Archive for ‘70’s’

February 19, 2021

Khakis

Sky Pilot of the First Unreformed Church of the Lunatic Fringe

– aka Deadlock. Mystical member of the ABC Warriors; is the Grand Wizard of the Knights Martial, an order of robot mystics of unknown origin who are worshippers of the god Khaos, the embodiment of chaos.

February 18, 2021

Sharpie Sketch

Orange is the New Black

– as part of my sketch a day I rattled off a quick pen drawing of the Bonnie’s engine.

February 15, 2021

Luxton Laughs

Busmans Holiday

– Classic 70’s sitcom On The Buses sees one time ‘clippie’ Olive Rudge and her aloof husband George take a fully loaded combination to some seaside destination. George was the center of much derision from main ne’er do well characters, Stan and Jack, due to the decrepit appearance on the BSA.

BSA W35-8 Bluestar (1935)

February 8, 2021

I can take or leave it if I please.

Four Oh Seven Seventh

– an unusual toy from the seventies popped up on the intraweb today. A repurposed 70’s Japanese model with olive drab loosely uniformed Hawkeye Piece figure is a fun toy from M*A*S*H. The lunatic existence of an army surgical unit in the Korean War.

January 25, 2021

Golden Jubilee

Fifty Years

– 1971 was the release year of the updated Triumph Twins: the Tiger (pictured above) and the venerable Bonneville. It’s also the year I was born on this day; January 25th.

January 16, 2021

Din Djarin

Bounty Hunter

– I started watching the Disney Star Wars series The Mandalorian this week. All I can say is: it’s what we’ve been waiting for since 1983’s Return of the Jedi. Except for Rogue One it’s pure SW. speeder bikes ‘n’ all!

January 9, 2021

Get your motor running…

More Motorsickle Music

– Continuing the weeks theme unearths this classic.

January 8, 2021

Disco Inferno

Dancin’ Dames

– another fabulous LP sleeve with a whole bunch of period hits from the greats of seventies rock. The starburst and blur effect is pure glitz dressed in bell bottoms and a shaggy sheepskin line vest. Top of the Pops? Let’s Rock!

January 7, 2021

Tarzan! Jane’s headin’ home!

What’s German for Baba O’Riley?

– Quite a look; and a serious hairdo to boot! Two-Stroke screamer is pure seventies sixteen year old adventure.

January 6, 2021

Thirty Three and a Third

Das ist gut!

– get the turntable spinnin’ and unsleeve the LP’s for some ‘non-stop hit-party’. They have had at least another three in the series, so it must have fared well in the German top 40. I notice the fraulein in pink is handing the BSA’s leather trench coat clad operator a flute of sweet white. No wonder the exhaust is spluttering in smoke and sparks…

December 29, 2020

He is the Law! And you’d better believe it!

Hey Jude!

– more likely to see him riding a scooter through the Chelsea district of London; actor Jude Law, seen here modeling a Post Office Red Norton Commando, is 48 today.

December 28, 2020

Search & Destroy

Strontium Dog

– one of the great characters created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra back in 1978 when the Starlord comic was first published. After merging with 2000ad half a year later the bounty hunter story was rolled into that weekly and went on to become one of the classic strips. Here’s protagonist Johnny Alpha and his partner Wulf Sternhammer riding a zero-grav scooter across the wastes of some far flung planet on the search for Willie Blanco. The Gronk sits pillion.

December 27, 2020

Red ‘n’ White

Oldsmobile Cutlass

-an automobile collector stores his vehicles at my work parking garage. One of the cars was uncovered today. Typically hidden under a dust cover this 1970 Supreme model of an Oldsmobile glowed fire-engine red in the dim subterranean light.

December 20, 2020

By Jove!

Ted Simon’s world odyssey

– very nicely executed watercolor portrait of his RTW steed Jupiter.

December 17, 2020

Regal Eegle

– another inked drawing by yours truly from the early days of 2000ad. This is the final five of one of the Harlem Hellcats bikers as he tears up the arena wall. I’ve always liked this piece of comic illustration. Original Massimo Belardinelli frame of Regal Eegles introduction a few profs prior is below.