Thursday, October 2, 2014

Female Skateboarders Pioneers


While much of the mythos of the origin of skateboarding is centered around teenage boys of Southern California, there was a strong contingent of female pioneers who helped shape skateboarding since it’s inception. Via : all that is interesting

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Moto Guzzi V7 Scrambler Kit


The kit Guzzi Scrambler V70Tre transforms your Guzzi V7 from a Classic Roadster in aggressive Scrambler. The Kit is completely "Plug and play". You can mount it easily in a few hours, anyone with a minimum of mechanical aptitude can do it. The kit is compatible with all models Guzzi V7 products from 2008 to 2012 and from 2012 to 2014. Via : or your local Moto Guzzi dealer

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lina Salomé, Cuba 1956


Cuban singer and dancer Lina Salomé zooms around Havana in 1956

Monday, September 29, 2014

Dave Ropper


(Thanks PDO) Dave Roper’s riding skills first started grabbing attention in the mid-1970s, and he raced in the TT three time in the 1980s. He came in 12th place in the Formula III class his first time out in 1982, even after the chain fell off his Aermacchi 350. But 1984 was his year, when he came back for the win riding the Team Obsolete Matchless G50. Both rider and bike were in top form, and Roper posted the fastest lap in his class, 97.21mph ... Read more

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Motorcycle House


Dewayne Jasper (DJ) is from Motorcycle House which is the parent company of Viking Bags. They are manufacturer of large range of Motorcycle Saddlebags, for all cruiser and Street bikes. And on Motorcycle House, they have recently launched a Brand for their own manufactured Leather Items under "Viking Cycle" Brand Name, carrying Jackets, Chaps, vests, and Gloves, and being a manufacturer they bet no one can beat their prices with highest Quality"

Friday, September 26, 2014

J Craft Boats


Taking ownership of a Torpedo is to become part of the J Craft family. In a very real sense, every boat is born out of the passions of a small, dedicated group of people who have nursed each boat from its conception to its glorious present. A new owner becomes part of the J Craft story – part of something far greater than the sum of its parts.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Ford Model T Roadster


Photos by Graham Hay 

This 100 year old Ford Model T Roadster appears to have spent most of its life in the New England region of the United States. It had a brief period in Texas between 2007 and 2012 before being imported to Australia. The car belongs to the brass-era of motoring which is evident in the liberal use of the metal throughout the bodywork. 1914 was the year Henry Ford was rumoured to have uttered “The public can have any colour (Ford) it wants, so long as it’s black.” Of course this wasn’t true as other colours were available by special order. Ford was the first automobile manufacturer that employed the production-line method of assembly, an idea he implemented after observing how well it worked in the meat industry, and he believe black dried faster than other colours, hence his predilection for that colour. Chassis numbers were not used by Ford until 1925 however the engine in this car was cast on 18 March 1914, which, incidentally, was a Wednesday. By Dan Talbot

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Levon Helm


Mark Lavon "Levon" Helm (May 26, 1940 – April 19, 2012) was an American rock musician and actor who achieved fame as the drummer and regular lead vocalist for The Band. Helm was known for his deeply soulful, country-accented voice, multi-instrumental ability, and creative drumming style highlighted on many of The Band's recordings, such as "The Weight", "Up on Cripple Creek", and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down". Helm also had a successful career as a film actor: appearing as Loretta Lynn's father in the Coal Miner's Daughter, as Chuck Yeager's friend and colleague Captain Jack Ridley in The Right Stuff, and as an iconic, Tennessee firearms expert in Shooter.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Proust Questionnaire # 36 : Christophe Bodelot from Legend Motors


Our WebWorld; a lot of us are spending a couple of minutes or hours everyday checking our favourite websites or blogs but who are behind them ? Most part of the time we dont really know. To find out what's going on behind the screen, I started a serie of portrait of the Men and Women who are making the blogosphere better, for this thirty-sixth Portrait, I asked my friend Christophe Bodelot to go thru the Proust-Pivot-Lipton Questionnaire to let us know more about himself. Christophe together with Julie is currently the owner and the saoul of Legend Motors in Lille (North of France). A one of a kind vintage motorcycles shop addicted to excellence. Check his website you'll understand. Oh ! one more thing if you're lucky enough to visit them one day dont forget to stop at their new beside Bar La Chapelle for a drink. Here are his answers.

 What is your favorite word? "Good Morning" on BBC Breakfast 

What is your least favorite word? "wow cool" Just because I'm not cool at all .. 

