Archive for February, 2023

February 28, 2023

Black ‘n’ White

February Flier

Spotted by Dean yesterday in Chicago. A slight warm-up sees this rider out and about on a nicely fettled Bonneville. Short pipes and wide wire laced wheels are the business. Bud needs a lid to replace his baseball cap.

February 27, 2023

Man Activated by Compu-puncture Hyperpower

John Probe

A direct ripoff of the Six Million Dollar Man was introduced in 2000AD. A secret agent with computer brain implants strengthened by acupuncture. Wizard boffins in MI6! Here he chases a terrorist riding a Triumph Trident. Hmm, the belligerent is firing the Uzi with his throttle hand.

February 26, 2023


Comic Creation

46 years ago today this published collection of futuristic stories burst onto the newsagents shelves. I was just 6 at the time but the fabulous artwork was an amazing feature that I loved looking at. Dan Dare, Flesh, Invasion, MACH 1, and the Harlem Heroes. Joined by Judge Dredd in Prog 2. I still have the early profs; now threadbare after numerous readings.

February 24, 2023

Long Legged

Capt’n Blighty

Some special treatment to this Triumph. The Acme custom parts catalogue was ransacked to fettle this beauty. Of its time.

February 23, 2023

Double espresso venti

English Graffiti

Gotta love this Triumph Thruxton! Their Colombian bean cafe racer. The promotional photos taken in LA give it the urban looks it deserves.

February 22, 2023

Pen & Wash


Steam Driven Car – aka Das Kleine Wunder — “the little marvel”. Not my work but of an I’ll that I a drawn to (excuse the pun!)

February 19, 2023

February frolics

El Tigre awakens

With the temperatures in the mid fifties I decided to grab a quick spin up north through the Skokie lagoons. Nice to be in the saddle and running along at a healthy clip through the trees. Certainly cobweb clearing activity.

February 18, 2023


Triton in pencil

Glorious drawing by artist Colin Murdoch of this classic cafe racer borne from a Triumph pre-unit engine married to a Norton featherbed frame.

February 17, 2023


Sidesaddle Elegance

Another photo of the gorgeous Ms Welch being taken care of by local motorcycle gendarmerie at the ‘66 Cannes film festival.

February 15, 2023

One Million Years

The Fantastic Voyage

One of the twentieth century’s sex symbols, Raquel Welch, passed away today aged 82. Known for her furry bikini outfit that she wore in One Million Years BC then featured on a poster adorning many teenage boys walls – later used to cover Andy Dufresne’s cell wall escape hole. “Time and Pressure”. She’s looking darn purdy on this vintage motorcycle.

February 14, 2023

Heart and Soul

Happy Valentine

Lo! Young we are and yet have stood
like planted hearts in the great Sun
of Love so long (as two fair trees
in woodland or in open dale
stand utterly entwined and breathe
the airs and suck the very light
together) that we have become
as one, deep rooted in the soil
of Life and tangled in the sweet growth.

JRR Tolkien

February 13, 2023

House Chores

Accruing Points

“Mid sixties and no”

February 12, 2023

Big Greet Caddy

When boats roamed the roads.

Wa introduced to a friends old car last evening. Tucked away in a nice garage space in the suburbs of the Twin Cities. Pulling the dust cover back revealed a large American car from the early seventies. A behemoth of a convertible with massive 8.2liter v10 engine. Long trunk and matching interior. I was told it rides as smooth as a cloud.

February 10, 2023

Hope Springs Eternal

Bob’s yer uncle

USO favorite Bob Hope looking smart on this well-travelled BSA with a lady friend- approximately 1950 so he’s well into the series of Road to… films with co-star Bing Crosby. Signs on the bike refer to riding 101 through the Redwood forested Mendocino County.

February 8, 2023

The Boy who wanted to Fly


Street artist from the Pilsen neighborhood in Chicago had a show on at the Elmhurst Art Museum. His street graffiti style depicts a youth with bird mask, a person who is able to find or escape to their freedom by placing them in a different reality. Here’s a canvas of him cruising on a low rider.