Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Gallery: The Holy Trinity-Three Wheels.

Another grand Piaggo Ape Bus

Piaggo Ape "semi-?"

Nobletta "coupe"

Jawa Riksa
Viberti motocarro
Troll Lasteroller
Czepel 250
Moto Guzzi

All picts via the incredible Site.

Fast Eddie.

Ed Kretz, one of the two fastest motorcycle racers in the country for 20 years. (from the Bob Pilgrim photo collection, part of his work-in-progress on California motorcycling history). Via: Pacifica Riptide
1938 BMW R51SS 500cc Racing Motorcycle, Via: Motorbase

Mother Sky.

"Mother Sky" (click to enlarge), 2009, oil on canvas, 36 x 60 inches By Taiyo La Paix
A`vi`ette´ n. 1. A heavier-than-air flying machine in which the motive power is furnished solely by the aviator. Via: Xplanes

Monday, September 28, 2009

Dermont Walshe.

One of our favorite comic artists Dermont Walshe has just dropped us a note pointing us to the direct on his blog Zoomfrog. These two idyllic pictures show Walshe's comic (and possibly animated) project based on the the first year of the TT-we can't wait.
"Buck" McNair. Via: Aces of WW2

Gallery: Ghost Rider Covers.

Via: Cover Browser
Ghost Rider is the name of several fictional supernatural antiheroes appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Marvel had previously used the name for a Western character whose name was later changed to Night Rider and subsequently to Phantom Rider.

The first supernatural Ghost Rider is stunt motorcyclist Johnny Blaze, who, in order to save the life of his mentor, agreed to give his soul to "Satan" (later revealed to be an arch-demon named Mephisto). Instead, his soul bonded with the entity called Zarathos. When utilizing Zarathos' powers Blaze's flesh is consumed by hellfire, causing his head to become a flaming skull. He rides a fiery motorcycle and wields trademark blasts of hellfire from his skeletal hands. He starred in the series from 1972-1983.
"Dragon's Revenge" The 2003 Lowrider Bike of the Year.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

"As a youngster I remember my brother and I playing with Matchbox toys. It wasn't until years later my Mother told me of the rushing around the shops that her and Dad went through to buy them for us. As I grew older and moved on to other interests I had no idea what happened to the toys of my childhood. Then, a few years ago, on a visit to my parent's house my Mother asked what I was going to do with that box of toys in the cupboard." Via:
Just another day at the Motorcycle Rodeo
5 Daily Reminders from a Motorcycle Mailbox. Via: Art Car Central
“For races on cinder tracks, daredevil New York motorcyclists wear grotesque masks to protect thier faces against flying particles from the wheels of each other’s machines. The racers dip the masks in water to soften them and then press them against their faces. When dry, the masks take on the contours of the cyclists’ features. Goggles are worn over the eyeholes. In addition, the racers wear football helmets to guard their heads.”

Via: Jockey Journal

Feat of clay..

Look carefully. This is not a motorcycle, it is a full size ceramic sculpture, built over four years time as a college project in 2001 by artist Moto Sugai. Moto also has a motorcycle blog: The Go Away Garage

Somewhere in Crete.

John from the Vun Blog kindly sent over this pict he took of a lonely scooter wile he was on Holiday on Crete. Cheers John.

Friday, September 25, 2009

"...a lot of fun to ride but you have to tune it twice"...

Golden Thunder was created by Ray Nelson in 1981. Ray has ridden The GT coast to coast three times now and is planning to tour Europe and the Far East next. He says it is "...a lot of fun to ride but you have to tune it twice"...

Ray also runs Guitars for Kids, a program which donates free guitars to aspiring young musicians.

Thanks to Uncle Frank for the tip!

No handlebars are required.

"Honda has developed a new personal mobility technology, U3-X. It is a compact experimental device that fits comfortably between the riders legs, to provide free movement in all directions just as in human walking forward, backward, side-to-side, and diagonally. Honda will continue research and development of the device including experiments in a real-world environment to verify the practicality of the device" Via: SoloMoto

Splinter faction-Javier Almazor's Albura concept.

Javier Almazor proposes the use of a wood laminated body for his Albura concept ( Albura: Sapwood, youngest part of the wood.). The scooter would have a 125 cc engine, a monotube chassis that houses the fuel tank, a multitubular subchasiss with a progressive rear suspension.