Archive for August, 2010

Minichamps Jenson Button Brawn GP Brazilian Grand Prix 2009

AKA - Anatomy of a Brazilian

Okay, so it might seem a silly title, but we thought we’d make a quick blog post on Minichamps’ forthcoming 1:18 and 1:43 scale replicas of Jenson Button’s 2009 Brawn GP from last season’s Brazilian Grand Prix. The main question we have been asked is, “What’s the difference between this and the original release?”. Well, let us explain… Read the rest of this entry »

As I write this, I can hear one-piece leathered, sports bike riders choking on their burgers and chips: “What’s he on? Is he havin’ a larf? He’s a nutter!”

Well, let me make my case but, before I do, I wanted to get a few things straight. I have never worn a pair of slippers and I don’t smoke a pipe. Over the last 25 years, I’ve owned just about every make and style of bike around. I’m no Valentino Rossi, but I used to lap the full Donington circuit on a 600 in comfortably under two minutes. I’ve done every level of the Cricklewood Cornering School. I have ridden coast to coast in the States, all over Europe, around Australia, followed the route of the Baja1000, crested dunes in the Sahara and have, on more than one occasion, ridden to Italy and back for a long weekend just to watch a Moto GP round. That is to say, I reckon I’m a proper biker. Read the rest of this entry »

The Roof Boxer V8 Suzuka helmet from Roof is a fantastic new addition to the Roof Boxer V8 range. The Boxer V8 helmet has been certified as both a full face helmet and an open face jet helmet offering you excellent adaptability for all your riding needs, whether you are nipping around town or riding a longer commute. You have all the benefits of a full face helmet but the freedom and comfort of an open face helmet when required.

The Roof Boxer V8 helmet is a greatly improved version of its predecessor the Boxer V, which some found had an awkward chin bar system which could catch on the visor. With the Boxer V8 the visor can be moved freely, no matter where the chin guard is positioned .

The Boxer V8 Suzuka has the following features…

  • Fibreglass shell
  • Injected 50% solar, anti-scratch and anti-fog treated visor
  • Removable and adjustable cheek pads
  • Removable and washable inner lining
  • Venturi upper vents
  • Permanent and adjustable front vents
  • Roof automatic buckle chinstrap
  • CE approved and Sharp 4 star rated

Buy the Roof Boxer V8 Suzuka online at Grand Prix Legends with free UK delivery and returns.

Other Boxer V8 helmets in the Roof range include…

The long awaited diecast model of the orange Koenigsegg CCX by AUTOart is finally here. And was it worth the wait? Well we think so.

Last year we received the first AUTOart Koenigsegg model in black followed by the silver version earlier this year. We are delighted that the orange version is now here and we think orange is a particularly fitting colour for the Koenigsegg. It is a supercar after all, and isn’t supposed to be subtle.

The AUTOart Koenigsegg CCX diecast model is, as you would expect, a totally faithful replica. It features the unique vertically-opening doors and the removable roof which can be stowed under the front bonnet, as on the real car. Under the bonnet and boot lids, as well as in the cockpit, you get similar attention to detail with a lot of carbon-fibre effect trim and nice touches like proper webbed seat belts.

Other impressive details in this model include Koenigsegg branded brake calipers, photo-etched front grills and probably most impressively, a perfect recreation of the unique door swivel mechanism.

One nice touch with this model is that in the box there’s a booklet all about the CCX, complete with an individually numbered certificate of authenticity.

The bottom line here is that if you’re a supercar fan and love cars like the Enzo, the Veyron and the Reventon, you’re not going to be disappointed with AUTOart’s Koenigsegg.

Buy the AUTOart Koenigsegg CCX 1:18 diecast model in orange here.

Our fantastic Summer T-shirt sale has started at Grand Prix Legends. For a limited time only you can find some great bargains on T-shirts in F1 merchandise ranges and leisurewear ranges including Mercedes GP, Ferrari, Red Bull, Grin Factor, Norton, Schott, Barbour, Fox, Classic Bike Collection, Onfire and many more.

Our logic was simple. In the Summer, it’s hot. When it’s hot, people wear T-shirts. Therefore, we will slash the prices of our T-shirts on the site. With some T-shirts discounted by up to 50% you can be sure to grab yourself a bargain in the Grand Prix Legends Summer T-shirt sale.

Some of our favourite items include the Michael Schumacher Mercedes GP T-shirt in mens’, ladies’ and children’s versions which are fantastic quality Henri Lloyd T-shirts with embroidered logos, the Classic Bike vintage Matchless T-shirt which has a washed finish and screen printed classic logo across the chest and the Schott Bros Trade Mark T-shirt in red which is a fantastic quality T-shirt with distressed effect printed Schott logo across the chest. View all T-shirts in the Grand Prix Legends Summer T-shirt sale here.

Grand Prix Legends Summer T-shirt Sale

Grand Prix Legends Summer T-shirt Sale

Grand Prix Legends are delighted to be able to take this opportunity to advertise a magnificent motorcycle safety and demonstration day coming up in September. The event is called Ride It Right, and will be staged at Haslemere Fire Station in Surrey. You will get the opportunity to watch and listen to an array of demonstrations covering all aspects of road safety and accident managment techniques.

For full details on this superb event, please visit the website here.

The Event :

Sunday 19th September 2010 - 10am to 4pm

Haslemere Community Fire Station
West Street
Haslemere
Surrey
GU27 2AP

Click here to find on Google Maps

Ride It Right

Ride It Right