70 years ago a former football star and World War II veteran changed car culture. It was 1947 and Californian Bob McGee rolled his freshly built 1932 Ford out of … Continue Reading The McGee Roadster IS hot rod culture
For classic car enthusiasts there is one debate which rules discussion like no other – to restore a period-correct vehicle to like-new, or leave it how it sits as worn … Continue Reading Restore or relish?
This stunning carbon fibre, gold and teak art, is the McLellan Jacobs Kayak 1 – a single-person kayak for seriously wealthy types who can appreciate the finest design and engineering. … Continue Reading SKILLS – win the America’s Cup, twice, then build the world’s best kayak. Easy.
Canadian Percy Adler has been building and racing cars since the late 1970s, but always dreamed of having a car of his own design. One that combined the fantastic engineering … Continue Reading SKILLS – Building your own car, by hand
Even though they won the 1961 Formula One Driver’s and Constructor’s titles, no examples of Ferrari‘s 156 “shark nose” Formula One racer survive. None, zero, zilch. So what happens if … Continue Reading Something from nothing – hand-made 1961 Formula One Ferraris
The 300SL, Mercedes-Benz’s supercar of the 1950s, is known to car fiends as the “gull-wing” thanks to its upwards-opening doors. One of the fastest, rarest, and most technologically advanced cars … Continue Reading TRADE – Coachbuilders giving gulls wings
Rust. If you work with metal that one word is enough to make you shudder. The old saying goes that rust never sleeps, meaning that unless you cut it all … Continue Reading Kill Ferris (oxide)