Archive for ‘20’s’

December 25, 2022

Artful Dodger

Antipodean Adventurer

Another portrait of Arthur for Les.

December 18, 2022

Arthur

Crimson Cruiser

Māori Moto. Here’s Les Elmer’s renovated ‘29 BSA. Coming up to its centenary in a few years and looking good for it!

December 10, 2022

Springfield born

Hond en Motorfiets

Scout across the veldt. Lovely poster for Indian Motorcycles in the low lying country of Holland. Smashing graphics.

January 24, 2022

Second place. No bad for a first try

TT 1925

Motorcycle racer, engineer and innovator Howard R Davies sits proudly on his sleek powerful 350cc machine. HRD went on to become Vincent and the rest is history.

January 22, 2022

Any color…

… as long as it’s black

– so said Henry Ford. We visited the Model T museum in Richmond Indiana today. A nice display of 30 examples of the original multi purpose vehicle. It was a runabout, speedster, truck, van, snowmobile, ambulance, fire truck, tow truck, touring car. These particular models, ranging from early 1907 models to the latter 20’s versions, were in marvelous condition.

December 28, 2021

Beeza

Like New. A hale ninety year old.

1929 B.S.A. BSA L29 O.H.V.
350cc Single Cylinder 3.49HP

October 19, 2021

Anamosa IA

National Motorcycle Museum

– on our road trip through Iowa we stopped in at this impressive collection of motorcycles. Here is a selection of engines spanning 7 decades. More to follow this week!

January 1, 2021

Another orbit another lap

Board Tracker

Even a Century ago they were whirling breakneck around a circuit in a death defying manner. Just like 2020 huh? We’ll let’s keep the attitude rubber side down for Twenty One!

October 20, 2020

Essex

“Call me Ishmael”

On this day 200 years ago the whaling ship Essex was attacked and sunk by a sperm whale in the middle of the South Pacific. This maritime story gave Herman Melville the idea for his classic novel Moby Dick. This 1928 Brought Superior SS100, also named Moby Dick recently sold for over £500,000. The name was given after Motor Cycling magazine tested it in 1931 and declared it “the fastest privately-owned machine in the world”.

May 13, 2020

Ack, ack, ack

Spinach Power

The sailor-man needs landlubbers transportation so, as depicted with this cast iron tot, he’ll use a moto’sickle.

March 12, 2020

Art Deco

Poster

– imagery by Italian graphic designer, and latter Olivetti chief designer, Marcelo Nizzoli from 1925 for Fabrique National F/N – Belgian arms manufacturers who also built motorcycles. A smooth ride indeed if the pillion lady can put on her lipstick whilst the shadowy rider tears along the lanes of Flanders

November 9, 2019

Combination Campsite

Roughin’ It!

June 10, 2019

I’ll navigate if you drive petal…

Beret | With her serious demeanor looking directly at the camera and his assuredness wearing the cloth cap beret squarely on his head, this couple look as if they’re itching for adventure on the open road.

May 29, 2019

Canvas For a roof

Under a starry sky | Here’s a hint of what I’ll be getting up to this coming weekend… watch this space!

April 20, 2019

Gesamtkunstwerk

bauhaus 100 | 2019 is the centenary of the formation of the influential German design school based in Weimar and later Dessau. As well as founder Walter Gropius and later directors Hannes Meyer and Mies Van der Rohe there were numerous staff and students who were allowed to develop creative talent in the manufacturing arts – .Gesamtkunstwerk (Total work of Art ). Here’s one such alumni Heinrich Brocksieper, who worked on photography, painting and animation, enjoying great German motorrad engineering of the day in front of the workshop block at the Dessau building.

“Heinrich Brocksieper auf seinem Motorrad vor dem Bauhaus Dessau, 1930, Originalfoto 64 x 41 cm © Nachlass Brocksieper, Hagen.”