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E.J. Potter is a notorious tinkerer, racer and all-around lunatic that came to be known as the “Michigan Madman” because he liked to put Chevy V8 engines into motorcycle frames. One of his creations, the 1971 EJ Potter Chevrolet V8 “Widowmaker” Dragbike, recently went up for auction at Bonhams. It didn’t meet reserve when it crossed the block, so you still have a chance to own it. Widowmaker 7 has a Chevy small-block 350cid V8 with Crane gear-driven roller cam and rockers, Brodix aluminum heads, forged pistons, Vertex Len Hughes-built magneto and Kinsler-rebuilt Hilborn fuel injection. Put all those things together and you get a unique dragbike that set the record for world’s fastest motorcycle in 1973, as verified by Guinness. This is one hell of a motorcycle.

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We pride ourselves on being able to tackle problems and jigsaw puzzles like everyone else–from the edge pieces in. That’s a little more difficult when it comes to thousand piece adventures like the Moon puzzle you see here. In is out, out is in, and there’s an entire quadrant of almost fully gray pieces that depict the lunar surface, but all of that just adds to the productive difficulty you’ll experience when you’re assembling this jigsaw version of modern history. As they tell it, “July 16, 2019 marked the 50 year anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch – the historic mission to the Moon where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first of humankind to set foot on the Moon. Our Moon puzzle celebrates this momentous achievement and will challenge and delight puzzle solvers everywhere.”