Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Seiko 6105 - Willard

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Available on US military bases, the early Seiko Divers, particular the 6105, were Popular with US soldiers in Vietnam. The 6105 would become a combat watch long before 1979 when Martin Sheen, as Captain Willard in “Apocalypse Now”, wearing a 6105-8110 while traversing the NAM into Cambodia and its highlands. - Thanks Wayne

Monday, September 1, 2014

A day in Pau Arnos # 3 Aermacchi - Benelli

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August 24th 2014, A day in Pau Arnos # 2 Aermacchi & Benelli

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Jawa 250 MX Banana Frame

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All pictures © Justyn Norek

1963 Jawa released their new typ 579 at 250cc and 350cc two-strokes. They where lighter and faster than the typ 557 they replaced. 1964, 1965 and 1966 Jawa struggled with the "banana frame" production bike. Vlastimil Valek and Peter Dobry raced the bikes and Valek best managed to keep the brand appearing on the GP scene during this time. The last season of the "banana frame" bike Valek raced a 402cc bike in the 500GP managing to take 4´th place in the final standings. Jawa switched to a dual tube conventional frame design. Jaroslav Homola finished 10'th in the 500cc world standings on this 420cc Jawa in 1969. Text source : www.mxbikes.com

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Douglas DC-3

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The Douglas DC-3 is a fixed-wing propeller-driven airliner. Its speed and range revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s. Its lasting impact on the airline industry and World War II makes it one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made. The major military version of which more than 10,000 were produced was designated the C-47 Skytrain in the USA and the Dakota in the UK. Many DC-3s and converted C-47s are still used in all parts of the world.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Justyn Norek Vintage Motocross Pictures

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Once again Justyn Norek sent me a fab treasure, so take time and Enjoy. Thanks Justyn you know I'm speechless

250 MX GP Start ! Nr 16 Jiri Stodulka leads Sylvain Geobergs, Roger De Coster, Torleif Hansen, Torsen Hallman.

Three times World 500 MX Champion, East German Paul Friedrichs - CZ

Olle Pettersson - SUZUKI

Sylvain Geboers - SUZUKI

Ake Jonsson - MAICO

Torsten Hallman - HUSQVARNA - Four times World 250 MX Champion

Torleif Hansen - HUSQVARNA

Uno Palm - HUSQVARNA

Ake Jonsson in mud Shower ... Justyn has taken it at heavy rain in same race in East German 500 MX GP. Ake is overtaking another rider having more "comfortable" and "dry" path...( is it Jeff Smith ? ), to do this overtake at such a slippery condition Ake has thrown hinself and Husky in the middle of the pond creating wide shower behind him... Again exposure was difficult due to light conditions so I have used "long time" on shutter following rider with camera, thus rider and bike is in sharp definishion, while flyin mud and water as well as background if blured... you have to have good luck to take shot like this says Justyn but I say a great talent for sure.

Roger De Coster - CZ Justyn has used low shutter speed, so tires are moved to express Roger speed, but his boots are sharp. 

Dave Bickers has passed away... That's the way we want to remember Dave, in front of all !!!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Proust Questionnaire # 34 : Laurent Dandy

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Our WebWorld; a lot of us are spending a couple of minutes or hours everyday checking our favourite websites or blogs but who are behind them ? Most part of the time we dont really know. To find out what's going on behind the screen, I started a serie of portrait of the Men and Women who are making the blogosphere better, for this thirty-fourth Portrait, I asked my friend Laurent Dandy to go thru the Proust-Pivot-Lipton Questionnaire to let us know more about himself. Laurent, is the guy behind the very gentle private forum The Dandy Riders Club. Here are his answers.


What is your favorite word?  Yeahhhhhhh

What is your least favorite word?  No

What turns you on?  Challenges

What turns you off?  Boredom

What sound or noise do you love?  Rock music and twin engine

What sound or noise do you hate? Car crash sound

What is your favorite curse word? Mother fucker

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Musician

What profession would you not like to do? Proctologist

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?  welcome here...good trip and good ride


See also : Paul D'Orleans from the Vintagent
See also : Chris Hunter from the Bike Exif
See also : Nick Maggio from A Time To Get
See also : Jeff Decker from the Hippodrome Studio
See also : Christophe Loiron From Mister Freedom
See also : Jacqui Van Ham from thevintageadvantage
See also : Steve Ducharme from Motorcycle Picture of the Day
See also : Greg Williams from modernmotorcyclemechanics
See also : Matt Machine from machineshed.blogspot
See also : Bob Tilton from Werk Crew
See also : Stephen Mitchell
See also : Scott Hopkin from Pipeburn
See also : Trent Reker from Bikermetric 
See also : Pete Young from OcchioLungo 
See also : Frank Castrol from Big Bore Magazine
See also : Thomas Beeskow from The Burrito Bros 
See also : Nicholas Biebuyck from Bonhams
See also : Cindy Dulong from Fahion Serial Killer
See also : The Super Model Dji Dieng
See also : Scott Toepfer from Its better in the Wind 
See also : Tim McKenna 
See also : Alp & Jalika from Alp Concept Design 
See also : Mario Epanya from Mario Epanya Photography 
See also : Renee Gunter from Urbanscapes for sustainable living
See also : Anne Gaffié from L'Optimum Magazine 
See also : John Mellor's interview 

See also : Joe Hill

See also : Chuka Umunna 
See also : Kentaro Miyazaki
See also : Jeannette Mekdara 

See also : Nolan Woodbury from Vintage Motorcycles online

See also : Cesar Thruxtonic Rufino from  Caféracer 351

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A day in Pau Arnos # 2 Seeley & Triumph

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August 24th 2014, A day in Pau Arnos # 2 Seeley & Triumph

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sammy Miller's Ariel GON 786 trial test

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A few days ago I had the Good surprise to receive an email from Mister Justyn Norek (Senior) sending me these Amazing pictures of this Iconic Ariel GON 786. A great photographer shooting his Son on such an Iconic bike, what eslse ...








All pictures by Justyn Norek Senior - Test Rider Justyn Norek Junior.

When trials enthousiasts think about history of motorcycle trials, they think "Sammy Miller", and when you think Sammy Miller you think "ARIEL". This motorcycle is such important icon and milestone in trials. It really seperates two eras of trials history, pre 65 and after. This is so, as genius of Sammy Miller has brought his Ariel to apogeum of technical development, and than killed it with two stroke Bultaco Sherpa. Another incredible project that created another Icon of Design. Coming back to Ariel story, only two original bikes exist, they had registration numbers GOV 132 and second one has GON 786. Both were extensively used in competiotion by Sammy,even if more "famous" is GOV 132, which was more frequently used in trials and photographed, while it's twin brother GON 786 was kind of spare machine and source of spare parts as well, but was technically developed to identical level.

Justyn Norek Senior just retired from his work as a car Designer and was before a Motocross GP Photographer between 1965 and 1975. His son Justyn Norek Junior is one of the Top Italian MTB Downhill Racer.