Saturday, October 25, 2014

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


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


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


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

Monday, October 20, 2014

1972 Land Rover


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.


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


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 :

Thursday, October 16, 2014

1984 Yamaha IT 490


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 :

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Forest Whitaker in "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior"


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

Monday, October 13, 2014

Hassan Hajjaj Photographer


Hassan Hajjaj's photographic world draws its power and vitality from his personal history. A child of the 1960s, he grew up in Morocco and went on to discover London and its dazzling art scene. Former music promoter and music video producer, Hajjaj also designed a line of fashion accessories and opened RAP, a ready-to-wear boutique that became a fashion hub in in the 1980s. He drew on all this experience to create installations and decors full of his fascination with the flamboyant, organized chaos of Arab souks. Via : trouvailles du jour

Saturday, October 4, 2014

The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride - Bordeaux 2014


All pictures © Xabi Barreneche

Last Sunday was held in Bordeaux the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride. Together with 258 rides across 57 countries, it has been a great occasion to meet friends and gentlemen outside the social networks ... Here in Bordeaux we have been lucky to spend a great and sunny day riding the beautiful city of Bordeaux and its environment. I remember the first edition a couple of years ago we were 5 riders in Biarritz and we were more than 85 bikes this time in Bdx. Congratulation for our hosts Seb Rigault and Guillaume Corre for their hard work and of course a big Thank you to Mark Hawa and his organisation to make this event happen all over the world for a noble cause. Oh please, another warm thanks to Xabi Barreneche and his camera for following us during all this ride.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Kashmir, a 1999 Suzuki Inazuma 1200 by L.A Motos


Photos © Daniel Vidinha

When Luis Alves from L.A Motos from Portugal got this bike, it was only a frame, engine and wheels. Nothing more... At Luis Alves Motos, they thougth that it was going to be for parts. But they wanted to be sure that the engine was ok... and it was! So, the bike deserved to be back on the streets, where it belongs. They´ve managed to get a OEM fuel tank, and then manufactured the seat. It´s all metal and handmade. For the instruments they choose the Acewell 3853. The exhaust is in stainless steel, also handmade. The rear sets are from a GSX-R 750 W, but they also gave them some work. Alloy handmade side panels. The brakes are the original Brembo Serie Oro. It´s a fun bike. L.A Motos like their bikes to be usable in a day to day basis. Reliability, looks, and lots of fun. That´s their goal. The bike is named Kashmir, because of the song by Led Zeppelin.