Thursday, January 29, 2015

Cooper Streamliner

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During the early 1950s Cooper made several streamlined cars for top speed competitions. The first of these was a stretched Cooper Mark V T17 chassis with an aluminum body. This car was at times powered by a 350cc JAP or a 500cc Norton motorcycle engine. Via : stevemckelvie

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Church's Footwear

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A Legacy is Born. The Church family tree can be traced back to as early as 1675 when Stone Church, the company founder’s great-grandfather, was born in Northampton, a town that has been known for its thriving leather and footwear industry since Cromwellian times. The skills and mantle of Master Cordwainer were passed down from generation to generation, all the way to Stone’s great-grandson, Thomas, who would establish the world-renowned eponymous brand nearly two centuries later.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Motorcycle Nomad Tent by Huckberry

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The ideal companion for any road warrior, the Nomad Tent is for folks who want to save weight without sacrificing comfort. It’s a no-pole, single-wall tent with a lightweight waterproof nylon upper, a durable waterproof base, and mesh entries at both sides to allow air to flow through. Via : huckberry.com

Monday, January 26, 2015

Next Stop, Atlantic

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If dropping subway trains in the ocean was contributing to the ecosystem of the seabed ? It is an ecological project in the city of New York that the photographer Stephen Mallon followed for three years. With his camera, he was able to capture the fall of these metal skeletons in Atlantic groundfish in a series of unusual photos called Next Stop, Atlantic. Thrown overboard along the US side, between Delaware and South Carolina, these whole cars are destined to become the artificial habitat for millions of fishes to protect them from predators and provide a food resource . The ultimate goal is to help rebuild the reefs of the seabed of the US East Coast.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

New Zealand Classics

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No comment. Pictures © Rick Willmore

Friday, January 23, 2015

Couzinet 33 Biarritz

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The Couzinet 33 Biarritz is a French monoplane built by René Couzinet whose first flight took place in 1931. He participated in the Raid Paris Noumea 1932. It made its first flight in November 1931. He had 27 hours of flight at the time of the departure of the first flight from Paris to Noumea he was to accomplish on March 6, 1932. The plane was not designed specifically for the raid and nothing was planned for tropical flights, the mechanic astutely realized in stages, ventilation systems and engine cooling.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Riding in the 60s

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No comment. pictures © unknown

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A Soldier's Eye

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A soldier's eye: rediscovered pictures from Vietnam 

Charlie Haughey was drafted into the US Army in October of 1967. He was 24, and had been in college in Michigan before running out of money and quitting school to work in a sheet metal factory. The draft notice meant that he was to serve a tour of duty in Vietnam, designated a rifleman, the basic field position in the Army. After 63 days in Vietnam, he was made a photographer, shooting photographs for the Army and US newspapers. Via : Boston.com

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

2006 900 Vern Special by Phil Aynsley Photography

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All pictures © Phil Aynsley Photography

Built by Tony Hannagan (BevelTech) in Melbourne it comprises of a mildly tuned 900SS motor fitted into a modified 860 frame with the same geometry as a 916.