The Nexx X.G100 Southsider Motorcycle Helmet

Nexx X.G100 Southsider Motorcycle Helmet

The Nexx X.G100 Southsider is a new motorcycle helmet design from the European company featuring either red or black colorways with classic ’50s Hot Rod-style paintwork. Each Nexx X.G100 helmet has an X-MATRIX shell consisting of multi-axial fibreglass, 3D organic fibres, special Aramid fibres, and carbon reinforcements. It comes in two shell sizes to ensure you…

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BMW 503 – The Car That Nearly Bankrupted BMW

BMW 503 Front

The BMW 503 and its stablemate, the BMW 507, very nearly sunk the German automaker in the 1950s due to the runaway costs associated with their production. Despite the troubles the cars caused BMW, they’re remembered today as amongst the most beautiful designs produced by the marque in the 20th century. The BMW 503 –…

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Short Film: Watchmaker Breaks Down Swiss vs Japanese Made Watches

Watchmaker Breaks Down Swiss vs Japanese Made Watches

This short film by the team at Wired gives a remarkably detailed look at the disassembly process of two automatic mechanical watches, one by a Japanese manufacturer and one by a Swiss manufacturer. The film is hosted by appropriately named professional watchmaker Ryan Jewell, he does an excellent job of explaining how the watches work,…

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Continental R-670 7-Cylinder Radial Engine

Continental R-670 Radial Engine

The Continental R-670 is a 7-cylinder, air-cooled radial engine that was used in planes, blimps, tanks, landing craft, and armoured vehicles – mostly during the Second World War. The most famous aircraft fitted with the R-670 was the Boeing-Stearman Model 75, a single-engine biplane that made use of a large centrally-mounted engine – over 10,000…

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1954 Kurtis 500KK SR-100 – A Rare American Road-Legal Racer

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The Kurtis 500KK was a road-going sports car developed by Frank Kurtis using much the same architecture under its bodywork as his Indianapolis 500 winning race cars. Kurtis was a tour-de-force in the American racing scene in the mid-20th century, he also developed the Kurtis-Omohundro in 1947 – considered by some to be the first…

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The Automotive Art of Revolicius

Beetlebus Main

Revolicius is a new automotive art company established by Stamatis Tsirdimos and operating out of Marathon in Greece. As with many of us Stamatis first became enamoured with motor racing and Formula 1 as a child, watching the icons of the age battling it out around Monza, Silverstone, Monaco, and the Nurburgring. This series of…

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