Archive for ‘Gals’

June 26, 2020

Waterfall

Girl on a Bike

Another motorcycle blogger is Vanessa Ruck who enjoys extolling the virtues of two-wheel travel. Particularly with an adventure bike such as the impeccable Tiger.

https://thegirlonabike.com/

June 19, 2020

A Foundling

The Bawdy Adventures Of Tom Jones

Madeline Smith & Nicky Henson taking a break from filming the 70’s comedic version of the 18th Century Henry Fielding classic novel. I don’t think the Norton motorcycle is period accurate…

June 17, 2020

Ink Sketch

Pure ‘n’ Simple

Just love this black ink sketch of a lass and her vintage Triumph motorcycle. I’m going to give this spare graphic look a go.

May 29, 2020

Postcard

Coastline

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

May 19, 2020

“Join the Wrens—free a man for the fleet.”

Wren

The Women’s Royal Naval Service was the women’s branch of the Royal Navy. Affectionately called Wrens they provided an essential supportive role during wartime and peacetime. They rode motorcycles as couriers and messengers such as this BSA M20.

May 8, 2020

Rusty Ride

Chopper

Best boot forward on this long legged cycle as it hoofs along a green verged highway under blue skies. Enjoy your weekend folks!

May 1, 2020

What, what, why..

Delilah!

Brains and Beauty: that could only be actress, inventor and film producer Hedy Lamarr. Here’s a publicity shot for Samson & Delilah with a photoshopped Triumph chopper. Somehow it actually looks the part. Now let’s discuss her paper on Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum and its use to prevent jamming of guided torpedoes…

April 24, 2020

LP cover

Leather Rockers

Hard as nails. These five lasses are stern looking and have gallons of attitude. A couple of nice sixties Bonneville offer an appropriate foil to the image.

April 22, 2020

Pinup

Bettie Page

Today is the birthday of iconic 50’s centerfold Bettie Mae Page (1923-2008)

April 17, 2020

Mural

Beryl Swain

Celebrating the pioneering spirit of local London lass who raced on the Isle of Man TT as well as many early 60’s motorcycle races, her determination now prominently adorns the wall on Wood Street, Walthamstow E17.

April 6, 2020

Pussy Galore’s Flying Circus

Cathy Gale

Sadly one of the original action women of the silver screen died today. Honor Blackman who, in my opinion, is the definitive Bond girl. She played opposite Sean Connery in Goldfinger with perfect grace and grit. She started a life on two wheels as a dispatch rider during WW2 in London. She was 94.

April 3, 2020

What’s Johnny rebelling against?

Bracing pose

– Marlon Brando has a cheeky grin in this promotional photo of the ‘53 move The Wild One. Weekend at last! MB was born on this day in 1924.

March 13, 2020

On Ilkley Moor

Interwar Years – Three women having a picnic during a road test of a Triumph Scorpion, 1931
March 12, 2020

Art Deco

Poster

– imagery by Italian graphic designer, and latter Olivetti chief designer, Marcelo Nizzoli from 1925 for Fabrique National F/N – Belgian arms manufacturers who also built motorcycles. A smooth ride indeed if the pillion lady can put on her lipstick whilst the shadowy rider tears along the lanes of Flanders

March 6, 2020

Two – Up

Pillion – life is so much more fun with a companion to share the adventure with.