What turns you on? The soft breath that tickles your neck during a hug and also RACING ! but I think it's good to do other things sometimes no ? 

What turns you off? Copy and paste

What sound or noise do you love? Dust My Broom, Dust My Broom, Slide Guitar solo, originally by Elmore James 

What sound or noise do you hate? Silence ! 

What is your favorite curse word? bougre de sauvage d'aérolithe !!! (untranslatable)

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? I shall like very much making mechanic at LEGEND and seeing if yes or not the Boss is a tyrant ! 

What profession would you not like to do? Probably Mechanic at LEGEND ! 

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Good Job Christophe ! GOD BLESS THE THROTTLE !

See also : Paul D'Orleans from the Vintagent  
See also : Chris Hunter from the Bike Exif
See also : Nick Maggio from A Time To Get  

See also : Jeff Decker from the Hippodrome Studio
See also : Christophe Loiron From Mister Freedom  

See also : Jacqui Van Ham
See also : Steve Ducharme from Motorcycle Picture of the Day 

See also : Greg Williams from modernmotorcyclemechanics
See also : Matt Machine from machineshed.blogspot  

See also : Bob Tilton from Werk Crew
See also : Stephen Mitchell    

See also : Scott Hopkin from Pipeburn
See also : Trent Reker from Bikermetric    

See also : Pete Young from OcchioLungo 
See also : Frank Castrol from Big Bore Magazine  

See also : Thomas Beeskow from The Burrito Bros 
See also : Nicholas Biebuyck from Bonhams  

See also : Cindy Dulong from Fahion Serial Killer
See also : The Super Model Dji Dieng  

See also : Scott Toepfer from Its better in the Wind
See also : Tim McKenna    

See also : Alp & Jalika from Alp Concept Design 
See also : Mario Epanya from Mario Epanya Photography    

See also : Renee Gunter
See also : Anne Gaffié from L'Optimum Magazine    

See also : John Mellor's interview 
See also : Joe Hill

See also : Chuka Umunna 
See also : Kentaro Miyazaki  

See also : Jeannette Mekdara 
See also : Nolan Woodbury from Vintage Motorcycles online

See also : Cesar Thruxtonic Rufino from  Caféracer 351

See also : Laurent Dandy from the Dandy Riders Club

See also : Brian Awitan

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride 2014


The Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride was founded in 2012. Inspired by a photo of Mad Men’s Don Draper astride a classic bike and wearing his finest suit, It was decided a themed ride would be a great way to combat the often-negative stereotype of men on motorcycles. That first ride brought together over 2,500 riders across 64 cities. The success of the event encouraged the organizers to consider how it could be used to support a worthy cause. And the rest, as they say, is stylishly-attired history.
 In 2013, over 11,000 participants in 145 cities around the world raised over $277,000 for prostate cancer research. In 2014, all funds raised will go to the Prostate Cancer Foundation in the UK, USA and Australia, with a relevant men’s health charity for Asia to be advised.
In 2014, we expect over 20,000 smartly-dressed gentlefolk in over 220 cities to straddle the saddle in the name of men’s health.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Keith Hickman an Off-Roads Giant


Text via Off-Roads Giants by Andy Westlake, pictures by Justyn Norek Image

Keith Hickman carried the name of Cheney into the GPs and the quality of both the bike and the rider were evident at the opening round of the 1965 season in Austria when Hickman brought the Victor home in fourth place. These were exciting days for the little concern from Hampshire and would be the prelude to the rest of the decade as they harried and often beat the "Goliaths" of the motocross world but were constantly denied that deserved Grand Prix victory.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Marc's Harley Davidson


Marc bought this 1991 1200 XLH stock and made thru the times a few modifications to turn it into a caféracer which was closer to his motorcycle culture. Twenty three years ago it was not so common ... The engine has been prepared by Buck the boss of V Twin Mechanic in Auch (France) and Marc did the rest by himself. A lot of travels and good memories made this bike even better with the years.

Friday, September 19, 2014

1927 Ford model T Dirt Track Racer


I'm not usually into this kind of cars but a few days ago Mike Soteros sent me these great pictures of this outstanding 1927 Ford. This is a 1927 Ford model T dirt track racer, barnfind. The car had been shortened and lowerer, was fitted with model a powerplant however had other motor in past due to body mods as seen in pics. The hood and rear indicate downdraft carbs and exhaust mods in rear trunk aera. the patina is real, rims and brakes were painted.Raced in the 20 & 30"s.