Skyrunner Flying Off-road Buggy

If you've ever thought it would be a great thing if someone invented an off-road buggy that could fly then you can crack open the champagne, because someone has. The off-road buggy is called the Skyrunner and it is basically an off-road buggy equipped with a para-sail and two propulsion systems; the engine can drive ...

Armored Jaguar XJ8 LWB

Have you ever thought that you'd like to drive around in an armored car? Well, the opportunity to do just that presents itself on July 13th, 2018 at the Bonhams sale to be held at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. This armored car is not an uncomfortable ex-military scout car however: this is an armored ...

A Golden Colt Python

If you've read the original Ian Fleming novel "The Man with the Golden Gun" you will be aware that the villain, “Pistols” Scaramanga, has a gold plated Colt .45 revolver. If you've seen the James Bond movie that was rather loosely based on the book you will know that the movie Scaramanga has a golden ...

TRECOL 6×6 39294 All-terrain Vehicle

Imagine you are out in the midst of Central Asia, racing across the landscape in your off-road vehicle in search of an elusive and exotic quarry: and that in your travels you encounter a frozen river that your guide assures you is safe to cross. So, taking your guide's word for it, you drive out ...

The French 241P Steam Locomotive

Introduction: The Locomotive That Shouldn't Have Been Built The 241P steam locomotive stands out as one of the most beautiful ever created. It might be thought of as being like a classic Bugatti of the rails, and its beauty is arguably the major contributing factor in ensuring no less than four examples of this "flower of ...

The 450/400 3″ Nitro Express

History The 450/400 3" Nitro Express is a cartridge that not so many people write about, probably for the same reason that you don't hear a lot about the 9.3x62 either: they are quiet achievers. The 450/400 3" was an evolution of the older 450/400 3¼" Black Powder Express cartridge that was given a new lease ...

Brough Superior Automobiles

Introduction George Brough was a man who wanted to build motorcycles that were "superior" to everything else being made: and he wanted to do it using "off the shelf" parts from other manufacturers, which was a pretty tall order. The fact that he succeeded is testimony not only to his engineering ideas, but also to his ...