Archive for ‘50’s’

January 4, 2022

Oil City Oler

Beeza!

– Olive Oler, the first woman to be seen riding her BSA motorcycle around Casper WY 1343 S. McKinley St., 1956 . A nice A7 Shooting Star

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!

September 11, 2021

Red Molly

My hats off to you!

– nothing like the thunderous roar of the Vincent Twin. Not even the cacophony of an HD comes near. Pure engineering.

September 8, 2021

Tiger Lady

– some Tiger owner took a photo of their grandmother after a ride and added an older snap of her in younger days with a Royal Enfield 125 nearly 70 years prior.

August 13, 2021

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Street Comet

– old pic from a bygone era. Vincent owner sits proudly with a lucky young lad on the corner of Brevitt Road and Wanderers Avenue in the Midland city of Wolverhampton. The penny loafers with trousers tucked into the socks are quite a look. Probably just going to pop down to get some milk for the tea…

July 28, 2021

Paired to Perfection

Let’s have Fun out there folks!

– what a cute couple getting ready for two-wheeled adventure. Let’s go hun!

July 13, 2021

Cherry on the Top

Seein’ Red

– typically the Vincent is finished in gloss black, but this one has been painted fire engine red. It sets the engine off very well. Like emergency vehicles I bet this would part traffic.

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 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 21, 2021

Captain Britain

Chopper

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

April 6, 2021

Lepus ssp.

Hare Rider

– lovely pencil illustration by artist Benedicte Waryn of a pre-unit Triumph chopper with a “hare-brained” owner. So much to like about the detailed drawing: from the clothing; to the custom bike; and the lush fur of the hare’s head.

March 29, 2021

Fast Bloke

Geoff Duke (1923-2015)

– Top rated TT racer from the Merseyside region, Geoff had multiple wins road racing in the mid C20th. Here’s a photo at the ‘52 Assen GP where he took victory on this 350 Norton featherbed machine. Geoff would have been 98 today.

March 23, 2021

Scrapyard Cat

– More imagery from Sunday’s ride.

March 22, 2021

JEEP

A certain point of view

– old forest service trucks were lined up at the Russell Road Military Museum under the Spring sun; their paint was faded and cracked, instrumentation spare and efficient.

March 3, 2021

Black ‘n’ White

& Red all over

– what a glorious looking beast. Like a hot coal blistering through the atmosphere this Vincent is a searing bullet of horse power. Bloody hell it looks sharp!