Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Vincent's Amanda Water Scooter

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Picture by Phil Aynsley at the Barber Museum

The Amanda water scooters which were produced by the Vincent Motorcycle Company at Stevenage. The Amanda Water Scooters which were introduced by Vincent in 1956. The invention of the Personal Watercraft is often credited to one Clayton Jacobson of Arizona in the mid 1960s, but this example from Vincent predates that by a decade and was possibly the first ever PWC to go into production. More info Here

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Proust Questionnaire # 35 : Brian Awitan

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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-fifth Portrait, I asked my friend Brian Awitan to go thru the Proust-Pivot-Lipton Questionnaire to let us know more about himself. Brian is currently at the helm of his one man brand consulting agency, Thick as Thieves, which works with Tellason Denim, Oak Street Bootmakers, Bell Helmets, PF Flyers, House Industries, Deus ex Machina, and Horween Leather. Here are his answers.


 What is your favorite word?  Prepared

What is your least favorite word?  Allowed

What turns you on?  Carelessness

What turns you off?  Indecision

What sound or noise do you love?  Laughter

What sound or noise do you hate? Sirens

What is your favorite curse word? Fucko

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

What profession would you not like to do? Medical

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?  "... all your pets are here, they've been waiting"


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
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
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

See also : Laurent Dandy from the Dandy Riders Club

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Motoped - Santa Cruz, Cal.

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The Motoped can use any of the Honda mini trail 50, CT-70, SL-70, trail 90&110, XR50, XR70, CRF50, CRF70 from 1969 to 2014 and any of the clone (pitbike) engines – Lifan, Jialing, YX Works, GPX, SSR, etc. Which motor you choose depends on what type of riding you plan on doing and how much you want to spend. If you are going to ride this as a motorized bicycle, you will need to choose an engine based on the requirements of your state. If it’s for off-road, you can use anything you want.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

A Day in Pau Arnos # 5 : Ducati

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August 24th 2014, A day in Pau Arnos # 5 : Ducati 

Friday, September 12, 2014

1978 Glastron-Carlson

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Fiberglass boats had their beginnings just after World War II and owe their technology to processes that came about during the war effort and continued afterward. Such was the case with Mr. Bob Hammond, whose original ideas became Glastron boats. After the war Mr. Hammond was working with Douglass aircraft's tooling department using the latest plastics methods. After a few years he broke away from Douglass looking for a way to "utilize" his skills with plastics and the relatively new fiberglass materials. Read more Here

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Eric Burel's GS80 BMW

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Being the proud owner of a Triumph Thruxton 2007, my friend Eric Burel wanted in addition a Dirt bike, possibly European, cheap and different from the others. He found this BMW GS80 for 2000 € and made with one of his friend Olivier a couple of modifications. First a full engine checking, changing oil and filters. A very nice tractor headlight, creating a new deck for the speedometer with diodes. A new muffler "Scrambler" way with heatshield. Swiss Army bred saddlebags, TKC Continental tires, a new leather saddle stitched with colored BMW threads and new tank painting by Jerome Lopez Colorside. Eric is so happy with this bike that he plans with a few friends a trip to Morocco to test his BMW on the African tracks.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Taki Bibelas for Marie-Claire Magazine

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Taki Bibelas for Marie-Claire Magazine. Being born in Athens, Greece is perhaps one of the reasons Taki was fascinated at an early age with light and colours. After completing university studies in Communication and Sociology in Canada, he began to travel. He has evolved a cinematic photographic feel into both the still and moving image, providing timeless images for his fashion and beauty clients, as well as the music industry. His first major film "The Still Point" has been awarded best film in three international festivals. HIs model's body language reflect sensual simplicity and elegance, which leads to a vision whose signature is simply, the memorable image. Taki's iconic photographs have been published in many influential magazines around the world. His editorial clients include Vogue Hommes International, Numero, Vanity Fair, Mixte, Italian Marie Claire, L'Official and French to name a few. He has exhibited his works in London, Paris and Germany.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Iconic 877 Red Wing

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The 877 is the iconic Red Wing work boot. First introduced in 1953 as a sport boot, this classic has been worn by millions of America’s workers on construction sites or in the farm fields. This 8” style is purpose-built with premium Red Wing Oro-iginal leather, Goodyear welt construction, a white Traction Tred sole and triple stitched quality. In early 2013 the style number was updated to include a “10” in front of “877” in order to identify the style as wholly a part of the Red Wing work line.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Harley Davidson Sidecar Racer

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I wanted to come back on this fabulous sidecar found on the excellent the1moto.com. Builder: Dutch Trash Choppers - Nol and Bridgett 
- The frame is handmade. 
- Harley Davidson 6 speed transmission. 
- Front and rear wheels from a 16” Harley Davidson bagger. 
- Sidecar wheel from a 10” mini chopper. 
- Fiberglass body work made in Holland, gas tank in sidecar fender. 
- Engine is an 80 cubic inch early shovelhead. 
- 38mm flat slide carburetors.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

A day in Pau Arnos # 4 : BMW & BSA

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August 24th 2014, A day in Pau Arnos # 4 : BSA & BMW