Archive for ‘Clothing’

July 12, 2018

Silver Dream Racer

Break a Leg! Period post seventies shenanigans as singer David Essex and the late great racing driver James Hunt lad it up on a Triumph T-140. Hunt broke his leg skiing thwarting a possible comeback in 80′ with McLaren.

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July 11, 2018

Gotta clear the fence Hilts!

Belanglos reden – today we see out pal Steve and Bud in German Wehrmacht grey uniforms on some alpen meadow discussing tactics for the infamous chase scene in TGE. The Bikes are Triumph TR6’s dressed up to look like the R75 BMW’s that the Heer forces utilized.

July 10, 2018

Chuck her into the corner..

Shootin’ the Breeze – here is Steve McQueen and what looks like Bud Ekins talking off road maneuvering whilst sitting astride a pair of Triumph desert sleds. Steve is wearing his Hilts top that he wore in The Great Escape so this is around 1963. Great photo.

July 4, 2018

High Chapparal

Cowboy Rider – last day of vacation saw us have a visit to Denver Art Museum. Here’s a sketch by eccentric fashion illustrator Jim Howard. Plaid shirt ‘n’ Stetson are suitable attire for rounding up the cattle on a little Honda dirt bike.

June 29, 2018

Mountain High

High Desert Heroine – we drove across the San Juan Valley today, taking in the magnificent sight of the Great Sand Dunes, and had our itinerary rerouted due to wildfires. Took the Continental Divide Independence Pass to Aspen. I’m definitely coming back to that road on two-wheels…

Here’s Friday’s fiery locked rider taking a long sweeping corner under, what now to me looks like, golden Colorado sunshine.

June 22, 2018

quelle? moi inquiète?

Belle femme numéro cinq a Vendredi – End of the week. Finally! And we’re off on holiday! Finally too! Here’s a new Bonnie T100 with shredded jeans clad lassie looking a tad serious. Let’s get this show on the road!

June 14, 2018

Rovers Return

Corrie Bonnie – leather clad actor and 1970’s children’s television presenter Derek Griffith is looking calm and collected perched aside this classic Triumph. The setting is Coronation Street, location of the long, long running kitchen-sink soap opera.

June 11, 2018

Wrestlemania

Between a Rock & a Hard Place – former wrestler and current blockbuster action movie hero Dwayne Johnson gives the camera a surly stare down whilst astride the appropriately sized Triumph Rocket Three. All 2300cc of engine needed to haul the big part Samoan along the highway.

June 1, 2018

Lipstick Lady

Pucker Up – this lass gives us a sly kiss for the coming weekend as she wheels along some New York City Borough. Cherry red Triumph Thruxton ensures coolness fit for her shades.

May 25, 2018

Howlin’ Wolf

Of Ink & Skin – in the vein of a Sailor Jerry Tattoo this graphic has a rosy cheeked brunette surrounded by classic ink symbolism. Piercing daggers and forkéd tongue serpents represent the Roman god Mercury for transportation or trickery. The red rose promises new hopeful beginnings. Safe travel is borne by the wings of a bird. And Lydia, for she IS the tattooed lady, has the German Kriegsmarine cap emblazoned with the Triumph motorcycle logo for winning effect.

May 23, 2018

Cowboy

Cheyenne- he was a big dude with mellow baritone voice and perfectly cast as Cheyenne Bodie for 8 seasons back in the late fifties. Clint Walker, who passed away a couple of days ago at the sturdy age of 90. enjoyed riding, either equine or moto. Here he makes his BSA B40 single look like a pony on the trail. That’s Andra Martin who portrayed an Arapaho captive in another Clint Walker movie Yellowstone Kelly, about an Indian tracker.

May 22, 2018

In the Halls of the Mountain Kings

Mountain View – taking your gal on an alpine tour behind the controls of a Speed Twin is good as it could get according to this advertising illustration from the fifties. The yellow frock doesn’t seem like suitable attire for high altitude pass cresting. Of course the Amaranth Red is picture perfect for the sublime scenery.

May 20, 2018

Zipper or Button-Down?

Denim – on this day in 1873 businessman Levi Strauss and tailor Jacob Davis took out a patent for heavy canvas work trousers. Utilizing copper rivers at stressed corners and an indigo dye for color the modern jeans were born. Though not the best for heavier riding at higher speeds, the sturdiness of a good pair of ‘Levi’s’ are both comfortable and cool. Roll up the lower leg turnips, wear a suitable denim jacket, blonde roper gloves, engineer boots and a puddin’ bowl lid and head out on the roads looking VERY James Dean. Blue Jeans are a symbol of the Working Man; the counterculture hippy,m; a grunge rocker; and the low-rise sagging apparel of skaters or hip-hop. They are a cry from the norm, a symbol of the rejection of the values of mainstream society. Rebellion!

May 18, 2018

Alberta Moto

TRW – the side valve developed by Triumph for the war effort in ’42. Here’s a lass in suitable attire ready to look for some pastoral country lane to zip along. Very stylish she looks to along with the forest green bike.

May 16, 2018

Ballistic

Hump Day – leaping through the mid-week apogee we feel the coming weekend is so close we can nearly touch it! This airborne lad with his Union Flag lid crouches in anticipation to a flying landing. Big Triumph Speed Triple will ensure good footing upon alight.