Norton Commando Scrambler

Norton Commando Motorcycle 10 450x330 - Norton Commando Scrambler

The Norton Commando is a motorcycle that defied the odds to become a cult classic in its own lifetime, it was developed to compete with the new wave of bikes coming out of Japan but unlike the Japanese, the Brits were struggling to fund new R&D. This resulted in the Commando using the Atlas parallel…

Read More

Steve McQueen’s Porsche 911T

Porsche 911T 450x330 - Steve McQueen's Porsche 911T

The Porsche 911T made its debut in 1967 as a direct replacement for the 912 as an entry level version of the now legendary 911. The “T” in its name stood for “Touring” and in order to make the air-cooled engine suitable for long distance driving it was slightly detuned from 130 hp to 110…

Read More

1965 Jaguar E-Type Series 1

Jaguar E Type Series 1 450x330 - 1965 Jaguar E-Type Series 1

Jaguar introduced the E-Type in 1961 – It was a car with sweeping lines that was faster than any contemporary road-going Ferrari at half the price. Enzo Ferrari himself called it “The most beautiful car ever made” and in the years that have passed since its introduction it’s been voted the most beautiful car of…

Read More

Acme Traffic Regulator

Acme Traffic Regulator 450x330 - Acme Traffic Regulator

The Acme Traffic Regulator sounds like something Wile E. Coyote would use to lay an elaborate trap for Road Runner, but it actually used to be a very common sight on the streets of the United States between the 1920s and 1950s. The patent for the traffic light system was filed by inventor Frank J….

Read More

Moon-Worn Apollo 15 Chronograph

Bulova Moon Watch 450x330 - Moon-Worn Apollo 15 Chronograph

Bulova and Omega were in a heated battle during the early years of the Space Race to become the official chronograph used in space and eventually worn on the surface of the Moon. As is well known, Omega won the battle and specially prepared Speedmasters were worn by all Apollo astronauts. What isn’t as widely…

Read More

1970 Intermeccanica Italia Spyder

Intermeccanica Italia Spyder 450x330 - 1970 Intermeccanica Italia Spyder

The Intermeccanica Italia Spyder is an American/Italian sportscar that was produced in very limited numbers, it’s thought that less than 500 were built in total and it’s unknown how many have survived to the modern day. First introduced in 1966, the Intermeccanica Italia Spyder went through a few minor iterations with different model names. The…

Read More

The Phil Hill Story

Phil Hill Ferrari 450x330 - The Phil Hill Story

The Phil Hill Story is a slightly older documentary about America’s only native born Formula 1 World Champion. Hill was a famously quiet and reserved man who once said “I’m in the wrong business. I don’t want to beat anybody, I don’t want to be the big hero. I’m a peace-loving man, basically.” Despite his…

Read More

Steve McQueen’s Indian Sport Scout

Steve McQueen Indian Sport Scout 450x330 - Steve McQueen's Indian Sport Scout

Steve McQueen owned an extraordinary array of vehicles including a 1931 Pitcairn PA-8 biplane, a Ferrari 250 GT Lusso, a Jaguar XKSS, a Ford GT40 and a number of motorcycles – including the 1934 Indian Sport Scout you see here. Although he’s perhaps more famous for his association with Triumph and Husqvarna, McQueen’s love of…

Read More

Triumph Trident Racing Motorcycle

Triumph Racing Motorcycle 450x330 - Triumph Trident Racing Motorcycle

Triumph ended their factory racing program in the mid-70s due to budget restrictions and increasingly competitive two-strokes from Japan, this could have spelled the end for the marque on the race tracks of Europe and North America but a small band of privateers kept the Triumph badges on the starting grid. Privateer racer John Parker built…

Read More