1938 Bugatti Type 57C Convertible

1938 Bugatti Type 57C Convertible

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The Bugatti Type 57C was a supercharged version of the Type 57 intended for racing, thus it was a car intended for exuberant driving. Type 57 Bugattis were fitted with a 3,257cc straight eight Double Overhead…

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The Concorde Story

The Concorde Story

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(Based on a post on found on silodrome.com) The Concorde was, without doubt the most daring and most beautiful passenger aircraft ever created. It also marks the swan song of the British aircraft industry. The almost…

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The Gun and Its Development by W.W. Greener

The Gun and Its Development by W.W. Greener

I read W.W. Greener’s book “The Gun and Its Development” from cover to cover back in the early seventies when I was first able to get into the shooting sports seriously, all 781 pages of it,…

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1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 by Pininfarina

1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 by Pininfarina

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The Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 by Pininfarina was and is a stylish and attractive piece of Italian automotive art. Following on from the 250 GT, itself a head turning car, and improving on that was I…

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Firearms Curiosa by Lewis Winant

Firearms Curiosa by Lewis Winant

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The book Firearms Curiosa by Lewis Winant is simply a delightful and fascinating reference for all firearms enthusiasts, and most especially for those of us really interested in the history and technological development of them. Just…

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1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Villa d’Este Coupé by Touring

1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Villa d’Este Coupé by Touring

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I sometimes wonder why Ian Fleming gave James Bond an Italian Beretta 418 pistol but a British Bentley motor car. Things Italian evoke an aura of exotic romanticism whereas things British tend towards the not so…

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1975 Riva Aquarama Special “Shaheen”

1975 Riva Aquarama Special “Shaheen”

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Water is fun. Ask anyone which would they prefer, to play on a stretch of concrete road, or play in nice fresh cooling water and most people are going to go for the water everytime, unless…

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Magpul QDM Heavy Duty Quick Detach Sling Swivel

Magpul QDM Heavy Duty Quick Detach Sling Swivel

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The first time I came across the push button type of quick detachable sling swivels was when my Mannlicher-Schönauer M72 arrived from the factory in its shipping box. The sling swivels were one of the first…

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1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 S by Bertone

1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 S by Bertone

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The Lamborghini Muira made it’s debut as a rolling chassis at the Turin Salon in 1965 and just as a bare bones chassis it created something of a stir. It was like giving someone their first…

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C. Thomas Knives – User Friendly Art

C. Thomas Knives – User Friendly Art

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A knife, be it for hunting or the kitchen, is an item that you are likely to keep for decades, perhaps even a lifetime, and which you may well pass on to one of your children….

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