John Denman Dean - known to everyone as 'Jack Dean' - was many things: engineer, racing driver, entrepreneur, writer and inventor of the original Denman styling brush.
Originally from Northern Ireland, he travelled all over the world drawing inspiration and ideas from his many adventures. His pioneering spirit is reflected in this new range of gentlemen's grooming products formulated using exotic and exciting fragrances from across the globe.
The Jack Dean collection is a complete styling system formulated to cleanse, condition and style the hair. It features classic hair lotions and tonics including Eau de Quinine, Eau de Portugal and American Bay Rum which are the very essence of the golden age of travel and adventure.
The legendary Bentley Blower was based on the 4.5 litre version and built by Henry Tim Birkin as a private venture for racing.
With the distinctive Rootes supercharger mounted in front of the radiator, the cars were fast, thirsty and somewhat unreliable. Whilst not winning a major race, a single seater version held the Brooklands Outer Circuit lap record for two years, achieving over 137 mph.
The Queen Mary was the flagship of the Cunard line and sailed on her maiden voyage on 27 May 1936.
The ultimate in luxury and sophistication, she captured the coveted Blue Riband as well as ferrying Allied soldiers during WWII. Following the war, The Queen Mary was refitted for passenger service and along with The Queen Elizabeth dominated the transatlantic passenger transportation market until the dawn of the jet age in the late 1950s.
The Handley Page H.P.42 and H.P.45 were British four-engine long-range biplane airliners designed to a 1928 Imperial Airways specification by Handley Page of Radlett in Hertfordshire.
Eight aircraft were built, and no lives were lost in civilian service (a record thought to be unique for contemporary aircraft). Incredibly robust and reliable, they were also used by the RAF in WWII.
The handsome Black Shadow was created by Vincent’s chief engineer Phil Irving.
It incorporated many technological innovations such as special front forks, a sprung rear sub-frame, as well as the extensive use of aluminium alloy. Fewer than 1,700 Vincent Black Shadows were made, all of them hand- assembled. Performance was unprecedented at the time as the Black Shadow could easily maintain a constant 100 mph with a top speed of 125 mph.
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