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      WK Blog

      They don't make things like they used to… but we do!

      So what do all these cars, trucks, bikes, and racing things have to do with a leather goods company?

      Truckers, riders, rodders, and ranchers know what a whiteknuckle experience is, and this is why we say that our line of leather goods and accessories is hot rod and horsepower inspired. Much of our inspiration comes from the design era when things were made differently and well, frankly, better. We can't reproduce the cars of the classic horsepower era but we can make things as they used to be for our line of leather goods and accessories!

      In our blog, you will find a collection of stories, articles, and themes that turn our crank so to speak, and tie into classic design language synonymous with our American-made goods!

      Enjoy!

      The Supercharger: Where and How

      The Supercharger: Where and How

      Superchargers have become commonplace in nearly every type of racing sport as well as every type of race car. Today, you can find superchargers everywhere and they are commonly seen on formula-1, muscle cars, and luxury performance vehicles like the Jaguar F-Pace as well. Now, you may be wondering how superchargers got to be so popular over the years. So here's a brief history to satisfy your curiosity.

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      The History of Muscle Cars

      The History of Muscle Cars

      A Look Back at the American Muscle Car Wars of the 60s and 70s
      Ready to take a leap back in time with us? We're going back to the days when it was all about who had the biggest engine, the fastest car, and the most fans willing to pay for it. We’re talking about the golden age of the muscle car — when bigger was better, and safety standards were still just in diapers.

      Starting in the early 60s  and into the mid 70s, there was an all-out war between the major auto manufacturers. Chevy, Ford, Mopar, AMC, and Studebaker each tried to outperform and outsell the rest. In the process, some of the most memorable production cars ever were created. 

       

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      History of Hillclimbs

      History of Hillclimbs

      Hillclimb motorcycle racing is one of the oldest motorsports in the world, dating all the way back to the early 1900s. Hillclimb racing has garnered a dedicated following over the years and has stayed a very purist sport. There have been no significant changes since its creation and its origins are very interesting. So today, let’s take a trip down memory lane and remember some of the great riders as well as the amazing sport of Hillclimb racing.

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      The History of Peterbilt

      The History of Peterbilt

      Peterbilt trucks are the go-to industry standard when it comes to heavy-duty commercial trucking vehicles. While we love the aesthetics of all big rigs, Peterbilt is a leader in style with its classic designs changing little through the years. Join us today as we explore the history of this storied American company.

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      The History of Baja Racing

      The History of Baja Racing

      Baja California is home to one of the deadliest race in the world, the Baja 1000. While the name of the race may not be very inventive or creative, the race itself is. With few rules and no referees, the race has claimed more lives than any other major sporting event.

      Despite its incredibly dangerous nature, the race has managed to attract people from all walks of life and many different countries. Most people don't realize it, but the Baja 1000 is the biggest off-road racing event in the world. So how did one of the deadliest off-road racing events also turn into one of the most prestigious ones? Well, it all started with Honda looking to flex their new vehicle muscles...

       

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