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Gdansk is the first in a series of medieval giants. Inspired by the artwork of Jakub Rózalski. Visit Oats Studios’ site and take a look around. As a matter of fact, Gdansk is best viewed there. We are led to … Continue reading
This musket, and variants, were used by the British Army from the early 1700s until the 1800s. Please note, the cartridge would have contained the musket ball. It was not put in separately. To load and fire the flintlock musket … Continue reading
This shit blew our minds ten years ago.
The original 4×4 utility vehicle by Jeep. First manufactured during World War II, it evolved post-war into the civilian Jeep CJ, and inspired both an entire category of recreational 4WDs and several generations of military light utility vehicles. Today, it … Continue reading
The Mustang through the years. Notice how quiet the 1974 model was.
An old steam locomotive hauls a modern freight load consisting of 143 cars around a bend where it meets its modern counterpart going the other way.
An IBM commercial from 1986. The tech seems primitive by today’s standards, but the lady, in her present state, would fit right in today. Estimate her age and then add 30 years for her presence in the present. I’d say … Continue reading
A video comparing the Flintlocks to Matchlocks and Percussion Caps, and a regular 12 bore. Also pictures and normal speed footage of each.
Still the only car to travel faster than the speed of sound 15th October 2017, marks the 20th anniversary of the Thrust SSC team setting the World Land Speed Record of 763.035mph – making it the first and only car … Continue reading
[Recorded: July 23, 2012] In development with Microsoft Research, CHM produced this video of Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine #2 (no longer on display). Relax and let someone else do the cranking.
Movie follows the Soviet dictator’s last days and depicts the chaos of the regime after his death. Biography, drama and comedy. Michael Palin plays Vyacheslav Molotov, inventor of the gasoline cocktail.
Jay Leno’s Garage Jay demonstrates the power and engineering of the 1390 hp, Merlin 1650-1 engine that was the heart of the P-51 Mustangs and the Lancaster bombers in World War II. [19:50] Video link.
Muscle Car of the Week 1970 Chevelle SS LS6 454s are like the playground bullies of the Muscle Car world. They are big and powerful, and they can back up the attitude with a 450 HP bullet under the hood. … Continue reading
The good old, reliable, hammer shield.
An episode of My Classic Car, where Dennis Gage and ‘stache head to Frackville, PA to check out the private collection of Jack Rich Sr. [15:37] If you have time for some more history… Dennis meets Leno in his Room … Continue reading