Triumph TR3A Roadster

The Triumph TR series of sports cars did not get off to a good start back in October 1952. Triumph wanted to build a sports car to compete with the brilliant Austin-Healey but they wanted to do it as cheaply as possible. The result was the 20TS which was later unofficially called the TR1. Triumph ...

RWS Performance Test Pack

I guess that in the United States going out and purchasing a hunting rifle is not a particularly difficult thing to do. It just requires sufficient money to buy the rifle of your choice and then, protected by the Second Amendment, you take it home and enjoy it. But for people in Europe and various ...

The .300 Winchester Magnum

At the time of its introduction back in 1963 the .300 Winchester Magnum was a controversial cartridge. The fifties and sixties were the heydays of the cartridge "wildcatters" and there was no shortage of experimental cartridges being created by dedicated experimenters to achieve all sorts of performance improvements. Perhaps the most extreme of these was ...

Lamborghini Espada Series II Coupé

The Lamborghini Espada was created in the early days of Lamborghini's creation of exotic sports cars with production beginning in 1968. The car was made to look clean with a touch of aircraft style with the triangular NACA ducts on the hood. The original design of the Espada was foreshadowed in two show cars; the ...

John Wilkes 12 Gauge Shotgun

John and Tom Wilkes closed their shop located just off London's busy Regent's Street, at 79 Beak Street, in 2003. The shop later became an art gallery appropriately called "The Riflemaker" for John Wilkes was both rifle and gunmaker, and an artist in the best London gun tradition whilst Tom was the business manager. In ...

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 ...