An Original Rob North Triumph Trident Formula 750 Racer

Triumph Trident

The Triumph Trident and its BSA Rocket 3 sibling were, in a way, a last hurrah for the previously globally dominant British motorcycle industry. The Rob North Triumph Tridents A racing effort funded on a shoelace budget was launched in 1970 to promote the 750cc triple being used by both Triumph and BSA. Frame construction was…

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A Brief History of the Datsun 510 – Everything You Need To Know

Datsun 510 Bluebird 1600

The day I went in to buy my new Datsun 1600 I was in all probability the most unhappy new car buyer on the face of the earth. That was not to do with the Datsun 1600 being in some way a misery causing car. The reason for the truckload of unhappiness was that I’d been negotiating to buy an Austin-Healey 3000 in a private sale, and the seller had bailed out of the sale at the last minute.

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Forest Kevlar® Motorcycle Shirt by Crave – The Original

Crave Kevlar Motorcycle Shirt

The team at Crave were the first in the world to develop regular-looking shirts that have a full Kevlar® lining and pockets for elbow, shoulder, and back armor. The shirts proved immediately popular, particularly in warmer climates, and they became a regular sight at vintage and custom motorcycle events. Crave is run by a friendly…

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This Is The Only 1980 Mercury Cosworth Capri Prototype Ever Built

Mercury Cosworth Capri Main

I’d never seen a 1980 Mercury Cosworth Capri before stumbling across this one, and that shouldn’t really be that surprising as only one of them was ever made. The car is a proof-of-concept prototype overseen by the Ford Motor Company but actually developed by the Mercury and McLaren Engines Inc. The Cosworth BDA Connection McLaren Engines Inc. had previously…

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The Rare Italian/American Apollo 3500 GT

Apollo 3500 GT Nose

The Apollo 3500 GT is an American/Italian grand tourer that was intended to compete with the likes of Aston Martin, Jaguar, Ferrari, and Maserati. It featured an all-American drivetrain and running gear mostly supplied by Buick, with an American-designed body that was built by Italians. Although we often associate global supply chains with the modern…

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