Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sara Strikes Back

Several more shots have surfaced of Sara and her custom Triumph by DutchmanPhotos and Scott Pommier.
Lots more at the caption links.
via StreetChopperWeb

via Visual Gratification

Monday, October 25, 2010

I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle

Well, I didn't, but someone did in 1990 and it was a Norton. Anthony Daniels (C-3PO in Star Wars) stars as a priest. Vampires, British motorcycles and C-3PO? More screencaps at taliesinttlg
"This is a bad motorcycle. It runs on blood."

Here's the excellent trailer just in time for Halloween:

And an interview that includes C-3PO star, Anthony Daniels at 1:18. His character says threateningly, "Let's go and kick some bottom."

Fake Norton Doing The Ton

Footage of a nice cafe racer Norton (fake) doing the ton (100mph).

Friday, October 22, 2010

Identify Jessica Biel's Movie Motorcycle: "Easy Virtue"

Can you identify this bike? I ran across this 1930s period movie, "Easy Virtue" last night and got a smile ear-to-ear when my eyes beheld one of the most appealing things in the world. Jessica Biel, in leather and goggles tearing across the English countryside on a vintage British motorcycle.

The movie could have been only that, over and over, and I would have paid full admission!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


This 1971 vintage, silver, metalflake helmet has been mine for the past 18 months. Size M/L. The foam is all intact, the material is all attached, even the center foam piece is still there. The strap is in perfect condition. Great condition for the age. There are no tears, cracks or damage, just usual wear. There are some minor marks on the helmet, but it's never been dropped.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Filip Sawczuk's 1963 Triumph Bobber

The talented brutes at Trojan Classics recently finished an awesome 1963 Triumph T100 bobber for Australian industrial artist Filip Sawczuk. Filip took it as far as he could before handing it over for the complete mech teardown. You can see the entire progress on a thread over at Jockey Journal. I love the raw tank, the black rims and Filip's little details like the tag on the tank.

Here's how it looked before:

Filip designs fixtures that look like they were built by robots in the future year of 1947.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010


I like helmets and masks, I don't think that's a secret. The Ukrainian workshop called Bob Basset is full of artistic geniuses. Petrov and his group have done these leather masks for several years and are now showing up on the fashion catwalks. I wish I would have had one of these leather mask-helmets all through elementary school because I would have worn it everyday.
And I mean in the classroom.

Imagine if C-3PO or Darth Vader and the Sandpeople had been designed for some Victorian, nuclear apocalypse. That's what these look like. There's currently one on eBay. Click links for tons more examples of Petrov's work.

I wonder if I could make one of these for riding? Or time travel?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cafe Racer TV on Discovery HD Theater Oct 13th at 9PM EST

Can't wait for the Cafe Racer series. The pilot was cool, the magazine is relevant to many that feel like there is nothing like this available, and now it's on HD television. Great shots too. You'll find yourself hitting pause throughout the promo just to see all the cool bikes, riders, and girls. Glad to see this coming!
Airing on Discovery HD Theater October 13th @ 9PM EST
Via Return Of The Cafe Racers

Friday, October 1, 2010


You can find clips of almost the entire film on youtube. Or on DVD. A goofball tale of 1960s British bikers who kill themselves so as to return as undead bikers... but they look the same as before. Zombie bikers would be better.

Speaking of zombie bikers, click this link and listen (watching will ruin it.)