A “Shadowized” 1954 Vincent Rapide Series-C

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The Vincent V-Twin The Vincent Rapide was the first motorcycle from the Stevenage-based motorcycle manufacturer to be fitted with their new V-twin. This engine is considered by many motorcycle historians to be one of the most beautiful twins of all time, and funnily enough it only came to be because of a coincidence on the…

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Thorogood Dodgeville Boot

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Thorogood pride themselves on making their Dodgeville boots 100% in the USA from world-class Horween Chromexcel horsehide leather. The company was founded back in 1892 by Albert Weinbrenner in Wisconsin, by 1916 they were making 20,000 pairs of boots a year to keep the American working class well shod. After recently celebrating their 125 year…

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Documentary: Operation Speed – 1956

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In 1956 an unusual caravan of vehicle trailers arrived at the Bonneville Salt Flats. They carried a couple of land speed cars from England that must have looked like crash-landed alien spacecraft to the casual observer. The two cars on the trailers were one-off designs that had been built specifically for Bonneville a couple of…

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Midnight Oil Cycle Co. Honda CX500

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The Honda CX500 was a significant departure from the norm for Honda. The Japanese marque had made a name for themselves by introducing the Honda CB750 and creating what would become the Universal Japanese Motorcycle (or UJM) and have its basic layout copied by the other three major Japanese motorcycle manufacturers.

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1951 Triumph 6T Thunderbird – Salt Flat Racer

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The Triumph 6T Thunderbird was a British built motorcycle specifically intended for the Americans, who had been asking for more power both for racing, and for sidecar applications. The Brits were the muscle bike kings in the 1940s and 1950s, and the 6T Thunderbird was built to keep that crown firmly in British hands.

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Tamiya 1:10 R/C NSU TT Jägermeister Race Car

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The NSU Prinz is an iconic little car from the West German marque NSU Motorenwerke AG. It was the first post-WWII car from NSU, and it was designed to slot neatly into the economic climate of Germany at the time, when austerity was king and the future seemed uncertain. The cars were small and simple,…

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1974 Alpine-Renault A110 B “Team Vialle”

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The Alpine-Renault A110 was the most successful rally car in the world in 1973, it was the year of the inaugural World Rally Championship, and the lightweight French car was an unstoppable force. 1973 would see the works Alpine-Renault rally team traveling to Monte Carlo (1st, 2nd, 3rd), Sweden (3rd), Portugal (1st and 2nd), East…

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My Medic – First Aid Kit

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The My Medic First Aid Kit is an all-in-one solution for unexpected medical needs when you’re out off the beaten track. The kit measures in at a compact 4 inches x 6.75 inches x 7.75 inches, it’s made from weather resistant 1000 Denier ballistic nylon, and it’s approved by the National Tactical Officers Association (NOTA),…

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1954 Plymouth Belmont Concept Car

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The 1954 Plymouth Belmont was designed as a possible production car, though sadly it never received the green light for a production run. Plymouth Vice President of Design Virgil Exner couldn’t bare to see it scrapped as often happened with these “dream cars”, so he negotiated a special arrangement with the company to let him keep…

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The Art of Jean-Yves Tabourot

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Jean-Yves Tabourot isn’t a classically trained artist – he’s an engineer who spent decades working in Formula 1, rally, Le Mans, and more recently for Jaguar on their CX75 concept car, with Singer on their reimagined 911, and with the development of the James Bond Spectre movie cars. Tabourot started out his life with cars…

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