Archive for June, 2018

June 15, 2018

Girl Power

Incredibles – the latest offering from Pixar has Elastigirl returns as the main superhero protagonist. In this outing she’s given transportation in the form of the elasticycle: an electric powered bike with fast lines that I’m sure will be realized before we know it. Actress Holly Hunter voices the matriarch of this superpowered family.

June 14, 2018

Rovers Return

Corrie Bonnie – leather clad actor and 1970’s children’s television presenter Derek Griffith is looking calm and collected perched aside this classic Triumph. The setting is Coronation Street, location of the long, long running kitchen-sink soap opera.

June 13, 2018

Time Changes Everything

Far from the Madding Crowd – another Tom Hardy but this time the brutish actor, not the novelist from South West England. He’s happy to be surly next to a modern Triumph Scrambler. Photo from tomhardy.org

June 12, 2018

Charles Bronson? Who?

Max is Mad – actor Tom Hardy always gives an outstanding performance to whatever role he’s portraying. Sometimes with nary a gruffly spoken line or the smallest of a glint in his eye; but you can always tell he gives all making any of his movies very watchable. But he’s looking pretty stoked in this selfie with a perdy lookin’ Triumph Thruxton behind him.

June 11, 2018

Wrestlemania

Between a Rock & a Hard Place – former wrestler and current blockbuster action movie hero Dwayne Johnson gives the camera a surly stare down whilst astride the appropriately sized Triumph Rocket Three. All 2300cc of engine needed to haul the big part Samoan along the highway.

June 10, 2018

Incline Inclination

‘Frisco Cool – as the weekend draws to a close let’s chill out with a spot-on photo of Steve McQueen scooting up the hills inThe City by the Bay. From his sharp attire this was taken during the filming of the classic movie Bullitt.

“Shotgun and a backup man. Professionals.” Frank Bullitt
June 9, 2018

Swedish Vigilante

Trouble with a capital T that rhymes with Tattoo – Stieg Larsson’s protagonist tough punk gal motorcycle riding, leather clad hacker Lisbeth Salander’s latest outing will be portrayed by Claire Foy. Fresh from her solid role as a youthful Queen Elizabeth she turns 180 to be another Liz; but this time one steeped in badassery. The cafe’d Honda from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is replaced by a more than capable Ducati Monster in The Girl in the Spiders Web. Release date: November 9

June 8, 2018

The Road less traveled

To Feed a Soul

“Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life ― and travel ― leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks ― on your body or on your heart ― are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt.” Anthony Bourdain 1955-2018

June 8, 2018

The Three Amigas

Louche Ladies – a gang hits the highway spearheaded by the gals who blaze the biker trail lookin’ for trouble. Period machines, from left to right, look like a Triumph, Harley Davidson Sportster and Norton. Wide american handlebars ensure a fist-punch pose.

photo found by my father.

June 7, 2018

He Is The Law!

Dredd – Forget the Stallone Dredd; the one to watch is with Karl Urban, who gave his all to the lantern jawed, growling lawman of Mega City One in the 2012 Film. Here the antipodean actor looks quite at home on his caféd Bonneville. He’s also 46 today.

June 6, 2018

Operation Neptune

D-Day June 6th 1944 saw the landing of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force along the Normandy coastline. The beachhead that saw the beginning of the invasion of mainland Europe to free its people from the clutches of Nazi occupation.

This Triumph mage shows some dispatch riders disembarking from a Landing Craft Tank LST with their Matchless G3/L’s onto one of the beaches. Everyone arrived with wet feet and many under a hail of bullets.

June 5, 2018

Cinnéide

June 5 1968 – Senator Robert ‘Bobby’ Kennedy was shot on the campaign trail for President of the United States. Just five years after his brother Jack, and two short months after Rights activist Martin Luther King. The event rang an ominous peal in the events of ’68 which saw the country turn on itself in political, social, civil, and military turmoil. He was a beacon of a bright future that the US so desperately needed.

Here someone had created chopper art with RFK gunning a double vee-twin drag bike named after his wife Ethel.

I have an idea for a novel: Jack & Bobby weren’t assassinated, the moon landings continued, Vietnam was a short military skirmish, John Jr is current a President and the Soviet Union is still in place… that’s the alternative historical context.. I just need a seed for a storyline…

June 4, 2018

Seedy Selection

Choices (Part 2) – the Swiss Army like Tiger 800 which is a Do-it-all machine or the burly second generation Speed Triple the Muscle from East Leicestershire. Any color as long as it’s black!

June 3, 2018

Choices

A or B – a modern retro such as the Thruxton, or the practical distance tool like the Trophy.

June 2, 2018

Dog Rider

Hound – it takes a canine nose to enjoy the fast winds from a moving vehicle. Especially if it’s a cafe racer. Be-goggled pup smiles and wags their tail to promote speed conjuring components.