6/30/08

The Australian Motorcycles


The Australian motorcycle has an image problem. While there were a few genuine all-Australian-built bikes, most used imported motors in conventional frames assembled from imported lugs. Examples of survivors can be seen in the Australian bike photo gallery, as well as on the pages for my Blue Bird, Bullock, De Luxe, Lewis, Peerless and Victor Blackburne motorcycles. I've also put up pages for Pasco, Hercules, Invincible JAP and the spring-framed Whiting and Mostyn motorcycles.

Pasco

Luckily, someone has gone to the trouble of writing a definitive book on Australian motorcycles. Robert Saward's "A-Z of Australian-made Motorcycles" (Turton and Armstrong, Sydney 1996, ISBN 0 908031 64 5) details some 396 brands of motorcycles offered for sale to the public, plus a good many more built for racing. An awesome achievement. A good place to get a copy is R&D Motorbooks.
Go and take a look on this site from the other side
Frank
http://users.senet.com.au/~mitchell/australian/australian.htm

6/28/08

The Cool Hunter



The Cool Hunter celebrates creativity in all of its modern manifestations. We are a leading online publication and an upmarket hub for what is the most creative, the most innovative, the newest, best and coolest. We value global relevance, not global trends, channeling what we find to our worldwide audience.

The Cool Hunter brand is a natural fit for creative influencers, those who stay in the know and ahead of the curve. Global in outlook, culturally discerning, The Cool Hunter readers are connected, creatively aware, confident, stylish and sociable. They value architecture, design, style, music, fashion and entertainment. They work, play and travel internationally and bring with them distinguished tastes and a demanding appetite for quality information.
This site is cool take a look
Frank
http://www.thecoolhunter.net

6/26/08

the "Volcanoe's Bear"

I just come to receive a big collection of new photos, through laurent. These photos were taken by Peter Pafalvi aka" the bear of volcanoes" a Hungarian motorcyclist who went through all the race tracks of Europe with its motorcycle and his camera during almost forty years. It is an honor for us to present you some of these pictures.
Several galleries will follow.


77TT 1974 4 Hobson-Armstrong Yamaha

65Formule 750 Charade(clermont-ferrand)

64Formule 750 Charade

500 G50 Matchless

GP france 1970

6/25/08

Vans a tribute to Johnny Ramone


On Friday August 1, 2008 a special outdoor event for Ramoniacs will be held in loving memory of Legendary Ramones Guitarist JOHNNY RAMONE. Be at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery (6000 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA) for a rare opportunity to MEET 3 of the RAMONES LIVE & IN-PERSON.

That’s right commandos assemble because Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Ramones drummer of 15 Years MARKY RAMONE (“Road to Ruin”, “End of the Century” & more), PLUS: Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Producer and Ramones drummer TOMMY RAMONE (“Leave Home”, “Rocket to Russia” & more) AND Bassist CJ RAMONE (“Loco Live”, “Adios Amigos” & more) will ALL be on hand to celebrate Johnny’s legacy with an assortment of Pinheads and Ramoniacs…like you!

X_102


last saturday in BCN Sonar, "the rings of Saturn" an exceptionnal live from Jeff Mills and "Mad" Mike Banks  aka  x_102 ,  two founders of Underground resistance 
I was there... a great night!



my personnal favourite Jeff "the wizzard" Mills

6/24/08

Johnson Motors


Johnson Motors L.A : Melrose Avenue, Hollywood
Johnson Motors Pasadena : 36 w.Colorado Blvd
The history of Johnson Motors, Inc. began in 1936 when Bill Johnson and Wilbur Cedar became partners by purchasing "British and American motors" which had a small showroom on Avocado Strret...
keep on ... here http://www.johnsonmotorsinc.com/
If u wanna have a real good style

Choppertown... The blog


Take a look its allways interesting to have news from this guys

http://oneworldstudios.blogspot.com/

6/23/08

Apocalypse now Surfing


Yeah man this is surfing... it smells like... victory

MULLINSCHAINDRIVE


1992, enevetebel vegetebel, attention disorders, never one push u, spiral city architect, lack of almost everything, learning the hard way, barely learning anything, writing checks my body can't cash, trying to get stuff done, doing a lot of nothing, looking up at the bottom, heavy petting, favorite smells, party hair cuts, major life mistake lists, never owning a 10 speed, poor diet, 1966 Nova mobile home, brofessional favoritism, left brain verses right brain. certain death. creeping death. delusional optimist. you probably have a better idea what my problem is. getting further and further from worser and worser. complete misrepresentation. function, malfunction, disfunction. a good trade to fall back on.
http://www.mullinschaindrive.com/
Take a look at this website...and fuck go to work

Come's pictures June 08




Pictures sent by Come June 08

Mako Got Hurt


Come in Portugal

6/20/08

The CDBG's guys

Alain
Fredo
Gilles




Gilles, Alain & Fredo
3 Southsiders guys
Alain's W650, Fredo's bobber & Gilles' Bonnie
On the top of "La Cote des Basques" in Biarritz
No waves this day but a real big hot Sun
Those guys are cool and they know the Real Thing


U wanna have surf ... This guy is rad and knows what he's talkin' about

Gilles

6/19/08

John Rice a Motorcycle Legend

Juts to take fresh air in this fucking rainny day ...

