Mechanical Art

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Blunt Weapon: Classified Moto’s Speed Triple ‘Frank’

It’s tough being a custom bike builder. Aside from having to make a living, you’re at the mercy of public opinion—which can be a whole stadium’s worth of armchair quarterbacks. In short, you need a tough skin.<p>They don’t come much tougher than John Ryland of Classified Moto. He’s developed not only …

Mountains

Pagani Zonda lives on with custom Fantasma Evo

The Pagani Zonda lives to die another day. The Italian supercar was meant to leave this world forever in 2013, but four years later, Pagani has …

Supercars

The 261mph Bugatti Chiron - Chris Harris Drives - Top Gear

Sports Cars

How Do You Top The Sensational De Bethune DB28 Maxichrono? By Customizing It, Of Course | Quill & Pad

by What Makes Me Tick<p>I am attracted to – and collect – two types of watches: vintage and independent.<p>I love vintage watches because they have had …

Watches

Richard Mille Launches RM 67-02, The New Sports Version Of The RM 67-01 Extra Thin Automatic

While many brands have ambassadors to represent them, Richard Mille actually works together with them to create watches that are totally adapted to …

Watches

Porsche 911 Safari

Meet the jacked-up Porsche 911 rally car of your dreams! This 1978 Porsche 911 has recently been modified into a tribute of the car its builder Erik …

Autos

This luxury leather keyboard is ridiculous, but I want one

The Azio Retro Classic<p>AZIO is releasing a “luxury” mechanical keyboard, and it’s undoubtedly a waste of money. Yet, I want one. If you’re in the market for a mechanical keyboard, you can pick up a better option like a WASD or a Matias for around the same price. Even the Surface and Apple keyboards …

Retro

The best cars for sale at RM Sotheby's Monterey auction

RM Sotheby’s will host its annual Monterey auction between the 18th and 19th of August, and for once we can’t pick a single standout car. Instead, …

Autos

Aston Martin Vanquish S review - should you buy one over a DB11?

With over 3000 orders already taken and more or less unwavering critical acclaim, the DB11 is proving every inch the game-changer Aston Martin hoped …

More Life

You can now purchase this $2M Ferrari-baiting supercar in the US

It might be a while before the SCG003S lands in your driveway, though.<p>If you want to sell a car in the US, you have to spend an inordinate amount of money smashing cars into walls and otherwise guaranteeing its roadworthy status. But there's a way around that, and Jim Glickenhaus was granted …

Autos

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 16 July, 2017

A trio of Harley Sportster desert sleds from Spain, an immaculate BMW R80 from Australia, and a Benelli cafe racer from Italy. Decisions, decisions…<p><b>BMW R80 by Ellaspede</b> It’s been said, many times over, that old Beemers have been done to death. It’s true that their predominance makes it hard to …

Motorcycles

A spectacular Monster S2R with hints of steampunk

Ah, the mighty Ducati Monster. From Miguel Galluzzi’s first design in 1993, right up to the current range, it just keeps getting better. It’s a cool ride straight out of the box, even better with a little fettling, and can be downright outrageous in the hands of the right builder.<p>By the right …

Spectacular Récital 20 Astérium by Bovet 1822

Aston Martin Reveals Valkyrie Interior

Updated exterior design unveiled as well<p>The latest information drop for the upcoming Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar has arrived. After nearly a year of teasing that started with the announcement of a code name, we finally get a look inside Gaydon’s radical creation, as well as an updated look at …

Aston Martin

Ferrari: Under The Skin will blow every petrolhead's mind

The <i>Ferrari: Under The Skin</i> exhibition at London's Design Museum is about to blow every petrolhead's mind. Celebrating 70 years of the Italian …

Autos

Aston Martin Valkyrie – new pictures reveal V12 hypercar in full

Aston Martin has given us a better look at what could be the world’s most extreme hypercar. The Valkyrie, designed and built in collaboration with …

Autos

Rough Crafts scrambles the MV Agusta Dragster RR

There’s a bit of a thing going on between Rough Crafts and MV Agusta at the moment. A few months ago, MV Taiwan commissioned builder Winston Yeh to work his magic on the Brutale 800 RR, and the controversial ‘Ballistic Trident’ was born. And now we have ‘Guerilla Tre,’ a street scrambler based on …

Motorcycles

Effeffe Berlinetta

Inspired by Italian racers of the 1950s and 60s, this brand-new car looks and drives like few automobiles on the road today. The two brothers behind …

Alfa Romeo

2017 Ford GT: An All-American Supercar! - Ignition Ep. 175

PRIMETIME - Watchmaking in the News - Summer Edition

Aston Martin Vulcan gains AMR Pro upgrade

Tom Wiltshire 29 Jun 2017 Aston Martin has chosen Goodwood as the venue to display the latest creation built under its AMR Pro brand – an upgrade …

Autos

Absolute Perfektion: Honda GB500 cafe racer by 271 Design

I remember the first time I clapped eyes on a Honda GB500 TT, about ten years ago. It was a pristine mid-80s model with a black tank, parked outside a garage in the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. I had absolutely no idea what it was, but was instantly smitten.<p>German designer Oliver …

Motorcycles

Carpe Diem By Agenhor And HEAD For Only Watch 2017 Is The Very First AgenGraphe Chronograph Delivered And The Only Agenhor-Branded Watch | Quill & Pad

by Ian Skellern<p>Regular Quill & Pad readers may know that earlier this year − February 20, 2017 to be exact − we broke the news of a revolutionary new …

Watches

Thumper Love: Capêlo’s Garage x Elemental Rides SR400

The mighty Yamaha SR400 is making its last stand. While you can still buy a brand new SR in some countries for now, stricter emissions laws have signaled the end for the air-cooled single.<p>Don’t fret though—they’re notoriously reliable little thumpers, so we’re bound to see them on the road for …

Motorcycles

One-off Lamborghini Aventador S stars at Goodwood 2017

Louis Frankel 30 Jun 2017As we all know, manufactures from all areas of the industry look to use the Goodwood Festival of Speed as opportunity to …

Sports Cars

Hands-On: The Parmigiani Fleurier Ovale Tourbillon

The Parmigiani Fleurier Ovale Tourbillon (in the version you see here) has been out for several years now, but this is the first chance I've had to …

Watches

BAC brings aerodynamic color to its "Art Car" Mono

In a world of big-bodied sedans and SUVs, the light, minimalist BAC Mono is a standout piece of art in itself. As it turns out, it also makes an …

Supercars

Wood You? Monnom Custom’s Honda CB350 Cafe Racer

Quite a few wood-adorned bikes drop into our inbox these days, but few make it online. It’s an effect that can go so wrong, so easily—but if you can combine craftsmanship with restraint <i>and</i> good taste, the results are spectacular.<p>Iowa-based Mike Gustafson is a furniture designer by trade, so he …

Motorcycles

Aston Martin DB11 V8 revealed - new entry-level GT will use AMG V8 engine

Aston Martin is expanding the DB11 range, supplementing the current model with a new V8-engined version. The new engine is part of Aston Martin's …

Trucks