March 14, 2020

Rebellious

Jim Stark

– television is a suitable pastime in this day of social separation. Cruising the channels I happened upon Jimmy Deans classic film from 1955. “You’re tearing me apart!” .

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 11, 2020

Don’t Panic

What do you get if you multiply six by nine?

“In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”

Douglas Adams

March 10, 2020

The cats meow

Lazy Feline

– a warm patch in a courtyard will draw the efficient & whiskered mammal to a restful pose.

March 9, 2020

Comrade Cosmonaut

Юрий Гагарин

– Born this day in 1934 Yuri Gagarin became a hero of the world when, in 1961, he orbited the globe aboard Vostok 1 to become the first Star Voyager.

March 8, 2020

Vanishing Point

Canny weather the day.

A promise of temperatures in the sixties had the two new Triumphs out and about. I played with the helmet camera too to memorialize Deans first proper outing on the Street Scrambler. A fine looking machine there! Clocks changed this weekend and spring is truly around the corner.

March 7, 2020

Supporting Role

Center Stand

– I installed a component that should have been factory standard. But I got it for a deal and bolted it on mysen. Easier said than done that’s for sure… the access to some of the fasteners was colored by choice cursing.

March 6, 2020

Two – Up

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

March 5, 2020

K5054

Supermarine Spitfire

On this day in 1936 Vickers test pilot ‘Mutt’ Summers took the RJ Mitchell designed prototype up for an eight minute test flight at Eastleigh Aerodrome. A legend was born.

March 4, 2020

Plastic Bag

Zip-Lok –

A few loose parts for my new center stand were shipped in this clear bag. Perhaps I can keep some odds and ends that get stashed under the seat dry in it.

March 3, 2020

Due Kinder

German modeling

Teutonic ad for the classic 70’s Matchbox model kits.

March 2, 2020

Smooth Sam

Comet

…another illustration from Akita Sorimachi of a Vincent riding cove clad in belted trench coat, plaid trousers and flat cap. Fine drawing indeed.

March 1, 2020

Dapper Dan

Goldstar

Men’s clothier Drake’s used Japanese artist Akita Sorimachi to create a number of illustrations for their advertising. Like pen and wash imagery from 50’s and 60’s magazines they evoke the seemingly relaxed sensibility of an age. The BSA Goldstar is an ideal foil for the gent in striped shirt and sleeveless vest.

February 28, 2020

Graveyard Shift

Vincent Priceless

Friday night was typically late night horror films on my 6” B&W TV. Under the bed sheets with a mono headphone I’d watch such classics as Dracula or the Wolfman. here our Friday lady on a bobbed classic Triumph in a graveyard… in monochrome.