Archive for November, 2014

November 7, 2014

The It Girl

A fashion shoot where cool meets beauty atop a Triumph. Jean Shrimpton the original supermodel celebrates her 72nd birthday today. Here is an image from a February ’65 Harpers Bazaar with Steve.

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Photography by Richard Avedon. “Set your Nikon to 1/125th and f1.4 and smile baby, smile!

November 6, 2014

Between the muckle Cheviot & the North Sea

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Up on Wooler Common in the rolling foothills of The Cheviots. The heather clad upland which was a backdrop to my childhood. Here are members of the Glendale Motorcycle Club out for a romp across the grassy moors. Sometime in the early fifties these lads all seem to have new rides; be they Triumphs, Beezas, Norton’s, Enfield or Matchless. Goggles, caps and great coats seem de rigueur.

November 5, 2014

Warp Factor Five Mr Sulu!

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All bow to the might and power of Team Green: the new roadworthy 1000cc Kawasaki H2 Hyperbike. The latest interstellar rocketship to hit the roads soon.

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It’ll be like riding a two-wheeled fighter jet. Gobbling miles, straights, corners and licenses with nary a blink. Experienced riders ONLY!

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Cagers will see this Sith-Lord faced missile beaming down on them and watch it vanish to a speck ahead. Race bike technology at the finger and toetips of the velocity attendant to rein-in the 200 bhp available from the supercharged inline four.

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The mercurial quicksilver finish appears as a flash under a blue sky. Mirrored visor obligatory.

Dang, I’m spending my lottery ticket winnings like water out of a fire hose…

November 4, 2014

Two for the Money

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’72 Norton Commando Combat 750. Original condition $6,500.

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1970 Triumph Bonneville 650. 100% original $7,500

A couple of prime classics to pick up locally….

Lottery ticket success a requirement…

November 3, 2014

Dragon is my co-pilot

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A suitably sized, thorned and fire-breathing pillion makes a great companion when Norton rode, highway bound. Kids storybook of a moto girl enjoying the open road. A perfect book to teach kids it’s okay to Be Yourself;no matter what that may entail. Roald Dahl would have been proud!

November 2, 2014

..here there be Dragons.

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Keeping in the theme of the weekend, well sort of, here’s a classic pulp fiction book cover. Using master of movie macabre Boris Karloff as promotion these fantasy thrillers jacket art is needed to fulfill the promise of the writings. Cliches aside!
But to run from a fire breathing flying behemoth wearing a haz-mat suit, shooting a laser weapon over your shoulder whilst haring away on a 200cc Triumph Cub…. Good Luck!

November 1, 2014

 Día De Los Muertos

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The annual celebration of those departed when candy skulls and marigold adorn the gravesites of family and friends. Calacas, or skeletal, figurines denote the life of the passed living.

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Though a Mexican tradition it roots stem from precolonialism Aztec culture.