Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Croft Residence Sedona by Matt Dougan


My friend Matthew Dougan designed this Home in 2004 - 2005 and it was built in 2006 - 2007. The photos taken were within 6 months after the construction was completed so the flora and fauna have grown significantly since that time. Exactly the kind of Home where I would like spend the entire summer and more ...

 The Clients asked Matt to design them a home in the style of the of the Old Villas in Italy, France and Spain and also make it transitional enough so that it ages well and the style does not get dated. The design consist of an estate style layout with main house of 3,250 square feet a detached guest casita (small house) of 550 square feet and a detached single car garage and studio of 550 sq. feet with it's own bath.

The main home consists of a 2 car garage, kitchen , powder room, laundry room, a master suite bedroom with sitting room, a bath, and master courtyard, a library, a loft office niche, a guest suite bedroom and bath and a third room in the main house in a loft in the stone entry tower with access from the main living room (greatroom) via wrought iron stairs and a balcony with double doors overlooking the greatroom. The double doors at the balcony (see interior greatroom photo) came out of an old chapel that was demolished in Spain and are said to be about 500 years old. There is also a carved wood window dormer high up above the stairs that came out of the chapel as well and it too is said to be at least 500 years old.

The roof tiles for the home actually came from Valencia spain and the stucco is done in the old world earth pigment style that ages and develops patina over time. There are handmade wrought iron railings chimney grates and gates throughout the property echoing the style of the European villas as well as the hand laid stonework walls and steps as well. The Home sits in a most beautiful location in Sedona, Arizona USA at the base of Elephant mountain and is only 2 hours drive from the World famous Grand Canyon. The only thing that might have made this home even better is if it was on the coast of Spain or in Provence or Lake Lugano in Italy.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Wrecked Metals 1976 Ironhead


Wrecked Metals is a traditional Hot Rod and Chopper Shop Located in Boise Idaho.

Motors & Soul


Virage8 présente l’événement Motors & Soul le samedi 6 et le dimanche 7 septembre 2014 au Château de Villiers (91).

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Laurent Chantegros Surf Photographer


Originally from France, Laurent Chantegros moved to California when he was twenty-three. He currently resides in San Diego, and he started taking photos 25 years ago, spending countless hours in the darkroom processing black and white films. The last few years, he has split my time between studio and sport photography. Recently though, his interest shifted to surf photography. Now he's spending most of his time in the waters of Southern California capturing the lifestyle and culture of surfing.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Keanu Reeves' Commandos


Keanu Reeves and his Norton Commando motorcycles.

Friday, July 25, 2014



Alain Delon on the set of The Girl on a Motorcycle, 1968.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Travelling with Mr Turner by Nigel C Winter


"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


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


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


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.