Archive for ‘Scooter’

July 15, 2022

Grand

Scoot scene

– another urban snap. This time a small size scooter parked near Greentown. Whatever gets you about!

July 11, 2022

Robbie Baby

Big Red

This evening’s Dick Van Dyke show was the episode when Rob Petrie brings home a motorcycle. Laura isn’t too happy; but he puts on the leather jacket given to him from Buddy and Sally and heads out onto the road. Sixties sitcom hilarity ensues.

Hardly Davidson

The bike used was a 50cc step through cycle based on many a European scooter of the day.

March 26, 2022

City Scooter

Turquoise Transport

Spied just off Michigan Avenue under a towering Sears Tower this colorful scoot sits waiting for some art college hipster to zing off through the urban grid.

July 2, 2021

a la mode

Slice of Pie

– Parked in front of a swathe of matching day lilies at a suburban Bakers Square , this golden hued motorbike, with its crate carrier, is someones idea of perfect summer evening transport.

May 25, 2021

Blue Machine

Kustom Skooter

– spied on Halsted near work. Big guy on low custom scooter. Not your usual Lambretta!

January 14, 2021

Deck of Cards

Fifty Two

– Mr Grohl turns fiddy too the day. he is the Ace of Spades.

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.

November 23, 2020

All shipshape

… and Bristol fashion

– sent over from GB’s southwest correspondent, Rich, is this vintage motorcycle and scooter dealership located on Bath Road in Arnos Vale. The shop opened in 1960 with success selling the Raleigh Runabout moped.

October 9, 2020

Mon Oncle

Monsieur Hulot

– trench coat, Homburg cap and lip-clenched pipe. Oui c’est Jacques Tati. Here the gauche and somewhat inept character on his trusty Solex motorscooter with nephew perched over the rear pannier rack. Today is Tati’s birthday. “Joyeux Anniversaire Jacques!”

May 7, 2020

Swifts scooter

Lilliputian

Gulliver holds a diminutive Honda C90 possibly used by one of the diminutive denizens of the scaled down island from his Travels. Unless it was his ride when amongst the giants of Brobdingnag…

November 10, 2019

Under African Skies

Dakar or Bust | evocative photography from Nikon wielding Roger DeSilva (1925-2008) who, after capturing atrocities of WW2, settled in Senegal and recorded the young country’s independence spirit amongst the chic lifestyle of celebrities and politicians. He has a retrospective in Paris exhibiting many of his beautiful imagery.

December 14, 2018

Miss Fuzzy Breeches

One Million Years – Chicagoan Raquel Welch stirred the hearts of many a red blooded male in the 60’s as Loana the Fair One dressed in a chamois bikini amidst a world of dinosaurs. She keeps the look on the right side of this triptych with s Vespa scooter. But the centerpiece is a smiling lass astride a Norton. Honest happiness of a smoldering brunette who swept away the submissive blond bombshell of previous sex symbols and led the way for stronger women in the limelight.

April 26, 2018

April

Scooter Spring – the weather is slowly but surely improving here in the Midwest. Passed this hipster on his Vespa zooming through Evanston earlier today. The forecast for the weekend is looking good!

July 20, 2017

Small Step

Moon Motos- Fortyeight years ago today Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin brought their Lunar Module down onto the Sea of Tranquility to become the first visitors to our moon. Their companion Mike Collins orbited overhead in the Command Module. In later trips a Rover was developed to go further afield on the surface… here’s what a Lunar Scooter may have looked like… kickin’ up some moondust… 

July 17, 2017

ME109 successor 

Bubble Trouble – this bright red three-wheeler beamed at me by the side of the road today. I had to screech to a stop, park nearby and get some snaps. It’s a Messerschmitt car KR200 or Kabinenroller. Not being allowed to manufacture aircraft after WW2 these were Designed by Fritz Fend with Willy Messerschmitt only putting his name on them. 40,000 were made between 1954 and 1965. The streamlined appearance with fuselage inspired body gives it a futuristic look even today. Flying cars anyone?