Wednesday, March 4, 2015

1957 Triton at Addict Motorcycle, Paris

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No comment. A very nice 1957 Triton at Addict Motorcycle, 3. Av Émile et Armand Massard 75017 Paris

Monday, March 2, 2015

Made Men bikes

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Made Men Bikes are a small shop located in Denmark / Scandinavia, they build bikes in a variety of different styles. Since they are not millionaires, they see a major challenge in turning old smashed donor bikes into high perfomance total renovated custom bikes. Which bike they build depends very much on what they can afford, but never compromise the quality of the finished result. They are of the opinion that anyone can build a super cool custom bike if the budget is big enough, but not everybody can turn scrap to sought after custom bikes with small means. They love to be able to prove that it does not require a professional shop with a shitload of expensive tools, but you can built a custom bike just as well if not better with a welding machine, grinder, good ideas and diligent hands. They build bikes with their heart and put all their passion in every bike they're doing.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Pro Dragster motorcycle

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 via : www.cycledrag.com

Joe Smith in 1966 made his last passes on this gas powered Knuckelhead before converting it to nitromethane power and installed a Shovelhead engine into the chassis and joining the fuel wars that same year. Joe went on to win his first of three NHRA, US Nationals, titles for Top Fuel Harley in 1971 with a single engine, high-gear nitro Harley. Photo courtesy of Joe Smith photo archives.

Gordon Kateley, a west coast Top Fuel bike racer scored wins in 1969 with this Harley Davidson Sportster powered fuel bike. By 1971 these bikes while common were quickly becoming obsolete due to the progress in Top Fuel bike class by double engine bikes. Photo courtesy of Gordon Kateley, Dan Zieman – photographer.

Jim Milsted of NJ, a former Top Fuel Harley racer and former Tech Director for the sanction Dragbike! was the idea man behind the creation of the class Pro Dragster or “Pushrod Dragster” as he envisioned it in 1978. Dragbike! – Thomas Loughlin photo.

Tom T.C. Christensen and John Gregory in the 1970’s were the men behind “The Hog Slayer,” a double engine Norton powered Top Fuel bike that had an enormous impact on double engine Top Fuel bike racing. The doubles effectively ended the era of the single engine, carbureted, high-gear Top Fuel bikes by the mid 1970’s. Tom McCarthy photo.

Jim McClure in his first year of drag racing on asphalt, in the 1979 season became the first class champion for Pro Dragster and was awarded the very first #1 plate for P/D with the DRAGBIKE! sanction. Chris Rasile photo, taken in 1980 by Chris Rasile.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Charlie's Los Angeles








Charlie’s ( 904 Pacific Avenue, Venice )is an American store for the American man. All of the products that they choose to stock are built to last right here in the USA. In a world trending towards the globalized mass production of cheap, disposable goods, Charlie’s stands out for its commitment to quality, durability, and domestic manufacturing and craft.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

In Style : Danai Gurira

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Danai Jekesai Gurira is a Zimbabwean-American actress and playwright. She is best known for her role as Michonne on the AMC drama series The Walking Dead. Danai knew how to use swords from her time at Yale, but she had to learn how to ride horses for The Walking Dead, which she liked because it was a physical challenge.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Frank Lloyd Wright: Natural Design, Organic Architecture

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An unsung prophet of today’s green movement in architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright was an innovator of eco-sensitive design generations ahead of his time. An architect and designer of far-reaching vision, it is not surprising that Frank Lloyd Wright anticipated many of the hallmarks of today’s green movement. Across his work—which stands upon a philosophy Wright termed "organic" widespread evidence is seen of a refined sensitivity to environment, to social organization as impacted by buildings, and to sustainable and sensible use of space.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Island Resindece by Peter Rose + Partners

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Peter Rose + Partners finished the Island Residence nestled in the richly wooded grounds on the island of Chappaquiddick near Edgartown, Massachusetts. The house is part of a collection of environment‐ and landscape‐centric interventions that blur the boundaries between structures and landscape, and between inside and outside. Via : www.ignant.de

Monday, February 23, 2015

Moto Guzzi 1954 500 Superalce by Phil Aynsley

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All pictures © Phil Aynsley Photography

Guzzi has always been a prime suppler of police & military motorcycles, with one of the earliest being the 1936 G.T. 17. That model evolved into G.T. 20 then into the far more numerous Alce (Elk) that was used throughout WW II. All these models used the proven 13hp 500cc (OH exhaust, side inlet valve) motor. The Superalce was introduced in 1946 and remained in production until 1958. The major difference was the use of the 500cc 'V' motor, first debuted in 1934. This motor was a fully OHV design and had an output of 18hp. The Superalce remained largely unchanged during its life although Magneto ignition was introduced in 1952, while the distinctive dual muffler was featured up until 1955. Photographed in Victoria. 2015. Teo Lamers collection.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sundays

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No comment. A good way to spend a rainny Sunday.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Pilots

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Africa : Elegance is the Key

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No comment, all pictures via the excellent southafricasmostfashionable.tumblr.com