Thursday, October 30, 2014

El Hoyo Maravilla by Janette Beckman

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Janette Beckman is an English documentary photographer born in London and living and working in New York. In 2011 Dashwood Books published previously unseen photographs of Janette Beckmanin, El Hoyo Maravilla. The book is a limited edition printing of Beckman's black and white photographs from the 1980s of one of East LA's Hispanic gangs, reviewed on La Journal de la Photographie.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Redemption Choppers

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Being oneself is, at once, the simplest indulgence and the highest luxury: An expression of freedom. It's exactly this spirit that makes biker culture so enduringly appealing, free from borders and conventions. Redemption Choppers are a pecular declination of this very same spirit.They have add the cult and celebration of artisanal invention and manual dexterity to the whole. This is Redemption Choppers. Custom-made bikes, a luxuriously unconventional wardrobe and profits going to charity. No borders or conventions needed.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Schlachtwerk Motorrad

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Re-post from my friend Marc Ho's great Blog. The only way South 





I just came back from shooting some of the bikes that Tommy built at his custom Workshop, the Schlachtwerk near Frankfurt. He has a very unique taste in building these bikes, often on the basis of the Japanese or European twin engines. Featured here is his Green cafe racer, which is based on an old Yamaha TR-1. The Bike looks amazing, and feel super light. it has a very small and narrow silhouette, something you won’t find in stock bikes built nowadays. Not to mention that the sound is amazing. The white bike is a Ducti Scrambler, based on a Multistrada. It is still work in progress, but it already looks amazing.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Arch Motorcycle Company

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Co-founder of the Arch Motorcycle Company Gard Hollinger grew up in Los Angeles during the tail end of the mid-century modern movement, bombing around the Hollywood Hills on dirt bikes past buildings seemingly dropped from outer space. In fact he spent his formative years living in such a structure; a Lautner-designed piece up on Mullholland known as the Garcia House.
Co-founder Keanu Reeves has logged tens of thousands of miles on all manner of motorcycles, all over the world. He came to bikes a bit later in life than Gard, but has been making up the miles by getting around almost exclusively on two wheels. In fact, he’s only ever owned a couple of autos – a vintage Volvo and a contemporary Porsche.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Emile Leray stranded in Moroccan Desert rebuilt his Wrecked car as a Motorbike

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When Frenchman Emile Leray became stranded in a Moroccan desert with a badly damaged car, his ordeal was one which would have left most men helpless and desperate. But after his Citroen car ground to a halt, the enterprising electrician would not be denied in his quest to find his way back to civilisation. His amazing escape from the barren terrain saw Mr Leray singlehandedly rebuild his Citreon into a makeshift motorbike, in a dramatic escape which has seen him dubbed the most 'extreme' mechanic in the world. Read more : Here

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Lake Perkolilli Centenary of Speed 1914-2014 by Dan Talbot

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The photographs of this 1904 Napier L48 Sampson were taken by my friend Daniel Talbot recently in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. The Napier was one of about 70 vehicles that were taken to Kalgoorlie recently to celebrate the Lake Perkolilli Centenary of Speed – an event held on a large claypan from 1914 to 1939. The claypan is essentially a dried out lake and was used as a makeshift circuit by dare-devils and speedsters from across Australia during the first half of the 20th century. It doesn’t rain much in that part of the world but it did on this occasion and the event was cancelled, but not before the Napier and a few other early arrivals got a run around the four kilometre dirt track. This Napier is a reconstruction built around an original 15 litre, straight 6 cylinder, engine which broke the world land speed record at Ormond Beach in Florida. The car has been exhibited at the Pebble Beach Concourse in California USA where it won the most historic car. It has competed in hill-climbs in the United Kingdom and various speed events around Australia. When not being used in competition, the vehicle is on display at the York Motor Museum in Western Australia. It was the first British car to exceed 100 miles per hour and also powered a record-breaking speedboat called the Nautilus. The Napier is a crank-start but, due to its enormous size, the preferred method of getting the engine started is by towing.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

BMW on Mulholland Highway

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No comment. BMW Motorcycle on Mulholland Highway picture © Jimmy Buffett

Monday, October 20, 2014

1972 Land Rover

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Man of the World is proud to offer this 1972 Land Rover 88 Series III. The vehicle has had a frame-off professional restoration performed. This is the best one in the world! The entire vehicle has been restored including the: engine, transmission, transfer case wheels, tires, leather interior, driving lights, rack. Superwinch Husky (worm driven) on the front tail-gate configuration in the rear. Everything works as it should.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Malcolm John "Mac" Rebennack.

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Malcolm John "Mac" Rebennack. (born November 21, 1940), better known by the stage name Dr. John, is an American singer-songwriter, pianist and guitarist, whose music combines blues, pop, jazz as well as zydeco, boogie woogie and rock and roll. Active as a session musician since the late 1950s, he gained a cult following in the late 1960s following the release of his album Gris-Gris and his appearance at the Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music. He came to wider prominence in the early 1970s with a wildly theatrical stage show inspired by medicine shows, Mardi Gras costumes and voodoo ceremonies. Rebennack has recorded over 20 albums and in 1973 scored a top-20 hit with the jaunty funk-flavored "Right Place Wrong Time", still perhaps his best-known song.

Friday, October 17, 2014

1992 BMW R100R by Hammer Kraftrad

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A few days ago Michael from Hammer Kraftrad sent me these pics of this amazing R100 BMW a prepared for a friend. The bike was in a pretty good condition so he didnt have to work on the engine. He just focused to turn it into a beautiful Caféracer. He mad the tank and the fenders by himself out of an aluminium sheet and many hours of work. Pictures are better than a thousand words so take a look at his work and enjoy. If you want to visit Michael's website : http://hammer-kraftrad.blogspot.de/

Thursday, October 16, 2014

1984 Yamaha IT 490

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Triumphing in the Atlas Rally in Morocco 1984 with Serge Bacou on the handles… This IT 490 only participated in a single race and remained part of the collection of Sonauto Yamaha for 27 years before being sold to its current owner. We now have the opportunity to offer this exceptional bike. It’s complete and in the condition as upon its arrival of the Atlas Rally in 1984. The bike comes with a road registration and a certificate of authenticity by Yamaha Motor France. Via : classic-racing-motorcycles.com

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Forest Whitaker in "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior"

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Alright, alright you know this bike is Not my cup of tea BUT I love this guy so much.