Saturday, June 24, 2017

Tomahawks

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These above spike tomahawks are made by White Wolf from 1020 with a steel bit forge welded in. Handles are hickory, oak, ash, osage orange and curly maple. 

A tomahawk is a type of single-handed axe from North America, traditionally resembling a hatchet with a straight shaft. The name came into the English language in the 17th century as an adaptation of the Powhatan (Virginian Algonquian) word. Tomahawks were general purpose tools used by Native Americans and European colonials alike, and often employed as a hand-to-hand or a thrown weapon. The metal tomahawk heads were originally based on a Royal Navy boarding axe and used as a trade-item with Native Americans for food and other provisions.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible

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Year: 1967 - VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 124677N253554 - Mileage: 1,928 
Make: Chevrolet - Sub Model: SS - Model: Camaro 
Exterior Color: Tuxedo Black - Interior Color: Black 
Trim: SS Convertible - Number of Cylinders: 8 - Engine: 350ci 
Transmission: M35 Powerglide Automatic - Drive Type: RWD Vehicle

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Unbranded
















Sixteen mustangs, four men, one dream: to ride border to border, Mexico to Canada, up the spine of the American West. The documentary tracks four fresh-out-of-college buddies as they take on wild mustangs to be their trusted mounts, and set out on the adventure of a lifetime. Their wildness of spirit, in both man and horse, is quickly dwarfed by the wilderness they must navigate: a 3000-mile gauntlet that is equally indescribable and unforgiving.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Eurocopter EC725 Caracal

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The Eurocopter EC725 Caracal (also named Super Cougar), now called Airbus Helicopters H225M, is a long-range tactical transport military helicopter developed from the Eurocopter AS532 Cougar for military use. It is a twin-engined aircraft and can carry up to 29 seated troops along with two crew, depending on customer configuration. The helicopter is marketed for troop transport, casualty evacuation, and combat search and rescue duties, and is similar to the civilian EC225.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

1975 XR 750

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All pictures © Phil Aynsley Photography

With the AMA rule changes introduced in 1969 the Harley Davidson KR became obsolete. The XR was introduced in 1970 and went on to become the most successful model in AMA history. Originally fitted with cast iron heads, a redesign in 1972 saw an all alloy motor with a revised bore/stroke. 82hp at 7,700rpm. Dry weight 134kg. Top speed 185kph. This a 1975 model and has been restored to the specification it finished its racing career. The frame, motor, wheels & tank are original. Aftermarket parts include: Bills exhaust system, Carl Patrick clutch & primary cover, 38mm Mikuni flat slide carburettors, Kawasaki steering damper, Steve Storz rear brake, triple clamps and motor tuning. The seat is also aftermarket. Photographed in Orange County, California. USA. 2016.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Reliance

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Reliance was the 1903 America's Cup defender, the fourth defender from the famous designer Nat Herreshoff, and reportedly the largest gaff-rigged cutter ever built. Reliance was designed to take full advantage of the Seawanhaka '90-foot' rating rule and was regarded as a "racing freak", suitable only for use in certain conditions. The 1903 America's Cup was the last to be raced according to the Seawanhaka rule.



Her design took advantage of a loophole in the Seawanhaka '90-foot' rating rule, to produce a racing yacht with long overhangs at each end, so that when heeled over, her waterline length (and therefore her speed) increased dramatically. Reliance in drydock To save weight, she was completely unfinished below deck, with exposed frames. She was the first racing boat to be fitted with winches below decks, in an era when her competitors relied on sheer man-power. Despite this she carried a crew of 64 for racing due to her large sail plan.








From the tip of her bowsprit to the end of her 108-foot (33 m) boom, Reliance measured 201 feet (61 m), and the tip of her mast was 199 feet (61 m) above the water (the height of a 20-story building). Everything else was to an equally gargantuan scale; her spinnaker pole was 84 feet (26 m) long, and her total sail area of 1,501 m2 (16,160 sq ft) was the equivalent of eight 12 meter class yachts. Reliance was built for one purpose: to successfully defend the America's Cup. Call the boat a freak, anything you like, but we cannot handicap ourselves, even if our boat is only fit for the junk heap the day after the race. — Cornelius Vanderbilt







Her racing career was extraordinarily brief – and undefeated. She bested her America's Cup challenger, Sir Thomas Lipton's Shamrock III, designed by William Fife, in all three races, with Shamrock III losing by such a margin in the third that she was forced to retire. Reliance's designer, Nathanael Herreshoff, immediately proposed the Universal rating rule to avoid such extreme, dangerous and expensive vessels, which made Reliance an inadequate contestant in subsequent races. There was much speculation as to whether Reliance's victory was due to the design of the yacht or the skill of Charlie Barr in sailing her.



Lipton himself proposed to allow the two boats to swap crew after the race to decide the matter, but the offer was refused by the owners of Reliance.[5] Her very successful career was short-lived, and she was sold for scrap in 1913. They tell me I have a beautiful boat. I don't want a beautiful boat. What I want is a boat to lift the Cup – a Reliance. Give me a homely boat, the homeliest boat that was ever designed, if she is as fast as Reliance. — Sir Thomas Lipton, after his 1903 defeat