The First Mid-Engined BMW Supercar – The BMW M1

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The BMW M1 was built almost entirely thanks to retired racing driver and head of BMW M-division Jochen Neerpasch, who wanted to challenge Porsche in Group 5 racing, but needed a new purpose-built car to do it. The BMW M1 The project to design and build the car was contracted to Lamborghini – as BMW…

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The Art of Kathrin Longhurst

Art of Kathrin Longhurst

Kathrin Longhurst is an artist born behind the Iron Curtain in East Berlin in 1971, she started art classes at 14, but they were interrupted when she escaped with her family to Sweden at the age of 15. After traveling widely throughout Europe, Asia and America, Kathrin settled in Sydney and pursued her passion for…

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The Hohner Marine Band Harmonica – King of the Harps

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The Hohner Marine Band Harmonica was first released in 1896, and it’s changed very little in the hundred+ years since. Although it was initially used in European folk music, it was quickly picked up by American blues and early rock n’ roll musicians, and it became the de facto harmonica for both these burgeoning music…

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The Rare 1.2 Liter 1970 Clymer Münch Mammoth

Munch Mammoth

The Munch Mammoth, or more correctly the “Münch Mammoth”, was a superbike first released in the late 1960s with a 1.2 liter 4-cylinder car engine fitted to a custom frame and capable of up to 104 bhp depending on the model. The Mammoth was released at a time when one of the world’s leading sports…

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1961 Volkswagen Type 2 Single-Cab Pickup

Volkswagen Single-Cab Pickup

The Volkswagen Type 2 Single-Cab Pickup was based on the iconic VW Bus, a vehicle that revolutionized the automotive industry almost as much as the little bug-shaped Beetle it was based on. The Origins Of The Volkswagen Type 2 Funnily enough, the now legendary VW Type 2 was invented almost entirely by accident. Volkswagen factory…

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1958 BMW 507 Roadster Series II

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In 1959 Elvis Presley shipped out to Germany for his military service, while stationed off base he bought himself a white BMW 507 Roadster to use for getting to and from the base, and for getting around town. The young women of Friedberg were just as in love with the singer as those on the…

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Paris-Dakar Rally Porsche 959 Plain Body Prints

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The Porsche 959 The Porsche 959 was the first of the modern supercars. It was originally conceived for the borderline insane world of Group B racing, but the class was cancelled by the FIA before the twin-turbocharged 959 could be homologated. That said, it’s likely that Group B had evolved beyond the scope of the…

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Barn Find: 1965 Porsche 912

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As with most barn finds, this 1965 Porsche 912 has a special story. It was bought new in the Netherlands on Christmas Eve in 1965 by an exceptionally lucky man’s wife – who gifted it to him the next day on Christmas morning. His wife’s name was Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, and the man was…

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