Winston Churchill’s Model 1913 Webley Automatic Pistol

Winston Churchill’s Model 1913 Webley Automatic Pistol

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Winston Churchill’s Webley automatic pistol Model 1913 needs to be saved from the hands of those who would desecrate this important historical artefact by “de-activating” it, in other words damaging it so it cannot be used…

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Lucky Strike Spy Camera

Lucky Strike Spy Camera

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The “Lucky Strike” spy camera was made by Mast Development Corporation in the United States. Only two of these were ever made, one now resides in the Signal Corps Museum, Ft. Monmouth, U.S.A. The other one…

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Tatra 603, “Happy Journey”

Tatra 603, “Happy Journey”

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After the Second World War the design work done by Hans Ledwinka survived him and was developed by the Czech company Tatra that he had spent many years working for. The Tatra 603 was in production…

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Tatra 613, There Aren’t Enough Eccentrics

Tatra 613, There Aren’t Enough Eccentrics

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If I asked you to name the only semi-mid engine production car in the world would you be able to guess what it was? Of course you would, it’s the car we’re featuring in this post….

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1964 Porsche 356C Outlaw

1964 Porsche 356C Outlaw

Ferry Porsche, Dr. Ferdinand Porsche’s eldest son, did the design work for the Porsche 356 whilst his father was being held without trial in a French prison in the aftermath of World War II. When his…

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Serengeti Aviator Sunglasses

Serengeti Aviator Sunglasses

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It took me a while back in my dim distant younger days to discover that sunglasses ain’t sunglasses. I was doing a fairly long 1400km road trip in the summer up in the north of Australia…

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1971 Citroën DS

1971 Citroën DS

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The Citroën DS first appeared in 1955 and remained in production until 1975. Some people, me included, think they should still be making them. When we look at the cars that were being made in 1955,…

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The Volkswagen, Part 5

The Volkswagen, Part 5

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How do you sell a car that is smaller and less powerful than pretty much all of its competitors? How do you sell a car that always looks the same? How do you sell a car…

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The Volkswagen, Part 4

The Volkswagen, Part 4

I wonder how it would be for someone in North Korea to openly refuse to do what the “Dear Leader” Kim Jong Un wanted them to do? When we live in a reasonably free country we…

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The Volkswagen, Part 3

The Volkswagen, Part 3

The curious thing about the creation of the Volkswagen is that it was not just the brainchild of one man. Most creations are not the result of one person having a “eureka” moment. Typically they are…

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