1970 Egli-Vincent

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The Egli-Vincent has become a brand unto itself, it was all started by Fritz Egli in Switzerland in the 1960s – he was a motorcycle racer with a Vincent who he felt could handle better given the 10+ years of engineering development that had taken place since his bike was originally built. Fritz stripped the…

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MV Agusta 750 America

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The MV Agusta 750 America is a motorcycle that was designed by Italians to meet a very specific American specification. By 1975 MV Agusta was in dire financial difficulties, so Chris Garville and Jim Cotherman of the sole US MV Augusta importer Commerce Overseas Corporation, sent a specification sheet to Italy outlining a bike they…

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1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4

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The Ferrari 275 GTB/4 was the first Ferrari to be offered for sale with a transaxle, and it would also be the first offered without wires wheels due to concerns about it shredding the spokes – although they were available as an optional extra. Externally, the design clearly took no small amount of inspiration from…

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The Story Of Gasoline

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The Story Of Gasoline is a ’50s era educational film about gasoline, it covers the process of refining and includes a surprisingly useful explanation of the difference between gasoline, lubricating oil, kerosene and other oil derivates by way of a series of cartoon characters. The film runs a total of 23 minutes and unless you’re…

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1928 Indian 101 Scout

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The Indian 101 Scout is remembered by many as the greatest motorcycle that Indian ever made. It was developed by Charles B. Franklin – an Irish-born American immigrant who had also designed the previous Scout, and who earlier in his career had been part of the Indian Motorcycle racing team that won 1st, 2nd, and…

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1973 Documentary – Hells Angels London

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This 1973 BBC documentary might be one of the most unintentionally comedic short films I’ve ever seen – to the point where I’m not sure if it’s legitimate or if it’s a very clever parody. Since the year it was filmed the Hells Angels have spread globally – they now have an estimated 425 charters…

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Gilera Saturno

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The Gilera Saturno was designed in the late 1930s and first shown to the public in 1940, just as the dark clouds of WWII descended over the continent. Due to the war effort the first real production models were introduced in 1946 but by then the ability of the Saturno as a race bike was…

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Billie Joe Armstrong’s 1954 Volkswagen Beetle

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The Volkswagen Beetle is remembered as the single most prolifically produced automobile in history, factories around the world built over 21,500,000 of them between 1938 and 2003, and millions of them remain on the road today. It’s a staggering story of success that very nearly didn’t happen. Somewhat strangely it was a British Army officer…

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Iso Rivolta IR 300

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At the 1962 Torino Auto Show the Iso Rivolta IR 300 was first introduced, and an entirely new chapter in the history of Iso began. Before ’62 the company had been better known for their petite bubble cars and scooters, but in the first couple of years of the 1960s Renzo Rivalta and Giotto Bizzarrini…

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The Entombed 1954 Chevrolet Corvette

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The “Entombed” Corvette has been a bit of a celebrity in Chevrolet circles for the better part of 40 years, it was entombed inside a brick-and-mortar vault by eccentric businessman and politician Richard Sampson in 1959. It’s not certain how much forward planning Sampson had put into the entombment project, all that’s known for certain…

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