I guess this is entry #1,767,876 in our ongoing series “Why Vintage Motorcycle Ads Were Better”.
Persol was originally founded to produce military-grade eyewear for pilots, as you might imagine the Italian version of aviator sunglasses looks a little different to the designs from Britain, Germany and the USA. The Persol 649 has polarised lenses and brown tortoiseshell acetate frames, the build quality is amongst the best you’ll find anywhere in…
This is one of the most action packed vintage racing photos we’ve seen for a while, from the looks on the faces of the 1950s spectators in the background to the just landing on his side to the look on the face of the one racers who’s still upright, it’s an excellent picture.
There’s something about a steam train hammering along the rails at full chat that evokes a sense of awe that you just don’t get with diesel or electric trains.