The Rare Italian/American Apollo 3500 GT

Apollo 3500 GT Nose

The Apollo 3500 GT is an American/Italian grand tourer that was intended to compete with the likes of Aston Martin, Jaguar, Ferrari, and Maserati. It featured an all-American drivetrain and running gear mostly supplied by Buick, with an American-designed body that was built by Italians. Although we often associate global supply chains with the modern…

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The Bimota SB2 – The First Road-Legal Bimota

Bimota SB2 Motorcycle

The Bimota SB2 was a significant evolutionary step forward for motorcycles when it was released in 1977. Massimo Tamburini had designed not just a superbike, but the future of superbikes. His new creation featured an ultra-lightweight chromium molybdenum trellis perimeter frame, a bulletproof Suzuki GS750 DOHC engine that doubled as a stressed member, and handling…

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Ducati 900 Mike Hailwood Replica – The Mighty MHR

Ducati 900 Mike Hailwood Replica Front

The Ducati 900 Mike Hailwood Replica was the best-selling Ducati of its time, both because of its sporting abilities and its close association with Mike “The Bike” Hailwood who had ridden a Ducati 900SS to a hugely popular comeback win at the 1978 Isle of Man TT in the Formula I class. Mike Hailwood –…

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Alpinestars Distance Fleece – A New Retro Mid-Layer

Alpinestars Distance Fleece

The Alpinestars Distance Fleece is a retro sweater from the Italian motorcycle gear manufacturer designed to reference the styling of the ’60s and ’70s – the era when the company was first established and making a name for itself. Alpinestars was founded by Sante Mazzarolo in the early 1960s in the Northern Italian town of…

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Crate Engine Heaven: A Ferrari 458 V8 With 562 BHP

Ferrari 458 V8 Engine 1

The 562 bhp V8 in the back of the Ferrari 458 won both the “Best Performance Engine” and the “Above 4-Litre” category at the 2011 International Engine of the Year awards. Though it’s no longer in production it’s revered as one of the all-time great V8s – with a screaming red line of 9,000 rpm and 398…

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Spidi X-Village Boots – Daily-Wearable Motorcycle Boots

Spidi X-Village Boots

The Spidi X-Village Boots are daily-wearable motorcycle boots that offer protection while riding, without compromising on comfort while walking. The Daily-Wearable Motorcycle Boot Problem With motorcycle boots there’s always a trade-off between safety and comfort, at one extreme you have MotoGP-level boots that are almost impossible to walk in, and at the other extreme you have…

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A Rare Maserati Motorcycle – 1955 Maserati T2

Maserati Motorcycle Front Fender

Whenever I see a Maserati motorcycle at a show I have to go over for a closer look and chat to the owner, they’re a rare sight nowadays, and there are many who have no idea that motorcycles were ever built by the Italian company far more famous for their performance cars. Maserati Motorcycles – Fabbrica…

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Tripla 0.0 675 – A Triumph Street Triple by Italian Dream Motorcycle

Triumph Speed Triple by Italian Dream Motorcycle 7

Tripla 0.0 675 is a series of 5 bespoke Triumph Street Triples from Italian Dream Motorcycle, a company that describes itself as a microscopic motorcycle manufacturer due to the fact that they produce a limited series of motorcycles each year, with a maximum of 5 per series. Sergio Giordano and Italian Dream Motorcycle Italian Dream is an unusual…

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1:10 Scale Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA R/C Car By Tamiya

1-10 Scale Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA RC Car By Tamiya

This 1:10 scale Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA R/C car by Tamiya is a sizable little car, measuring in at 385mm long (15.1 inches) and 225mm wide (8.85 inches) wide. It uses the tried and tested Tamiya M-06 chassis with a rear-mounted motor and rear-wheel drive, and it has a longitudinally-mounted battery pack for optimal…

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