Archive for October, 2010

October 20, 2010

Cover of ’65 Triumph range brochure

Fun artwork for the cover of the mid sixties Triumph motorcycle range brochure. Makes you want to take a ride down to a cafe and sit under a shade sipping an aromatic cappiccino watching passers by admire your ride…
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October 19, 2010

2009 Triumph Bonneville T100 Special Edition

In 2009 Triumph celebrated its 50th anniversary of the Bonneville with a limited edition in the classic tangering dream color scheme. Very close to my Porsche Gulf colours! It looks fabulous and I’m sure would ride great and sure to be a head turner…. now if only I could win the pools!
October 18, 2010

T120R Engine

October 10, 2010

Autumn Rides

I took the bike out both days this weekend; one trip heading north through the winding roads lined with fall colored trees, the otehr south along the lakefront upon the gentle rollercoaster that is Lake Shore Drive. Perfect weather…

October 4, 2010

Around the World on a Triumph

One inspirational story is of Ted Simon, who, in 1974 aged 43, ventured on a four year journey around the world covering 64,000 miles through 45 countries on a 500cc Triumph Tiger. A truly impressive feat that was undoubtedly life changing. The book “Jupiters Travels” recounts his adventures and the people he met on his journey.

Two decades later, aged 70, he then retraced his route, this time on a BMW, to see how the world had changed. Truly Impressive.
October 2, 2010

Cuttaway Triumph Engines

A couple of things I loved looking at growing up was how things were put together; two forms of which were real things with cuttaway parts (the cuts always painted red) and the inner workings on show, sometimes with a hidden motor somewhere making the whole contraption move. Here’s a Triumph in such a manner:

The other was engineering illustrations beautifully crafted by the manufacturers draughtsmen. No AutoCAD back then, just pen and ink. True works of art with perfect line weights, hints of solidity and true understanding of how things not only go together but also work together.

It’s like having X-ray vision!
October 1, 2010

Charlie Browns Bike

A classic fall season peanuts where CB wins out with a slow bike and persistence, as well as a pumpkin helmet. His prize? 5 Free haircuts, in true Charlie Brown style he admits that his father is a barber and we see that his bonce is thinly covered as it is.

October 1, 2010

The Illustrated Triumph

Great Illustrations from a contributor to Classic Bike Guide: Louise Limb. Loose fluid style with a healthy dose of speed give life to her motorcycle images. http://www.louiselimb.com/portfolio/classicbikes/001.htm