Monday, August 24, 2015

Guy Ligier

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Guy Camille Ligier (12 July 1930 – 23 August 2015) was a French rugby player, racing driver and later a Formula One team owner. He first made his name as a rugby player in the late 1940s when he was working as a butcher's assistant in his home town of Vichy, Allier. An orphan, he was determined to build up a successful business and saved all his money in order to buy a bulldozer and then went into the construction business. When his rugby career ended – after he had played for the French national team – he began racing motorcycles before trying his hand at single-seater racing with a Formula Junior Elva.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Steve McQueen's Chevy Baja Truck

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The builder of this truck was Vic Hickey, a prominent figure in Baja Motorsports. It is noted to be Chevrolet's first full-size 4x4 Baja 1000 truck, and it's comprised of a C10 chassis with a C30 one-ton cab and a 400 Turbo transmission. It debuted in the 1968 Baja 100 and raced in the 1969 Las Vegas Mint 400 and the 1970 Baja 500, winning Riverside in 1970. In 1970 McQueen bought a bunch of racing cars from GM, and this was one of them. The stickers are now repro, but the patina'd paint on it is original, and the truck features a number of period improvements as well as updates done along the way. The seats are Corvette buckets and the tires Goodyear R3 A/T tires on 16" wheels. Under the hood is a rebuilt 350 with a Quadrajet. Via : roadandtrack.com

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Surfing by Jon Sanchez Photographer

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All pictures © Jon Sanchez. Jon is a free-lance visual artist from Biarritz. Follow him at : https://instagram.com/platoux

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Paulo Mendes da Rocha’s Casa Butantã

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Casa Butantã (1964-1966) was built by Brazilian architect, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, in São Paulo, Brazil. Paulo Mendes da Rocha has been awarded the Mies van der Rohe Prize (2000) and the Pritzker Prize (2006). Via : www.thetastesetters.com

Monday, August 17, 2015

Hammer Kraftrad BMW R80 Last Built

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By Hammer Kraftrad. New customer conversion completed! (some of this conversion could already see on the BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch) BMW R80 conversion for Michael Noll (BMW Motorrad) Make it a beautiful look for cooperation. Here are a few facts: BMW R 80 Monolever Year 87, Short subframe, two men bench, conversion to 1000cc (Siebenrock) Authorities tank with integrated speedometer and ignition lock, R Nine T Spotlight and much more!!!!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Home in São Paulo

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This private residence in São Paulo, Brazil, was designed by Studio Guilherme Torres to provide an open plan with uninterrupted flow to the gardens. In this house, there is no such thing as interior or exterior, it all blends beautifully into one. The house sits behind a huge stone wall, punctuated with a bright yellow door. In the interior, contemporary pieces of art and furniture are mixed with vintage pieces and family heirlooms. Via : trendland.com

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

BMW R100RS Cafe Racer

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BMW R100RS Cafe Racer by Kingston Custom Motorcycles

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The 2015 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

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In keeping with the classic lines of Don Draper’s 1957 Matchless G3LS, The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is a niche charity event held upon the last Sunday in September with gentlefolk riding their cafe’ racer, scrambler, tracker, bobber, classic vintage, classic scooter, classic chopper, sidecar, brat style, modern classic and undefinable motorcycles to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer research.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Harlem in the 70s by Jack Garofalo

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Jack Garofalo (1923-2004), one of the leading photographers for Paris Match magazine, spent six weeks in Harlem, New York, in the summer of 1970. His images were the cover story for Match in October that year. French photographer Jack Garofalo’s photos of an iconic New York neighborhood have been making some impressive rounds on the Internet lately, catapulting viewers back to a time before it was a brunch destination; when those who lived there did so primarily because they couldn’t afford to move away. Harlem’s history in the 1960s and 70s was one of violence and loss: the Harlem Riot of 1964 claimed the life of an unarmed black teenager; Nation of Islam members assassinated Malcolm X, and riots again rocked Harlem’s streets following Martin Luther King Jr.’s death in 1968. Many in Harlem responded by moving out in droves – in what some would call an exodus. Via : all-that-is-interesting.com

Saturday, August 1, 2015

1977 KR 750 Kawasaki by Phil Aynsley

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The KR750 (model 602) was Kawasaki's answer to Yamaha's TZ750. It debuted at the 1975 Daytona 200 (rather unsuccessfully) and differed from the earlier, road based H2R, in using a water-cooled motor that had extensive changes to the porting architecture. In 1977 the design was updated model (602L) with many weight saving changes - principally magnesium crankcases and a new clutch - that reduced the weight to 136kg. However TKA's 750 was further modified in '78 incorporating Brembo front calipers, Zanzani plasma coated alloy front discs, specially made (only 4) Campagnolo wheels and an alloy fuel tank. This resulted in an additional 10kg weight saving. Pictures © Phil Aynsley Photography