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The Hercules Cannon

This giant cannon was cast by the Flemish master gunmaker Remy de Halut* at his foundry in Mechelen, in 1547. The Hercules cannon (El Cañón Hercules) is an extra long culverin – a ‘Royal or Double culverin’ – designed for long range destruction. Its 4.17m (13½ ft)...

Pole to Pole in an Electric Vehicle

If you’ve ever suffered from ‘range anxiety’ in an electric vehicle (EV), think what British adventurer Chris Ramsey is about to experience on this epic car journey. Next year, he plans to drive a Nissan Ariya e-4ORCE from the magnetic North Pole to the South Pole. I...

Ducati factory tours are restarting

Ducati is preparing to welcome its fans again at its Borgo Panigale motorcycle factory and museum outside Bologna, Italy. Visits to the museum and tours of the factory will start on 21st April. During the pandemic, tours and museum visits have been limited. Now, the Ducati Museum...

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