Archive for ‘Photography’

July 17, 2018

Put t’ kettle on!

You only get an Ooh! Derby in the sixties; Foden PVD6 double decker, Austin Morris 1100, and a Triumph 3TA Twenty One give period traffic to this Midland town. Billboards with Carreras Buckingham cigarettes, possibly a Horlicks poster, and some dextrose item ‘For Energy’. And of course the Cuppa splashed along the bus.

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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.

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.

June 27, 2018

Six o’clock

Shadow Rider – low sun, empty roads and a good profile to the bike… US Route 550 southbound

June 25, 2018

It’ll buff out!

Rocket Three B&W – seem better days and in need of TLC; this 1970 BSA Triple is languishing at Ed Zender’s. A decent project for some unsuspecting soul willing to trade sanity for the chance to own a fairly rare motorcycle.

June 19, 2018

One, Two, Three, Four

Four Square- more offerings from the Ringwood motorcycle emporium. Delicious BSA Goldstar in immaculate condition, one lung and splendid mirrored chrome tank emblazoned with the gold star representing Wal Handley’s ton lap at Brooklands in ’37. Green lane ready Triumph Trophy Trail, half liter of long legged fun. Norton & Beeza goodies: one a TT special willing for speed, the other a doughty sloper ready for a lazy countryside jaunt. Finally a hefty Laverda 3C Triple, 1000cc of Italian grunt; just need a quiet afternoon along Lago Maggiore…

June 12, 2018

Charles Bronson? Who?

Max is Mad – actor Tom Hardy always gives an outstanding performance to whatever role he’s portraying. Sometimes with nary a gruffly spoken line or the smallest of a glint in his eye; but you can always tell he gives all making any of his movies very watchable. But he’s looking pretty stoked in this selfie with a perdy lookin’ Triumph Thruxton behind him.

June 8, 2018

The Three Amigas

Louche Ladies – a gang hits the highway spearheaded by the gals who blaze the biker trail lookin’ for trouble. Period machines, from left to right, look like a Triumph, Harley Davidson Sportster and Norton. Wide american handlebars ensure a fist-punch pose.

photo found by my father.

May 29, 2018

Spring Scene

Fences – Another photo from the weekend ride. Sun sinking in the West across the expansive North Shore gardens; farm fields; and spring-fresh woodland. Lilac hedges waft heady scents in the cool dusk breeze.

May 28, 2018

Center Line

Vanishing Point – where perspective meets and parallel lines converge. Traveling the road the future draws nearer and the present recedes behind you. On a bike you feel at rest whilst the world screams past in a fleeting blur. Sometimes you just need speed man, to feel alive.

May 26, 2018

Sheridan Road

Evening Ride – after a hot day the cooler air before sunset was perfect for an early summer jaunt up to Lake Bluff.

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.

May 15, 2018

Le Moto

4810 – with a premiere writing instrument such as the gold nibbed Mont Blanc you need a suitable means to carry it around. A continent buster such as the burly ’99 Triumph Trophy will do. Sign your John Hancock on the contract down in Marseille, pop le biro in the pannier, zoom up the autoroute to Geneva for supper.

May 12, 2018

Two + Two

Family Values – The McQueens looking good on one of dad’s Triumphs. Chad, Steve, Terry & Niele.

May 10, 2018

Spaceman Spiff

Worldwide Wanderer – Jovian traveler Ted Simon looks quite snazzy in his mod shades as he rides across some dusty trail. This is an original Instagram photo.