Chrysler C-300

The 1955 Chrysler C-300 was arguably the first of America's "muscle cars". The C-300 was in reality a racing car built for NASCAR competition but sold to the public as a road car so Chrysler could meet homologation rules. The heart of the Chrysler C-300 was its 331 cu. in. (5.4 liter)  FirePower Hemi V8 ...

Heckler & Koch P7

Background Sometimes it takes a dramatic wake-up call for people to take action on a problem, and the Heckler & Koch P7 pistol was created as a result of one of the most world changing terrorist attacks of the twentieth century: the Palestinian "Black September" group taking hostage eleven members of the Israeli Olympic Team for ...

Aultman And Taylor 30-60

Background The Aultman and Taylor partnership had its origins as far back as the years immediately after the American Civil War and the company was established to manufacture a vibrator threshing machine.  When Aultman and Taylor considered establishing their business its viability was in part inspired by two pieces of legislation; one was the Pacific Railway ...

Jaguar XK150 3.8-Liter ‘S’ Coupé

Introduction: The Ultimate Refinement of the 1950's XK Jaguars The Jaguar XK150 was the ultimate refinement of the series that started with the Jaguar XK120, which began life as a show car at the London Motor Show of 1948. That original XK120 had not been intended to become a production car: it had been a hand ...

The 7×66 SE Vom Hofe

A Thoughtful Oddity The 7x66 Super Express Vom Hofe cartridge has enjoyed a dedicated following in Europe but is almost unheard of in the United States. It is a cartridge that has recently experienced something of a renaissance however as it has been effectively redesigned and reborn as the 28 Nosler: the principle difference between the ...

Mercer Type 35J “Raceabout”

A "Bobber" on Four Wheels If ever there was a car that exemplified the philosophy of the Bobber style of motorcycle it was the Mercer Raceabout of the pre World War I era. The Mercer Raceabout was a car that was stripped bare of every non-essential thing, and that could be stripped down even further for ...

Münch Mammoth 1200 TTS

Background Some like to say that "the best things in life are free" but this is perhaps a bit of a wishful thinking statement. The best things in life are typically costly. In order to have health you need a decent diet and exercise, and you need to be free of oppressive levels of stress and ...

Madsen M47

Background History The Madsen M47 bolt action rifle is an interesting design from the company that also made the famous Madsen recoil-operated machine gun. The Madsen hailed from Denmark, the nation that also gave us the 30-40 Krag rifle and the beautifully made Schultz & Larsen sporting rifles, which among other claims to fame, were the ...

Everett Morrison Cobra Replica

There can be little doubt that British sports car maker AC Cars did not foresee that their modest little classic British sports car would become an American V8 fire-breathing track burner. AC Cars had its origins way back in 1903 when the company became known as "Auto-Carrier", a manufacturer of "cycle cars. AC went on ...

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