Resurrecting The Mighty AJS V4 From 1936

AJS V4 Engine

The AJS V4 was an advanced engineering effort undertaken by the British motorcycle company in the mid-1930s, the first prototype was intended as a road-going motorcycle and it was shown at the Olympia Show in 1935. Building The AJS V4 Racer The road-going version of the V4 didn’t get a green light for production, it’s…

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Matchless G80 TCS Typhoon – The Thumper Desert Sled

Matchless G80 TCS Typhoon

The Matchless G80 TCS Typhoon was the fastest off-road version of the G80, with the largest engine, and the highest power-rating that was available to the general public. The Creation of the G80 TCS Typhoon Interestingly the idea to create a 600cc version of the popular 500cc Matchless G80 CS (Competition Scrambles) wasn’t the idea of…

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Captain Malcolm Campbell’s WWI-Era Silver Cigarette Case

Captain Malcolm Campbell's WWI Silver Cigarette Case

Captain Malcolm Campbell, who would later become Sir Malcolm Campbell, had a genuinely fascinating life that included being a racing driver at Brooklands, a war time despatch motorcycle rider and pilot, a multiple time land speed record holder, and the man tasked with taking the royal family into hiding if the Nazis invaded Britain. Sir Malcolm…

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Documentary: Vixen GT – There Is Only One

Vixen GT

This film covers the remarkable rediscovery of the Vixen GT, a one-off mid-engined sports car from the early 1960s built by British Formula racing driver Ian Stronach. The Vixen GT Although very few have ever heard of the Vixen GT is has a couple of very significant claims to fame. It was the first GT…

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Mystery Solved*: Rediscovering The Lost Alan Mann Racing Lotus Cortina Mk1

Lotus Cortina Mk1 Main

*Editor’s Note: The authenticity of this car has been challenged since this article was published, any prospective buyers need to do comprehensive due diligence before bidding. We recommend ing Alan Mann Racing as a starting point, it appears that some of the body panels and possibly the whole shell has been replaced. Introduction Let’s imagine that the year is…

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The CCM Spitfire – Possibly The World’s Fastest Selling Hand-Built Production Motorcycle

CCM Spitfire Motorcycle

The CCM Spitfire was developed by an A-Team division within Clews Competition Machines nicknamed the SkunkwerX – a hat-tip to the legendary Skunk Works team at Lockheed Martin. The Spitfire is very possibly the fastest selling hand-built production motorcycle in the world, when it was announced in 2016 with a limited run of 150 units it sold out…

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Tripla 0.0 675 – A Triumph Street Triple by Italian Dream Motorcycle

Triumph Speed Triple by Italian Dream Motorcycle 7

Tripla 0.0 675 is a series of 5 bespoke Triumph Street Triples from Italian Dream Motorcycle, a company that describes itself as a microscopic motorcycle manufacturer due to the fact that they produce a limited series of motorcycles each year, with a maximum of 5 per series. Sergio Giordano and Italian Dream Motorcycle Italian Dream is an unusual…

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