Archive for ‘Sidecar’

May 1, 2018

Power to the People

Red Square – center of the socialist world. May 1st celebrates the workers of the world and their stand for the rights of the laboring class. Started after the Haymarket Affair in Chicago which occurred after striking action for an 8 hour day turned into a riot. The Ural combinations ride in a formal line through Moscow in 1951. Soviet era banners fly from the GUM department store behind.

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April 18, 2018

Sopwith

Sidecar Camel – this little fella seems quite content to be driven around in this homespun combination. Turquoise Ural looks great under the Steppes sunlight.

This is a still from the 2008 Kazakhstan film Talpan (Tulip).

“a sweet and funny tale of a young Kazakh man, Asa, who has been recently discharged from the Russian Navy and lives in the remote steppes with his sister and her family. While he dreams of becoming a herdsman, he is also actively looking for a wife and has his eyes set on Tulpan, the daughter of a neighbor, who is also the only eligible young woman in the area.”

April 7, 2018

Who do you think you are kidding Mr Hitler?

Dad’s Army – classic BBC comedy from the seventies. Currently being repeated on Netflix; well written, and superbly acted. Captain Mainwaring and his second in command Sergeant Wilson in charge of the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard which includes Lance Corporal Jones, Privates Frazer, Walker, Godfrey and Pike…

March 6, 2018

One on the Side

Jade Chair – seafoam pearl combination mounted to a suitable Trident ready for the driver and passenger. Operating an outfit is on my to-do list…

January 28, 2018

Snow Recovery

Winter is Here. As January draws to a close we’ve had a couple of unseasonably warmer days here in Chicago. Don’t let that fool you! It’s forecast to snow later this week and plunging temperatures are anticipated again. Here’s a classic image of an AA officer coming to the help of a broken-down Hillman Minx.

January 27, 2018

Side by Side

Combination Lock – ready to drive around the Ring of Kerry with your partner by your side is this emerald patterned sidecar outfit a la Trident. Quite daring in its appearance but back in those days all this psychedelic were the rage.

“Oh, we ain’t got a barrel of money,

Maybe we’re ragged and funny

But we’ll travel along

Singing a song

Side by side.”

June 30, 2017

Vacation

On The Road – the missus and me are off for a few days trip across this great country. Through Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania looking for sights fun, curious and hidden. Wish we’re were in a classic sidecar outfit like this happy couple! #roadtrip

June 29, 2017

Uccello Mandello del Lario

Flying Car – a beautiful red Moto Guzzi Falcone combination outfit from last weekend. It gleamed in the sunlight like a cherry. #Motoblot #MotoGuzzi

June 6, 2017

Of Wine & Cheese

“Cracking toast Gromit!” As part of the frenzied inventor with his dedicated sidekick hound, and as one of the youthful hearted pensioners in a long running sitcom, Peter Sallis became a household name as a cheese and cracker gastronome and Holmfirth scallywag respectively. Sadly he passed away today at the grand age of 96. His voice and demeanor were calm and reassuring and he seemed to fit both characters perfectly.

“Did I lock the door?” 

March 23, 2017

My co-pilot is dog

Man’s Best Friend – a nifty rig for a modern Norton with leaning capabilities this owner is enjoying the company of his hound on road-bound outings. These rideable combinations from Schwenker allow the true motorcycle experience that normal rigidly mounted rigs can’t achieve. Doggles let pooch alllow the “wind to blow through his feathers”.

January 8, 2017

A Whole lotta Funny

Dan & John – just, just because…

December 25, 2016

One Way to Notting ‘ill please

Bayswater Road Santy – smashing image of mini-bike zooming Santa Claus haring through London with sidecar bear. Fake cotton wool beard is holding up well to the foggy atmosphere. The red bus and fringed coat would have made this a perfect seasonal image in colour.

December 24, 2016

Ho Ho Ho

Good ol’ Saint Nick – combination reindeer hack. What better way to get around on Christmas Even than a spotless Triumph Thunderbird ‘Bathtub’. The cars registration OV denote a Birmingham location, the bikes NX reg. pinpoint Dudley. 

September 19, 2016

Combination

Hacking Family – cute snapshot of a sidecar driver and his passengers. Twin disc brakes up front help slow proceedings in modern traffic. Hey! I’ve seen a tank like that before! Fun abounds for all!

June 3, 2016

It stands to reason


Silly Old Moo – cockney mysogynistical racially bigoted homophobic anti-Semite, anti-Catholic, anti-Irish and West Ham supporter Alf Garnett pilots chair bound long suffering wife Else and pillion perched friend Min in this wartime outfit (BSA M20). Voicing an ugly post war psyche of Britain he ranted against all around him. However Else could cut him down with a curt response or withering glare as he spiraled into a tirade.


Warren Mitchell 1926-2015