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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Beautiful Patina: Cafe Racer Dreams BMW R100RS

      Madrid based CRD have finished another stunning air cooled BMW build.  Up to date electrical systems and suspension give new life to the venerable BMW. However- we'd remiss if we...
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The Fiendish Vincent Black Shadow

  Hunter S. Thompson was obsessed with the Black Shadow, and referred to it in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (he jokingly offered to enter it in the Mint 400 Desert Race) and various magazine...
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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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Return of the Scrambler

So you’ve decided that you’ve torn up enough streets and its time to take your road bike for some all-terrain fun.  Looks like you’re in need of a Scrambler.  We’ve compiled a short history of...
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Maserati 250F: The Gentleman Racer

The archetypal Formula 1 Maserati and the car that was the standard bearer for the factory team in the late 1950's.  Stirling Moss drove one. Juan Manuel Fangio too, his car winning it's debut at the...
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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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Davida: Bespoke Helmets

The American custom-car and motorcycle scene of the 1960s and 1970s was born under the Californian sun where bright hues ruled – which is why paint companies invented and developed myriad new finishes...
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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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Are you ready for a Ducati dirt bike?

  Are we ready for the Ducati Scrambler?  The latest entry into the flat tracker/scrambler throw backs is set for a January release and we like what we are seeing so far. The Land of...
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Things we want: Kiade 82 Riva Aquamara Model

Kiade 82 Riva Aquarama model 82cm long, in mahogany and chrome-plated brass, £1,190   It might be a bit late to put in an order for a bespoke Riva but perhaps a Kiade model will hold us over until...
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BMW R75 Recall by Ton Up

Ton up Garage is known for some beautiful work on their BMW builds and the R75 Recall shows the lads at the top of their game.  Lowering a stance and swapping fenders are just a start as Ton up build...
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Holland & Holland Range Rover

Does it get any more British than this? Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations have teamed up with Holland & Holland to produce the most luxurious and expensive Range Rover ever built. As...
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5 Tips for Chasing Swell & Living Well On a Bike

5 Tips For Chasing Swell and Living Well On a Motorcycle Alex Dosef I suppose it all started because I wanted to do something reckless and adventurous, which I’ve found are often one and the...
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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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The Tools of the Trade

  A world has been spent roadside, seat lifted up, unfurling an old tool roll as we try to figure out the latest gremlin in a wounded Ducati.Triumph,MV Agusta,BMW,Guzzi _________...
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Maxwell Hazen’s Exquisite Bespoke Motorcycles

Means of transport? Or rolling work of art? The lines between the two are decidedly blurred in the case of the creations of 33-year-old New Yorker Maxwell Hazan, who, as well as having a degree in...
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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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Confederate Hellcat Speedster

Our friends at Confederate Motorcycles have been at it again and as always, they have a winner on their hands.... Bringing famed designer Pierre Terblanche (of Ducati Monster fame) on board was quite a...