WSM SBK – A Bespoke Superbike By Walt Siegl – Orders Are Now Open

This article was written by Walt Siegl of Walt Siegl Motorcycles – when possible we like to bring you the story of a motorcycle in the words of the person who built it to cut out the middleman, giving you unfettered access to their thought process and methods.

It was a natural progression from building bikes with Ducati two-valve air-cooled engines to finally including a high performance liquid-cooled four-valve Ducati engine to the WSM collection.

I wanted to build a completely new bike with a perimeter frame that allowed me to use both Ducati engine configurations: air-cooled 2-valve, and liquid-cooled 4-valve, with as much of the components built in-house as possible, and all other components of the highest quality available. I did not want to ignore the trusty two-valve engine, because I, and many of my clients like it so much. Continue reading

The Flint and Tinder 10-Year Hoodie – Made In The USA

The Flint and Tinder 10-Year Hoodie was designed to be the single most American piece of clothing in your closet – it’s made from cotton from the Mississippi Delta, 23 oz extra soft fleece from South Carolina, twill-reinforced seams made in Philadelphia, with heavy-duty zippers machined in Georgia, it’s then cut, sewn, and finished by the team in Los Angeles.

From start to finish the 10-Year Hoodie passes through the hands of 20 American workers, helping invigorate local economies and inject much needed money into middle-class families. Continue reading

Documentary: The Max Balchowsky Story

Max Balchowsky

Max Balchowsky, alongside his wife Ina, was a self-taught race car builder and racing car driver who raced his own junkyard creations in the 1950s and 1960s. Originally from West Virginia, Max and Ina set up shop at Hollywood Motors in California to work on sports cars and enthusiast cars.

Max spent his childhood in West Virginia working on bicycles and tinkering with watches, he was always fascinated by mechanical things and showed no interest at all in becoming a miner as many of his peers did. Continue reading

A 1:8 Scale Model of James Hunt’s 1976 McLaren M23D F1 Car – $8,430

This is an incredibly precise 1:8th scale model of the McLaren M23D Formula 1 car is the work of Amalgam, a company that makes some of the best automotive models in the world.

This model is a little more special than most as it’s an exact replica of the car James Hunt raced at the Japanese Grand Prix in 1976 – he finished 3rd and collected enough points to win the Driver’s World Championship.

Rush – The Movie

The 1976 season and its legendary battle between James Hunt and Nikki Lauda has long been famous in Formula 1 circles, but in 2013 the film Rush was released immortalizing the two men who were played by Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl. Continue reading