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Jaguar XK 140 OTS, 1957

<b>Jaguar history</b><p>Though the Jaguar brand was first used in 1945, its factory had been founded long before. In 1922, William Lyons and William Walmsley …

Photographer captures human face of endangered species

Can you love an animal to death?<p>A new book by British photographer Tim Flach documents some of Earth’s most treasured species pushed to the brink of …

Endangered Species

'Stranger Things' Erica offers snarky Thanksgiving advice

The surprise hit character of season 2 has some choice responses to serve up to your nosy family members.<p>One of the surprise hit characters of the second season of "Stranger Things" is Erica Sinclair, Lucas' little sister (Priah Ferguson). She doesn't have a giant role, but plays the part of the …

Entertainment

The race to save coffee

Centroamericano, a new variety of coffee plant, hasn’t sparked the buzz of, say, Starbucks’s latest novelty latte. But it may be the coolest thing in …

1954 Jaguar XK120 Competition

Reading time: about 3 minutes.<p>British<br>• Cars<br>• Racing<br>• Rally<p>This competition-spec Jaguar XK120 was ordered new by talented British privateer racer Eric …

Jaguar Cars

Jaguar Mark II – The Gentleman’s Express

Reading time: about 3 minutes.<p>British<br>• Cars<p>The Gentleman’s Express<p>The Jaguar Mark II is commonly referred to as the Gentleman’s Express, particularly …

North America

Video Lesson: Learn the Nuts and Bolts of Travis Picking

Adam PerlmutterOctober 15, 2017<p><b>From the December 2017 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY JAMIE STILLWAY</b><p><b>THE PROBLEM</b><p>As you progress on the path of guitar …

Electric Guitar

Jaguar’s E-type Zero is the most beautiful electric car yet

Probably because the entire design is lifted from the 1960s<p>Jaguar, having freshly committed to electrifying all of its cars from 2020 onward, has today also unveiled a new all-electric automobile, which is based on its sleek E-type from the 1960s. The new E-type Zero keeps the classic styling, …

Classic Cars

49 Film Photography Blogs Worth Following

I’ve collected and shot film cameras for 40 years, but only started blogging about it in the last decade or so. I went looking for other blogging …

Japanese Artist Spends 3+ Years Drawing Massive, Incredibly Detailed Tsunami

Three years, three months, and 12 days later, Manabu Ikeda's 'Rebirth,' is nothing short of epic.<p>Standing 10 feet tall and 13 feet wide, a great wave crashes into an ornate cherry blossom tree rendered in exquisite pen-and-ink lines in Japanese artist Manabu Ikeda's latest epic drawing, <i>Rebirth</i>. …

Art Galleries

A Helpful Six-Note Method That Teaches Beginners How Play a Guitar Solo In Only Five Minutes

In 2015, guitarist Steve Stine of GuitarZoom offered a really helpful way to help beginning guitarists grasp the basics of guitar soloing. Calling it …

Guitar Solos

1953 Porsche 550 Coupe

By the early fifties Porsche found that modified production cars would no longer win races. The Gmünd coupes had begun the marque’s sporting …

French Guitar Virtuosa Performs an Incredible Metal Version of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata

French guitar virtuosa Tina S, who previously performed such classic songs as Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb”, Van Halen’s “Eruption”, and Patrick …

Guitar

How to Buy a 1963 Corvette Sting Ray Without Totally Breaking the Bank

Living with a split-windowed legend.<p>Short of burning our flag, disliking the Corvette is probably the most un-American thing you can do. As a good American boy, I really like Corvettes, and I've been fortunate enough to own some great ones. A fuel-injected 1957 with the legendary cold-air intake …

Sports Cars

Building Around the 70-hp Tire: A Closer Look at Indian's New FTR750 Engine, Part 3

What does it take to win races on mile flat tracks? A lap can be as fast as 35 seconds, which is an average speed of 104 mph. That number is …

Engines

Cuban classic cars: a dying breed?

