The BOTT XR1 Buell Conversion Kit

BOTT XR1 Buell Conversion Kit 1

The BOTT XR1 is a Buell conversion kit that turns the already razor-sharp Buell XB12 into a lighting fast street tracker with 100 bhp, 81 ft lbs of torque, and a kerb weight of 394 lbs (179 kgs) – over 44 lbs less than the Buell it started out as. Bottpower + David Sánchez Bottpower…

Read More

The Technique of Motor Racing by Piero Taruffi

The Technique of Motor Racing by Piero Taruffi is the book that all other instructional motor racing books are measured against. It was written by Taruffi, nicknamed the “Silver Fox”, in 1959 after he retired from motor racing in 1957 following a promise to his wife to retire once he’d won the Mille Miglia. He…

Read More

The Veldt Helmet Collection by Chanel + Pharrell Williams

VELDT HELMET COLLECTION BY CHANEL + PHARRELL WILLIAMS

This collection of Veldt helmets was customised at the direction of Chanel and Pharrell Williams as part of the American singer’s new Chanel collection. Veldt was likely an easy choice as the Isle of Man based company already offers comprehensive customization options on their helmets, allowing customers to send in art for their shells, they…

Read More

Full Film: The DeLorean Pennebaker-Hegedus Documentary

DeLorean Film

This is the DeLorean documentary by Pennebaker Hegedus Films, it’s a full-length film about the DeLorean Motor Corporation, the DMC-12, John DeLorean, and the trials and tribulations that the company confronted before the launch of their iconic car. Filmmakers Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker are icons of the direct cinema approach to filmmaking, they typically…

Read More

For Sale: A Rolls-Royce Merlin V12 Engine

Rolls-Royce Merlin Engine

The Rolls-Royce Merlin V12 is almost certainly the most famous aircraft engine in history, I’m sure there are other contenders of course but I’m convinced the Merlin has them beat. Although most believe the engine is named for the famous wizard of the same name from the legend of King Arthur, it’s actually named after…

Read More

USWE Scrambler 16 Motorcycle Backpack

USWE Scrambler 16 Motorcycle Backpack

The USWE Scrambler 16 motorcycle backpack was developed from scratch to be the perfect day pack for riders, it’s firmly attached to the back with the patented No Dancing Monkey (NDM™) shoulder harness technology that somewhat resembles a parachute harness. USWE is a Swedish company founded by a small team who wanted to redesign motorcycle…

Read More

Barn Find: 1968 Shelby GT500 Fastback

1968 Shelby GT500 Fastback Hero 2

It’s hard to imagine what it must be like to walk up to a rickety old barn in the Texas countryside and see the distinctive front end of a dusty 1968 Shelby GT500 Fastback peering out through an old metal gate. True barn finds are something that are appealing to almost everyone in the automotive…

Read More