De Tomaso Pantera – The Essential Buying Guide

De Tomaso Pantera Buying Guide

Coming hard on the heels of the head-turning De Tomaso Mangusta, the De Tomaso Pantera was a successful combination of Italian aesthetics and breeding with a nice big and easy to maintain Ford V8 engine, and a proven German ZF transaxle. The Pantera broke the convention that said if you have an exotic mid-engine Italian GT you’re…

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Original Works Racer: 1954 Arnolt-Bristol Bolide Roadster

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The Arnolt-Bristol is an unusual car that owes its existence jointly to the Brits, Italians, and Americans. The post-WWII era was a golden age for cross-Atlantic automotive collaborations and the mighty little Arnolt-Bristol is (arguably) one of the prettiest of these collaboration cars. Stanley H. “Wacky” Arnolt and the origins of the Arnolt-Bristol Stanley H. “Wacky” Arnolt was…

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Bolle McQueen Motorcycle Goggles

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The Bolle McQueen Motorcycle Goggles were developed to evoke the look of the iconic goggles worn by the likes of Steve McQueen and Bud Ekins in the ISDT International Six Day Trials and Mojave Desert Races in the 1960s. Bolle developed the goggles using all new materials to ensure that modern safety standards are met….

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1 of 36 Ever Made: 1958 Facel Vega FV4 Typhoon

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The Facel Vega FV4 Typhoon was introduced in 1958, it was fitted with the most powerful engine ever offered by the French automaker up until that time – a 325 hp “Dual Quad” 354 cubic inch Hemi V8 supplied by Chrysler. Facel The Automaker The name Facel is an abbreviation of Forges et Ateliers de Constructions…

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The Automotive Art of Joel Clark

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Joel Clark is a British artist who specializes in an intricately layered vinyl technique, often using automotive parts like car doors and hoods to capture a glimpse of a passing, momentary reflection and freeze-frame it. The series started when Joel bought a car door on eBay, cleaned it up, and set about painstakingly cutting vinyl…

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JM Customs BMW R45 Cafe Racer

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This BMW R45 is the work of a Scottish custom motorcycle garage based in Perth, on the east side of the country famous for whisky, haggis, and being so vicious in battle that the Romans gave up on conquering their territory and built a wall to try to contain them. It’s always interesting when Scots…

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The Snell M2015 Certified Simpson Street Bandit Helmet

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The Simpson Street Bandit Helmet has a shell design used since the 1970s by the iconic American company founded by Bill Simpson back in the ’50s. The impact that Simpson has had can’t be overstated, Bill invented the drag racing parachute and the Nomex fire-proof racing suit now worn by all professional racing drivers from…

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Suus Road Denim 450 Motorcycle Jacket

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The Suus Road Denim 450 motorcycle jacket is Australian designed and made, using single-layer 14 oz 43% UHMWPE denim (ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene). This material is more abrasion resistant than Kevlar, making it ideal for use in motorcycle gear. The team at Suus styled the jacket specifically for motorcycle use, but made sure it wouldn’t look a…

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Spitfire Pen – Made From An Original Spitfire Propeller

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The Spitfire Pen is a creation of the Hordern Richmond Aircraft Company, they’ve been in business since 1937 when the company was founded by Frederick Gordon-Lennox (the 9th Duke of Richmond) and Edmund Hordern. During WWII they built many of the propellers for British fighters and bombers, as well as the Hordern Richmond Autoplane. In…

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