Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Coupé

Background: A Nation in Recovery In the wake of the Second World War, following on as it did from the Great Depression and the First World War, ordinary people were still trying to build a new life for themselves and the industries shattered by war were trying to rebuild for a new era, an era people ...

Australian Smith & Wesson No.3 Revolver

Introduction The Smith & Wesson No. 3 revolver became one of the most well traveled revolvers to spring from the United States. These revolvers were among the first cartridge revolvers made, Smith & Wesson having patented their invention of a bored through revolver cylinder for metallic cartridge loading, thus preventing rival Colt from using a design ...

The Falling Block Double Rifle

Introduction: The Break-Action Double Rifle The double barrel action has long been established as a shotgun action, ideal for providing an effortless second shot, and able to be made as an elegant looking, and instinctive handling gun. I don't know about you, but my preference for a shotgun is a quality side by side double which, ...

Gar Wood 22′ Triple Cockpit Runabout

Introduction: An Odd Beginning The story of the Gar Wood mahogany runabout speed boats begins, oddly enough, with ferry boat racing on Lake Osakis in Minnesota and coal dump trucks. Born in 1880 Garfield Arthur Wood was the eldest son of a ferry operator on Lake Osakis, in Minnesota. He grew up the elder brother to a ...

Tramontana GT Sports Car

The Spanish word "Tramontana" could best be translated as "a wind that travels over the mountain", or perhaps "a wind that transports you to the other side of the mountain" . That is in all likelihood why that name was selected for a quite unique sports car that hails from Spain and is best described at ...

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