Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Travelling with Mr Turner by Nigel C Winter

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"Educating, entertaining, humbling, heroic and uplifing"- The Daily Telegraph "

... Mr Turner enjoyed in quick succession, racing at Brooklands, a night in a police cell and a job in the motorcycle industry before acquiring a very pretty wife. It was 1929 and Mr Turner was twenty eight. In the same way that today's bright young things go to the city to seek their fortunes, then they went to Coventry. Amazing but true." From Travelling With Mr Turner By Nigel C Winter.

An absolutely lovely book - beautifully written, whimsical and with just the right touch of nostalgia" 100% Biker

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

1937 Norton Manx M 40 350 cc OHC Racer

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1937 Norton Manx M40 350 cc OHC racer, frame # 40 74934, engine # B10M9266. The smaller 348 cc version ( 71x85 mm) was known as the CJ (Camshaft Junior). By 1930 Moore had left to work for NSU in Germany and for the TT that year Arthur Carroll , his successor at Bracebridge Street, redesigned the camshaft engine.Via the O & O www.yesterdays.nl

Monday, July 21, 2014

"Jimmy's" Quadrophenia Scooter Replica

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A replica of the iconic Lambretta scooter ridden by actor Phil Daniels - aka ‘Jimmy’ - in the cult motion picture Quadrophenia is to be offered as part of Bonhams Beaulieu sale on 6th September. Released in 1979, the film follows Daniels’ character Jimmy, a young working class ‘Mod’ who hates his dead-end job and despises his parents, living only for parties, pills and his scooter-riding mates. Quadrophenia famously dramatised the 1964 Whitsun Bank Holiday violent clash between Mods and their Rocker enemies in Brighton, an event ‘celebrating’ its 50th anniversary this year. The Who, who are currently enjoying their 50th anniversary year, had their 1973 concept album of the same name providing the film’s memorable soundtrack.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Before They Pass Away

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The purity of humanity exists. It is there in the mountains, the ice fields, the jungle, along the rivers and in the valleys. Jimmy Nelson found the last tribesmen and observed them. He smiled and drank their mysterious brews before taking out his camera. He shared what real people share: vibrations, invisible but palpable. He adjusted his antenna to the same frequency as theirs. As trust grew, a shared understanding of the mission developed: the world must never forget the way things were.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Motorcycle Racers

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Barry Sheene

Cal Rayborn

Don Emde

Gary Nixon

Patrick Pons

Paul Smart

No comment. Thanks Keith Nunns Wakefield for your Amazing Gallery.

Friday, July 18, 2014

BMW R 60/5 "The Great Escape"

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BMW R 60/5 "The Kraut Escape" Fotos: Frank Schulte, Stylist Chris Schild, Model Isabel. Via the always stylish Top Hatter

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Ford Bronco @ Man of the World

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Blue 1976 Ford Bronco 39,900 $ 

Yellow 1975 Ford Bronco 24,000 $ 

Red 1972 Ford Bronco 24,000 $

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Garden House By David Guerra

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Photography by Jomar Bragança 

The modern contemporary living space design which is called the Garden House is completed designed by the Brazilian architect David Guerra. This project is a remodel of a 1980’s living space which based in Brazil.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

BMW South Africa 1954

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No comment, digging the web.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Piero Taruffi Tarf-Gilera

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The Tarf-Gilera (also known as the Italcorsa) was built in 1948 by the Italian driver and engineer Piero Taruffi. The unique machine sprang from Taruffi’s desire to build a car that embodied the features of a motorcycle, and its novel twin-pod layout carried its 500-cc, 120-degree V-Twin Guzzi engine and chain drive in the right pod, with the driver and fuel tank occupying the left one. The 50-hp engine breathed through an air intake in the nose of its pod, and all components were enclosed by beautifully crafted aluminum bodywork. It became the “Fastest 500 in the World” that November, traversing the flying kilometer at an average speed of just under 130 mph, one of six records it set that day... Read more