Archive for ‘60’s’

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.

November 1, 2021

No Tail

Manx Norton

– the lines of this legendary bike are well defined in another card from yesterday’s post subject.

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!

October 6, 2021

Triton

Graphite Gem

– marvelous study in pencil of a classic Norton Triumph hybrid. Nice balance of fine detail and faded edges.

October 4, 2021

Alpine meadow

The Swiss border is this way

– let’s enjoy the King of Cool from a legendary scene in The Great Escape as he readies for the fence jump.

September 20, 2021

Parked on a corner

Williams Bay WI

Like some desolate sun bleached scene from a Sam Peckinpah film.

August 26, 2021

Cup of Joe

C’mon folks! Weekend is almost here…

.. we can make it!

August 12, 2021

Green DeLuxe

Alive & Kickin’!

– more rugged undertakings, as seems to have been the theme this week, with a purposeful alleyway machine. The whiff of green contrasts pleasantly with the gritty red brick wall behind.

August 11, 2021

No Cars

Modern Take

– cleaner than a clock; a rather splendid oil-in-frame Triumph with ruby tank and polished cases. The light bronze frame is a special touch.

August 10, 2021

Go for Mud!

Scrambler

– knobbly boots ready to stroll along a country hedgerow. Chasing the hare.