Archive for February, 2020

February 16, 2020

Whitworth Thread

Nut ‘n’ Bolt | an ingenious diminutive sculpture from the artisans at Brown Dog Welding. The combination of nuts, bolts, screws, chain-links, and metal off-cuts are assembled to create the distinctive lines of a Triumph Scrambler.

February 15, 2020

Yellow Background | Bonneville graphic

February 14, 2020

Red Motorcycle of Love

Be my Valentine!

February 13, 2020

Snowy

Hergé Jeudi | profitez du plaisir de conduire un side-car jaune dans les rues de paris par des policiers avec votre chien de compagnie.

February 12, 2020

Taggart!

Banned! Before 2000AD there was Action comic which first came out in early 1976. Due to the grisly nature of the storylines and illustration it was receiving bad press by late ’77. By that time Judge Dredd and his future brutal police state had become more popular and a dystopian hooligan theme was fading away. Pat Mills and John Wagner cut their teeth on this and the Mary Whitehouse PC crowd. Death Game 1999 – which later became a tamed down Spinball was rugby on bikes ridden by hardened criminals…

February 10, 2020

Der Grier

Vulture Sculpture: at Tohono Chul Gardens, Tucson AZ (courtesy of Bob Blythe)

February 9, 2020

Oi!

Rockers! Evocative photography of a ton-up boy taking off on his cafe’d ride. (The photo is actually a contemporary scene made to look period: the swing arm of the bike to the rear left has a hefty tire and matching swingarm)

February 8, 2020

Philoe Beddoe

“Right Turn Clyde” – a lazy Saturday afternoon film from the late seventies: Any which way but loose. A Clint Eastwood adventure about as deep as a dried up creek. The Black Widows biker gang haul around on a variety of choppers including a long legged Triumph ridden by horned Dallas.

February 7, 2020

Get the wind in your face!

Puppy Life!

February 6, 2020

Made in England

Paper Dart Avian | the Thunderbird name logo used by Triumph since the fifties was devised by Edward Turner whilst traveling between the UK and the Marques operations in the States.

February 5, 2020

Lust for Life

He’s Spartacus! One of the legends from the golden age of movies, Kirk Douglas, died today at the grand age of 103. His memorable roles were always played with gusto and energy. My favorite film of his growing up was The Vikings.

February 4, 2020

Point of View

Filming the Impossible | back in the day trying to capture the thrills of the road one had to mount considerable weighty cameras to yer bounce. Here’s Graham Hill and Steve McQueen loaded up with the old analogue contraptions that ran old school film stock. Now we have miniature lightweight high definition cameras to accomplish this. So I bought myself a new toy…

February 3, 2020

Acid Days

Born to be Wild | Keyboardist of Californian band Steppenwolf Goldie McJohn sits on a BSA Rocket 3 whilst American Recording Studio producer Richie Polodor looks on from his Jeep. Polodor was producer for Three Dog Night who had hits such as a #1 cover of Eric Burden’s Mama told me (not to come).

February 2, 2020

First Ride of the Year

Groundhog Day | temperatures reached the low fifties today with a blue sky overhead. Even though there were patches of snow around it was decided to take the Tiger out for a ride nonetheless . The roads were particularly quiet and a good breakfast was eaten at Emily’s Diner in Zion.

February 1, 2020

Piston Power

Nice Legs, Shame about the Face! Engineering prowess displayed on an outside shin next to its inspiration. If you held the bare leg against the hot engine it would brand the iconic ‘gin onto the inside shin…