship racing series – cementing its place in Porsche history as one of the most important factory race cars ever…

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Moto Guzzi Custom by Urban Motor

  The Moto Guzzi California was originally co-designed by Moto Guzzi and the Los Angeles Police Department Traffic Division to be the department’s new standard-issue motorcycle, it had to have a 1/4 mile time of 16 seconds or less, a left-foot gearshift (not standard at the time) and a bulletproof windshield. By the mid-70s many…

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Porsche 911 L Rally

  In 1968 Porsche relented to customer demand and produced a limited run of the 911 L with the full 9552 Rally Kit fitted, factory records indicate that 28 were made in total however less than 9 of these original cars are thought to remain. These factory prepared cars saw significant successes in rally competitions…

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One Car to Do It All

Fiction writer¬†Jack Olsen is a Porschephile in the spirit of fellow 911 luminaries Magnus Walker and Rob Dickinson, he isn’t a purist or an anorak, he loves all 911s and so when it came time to build his own, he took parts from 911s spanning 3 decades. This short film by our friends over at…

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