FLS Microjet

The FLS Microjet began life as the Bede BD5, initially a propeller driven piston engined single seater light aircraft. Its conception was way back in the 1970's and its development took longer and presented more problems than its creator Jim Bede was able to solve before finally going bankrupt. Bede even enlisted the help of ...

Pullman Model O Roadster

Around the turn of the twentieth century as automobile technology became established and viable a plethora of new car makers sprang up most of whom would not survive long. One of these was the York Motor Company of York, Pennsylvania who traded under the name Pullman. That they were able to trade under the name ...

Diamond T 201 Brewery Truck

My grandfather on my mother's side used to drive a brewery truck. Well, that's not quite the case, the "truck" was called a dray and it was powered by a big and beautiful Clydesdale horse. That was back in the days when a horse and dray were a perfect combination for delivering beer kegs to ...

Colt Lightning Rifle

It was using a pump action .22 gallery rifle when I was first bitten by the gun bug. I was too young to remember if it was the Winchester or Colt version. But I was a kid at a fun park in the south east of England and the targets were glass bottles. Firing .22 ...

Citroen DS23 Pallas EFI 5-speed

I think the Citro├źn DS series was the post war car that Gabriel Voisin would have created, or very close to it. Gabriel Voisin was the first man to fly a sea-plane just as the Wright brothers were the first to fly on land. He was an aircraft designer who turned into a luxury car ...

Lincoln Model KB Boattail Speedster

The Lincoln Model K began life in 1931 powered by a 6.3 liter (384.8 cu. in.) V8 engine producing 120hp. Wheelbase was 145" and this luxury car was launched into direct competition with Rolls Royce, Cadillac, Packard and Duesenberg. For the 1932 model year the Model K was split into the V8 powered KA with ...

The .458 Winchester Magnum

Many years ago down in the south of Australia I met a farmer who kept a .458 Winchester Magnum on the farm for kangaroo culling. At the time my rifle for long range kangaroo control way out in the wheat paddock was a 6.5x68mm with 140grain Sierra Spitzer Boat Tail bullets coming out of the ...

Henderson KJ Four

William G. Henderson and his brother Tom W. Henderson went into the motorcycle design and manufacturing business in 1911. William was the designer and Tom's role was primarily in sales and management. From the start the Hendersons only made in-line four cylinder motorcycles and this became their trademark style of motorcycle that would endure in ...