Tuesday, July 27, 2010

2010 Scottish Classic Motorcycle Show

Every photo has make, year and model listed. Great reference for some beautiful vintage bikes! Tons more pics at velton's photostream

Thursday, July 15, 2010

1970 BSA 650 Lightning Bobber

This Prince of Darkness recently appeared on YouTube and it makes my tappets tingle.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

James Dean's Triumph Back from the Grave

There is a bit of a mystery right now surrounding a set of photos that have surfaced purporting to be the legendary James Dean's own Triumph motorcycle, resurrected from the grave. The photos appeared today on Bike Exif claiming to be Dean's original bike "restored by his brother."

James Dean was an only child.

He did however have a cousin, Marcus Winslow, who grew up with him and looked at Dean as an "older brother. The photo below appears to show the Fairmount, Indiana, boyhood home where Dean and Winslow grew up. Winslow still lives in the home.

The problem is that once the photos were posted, Justin Glory piped up stating that it was in fact one of three replica bikes he built in 26 days. Closer inspection of the group of photos reveals that they are taken of at least two different bikes (note the rear pillion is mounted opposite in one photo).

So who really restored the original James Dean Triumph? Or is this a very done replica? B/W photos by legend Hollywood photographer, Phil Stern.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Cool Triumphs in Japan

Vintage clothing shop in Japan has a great gallery showing early 50's Triumphs and riders posed in front of the shop. The place is called Gasoline. The bikes look fantastic and the riders are trying their hardest.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Heavy Rebel Weekender 2010

Several of us rode out to Winston-Salem, NC this weekend for the Heavy Rebel Weekender. Crazy-cool rods and rusty pickups, along with some British bikes. Just the way we like it.

For lots more photos at our Flickr gallery, click here.

Friday, July 2, 2010