Archive for ‘Motorcycle Poster’

June 10, 2022

Headboard

Poster Bed

– graphic image on the wall in one of the bedrooms at a MidCentury home we stayed at this week. Colorful and swift.

February 21, 2022

Look skyward!

Zombie chasing eighties style

Blurb from the back of the VHS box: “After a rare comet sighting, teen sisters Regina (Catherine Mary Stewart) and Samantha (Kelli Maroney) find that they’re among the only survivors of a zombie attack. The girls partner with another survivor, Hector (Robert Beltran), but as they try to avoid the zombies, they’re sought by scientists who want to experiment on their bodies in the hope of finding an antidote. Dodging both the doctors and the undead, they keep moving in the hope that they can continue to stay alive.” A Triumph motorcycle is the vehicle of choice for the protagonists.

February 9, 2022

Group Dynamics

Motorcycle Gang
December 11, 2021

Triple Power

Trident Speedster

– these were the giant killers that took on the world Motorcycle Grand Prix races of the early seventies.

October 21, 2021

Museum

Display details

– individual bike exhibits were splendidly assembled each showing off the machines with posters, paraphernalia and provenance. A racing Norton; Knievel’s stunt bike; McQueens Traveller; Harley garage.

May 16, 2021

Hyper-Cop

Centerspread Mega Poster

– Progs 100-103 in 2000ad back in early 1979 saw a recreation of the classic cover on prog 61. The t-shirt I’m currently wearing has this image.

April 29, 2021

Appreciation Amplified

Satisfaction Guaranteed

– cool old advertising poster for Triumph. The chap with the cigarette is envious of the motorcycle owner.

March 16, 2021

Dr Katanga

Bike Cop

– 1973 film The Limit was written, directed and starred Yaphet Kotto, who died yesterday. Known as the bad guy in Live & Let Die and chief engineer on the Nostromo in Alien.

IMDB: In Los Angeles, black motorcycle police officer Mark Johnson patrols gang-infested neighborhoods with his white partner and best friend, Jeff McMillan. One afternoon, Mark has a run-in with a gang known as The Virgins, whose leader, Big Donnie, is taken aback by the policeman’s understanding, dignified demeanor despite the gang’s constant derision. When Mark advises Donnie not to continue to allow his heavily pregnant girl friend, Judy, to ride a motorbike, the gang leader agrees. Later, after Donnie actively seeks Mark out for advice, the Virgins’ second-in-command, Kenny, reacts with outrage.

January 2, 2021

Winter Fun!

Skiing, Sweaters and a Scooter

– Alpine scenery under a bright mountain sun and the promise of schnapps. The black and red offset printing is evocative of a fifties lifestyle.

November 28, 2020

Antipodean Antics

Summer Gatherin’

– with the Southern Hemisphere heading into the warmer season they’ll be enjoying outdoor events sooner. The Kiwi’s have been undertaking controlled measures with COVID-19 so I’m sure there will be distancing and mask wearing protocol.

November 27, 2020

Under a Tudor Crown

Ministry of Information

– motivational quotes can inspire confidence and achievement. Or, they can just tell you to go out and ride!

September 3, 2020

Invention

Science & Technology

– the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment. This publication has been in circulation for nearly 150 years so undoubtedly there has been various suggestions for the improvement of motorcycles. The tracked adventure bike looks particularly intriguing.

June 20, 2020

The Middle

Smack Dab

We’ve reached the halfway point of 2020. A memorable year so far. Let’s see how we get out of this… me might need to make a stunt jump through the fourth wall!

April 28, 2020

Long Way Down

Before Ewan & Charley

… back in the fifties Mr G G Evans rode his Triumph Thunderbird through Europe and on through North Africa, along the Suez and down into South Africa. I wonder if this journey was inspiration for Ted Simon fifteen years later as Jupiter?

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