There are some stunning pictures of Brigitte Bardot on all manner of motor vehicles, this shot of her on an early ’70s Yamaha two-stroke ticks all the right boxes.
This motorcycle was sent in through our Facebook Page by regular reader Carlos Vitelli, I’m going to make the fair assumption that it was taken in the late-70s by a man who was living the dream.
This photograph is from the film “The Girl on a Motorcycle”, a 1968 British-French film starring Alain Delon and Marianne Faithfull.
This colour photograph from October 1942 looks like it was taken yesterday, its official title is “Workers installing fixtures and assemblies in the tail section of a B-17F bomber at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant in Long Beach, California.”
The Zündapp company was founded in 1917 by two German chaps with the suitably German sounding names of Fritz Neumeyer and Friedrich Krupp.
This is Brigitte Bardot back in the early ’60s.
The modern bikini was a revelation when it was revealed in 1946 by designer Louis Réard, he called it the Bikini after the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific which had been blown to smithereens in multiple nuclear weapons tests.
Seeing Sophia Loren next to a Mercedes 300SL Gullwing is like seeing strawberries next to cream, a natural pairing that’s inherently manmade.
There’s a lot to be said for the grid girls we had before massive, multi-million dollar sponsors took over the pit lane. There’s a certain character and an appeal to girls like this that couldn’t be matched by even 100 cookie-cutter pit lane girls in identical vinyl and polyester outfits.
On the off chance that you’d ever wondered how much chrome actually went into the average American car in the 1950s, this image shows you in quite some detail.
I have yet to ride around the streets of Rome in the saddle of a Vespa. This is a sad state of affairs and I’ll be hoping to set it right sooner rather than later.
The E-Type is one of the few cars ever created that invariably looks better than any woman you put next to it.