Sunday, January 30, 2011

Extremely rare live-steam “Indian” motorcycle toy  believed to have been made by prewar Japanese maker C-K. The Sidecar serves as boiler. Via: Antique Trader

'The burble of my exhaust unwound like a long cord behind me. Soon my speed snapped it, and I heard only the cry of the wind battering my head split and fended aside. The cry rose with my speed to a shriek while the air's coldness streamed like two jets of iced water into my dissolving eyes... The next mile of road was rough. I braced my feet into the rests, thrust with my arms, and clenched my knees on the tank til its rubber grips goggled under my thighs... The bad ground was passed and on the new road our flight became birdlike.'
Via: Life
Somewhere in Tehran. Via:
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The concepts of Johnathan CJ Lee

Saturday, January 29, 2011

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Holger Aue is a cartoonist and longtime motor fan. He baught his first motorcycle in 1978, and several others followed. He studied social pedagogics, and worked as a tree doctor for two years. He began his studies in Illustration at the Fachhochschule in Hamburg in 1986. In the 1990s, he decided to combine his fascination for motors and his artistic talents, and this resulted in the series 'MOTOmania' Via: lambiek

"Which helmet shall I wear today?" Via: fosfor gadgets

(Thanks Roberta!)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Forever Lumley.
Via: Corbis
Why the Dugally Somma isn’t ugly. Via: Hell for Leather
The art of blastcut

Monday, January 24, 2011

"The Whitwood was produced by the OEC company, they specialized in two-wheel cars, with two doors, folding hood and windscreen,  in 1934. They had four models with engines from 150 to 1000cc. two small outrigger stabilizing wheels kept the machine stable at rest. Despite some innovative designs, they stopped production in 1936". Via: