Archive for ‘Gals’

May 24, 2023

We don’t need another hero


What a voice and charismatic presence the indefatigable Ms Turner had. Stretching from the 50’s into the 21st Century her impact in the music industry was colossal. She was also a motorcycle rider. A favorite bike being an Electra Glide HD. Though here is a younger gal with a sixties BSA.

Tina Turner RIP (1939-2023)

April 1, 2023


Bloody Sore Arse

BSA through the woods. A hippy couple take a trip under leafy boughs, fifty years ago. The cover of a parts catalogue.

April 1, 2023


Bloody Sore Arse

BSA through the woods. A hippy couple take a trip under leafy boughs, fifty years ago. The cover of a parts catalogue.

March 31, 2023

Pineapple Posing

Fresh Air and a Smike

Hardtail chopper using a pre-unit Triumph motor is photographed like a prized possession. Bikini clad model says its two-wheeled summer fun ahead. Weather is improving here in the Midwest and a Sunday ride is planned. Pina Colada anyone?

March 18, 2023

Goggles to Go

Smile for Saturday

Honor Blackman in military garb as a courier rider during the war.

March 13, 2023

Farkles and Gewgaws


Accessorize the ride. A plethora of fixin’s to spruce up the bike. From a studded kidney belt, to Davy Crockett tail tassels. I’d rather just leave the Triumph we’ll enough alone.

March 10, 2023

Western Tassels

Wild West Wear and Women

International Women’s day was this past week. To further celebrate the amazing deeds women take on with assured aplomb here’s a lass and her desert sled still knocked up and grizzly from an outback hare.

February 24, 2023

Long Legged

Capt’n Blighty

Some special treatment to this Triumph. The Acme custom parts catalogue was ransacked to fettle this beauty. Of its time.

February 17, 2023


Sidesaddle Elegance

Another photo of the gorgeous Ms Welch being taken care of by local motorcycle gendarmerie at the ‘66 Cannes film festival.

February 15, 2023

One Million Years

The Fantastic Voyage

One of the twentieth century’s sex symbols, Raquel Welch, passed away today aged 82. Known for her furry bikini outfit that she wore in One Million Years BC then featured on a poster adorning many teenage boys walls – later used to cover Andy Dufresne’s cell wall escape hole. “Time and Pressure”. She’s looking darn purdy on this vintage motorcycle.

February 10, 2023

Hope Springs Eternal

Bob’s yer uncle

USO favorite Bob Hope looking smart on this well-travelled BSA with a lady friend- approximately 1950 so he’s well into the series of Road to… films with co-star Bing Crosby. Signs on the bike refer to riding 101 through the Redwood forested Mendocino County.

February 3, 2023

Satchel strapped down

All set to travel

Stirruped leggings, winged spectacles, and a puddin’ bowl helmet. She’s dressed for riding success aboard the bathtubbed Thunderbird.

January 27, 2023

Miss January

Legs Eleven

A Thunderbird cover from seventy years ago. For a quarter you can have a ‘zine with articles regaling the qualities of British machinery. Bingo!

January 21, 2023


Glamor Gals

Most published illustrations are based on staged photographs. Norman Rockwell’s covers for The Saturday Evening Post we’re such examples. Here is a piece of work by one of his contemporaries Gil Elvgren, who was known for his pin-up girls as well as advertising illustrations for companies such as Brown & Bigelow. Many of his ladies ended up as nose art on WW2 bombers.

January 20, 2023

Ladies in the Mud

Silk Headscarf

Twenty-one year old motorcycle triallist June Adams on her bike, March 1951.