American Icon: The 1955 Cushman Eagle

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The Cushman Eagle was by far the most desirable scooter in the USA in the 1950s. The designers at the American company had struck upon the idea of releasing a scooter that included all the design hallmarks of the big American motorcycles of the day built by Harley-Davidson and Indian. This ensured that every red-blooded teenage…

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1955 Matchless G45 Racer

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The Matchless Motorcycle Company Matchless was one of the world’s first motorcycle manufacturers – they started out in 1899 when cars were a rare sight and the overwhelming majority of humanity was still getting around on horses or their own two feet. From very early in the company’s history, racing was an integral part of…

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Paris-Dakar Rally Porsche 959 Plain Body Prints

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The Porsche 959 The Porsche 959 was the first of the modern supercars. It was originally conceived for the borderline insane world of Group B racing, but the class was cancelled by the FIA before the twin-turbocharged 959 could be homologated. That said, it’s likely that Group B had evolved beyond the scope of the…

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Barn Find: 1965 Porsche 912

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As with most barn finds, this 1965 Porsche 912 has a special story. It was bought new in the Netherlands on Christmas Eve in 1965 by an exceptionally lucky man’s wife – who gifted it to him the next day on Christmas morning. His wife’s name was Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, and the man was…

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The Original Fisher Astronaut Space Pen

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Fisher Astronaut Space Pens have been used on every manned NASA space mission since Apollo 7 in 1968, the pen also features prominently in a now legendary episode of Seinfeld that was fittingly titled “The Pen” (episode 3, season 3). Engineers spent years developing the space pen, ensuring that it could not only write upside…

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Ex-Works 1975 Fiat Abarth 124 Rallye Group 4 Spider

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The Fiat Abarth 124 Rallye Spider was a comprehensively re-developed version of the famous little Italian roadster designed to race in the Group 4 division of the World Rally Championship. Abarth is an Italian tuning house known for sometimes outlandish cars, built with an almost Machiavellian eye for performance above all else. Fiat took over…

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McLaren Ford DFV 919 Engine Block Coffee Table

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When the McLaren Racing Formula 1 Team blew this engine during a test session in the mid-70s there are few who would have believed it would be offered for sale in Paris over 40 years later as a €1,500+ coffee table and wine rack. Before its explosive demise, the Ford DFV 919 V8 F1 engine…

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Death Machines of London Airforce Moto Guzzi

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This feature was written by James Hilton, the proprietor of Death Machines of London. When possible we like to give custom builders the opportunity to tell the story of their bike, to give an insight into their thought process and methodology. – Designed in memory of Giovanni Ravelli: WW1 fighter pilot, motorcycle racer, and one of…

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Fuel Downtown Denim Motorcycle Jacket

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The new Fuel Downtown is a denim motorcycle jacket with a full Para-Aramid, anti-abrasion layer under its 12.5 oz indigo dyed denim outer shell. That shell is waxed for weatherproofing, and it has a full length wind stopping YKK zipper behind a denim flap, held in place with 5 brass snaps. For additional safety, the…

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Cryptic Knives Friction Folder

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The Cryptic Knives Friction Folder is a pocket-sized folding knife by Wytse Keeboom in the Netherlands. Each is made by hand from tough DIN 100 MnCrW4 tool steel from Sheffield, England and no two blades are exactly the same. Both the blade and handle are stainless steel, with phosphor bronze washers, a hidden detent spring,…

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Documentary: Derek Warwick – Raw Racing

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This hour long interview film by Mario Muth offers an insightful and frank look into the life and times of former Formula 1 driver Derek Warwick. Derek is a member of the increasingly rare breed of top tier drivers who earned their position purely through talent, with no financial backing. Interestingly, he’s also driver I’m…

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