The Original Petromax Lantern HK500

Petromax Lantern HK500

The original Petromax lantern was designed in 1910 in Germany by Max Graetz, the name of the lantern is a combination of “petrol” and “Max” a reference to its fuel source and its creator. Graetz developed the lantern based on principles that were already well-understood at the time, he differentiated his lantern from its competitors by…

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Ayrton Senna’s Helmet – Worn During His 1990 Formula 1 World Championship Winning Season

Ayrton-Senna-McLaren-Helmet

This is Ayrton Senna’s helmet from his successful 1990 Formula 1 World Championship season, by the season’s end it would be Senna’s second championship win and the third consecutive Constructors’ Championship win for McLaren-Honda. Senna’s helmet livery is one of the most famous in motorsport history, if not the most famous outright. It includes the…

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The Ducati 916 SPS That Lived Down The Road

Ducati 916 SPS 9

This article was written by Paul Brace, a life-long bike enthusiast with a background in professional engineering and restoration, including the design and construction of the Eagle E-Type Speedster. I was looking for a lovely 916 for years but ‘the one’ never turned up. I would have been very happy with an exceptional standard 916…

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Datsun 240Z Series 1 Survivor – $26,650 USD

Datsun 240Z

The Datsun 240Z, otherwise known as the Nissan S30 or the Nissan Fairlady Z, was developed by the Japanese to compete directly with the sports cars coming out of Europe. America was by far the world’s largest consumer of European sports cars and many British and Italian automakers depended on American sales to keep their…

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Documentary: A Trip Through The River Rouge Plant

A Trip Through The River Rouge Plant

This feature documentary titled Trip Through The River Rouge Plant offers a fascinating insight into the world famous Ford factory in Dearborn, Michigan. At the time of its construction the River Rouge Plant was the single largest factory in the world, it was intended for automobile production however the first vehicles produced there were actually Eagle-class…

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US Army Survival Manual: FM 21-76 – $9.95 USD

US Army Survival Manual FM 21-76

The US Army Survival Manual has been standard issue to soldiers for decades – saving countless lives over the years and becoming a de facto reference for not only military personnel, but also for outdoorsmen, survivalists, hikers, and overland adventurers. The internal layout of the book is designed to be simple and easy to navigate,…

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Short Film: The Cop Hunter

The Cop Hunter Film

This film is the first in a series of showcases that Silodrome will be doing on filmmakers from around the world whose films include automotive or motorcycle elements. If you’re a filmmaker and you’d like to have your work featured please get in touch via the Contact Us page. Film Description Part observation, part memory, The Cop Hunter…

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Silodrome’s Top 18 Cars Of 2018

Top 18 Cars Of 2018

This is our annual collection of the most popular cars on Silodrome for the year – this list is compiled in reverse order based on which automobiles got the most visits on Silodrome over the past 12 months. There are more than a few surprises on the list, there are a few vehicles missing that…

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