"Russ Collins was one of the leading motorcycle drag racers and drag bike builders of the 1960s and ‘70s. His dual- and even triple-engine monster motorcycles, such as the Assassin, the Sorcerer and others, marked the apex of the outrageous drag racing motorcycle designs of the era." Via: bcmacsac1's photostream
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Image from Beatles film "Yellow Submarine". The animation of film has sometimes falsely been attributed to the famous psychedelic pop art artist of the era, Peter Max; but the film's art director was Heinz Edelmann. Edelmann, along with his contemporary Milton Glaser, pioneered the psychedelic style for which Max would later become famous..
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Pascale Traub's creations feature a variety of imagery, culled from years gone by, screen printed on vintage fabrics collected by the artist. Her hankerchiefs give one a feeling of reassurance in knowing there are still people out there with a solid connection to the past".
Via: The Function Key
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
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Monday, January 25, 2010
The BMW Wahnsinn ('insanity' in German) was a 2003 concept motorcycle designed by Jiro Arborgh. A fuel cell powered motorbike The Wahnsinn is intended for the urban rider. Its design is intended to highlight advanced technology, while retaining the essence of conventional motorcycles.
The BMW Wahnsinn is an attractive concept which uses an unusual, single-sided, hub-centre steering system. The bodywork, seat and engine cover has a sleek and clean appearance which hides the majority of the mechanical elements. At the rear of the BMW Wahnsinn concept, the innovative brake light wraps around the single, central-exit exhaust.
"Motorcycling in Tasmania dates back to 1901 or 1902. As in many parts of the world, the first motorcycles were manufactured locally from imported components. Tasmania is home to one of the oldest continuing motorcycle clubs in the world, the Launceston-based Tasmanian Motorcycle Club, established in 1905."
Via: The Companion to Tasmanian history
"Before achieving fame in aeronautics, Glenn Curtiss started his career with motorcycles. The early aviation community began to seek out Curtiss because of his growing reputation for designing powerful, lightweight motorcycle engines. In 1906 he designed his first V-8 engine in response to several requests from early aeronautical experimenters"
Via: The National Air and Space Museum