Hupp Comet Number 4 Indy Car

There was only ever one Hupmobile raced at the Indianapolis 500, and that was the car built and owned by Russ Snowberger who raced with the Hupmobile straight eight engine installed for the 1932 race finishing in fifth place. Hupmobile sponsored Russ Snowberger for the 1932 Indianapolis 500 and provided a Hupmobile straight eight engine ...

Zündapp K800

Zündapp  were formed in 1917 by the joining together of Friedrich Krupp AG, who had made much of the artillery used during the First World War, with machine tool manufacturer Thiel, and a man named Fritz Neumeyer. The company was called "Zünder- und Apparatebau G.m.b.H." In German "Zünder" means "igniter" or "detonator" whilst "Apparatebau" translates ...

.577 Double Barrel Howdah Pistol

I regularly shoot with a "Big Game Rifle" club which has some fabulously fun shooting events such as the "Harley's Hop" as shot by the Zimbabwe Professional Hunter's and Guides Association, and the Howdah Pistol event which requires a "Howdah pistol of a minimum caliber of .375" that may be single or double barrel, firing ...

Thompson Sub-machine Guns

I suspect that it is the secret desire of almost every gun enthusiast to have the opportunity to fire a Thompson sub-machine gun. Winston Churchill was one who was given that opportunity, but there are a lot of others of us just waiting in line. The Thompson sub-machine gun is something of an enigma. It ...

Bugatti Type 57 Atalante Prototype

The Bugatti Type 57 Atalante was the offspring of the Aérolithe coupé. The Aérolithe led to the limited production Type 57 Atlantic which in turn led Jean Bugatti to further evolve the design into the Atalante which was designed so it could enter production. These evolutions included changing to a one piece windscreen and creating a ...

Cased Pair of W.W. Greener Guns

The name of W.W. Greener is one of the best known in English gunmaking. William Wellington Greener was the son of William Greener who was a famous gunmaker and inventor who made guns for Prince Albert, the Prince Consort of Queen Victoria during the golden years of the British Empire. Amongst W.W. Greener's contributions to ...

Ariel 499cc Model SF31 ‘Sloper’

The Ariel SF31 was introduced in 1931 as Ariel's offering in the then popular 500cc class of motorcycle. The engine was quite different to the other Ariel offerings being an OHV single with the cylinder laid at an angle with the cylinder head pointing into the air flow. This both provided improved cooling and made ...