From Antarctica to the Desert: the Snow Trac and the New Sno Trac

From Antarctica to the Desert: the Snow Trac and the New Sno Trac

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The Aktiv Snow Trac was created by Lars Larsson, chief engineer for a Swedish farm machinery manufacturer AB Westeråsmaskiner. Lars wanted to be able to get to his winter cabin easily and in heated comfort, and…

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The Remington 600 and 660

The Remington 600 and 660

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The Remington 600 and 660 were without doubt rifle designs that were way ahead of their time. Remington set out to create a family of sporting rifles that were short and lightweight, and which had superb…

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Avions Voisin C14 ‘Chartre’

Avions Voisin C14 ‘Chartre’

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  More expensive than a Rolls-Royce and fitted with an unusual and unusually quiet sleeve-valve engine the cars of Avions Voisin stand out among the finest and most fascinating of the 1920’s and 1930’s. Among these…

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Michèle Mouton “Der Schwarze Vulkan”

Michèle Mouton “Der Schwarze Vulkan”

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Michèle Mouton has gone into history as one of the greatest rally drivers of all time – and one of greatest women drivers. She ascended up the ranks in international rallying and drove in the demanding…

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Humber Beeston 2¾ hp

Humber Beeston 2¾ hp

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The Humber Beeston 1¾ hp and 2¾ hp were Humber’s foray into motorcycle production using Phelon & Rayner (later Phelon & Moore) designs made by Humber under license between 1902-1906. These motorcycles were well regarded and…

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Mercedes-Benz 370 S Mannheim Sport Cabriolet Project

Mercedes-Benz 370 S Mannheim Sport Cabriolet Project

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The Mercedes-Benz 370 S Mannheim Sport was created based on the design work of Hans Nibel, who took over design of the Mercedes-Benz cars when Dr. Ferdinand Porsche left the company in 1928. The 370 S…

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Presentation Exhibition Grade Mannlicher Model 1900 Pistol

Presentation Exhibition Grade Mannlicher Model 1900 Pistol

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The Mannlicher Model 1899-1900 series of pistols were created by Austrian Ferdinand Ritter von Mannlicher who is perhaps best known for his collaborative work in the design of the iconic Mannlicher-Schönauer rifle. This model Mannlicher pistol…

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Moto Guzzi G.P. 500 and Normale

Moto Guzzi G.P. 500 and Normale

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The Moto Guzzi story began during the First World War when a friendship formed between three men; Giorgio Parodi, Giovanni Ravelli, both pilots, and Carlo Guzzi, an aviation mechanic. These three were to form the vision…

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Steve McQueen’s 1951 Allard J2X

Steve McQueen’s 1951 Allard J2X

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Fast Facts Steve McQueen was a man whose life had been shaped through hard experiences in his early years, but it was his time in the US Marine Corps that shaped him into a man of…

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Webley Mark IV and New India Model

Webley Mark IV and New India Model

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The Webley Mark IV revolver has been the cause of a smidgen of confusion over the years simply because there have been two “wobbly Webley” revolvers that were given the Mark IV designation: the first being…

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