Douglas 596cc Aero

Those who are aficionados of the BMW R Series motorcycles may not realize that the horizontally opposed Boxer engine of the R Series was first created when a BMW engineer named Max Fritz reverse engineered a British Douglas motorcycle that belonged to his works foreman Martin Stolle in 1919 just after the First World War. In fact ...

Stutz Speedway Four Roadster

Although we tend to associate twin cam engines with double valves (i.e. four valves per cylinder) with the late twentieth century and the present day in fact this level of sophistication dates all the way back to the time prior to the outbreak of the First World War. American company, Stutz, were not the only ...

Porsche 911 Turbo ‘Slantnose’ Cabriolet

Porsche's 935 was the racing version of what was then the fastest accelerating road car. Predictably there were those who wanted a 935 to drive on the road and one of those people was racing sponsor Mansour Ojjeh. Porsche had to respectfully decline his request but instead said that they could modify a Porsche 911 ...

Colt Trooper

When Colt ceased production of their double-action revolvers back in 1999 there was much wailing and gnashing of the teeth amongst the Colt aficionados. It remained possible to get a Colt Python made to special order up until 2005 when all production completely ceased. So in recent years if someone has wanted a Colt double-action ...

Jensen Interceptor III Convertible

Have you ever wondered why it is that the most interesting and often the better cars are the ones that people generally don't buy? Back in 1966 British car maker Jensen introduced the Jensen Interceptor as their new flagship luxury sports car and it was such a great car that they opened dealerships around the ...

Lamborghini LM002-A

Given the choice there is only one Lamborghini I would really like to own. Its not one of their many and perfectly nice supercars. What could be better than a Lamborghini shooting wagon? This animal of a car should be able to go where no Lamboghini Muira could even think of going, no matter how ...

Elvis Presley’s Revolvers

Elvis Presley had good taste in revolvers. He was a "US male" before he became a rock and roll star and he grew up in a nation that, at that time, was strongly patriotic, and which held high moral standards. Elvis was also drafted into the army and served overseas so he was also subject ...