About Cugnot’s Steam Tractor

In 1769 Captain Nicholas Joseph Cugnot, a French army officer who was born in 1725, designed a steam car that was the inspiration for most every automobile made after it. French Minister of War, Etienne-Francois, was part of the reason why this vehicle was produced. This vehicle was often referred to as the “Steamer.”

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Fake vintage cars?

1 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2011

The car above is a real vintage car. I saw this at the 2011 Councours d”Elegance at Pebble Beach. But now that it’s so easy to recreate parts, there are tons of fake vintage cars out there. Check out this story from BusinessWeek and do your research, and you’ll be a lot more careful before opening your wallet on that gorgeous vintage auto someone is trying to peddle. Prices are skyrocketing, but that’s just driving more fakes into the market. Buyer beware!

  

Old School Icon Alliance Project

The best part about an old 3/4 helmet is the look, but the safety aspect leaves a lot to be desired. On the other hand, the best part about a full face helmet is the safety, but they often look our of place on a vintage bike. Do you see the opportunity here? Well so does Icon. Teaming up with Silodrome.com, Icon Motorsports will be creating a full face helmet that has the vintage look you want with the safety your face needs.

Bullz-Eye has a variety of Icon products, including an Alliance helmet, that we will be reviewing in the next week. So stay tuned for both that article, and this new Icon project at Silodrome.com.

With riding season just around the corner, Icon is making sure you can ride in style while making sure you are fully protected.

  

Coming Soon: Harley Davidson 72 and Softail Slim Review

THE NEW SEVENTY-TWO from benedict campbell on Vimeo.

Last week we published an overview of Harley Davidson’s newest bikes, the 72 and the Softail Slim. This week, Bullz-Eye.com will be joining Harley Davidson in Miami to review both of them in person. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @bullzeyedotcom to get up to the minute updates on the trip, and general motorcycle awesomeness. Also, don’t forget to look for the full review on the bikes over on Bullz-Eye.com.

Since we know you can’t wait to see these new bikes in action, click the video above to see what director Benedict Campbell did with the Harley 72.

Stay tuned.

  

ACB: The Great Escape

Blitz R60/2 – The great Escape from Hush on Vimeo.

Since we’re on a bit of a motorcycle tear today, we might as well keep the combo going with footage of some vintage Bavarian machinery in the snow. Titled the “Great Escape,” this clip just shows a trip on an old R60 during the deep winter months. Who says you can’t ride in the snow?

  

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