Archive for ‘60’s’

September 5, 2022

Monday Monday

Mama

– Cass Elliot taking on a sixties vibe with a racing green ‘68 Norton Commando. She was the voice of a generation as the youth enjoyed free love and a soundtrack to match.

July 23, 2022

Orange Utility

The Thing

Volkswagen’s response to the US Jeep and UK’s Land Rover was this lightweight version. The Type 181 is the military version of its 2WD lineup.

July 11, 2022

Robbie Baby

Big Red

This evening’s Dick Van Dyke show was the episode when Rob Petrie brings home a motorcycle. Laura isn’t too happy; but he puts on the leather jacket given to him from Buddy and Sally and heads out onto the road. Sixties sitcom hilarity ensues.

Hardly Davidson

The bike used was a 50cc step through cycle based on many a European scooter of the day.

July 10, 2022

Aad bikes ’n’ stuff

Morries Place

A visit to the premier classic British motorcycle shop in northern Illiniois was also included in the agenda. Always a treat to look over the various items parked shoulder to shoulder in the main display area. The workshop was so busy that bikes awaiting service and restoration work were stood outside.

June 10, 2022

Headboard

Poster Bed

– graphic image on the wall in one of the bedrooms at a MidCentury home we stayed at this week. Colorful and swift.

March 4, 2022

Number One

Jim Clark

He would have been 86 today. Sadly we lost him when he was just 32.

February 23, 2022

Olive Rudge

Arthur’s other ‘alf

– actress Anna Karen, known for her role in late 60’s sitcom On The Buses, passed away aged 85. Thick glasses, unattractive wig and extra padding gave her a dowdy look in her frustrated marriage to Arthur.

February 4, 2022

X, Y & Z

3D

– with a station wagon and sports car in the garage, why not add a motorcycle?

January 31, 2022

Enter to Win

Florida Competition

– fill out the form and drop it in to your local Triumph dealer. Cool pencil drawing .

January 16, 2022

What was old is now new

The return of the star

– An Indian motorcycle manufacturer is rereleasing a couple of BSA models with echoes of classic bikes from the past. Both 650 singles, one is based on the Gold Star; the other more dirt oriented. I’d take either!

January 8, 2022

Wild Angel

– One of the “New Hollywood” directors from the seventies, Peter Bogdanovich, passed away this week aged 82. His first foray into movies was as an assistant director under Roger Corman in Wild Angels. A pivotal film that set the scene for what was to come. I’ve always got time to watch his first directorial debut triplet: The Picture Show; What’s up Doc? And Paper Moon. here he looks on as Corman discusses a scene with Peter Fonda.

January 2, 2022

Brigitte Bardot looks down

Upon a Rocket Gold Star

– Antique bike; ceramics in tall display case; bronze cat; and Terry O’Neill photograph.

December 30, 2021

Tigers Throne

Tabby Triumph

– some curious whiskered chap enjoying the saddle prospect from a late sixties T100 Tiger.

December 24, 2021

“Je t’aime… moi non plus”

– Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin were the it couple in the late Sixties. As his chanteuse, Jane sang and acted is many of his songs and films.

December 23, 2021

Pygar rides

Barbarella pillion

– John Philip Law and Jane Fonda running around on a period Norton in the late Sixties.