When racing was a way to live


You could be forgiven for thinking that motor racing began in 1950. Most books and even online resources begin their coverage with this season and specifically with the British GP on 13 May, the first round of the newly inaugurated World Championship.
Formula 1 itself was entering its fourth season, having began as Formula A after WWII. Races were open to 4.5-litre normally aspirated cars or 1.5-litre supercharged. OldRacingCars.com will cover these earlier seasons as we expand our coverage but have started - just as you'd expect us to - with 1950.

http://www.oldracingcars.com/

6/17/08

Nbr 038's Story - the Norton Café Motorcycle


The Café started out as a thought as most customs do. The idea was to build something that would have the look of a classic Cafe' but with modern touches so the bike wouldn't feel dated. Custom bike builders are pushing the limits out there today but I believe that the stripped down British bikes built in the 50' and 60' truly are timeless and the look is hard to beat.
http://www.coloradonortonworks.com/
Take a look here in Colorado its a "must be seen"
this guy is rad and knows how to work
Frank

Deus Motorcycle


Deus is a completely different kind of motorcycle company. While focussing on the design and construction of custom motorcycles, Deus promotes and celebrates a custom motorcycle culture that first appeared in Europe and America in the 1940s which has recently been revived by groups of young enthisiasts in Japan,America,Australia...and France
http://www.deus.com.au/
Those Aussies are cool ... Hey Hamish stop workin a bit and come to Biarritz 4 surfing

6/15/08

M2R

there is a motorcycle museum in Andorra , who contain a hundred of motorcyles from 1900 to 1990. I was very impressed by some old and rare models like the "Le réve" or a steam "La Française Diamant" from 1900 who might be a Jules Verne invention. Some classic french from the thirties like a massive Motobecane "Superculasse", a Peugeot P515, and a Motoconfort"grand sport" . In the curiosity corner, a Ner-a-Car, a Majestic, and the famous danish "Bömerland"

Trial in Andorra



So JP had prepared one bike for each one, a Bul sherpa for JJB and Stephane, a Montesa cota for Jerome a splendid BSA B40 for me and an Ariel 500 for him. Torque on the BSA is very impressive,and i felt in confidence with the bike . I just had forgotten that trial was a so physical sport. My last session was in 1979...


rendez vous in Andorra la Vella

yesterday my friends JJB , Jerome and i, meet our fellow Joan-Pere in Andorra. Andorra is a small principality located between France and Spain in the middle of Pyrenean mountains. J.P is a connoisseur in british and spanish post war motorcycles, espacially in trial machines. he does his own mechanic and likes to participate at classic trial competitions. Our purpose was a visit to a good restaurant , a trial mini trip with classic bikes, at end, a visit to the Andorra  motorcycle museum, a good program!.

























this man likes curves ! , with a MK3 interstate Commando almost new

6/14/08

A Powerplant Event














Last Friday,13
Come went to an event organised by Powerplant Custom in their workshop situated behind Melrose Avenue in L.A
Good Music, good bikes thanks to Yaniv Evan 4 organizing this event and of course thanks Come
4 sending those cool pics...hey man when are u coming ?
Amaryllis , Ian when do u make a party to celebrate your victory in Half Moon Bay
Frank

6/13/08

69 erotic year

the end of the sixties  produced a big bunch of bikes, drugs and erotics movies . there is one, not very known,"the girl on a motorcycle" however with first choice cast, Marianne faithfull ex mick jagger egery and Alain Delon french actor. Marianne seems very  excited on driving is duo glide, as explicit pictures show it. A great moment,unfortunately not shown in the trailer, when alain delon learn to Marianne how to change  gears on the Norton Atlas around the Leman Lake. I let you discover the sad  ending of this imprudent "motorcycle girl"
prohibited under 16 years !

the Trailer

friday is fish day !


but it's another  kind of fish, we are talking about surfboards off course... look at this very amazing project  called Hydrodynamica.  this documentary tell the story of the first shortboards like fish, belly boards, paipos and others spoons from the sixties style until today ultra-glide style.

6/12/08

A Monster re-birth


Marc Boulangé ... this guy is rad.
Take a look on his blog
http://www.nos-concepts.com

The Black Journey 1924-1925


A great route to the "great isle"In crossing the Sahara two years earlier, Haardt and Audoin had clearly proved that the car was indeed the ideal means of locomotion for linking North Africa to West Africa. Others had already set their sights further. So it occurred that one day, French President Gaston Doumergue mentioned to André Citroën and Georges-Marie Haardt the advantages of a regular link between the African colonies and Madagascar, a French territory isolated in the Indian ocean.

http://www.citroen.com/CWW/en-US/HISTORY/ADVENTURE/BlackCruise/
Its an amazing book that i recommand you to read

Frank

Jimmy Shine - SoCal Speed Shop



Jimmy Shine was a man raised by his hot rod family while residing in Temple City, California. Shine refined his Hot Rod capabilities with his dad Denny and became submerged in the car world by creating custom vehicles and greasers who had a need for emense speed. Your regular town car junky with tattoos and a cocky attitude had raised his own stock by making some of the best, coolest, and fastest machines to hit the road. He was hired by So-Cal Speed Shop and with his attitude and hardcore emotions became the whipping boy to So-Cals speed shops jokes and unmerciful teasing. Because he put his personalitiy into the work, Jimmy Shine became one of the heart and souls of So Cal Speed Shop.
This guy is cool
http://www.jimmyshine.com/home-index.htm