July 5, 2017

PVGP

Faster, faster – more graphics from the City of Bridges; this time a crisp screen printed poster for a race event five years ago. Held every year at Schenley Park it is for both cars and bikes; sadly our travel plans don’t intercept with it this year… perhaps someday.

July 4, 2017

Doug

Hell’s Angel – we stopped in to an Irving Penn exhibition at the Frick Museum Pittsburgh. One of his series was capturing the late sixties counterculture, and in particular the Californian Biker gangs. This platinum palladium print from ’67 captures a surly Panhead chopper owner in an evocative portrait. 

July 3, 2017

Ohio River Road

Biker Memorobilia – leather jacket, old lid, tasseled shirt and vintage photographs of a bygone motorcycling scene. We’re in Pittsburgh today so the Prowlers jacket seems appropriate…

July 2, 2017

Neon & Paint

Signage – one of my many interests. We visited the American Sign Museum today in Cincinnati. Old neon and hand painted examples covered the walls and hung from the rafters of an old clothing factory. The lobby had sponsors advertising of which I spied this two-wheeled themed one.

July 1, 2017

Hols part 1

Vacation Day 1 – The Queen City. 

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 28, 2017

Melvin Kaminsky 

Mel Brooks 91 today. 

June 27, 2017

Petrol Part

Personalization- gas tank art. From the hand painting of a smiling cat to the sign lettering on a polished cell. The beautifully air brushed custom tank to a decal applied on a dirt bike. The tank is typically the canvas for the owners mark. #Motoblot

June 26, 2017

Rattus norvegicus

Brown Rat – the proud owner sits lazily by his conglomeration of odd and ends that create a unique truck and bike. Every item that added curious character was a found object. From the snap-on wrench door handle to repurposed tire tread rear fender. A 650 twin Yamaha was the donor Moto under its patina’d skin. #Motoblot #Ratbike

June 25, 2017

Three for Thee

Six Cylinders Three point Six liters- a bevy of Triumphs big parallel twins were spied at the show yesterday. Each 1200cc has its own particular character: from the bespoke Bobber, the sophisticated Bonneville and the speed fed Thruxton. I still think that solver grey faired Thruxton looks the best. 

June 24, 2017

Motoblot 2017

Bikes etc. – the annual gathering of the ‘alternate’ motorcycle scene on Fulton Street was enjoyed with plenty to look at. Here’s a taster in a four panel collage. The Kawasaki KZ was in more-than immaculate condition. A bobbed Triumph in ratty patina had a fun tank badge and leopard motif. A 1912 Indian with oily rag wipe down appearance. And a latter-day Royal Enfield looking the part for twisty secondary roads.  More to come!

June 23, 2017

Desert Sunset

Air Force One – a sinking sun over the scrubby desert terrain lights up a low slung cafe slouched over by a leopard print legged lass. 

June 22, 2017

Cover Art

Magazine Cover – for a bob you could pick up some good periodical reading material back in the sixties. A 1911 Triumph Model H was vintage even back then… Gordon Little is looking smart in his macintosh and beret. One color as long as it’s blue!

June 21, 2017

Sticky Rubber

Cornering Prowess – it all comes down to your tyres. This watercolour illustration has flight swept into its brushstrokes and the rider sure has a confident grin mid lean. Not sure about the little acorn touk he has perched atop his noggin.