Monthly Archives: December 2013

08/12/2013 – Girdered…..

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So we had a trip down south this weekend, not the most pleasant of journeys we have been on but well worth the appalling slow weekend traffic down the A21.

Good news is that we finally dropped of the OEM Typhoon down at Jake Robbins Vintage Engineering based in Hastings. We only spent a short time in his workshop but suffice to say we were impressed not just by the setup but by the man himself who proved a fountain of knowledge when it comes to not only girder forks but general metal work.

The set of girders being specially made for the Typhoon are based on a small production run of handmade pre war triumph girders. You have to take my word on it but the craftsmanship is astounding and we cannot wait to see the custom set on the Typhoon!

Jake and his son are another example of fine British craftsmanship hidden away on this fair isle.

Check them out here:

Jake Robbins Vintage Engineering

06/12/2013 – Time to layer up….

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Well its that time of the year again, when as each month goes by we add another layer on and you got to keep moving in the workshop to stop freezing up!

To warm us up we thought we would showcase some of the shots from the soon to be released Bulldog build. Captured above are two fantastic examples of craftsmanship, the first being some fantastic gloves from the good people at 78 Motor Co. and the second being a vintage watch (we cant remember what exactly) lent to us from Watches Of Knightbridge.

The gloves were soft and supple and looked amazing, espieally tied in with a fantastic timepiece which turned out to be far more reasonable than any of the watches we saw at the Saatchi gallery!

Check them both out here:

78 Motor co.

Watches of Knightsbridge