Archive for April, 2021

April 29, 2021

Appreciation Amplified

Satisfaction Guaranteed

– cool old advertising poster for Triumph. The chap with the cigarette is envious of the motorcycle owner.

April 28, 2021

Prism

“There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact it’s all dark.”

– Pink Floyd’s legendary album reached number 1 on this day in 1973 .

April 27, 2021

Buggy

Dick Mann 1934-2021

One of the greats who passed away yesterday. Winning numerous races in his long career he was considered one of the greatest all-rounders. A two-time AMA Grand National Champion (1963 and ’71) Mann was the first person to win all five disciplines: road racing, short track, TT, quarter-mile and mile flat track. The photo is of him at a blistering pace aboard a BSA Rocket 3. Another photo below shows the triple line up at the Daytona 200 in ‘71 with Don Emde and Mike Hailwood to his far right and immediate right respectively. Mann to first place in that historic race.

April 26, 2021

Fleet Street please

Springfield Missouri

– odd sightings along The Mother Road. An old double decker London bus. It was parked in a food truck court and, if open, would have served Cornish Pasties… shame!

April 25, 2021

Get your kicks…

Rust on Route 66

– we’re now traveling through Missouri along the old cross country driving road. Occasionally an old American car peeps out from some weeds.

April 24, 2021

Chocks Away

Eureka Springs AR

– an adventurous sort tootling along the historic Main Street of a town that drew late 19th Century Americans to try the healing waters. Now it has fudge shops, t-shirt stores, trinket emporia, among other tourist attractions. Today also had the cacophony of open-piped Harley riders thundering up and down the traffic jammed narrow streets.

April 23, 2021

Countryside thrash anyone?

Shooting Brake Beauty

– a one-off masterpiece in baby blue. This TR6 Triumph was given the estate conversion by some adept owner. Fun? Sure! Practical? Yep! head-turning? Absolutely!

April 22, 2021

More Murals

Bear on a Bicycle

Little Rock AR

April 21, 2021

Captain Britain

Chopper

“Yeah, well, I’m just getting my thing together.”

April 20, 2021

Mural Mutt

Memphian Pup Biker

– exploring the backstreets of Memphis. A series of hound art included this motorcycling dog. Red scarf in the wind.

April 19, 2021

Khaki Cub

Baby Tiger

– what a fun looking little back lane machine. The black rims and army green tank a a superb look.

April 18, 2021

The Great Escape

Heading for the Swiss border

– what better way to escape across the Bavarian countryside than on a rugged tyred Triumph TR6 in German wartime feldgrau. Of course Steve makes it look effortlessly cool.

April 17, 2021

Desert Sunset

Sand as far as the Horizon

April 16, 2021

Calvin & Hobbes

It’s Friday!
April 15, 2021

Moody Moto

Puddles & Cooling Tower

– Urban peril in the form of a repurposed Tiger parked in an Eastend industrial yard under a gloomy sky. Jerry can strapped to the tank and bug-eye headlights create the appearance of an ‘every-day-carry’ tool.