Honda CBX1000Z

The Honda CBX was a motorcycle that George Brough, of Brough Superior fame, would have loved. It was a bike that George Brough's most famous customer, T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) would have really enjoyed: but it was a bike that I must admit the first time I saw one I was stopped in my ...

Crayford Argocat All-Terrain Vehicle

The Argocat is one of those little items most hunters and fishermen would like to have in their garage ready for life's little adventures. Despite the fact that many of us could profitably do with a bit more walking to mitigate against our developing a rather more portly figure than we might prefer, the provision ...

Austin-Healey Frogeye Sprite Barn Find

It looks like the car that Kermit the Frog should drive. The British called it the "Frogeye" Sprite, while across the pond in the United States they settled on "Bugeye": but a Sprite by any other name is still as sweet. The Austin-Healey Sprite was made to be affordable fun, plain and simple. While Donald ...

Land Rover Santana

Introduction: The Land Rover Of all the vehicles ever made the one you are most likely to encounter in the most far flung places on earth is the Land Rover. Created by Rover's Chief Designer Maurice Wilks as an Austerity agricultural vehicle the Land Rover was only intended to be a stop-gap vehicle to help Britain ...

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 ...

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