Zastava Arms AK Sporting Rifles

The Semi-Automatic as a Sporting Rifle I didn't use to think that a semi-automatic was a particularly desirable choice for a hunting rifle. I'd had a semi-automatic shotgun and spent some time using a Ruger .44 Magnum semi-automatic carbine, but finally settled on bolt action rifles and a side-by-side double barrel shotgun, although I did also ...

The Austin A90 Atlantic

To Build a Car Americans Would Love The Austin A90 Atlantic was Britain's plan for a car for America. This was to be the car that would take the United States by storm and become a "must have" fashion icon. There was just one teensy weensy little problem with that, the Americans didn't want it. What was ...

BMW-Volkswagen 1500 “Fikobike”

If you suspect that the name "Fikobike" sounds a bit like  "psycho-bike" then you understand the thinking behind oil man Lee Fikes decision to take his perfectly good 1967 BMW R60 and rebuild it into his very own Volkswagen engined Harley-Davidson eating, Fikes "psychobike" which also finished up as an Offenhauser Indy engine "soundalike". In a ...

The .500 Jeffery and .500 Schuler

Introduction: A .500 Nitro Express for Bolt Action Magazine Rifles The cartridge that we know today as the .500 Jeffery almost certainly began life back in the mid 1920's in the gunshop of German gunsmith August Schuler and was originally called the .500 Schuler. August Schuler's was a highly respected name in German sporting rifle circles ...

Porsche 356 Custom Limousine

Dr. Ferdinand Porsche once said “I couldn’t find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself.” It is clear that he envisioned his concept of a rear engine sports car powered by a horizontally opposed engine quite early in his quest to create that sports car of his dreams, but the actual ...

American Austin and American Bantam

Donald Duck, Bruce McLaren, Graham Chapman, and the Jeep Have you ever wondered what was the inspiration for Donald Duck's car? Have you ever realized that the cars first raced by Bruce McLaren and Graham Chapman of Lotus were originally made by the same company that invented the Jeep? For a journey into a bit of ...

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