Archive for ‘BSA’

January 4, 2023

ATGATT

Flat Cap and Boilersuit

Sparsely equipped BSA ready for the fields and dirt roads. Of hood and horn you could say.

December 25, 2022

Artful Dodger

Antipodean Adventurer

Another portrait of Arthur for Les.

December 18, 2022

Arthur

Crimson Cruiser

Māori Moto. Here’s Les Elmer’s renovated ‘29 BSA. Coming up to its centenary in a few years and looking good for it!

December 11, 2022

Beeza

Ink and Wash

Trying some more quickfire thumbnails in my sketchbook. Color daubs and black pen linework.

November 22, 2022

Thunderbolt & Lightning

1970 BSA

Oily puddles under a scabby twin. the mark of a British iron.

February 9, 2022

Group Dynamics

Motorcycle Gang
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 13, 2022

Meow

Tao and the cat of motorcycle restoration

– BSA B25 off road with maintenance tabby. I can see some Pursigesque tale as a feline companion to a rebuild adventure.

January 9, 2022

If you see Sid, tell ‘im!

Mister Tibbs

– another passing this week was Sidney Poitier. He flew the door wide open for minority actors. This lesser known film that he directed and starred in sees him as an american, Dr Matt Younger, who travels to Britain to take part in scrambler races. Whilst there he falls for a young woman who is an African Ambassadors daughter. Romance ensues. Sidney was 94. The bike is a BSA B50 MX which, incidentally, was the very last competition model from the Small Heath factory. Models were still rolling off the line during BSA’s demise.

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

January 3, 2022

Sloped

New Model

– “We’ll take two! My husband also wants one!”

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 28, 2021

Beeza

Like New. A hale ninety year old.

1929 B.S.A. BSA L29 O.H.V.
350cc Single Cylinder 3.49HP

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.

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!