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Coke bottles and Merlins

Why did Merlin engines built in Detroit fail more often than those made in Crewe? Bizarre as it sounds, the answer came from the canteen. David Twohig explains

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One flight only

You don’t usually end up flying aircraft on a car launch but, as Andrew Frankel explains, this was no ordinary launch, nor any ordinary flight

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The fastest rookie on the mountain

Glenn Irwin is the Isle of Man TT’s fastest ever newcomer but, as he tells Stephen Dobie, there’s much more to his life than conquering the mountain

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Go Commando

Norton has risen from the dead once more, and has a new factory and proper backing. But is the renewed Commando any good? Andrew English finds out

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The man from the moon: Part two

Andrew Frankel has always wondered what it's like to walk on the moon. In the second part of his conversation with astronaut Charlie Duke, he asks exactly that

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The man from the moon: Part one

Only twelve people have ever walked on the moon. Today just four remain. Andrew Frankel interviews Charlie Duke and tries not to ask just the obvious questions…

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‘More Woodstock than Wacky Races’

Scared to death, plastered in mud and dust, Joana Fidalgo’s been finding just how much fun she can have on two wheels. Plenty, as it turns out

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Miss Shilling’s orifice

A racer of cars and motorcycles, Tilly Shilling was also a brilliant engineer. Joana Fidalgo reveals her most important – and perhaps simplest – contribution to the war effort

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