Cuba's roads are crowded with Fifties Americana due mainly to US sanctions. But as things change politically and economically, is Cuba about to lose a charming part of its heritage?<p>Visitors to Cuba return with stories of the dance music, the cocktails and the fabulous old Fifties American cars, …

Neil Young Performs 'Old Man' With Promise Of The Real For The First Time

Renowned rocker Neil Young continued a European Tour backed by <b>Promise Of The Real</b> on Thursday night at AccorHotels Arena in Paris. The big news of …

Rock Music

Tools for the Task: Coated Strings

<i>Extended-life strings—especially in the coated category—remain a hot debate. Visit almost any players’ forum and you’ll find a passionate thread</i> …

Guitar

Lightweight Jaguar E-type reborn

Jaguar taps into its rich heritage with 'missing six' E-type racers originally produced in 1963<p>In many ways this is the perfect classic car, an absolutely faithful replica of the revered Lightweight E-type racer of the Sixties, produced by its original manufacturer more than 50 years later.<p>The …

Techno-Classica Essen: The world's biggest classic car experience ... plus a disruptive new technology

Techno-Classica Essen (Germany) is the largest event in the world dedicated to classic automobiles and like my first visit to CES in the 1980s, the …

What Peet’s acquisition of Stumptown and Intelligentsia says about the state of coffee

Peet’s Coffee & Tea went on a buying spree this past fall, gulping down both Stumptown and Intelligentsia — two pioneers of the booming third-wave …

Graph Tech makes guitar machine head changes easy with Inviso-Match Mounting System

<b>Picture the scene: you've removed your guitar's old machine heads, ready to fit shiny new ones, only to discover the holes don't align - and the last</b> …

Woodworking

Forget the freezer, this is how you should be storing your coffee

Stop putting your coffee in the freezer. Storing coffee doesn't have to be complicated. Here are the best ways to keep your coffee fresh with no hassle.<p>When it comes to storing coffee, everyone has their own opinion about how to do it best. Some people keep the coffee in the can or bag and leave it …

Coffee

Jimmy Page Jams Alone for Two and Half Minutes on an Acoustic Guitar

0<p>SHARES<p>The 2008 documentary <i>It Might Get Loud</i> gave guitar fans an unprecedented inside look at the history, influences and guitar styles of Jimmy …

6 tips for playing guitar like James Bay

<b>Most of us know James Bay as a talented singer-songwriter. But James also plays a mean bit of blues guitar, and, when we asked him to jam he</b> …

Scientists are scrambling to come up with ways of getting plastics out of our oceans — and they’ve proposed some pretty unusual ideas

Located on the southern tip of the Pacific island chain of Hawaii, Kamilo Beach is an isolated stretch of black volcanic shoreline in the middle of nowhere.<p>Just a few hundred yards from shore, humpback whales rise up from the depths, colorful fish fill the reefs and rare sea turtles swim in to nest …

Pollution

Is This The World’s Most Tasteful Factory Hot Rod?

Photography courtesy of RM Sotheby’s<p>Read enough history on the early years of the Ford Motor Company and you’ll quickly understand the differences …

From Showman To Shaman: How An Assassination Attempt Changed Bob Marley’s Life And Music

The turning point in the whole political thing was the assassination attempt. When he survived that, he was transformed from a showman into a shaman, and anybody who can escape a practical point blank assassination attempt becomes mythic in the eyes of his people.<p>The assassination attempt of Bob …

Meet The DIY Mastermind Building A 74-Foot Sailboat By Hand In His Front Yard

Seeing a boat in someone’s yard is not uncommon. However, when that boat is a 74 foot long, 16 foot wide steel behemoth hand-built from scratch by …

1960 Volkswagen Single Cab Pickup

This 1960 split-window Volkswagen single cab pickup has been completely updated with fresh bodywork, interior, engine, transmission, and brakes. The …

Classic Cars