The Maria Riding Company Arrow Miccosukee Surfboard

The Maria Riding Company Arrow Miccosukee Surfboard

The Maria Riding Company was founded by a group of friends to create custom motorcycles, surfboards, skateboards, motorcycle helmets, and a wide range of other gear – all of which celebrates counter-culture, adventure, and the great outdoors. Based out of Lisbon, Portugal, the team at Maria are avid surfers and motorcyclists, living a west coast…

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A French Retro-Futuristic Icon: The Renault Alpine GTA V6

Renault Alpine GTA V6 Headlight

The Renault Alpine GTA V6 was the successor to the Alpine A310, both cars share similar retro-futuristic 1980s styling, with lightweight fiberglass bodies mounted on a tubular steel backbone chassis. A Brief History of the Renault Alpine GTA V6 Alpine was established in 1955 by Jean Rédélé who ran a Dieppe garage, and had proven…

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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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Porsche Tractor – A Rare 1961 Porsche Junior 108

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The first Porsche tractor designs were penned by Dr Ferdinand Porsche in the early 1930s alongside the early designs for the VW Beetle – the original plan was to develop a “Volks-Tractor” to be sold alongside the “Volks-Wagen”. A Brief History of the Porsche Tractor By 1934 there were three working tractor prototypes, all of which…

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The eCub 2 – A Retro Electric Motorcycle by Shanghai Customs

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The eCub 2 is a retro electric motorcycle from the international team at Shanghai Customs, it combines the much loved Honda Super Cub chassis with an all-electric drivetrain including a 1000 Watt electric motor in the rear wheel hub, and a bespoke removable battery pack made up of Panasonic 3.7v 3.400 mAh lithium-ion 18650 cells….

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Bolle McQueen Motorcycle Goggles

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The Bolle McQueen Motorcycle Goggles were developed to evoke the look of the iconic goggles worn by the likes of Steve McQueen and Bud Ekins in the ISDT International Six Day Trials and Mojave Desert Races in the 1960s. Bolle developed the goggles using all new materials to ensure that modern safety standards are met….

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Full Race: 1981 Daytona 500

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The 1981 Daytona 500 was a unique race for a number of reasons, it also featured a remarkably tight finish, with just 3.5 seconds between 1st and 2nd place. If you haven’t seen the race, or you can’t remember who won, stop reading now and hit play above (I’m going to post spoilers below). The…

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Retro Racer: KTM 400 EXC-R

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When people set out to build their first custom motorcycle, it very rarely goes as well as it did with this KTM. It’s the work of former British Top 10 Motocross racer Dan Ridge, who’s now retired from active competition and spends his time embroiled in the far more challenging and fast-paced world of fatherhood…

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Kids’ Pedal-Powered Hot Rod

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Many of us had pedal cars as children, mine was bright red, plastic, and loosely based on the design of the Porsche 356. And I’m using the term “loosely” there very literally. As kids we realized we could get the speed up to over 18 mph (!!!) by pushing it to the top of a…

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Classic Car Go Karts

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There are few forms of motor racing quite as fun go-karting. Karts usually aren’t that quick, but they’re typically cheap to run and maintain, accidents are unlikely to kill or maim you, and if you break down the walk back to the pits is usually only 100 yards or so. Many top notch racing drivers…

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Hedon Heroine Dirt Quake Trailblazer Helmet

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The Hedon Heroine is the newest addition to the relatively short list of modern full face motorcycle helmets with classically styled design. This version of the Heroine is the Dirt Quake Trailblazer Helmet, with shell art reminiscent of the 1970s to celebrate the retro Dirt Quake events in the UK and USA held each year….

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