Documentary: Building An Engine From Scratch – Casting – Machining – Assembly – Test Riding

Building An Engine From Scratch - Casting - Machining - Assembly - Test Riding

This 10 minute films shows the process of building an engine from scratch, including the casting process, machining, final assembly, and the completed motorcycle’s first test ride. It’s an interesting look into how motorcycle (and car) engines were painstakingly built back in the early days of motoring, every step of the process involved highly-skilled machinists,…

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Blitz BMX Motorcycle Gloves

Blitz BMX Motorcycle Gloves

The new Blitz BMX Motorcycle Gloves have been designed to evoke the styling of the gloves worn by BMX racers in the 1980s – specifically the iconic JT Racing gloves. Many of us who were kids in the ’80s spent many hours after school and on weekends piloting our BMX bikes on various adventures around…

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Ex-Mika Häkkinen 1982 Finnkart SF A1 – Championship Winner

Mika Häkkinen 1982 Finnkart 85cc SF A1

Mika Häkkinen, known colloquially as the “Flying “Finn”, is consistently rated as one of the quickest Formula 1 drivers of all time. He’s the only driver that Michael Schumacher was reported to be afraid of, possibly because Häkkinen had soundly beat him to the 1998 and 1999 Formula 1 World Championship, but possibly also because…

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Momo Heritage Prototipo Steering Wheel

Momo Heritage Prototipo Sports Steering Wheel

The Momo Heritage Prototipo is unquestionably one of the most highly-regarded and best-known steering wheels in the world, it was developed by the Italian company to be lightweight, and to have a thicker rim that’s favored by many racing drivers. Momo was founded in 1964 by race car driver Gianpiero Moretti almost by accident, he…

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Dragster Drivers By Photographer Benedict Redgrove + INK

Dragster Drivers By Photographer Benedict Redgrove

This series of photographs by Benedict Redgrove showcases vintage safety gear worn by drag racing drivers, borrowed for the photoshoot from the world famous Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing. Drag Racing is one of the most dangerous forms of motorsport, in fact if measured in fatalities per mile, it’s possibly the single most dangerous…

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Cohn Racers Custom Harley-Davidson XR1200X

Custom Harley-Davidson XR1200X

The Harley-Davidson XR1200X The Harley-Davidson XR1200X was the high-end version of the short-lived XR1200 series by the Milwaukee-based motorcycle manufacturer. That “X” suffixed to the name denoted Showa Big Piston Forks and twin full-floating Nissin front brake rotors up front with Showa shocks (with piggyback nitrogen-charged reservoirs) in the rear – the most modern suspension…

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The Hohner Marine Band Harmonica – King of the Harps

Hohner Marine Band Harmonica Main

The Hohner Marine Band Harmonica was first released in 1896, and it’s changed very little in the hundred+ years since. Although it was initially used in European folk music, it was quickly picked up by American blues and early rock n’ roll musicians, and it became the de facto harmonica for both these burgeoning music…

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