Ruby Castel Shibuya Helmet – Classic Design – Modern Materials

The Ruby Castel Shibuya Helmet has a new livery from the famed French helmet company, one of the first in the world to produce classically-styled full-face motorcycle helmets made with modern materials to modern helmet safety standards. The styling of the Ruby Castel has won the company fans from Paris to Perth due to their…

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A Technical Drawing By Ettore Bugatti

Ettore Bugatti was one of the early motoring world’s greatest characters, almost as famous for his gruff and oftentimes hilarious customer service as he was for his engineering genius. On dealing with a customer who was complaining about the lackluster braking performance on his new car Ettore yelled “I make my cars to go, not…

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Watch Live & Free: The 2018 Le Mans Classic

Editor’s Note: This post has been updated with the official 2018 Le Mans Classic film above. The Le Mans Classic Every two years the Circuit de la Sarthe, home of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, hosts the Le Mans Classic – a weekend of races for cars (and cars of the same model) that…

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Never Seen One Before: 1966 Sovam 1100VS

Sovam – SOciété des Véhicules André Morin Sovam, short for SOciété des Véhicules André Morin, is a French company best known for making airport utility vehicles and delivery trucks – but in the 1960s they delved headlong into the world of sports car manufacturing. Not unlike fellow French boutique cars makers Alpine, Sovam set about designing…

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An Original Concorde Attitude Display Indicator

This is an original Concorde attitude display indicator, oftentimes referred to as an artificial horizon. As with many aircraft, the attitude display indicator on the Concorde was positioned front and center for both the captain and co-pilot – directly above the horizontal situation indicator, to the right of the air speed indicator, and to the…

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Age of Glory Victory Leather Motorcycle Gloves

The new Age of Glory Victory Leather Motorcycle Gloves are designed to evoke the styling of the motocross gear worn by the legends of the sport in the 1970s. Each pair is made from leather, with a perforated back for cooling, double layer padded palms for safety, press stud wrist straps, high-visibility anti-abrasion leather strips…

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Blitz BMX Motorcycle Gloves

The new Blitz BMX Motorcycle Gloves have been designed to evoke the styling of the gloves worn by BMX racers in the 1980s – specifically the iconic JT Racing gloves. Many of us who were kids in the ’80s spent many hours after school and on weekends piloting our BMX bikes on various adventures around…

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A French Retro-Futuristic Icon: The Renault Alpine GTA V6

The Renault Alpine GTA V6 was the successor to the Alpine A310, both cars share similar retro-futuristic 1980s styling, with lightweight fiberglass bodies mounted on a tubular steel backbone chassis. A Brief History of the Renault Alpine GTA V6 Alpine was established in 1955 by Jean Rédélé who ran a Dieppe garage, and had proven…

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