At his bungalow in Palm Springs, Steve McQueen practices his aim before heading out for a shooting session in the desert, 1963.

1963: A year in the life of Steve McQueen

It's easy to say that McQueen was and still is the quintessential king of cool but it's easy forget that he was a pretty simple man living an extraordinary life.  1963 found McQueen at the top of his game and...
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Awaiting a new born inside the Porsche Factory

The boffins in Stuttgart are gearing up for a press conference next week and on of our own is awaiting a new addition to his much loved Porsche stable. Photo: Thomas Kienzle/AFP/Getty Images Porsche 911...
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Redemption Song: Bob Marley’s Land Rover

Reggae legend Bob Marley's 1977 Series III Land Rover pickup was almost as cool as the man himself. Yet it spent some thirty years waiting in vain for somebody to stir it up and satisfy its soul. See what I...
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The Dakar Rally: A legendary past in pictures

Competitors are gathered in the Trocadéro Gardens next to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, ahead of the inaugural Paris-Dakar Rally, which was renamed the Dakar Rally in 2009. The race originated in December...
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Why Stirling Moss will always be cooler than you

Stirling Moss is often tagged as the best driver never to win a world championship. His early years in Formula One were unsuccessful, largely because he was in British cars at a time the Italian marques...
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In the Garage: 1957 BMW 507

While attending Art Basel in Miami, web imprint Cool Hunting caught up with BMW collector Dirk de Groen for a look at one of his prized models, the 1957 BMW 507 convertible. Valued at $1.7 million USD, the...
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Jim Mangan: Blast

    Artist Jim Mangan collaborated with his long time friend and renowned rally driver Ken Block to take the car out for a bit of a spin.  Using the landscape of Southern Utah as their canvas...
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10 Reasons why James Hunt is cooler than you

1. His race-day ritual included throwing up, partially because of pre-race jitters, but also because of the previous evening’s carousing. 2. Throughout much of his career, Hunt dedicated the right...
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Land Rover Series III

There are worse things to do than ride around in one of the most iconic cars of all time for Belstaff.   Via...
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The Jaguar D Type at Goodwood Revival

  The Goodwood Revival is upon is with news that there will be a race solely for that exquisite car, the Jaguar D type.  We present a reminder of why the racing cat is so damn iconic. The D type...
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Land Rover Defender Black Pack

LAND ROVER DEFENDER | BLACK PACK Absolute proof that some of the better things in life don't make it to the American side of the pond.  All good things must come to an end and with 2015 seeing the...
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Obsession: Eagle Low Drag GT

Obsession #3: Eagle low drag GT At some point or another who hasn't desired a Jaguar E type? The boffins at Eagle have achieved grand touring Nirvana in their stunning low drag GT.  Here's why we crave it...
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Obsessions: 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GT

The lines of the Ferrari Dino GT  first appealed to me in slot car form as a child.  Since then the "budget" Ferrari named after Enzo's son has grown tremendously in collectability and is now commanding...
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Brothers of the Cloth: M.W.

We always love it when we have a visitor at our North American outpost.  It provides a great opportunity to sit down and have some in depth talks about how our gear is doing out in the world and perhaps more...
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Obsessions: Porsche’s Racing History in Posters

It should come as no surprise that petrol and style are a heady mix for us here at Imperial Black.  On or off the track these amazing machines continue to inspire us over and over.  Our growing...
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Revival

What could be better than a sunny English day and a chance to relive some of the halcyon years of after the war?  Throw in some brilliant bits of machinery and some women and its a day.  Just inspiration...