Archive for ‘60’s’

September 23, 2020

King of Tigers

Shere Khan

– From Rudyard Kipling’s well loved stories The Jungle Book a main antagonist is the bengal tiger who is lord over the animals of the tropical forests. The Disney version has the most feline character in a near Hobbes quality.

September 15, 2020

Bud Ekins

“We all wanted to be Steve. Steve wanted to be Bud”
September 11, 2020

Cafe Continental

Coffee Time

– very happy lass stretched over a long low cafe’d Royal Enfield. Sometime in the late sixties.

September 10, 2020

Emma Peel

The Original Avenger

– Dame Diana Rigg (1938-2020) played the original action girl opposite Patrick MacNee’s John Steed in the early sixties British TV show. Other notable characters include Countess Teresa di Vicenzo who became 007 James Bond’s wife; and Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones. But for everyone she’ll always be the catsuited Emma Peel.

August 28, 2020

The Tattooed Lady

Half the Sky

– Friday’s gal Triumph.

August 12, 2020

Neurology

Of Brains & Bikes

“Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.” Dr Oliver Sacks

July 31, 2020

Apple Green

Sixties Vibes

Tiptoes and knee high socks. Narrow bars turning a pair of lengthened forks backed up with a cushy swept back saddle. Pea colored coffin tank matches the trim jacket. Well, how else are you going to get to your private jet from the executive terminal?b

July 23, 2020

Shoehorned

Mini Bike

– someone took it upon themselves to wedge a Triumph twin cylindered engine into a small Honda Monkey pit bike. sure looks like a lot of fun!

July 21, 2020

Full Breakfast

Egg Yolk: Sunny Side Up

Nicely sorted cafe’d Triumph with a breakfast theme. Just needs bacon, sausages, black pudding and a buttered slice washed down with a hot Cuppa.

July 15, 2020

Airborne

Jump the Mini

Marvelous old photograph of one of the Royal Marines Display Team riders soaring over his colleagues and a Mini Cooper. An elegant flight path.

July 13, 2020

World of Wheels

Comic Book Adventures

Sixties pulp motorcycle magazine covers. If it’s two wheeled, goes breakneck fast, is dangerous shenanigans then it’ll be in these publications.

June 25, 2020

35mm

Abode of the Gods

News yesterday was that the Olympus Corporation are getting out of the camera business. With the advent of ever increasing resolution and features on smart phones standalone digital photography can’t compete. So, like the advancement from film to digital, we’re starting to see the progression away from traditional photographic equipment. I still have a fridge drawer full of Ilford HP5, Fujichrome, Kodak Ektachrome… perhaps I should pick up a trusty OM-1 for old tunes sake.

Well, as George said “All things must pass”

June 22, 2020

Time

Amazon deal

Picked up this great reference book of Triumph motorcycles from the last eighty odd years. All models and variations discussed in depth from the legendary Meriden examples to the current Hinckley offerings. Lots of photos and masses of written information.

The Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles 1937-Today https://www.amazon.com/dp/0760366012/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_EIw8EbMGGRAH3

June 15, 2020

Pizza Pie

Stunt Jump

– the current advertising campaign for Caesar’s Pizza involves a caped daredevil under a spotlight ready to perform motorcycling derring do. The bike is a Triumph just like Evel Knievel used in ‘67 to jump the fountain at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Extra cheese topping please!

May 29, 2020

Postcard

Coastline

Rugged seaside snap of a cute couple with a red ‘n’ white Triumph Thunderbird. Kodachrome 64