Sophia Loren – Sunflower

Sophia Loren - Sunflower

The Italian film Sunflower is best remembered for being the first western movie to be made behind the Iron Curtain, it was partially shot in Russia in 1970 – quite remarkable given the tensions in the area during the era. The film itself is a tale of unrequited love starring Sophia Loren and Germano Longo,…

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Evel Knievel Wallpaper

Evel Knievel

“Bones heal, pain is temporary and chicks dig scars” – Evel Knievel Although no one will ever accuse Evel Knievel of being on par with Shakespeare, you do have to admit that the man had a way with words. He still owns a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as being the man…

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Juan Manuel Fangio Wallpaper

Juan Manuel Fangio Wallpaper

Juan Manuel Fangio has the unique distinction of having the highest winning percentage (46.15%) of any driver in the history of Grand Prix motor racing, he’s also the only man to have won five world titles with four separate teams (Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Maserati). Looking at the current format used in Formula 1 motor…

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Vintage Drag Racers

Vintage Drag Racers

These early drag racers popped into our email inbox last week with a request to find more information on them. It’s thought that the photograph was taken in Sanford, Maine by friends of 1960s top fuel racer Bruce Wheeler – whose collection they originally came from. The cars in the image are just about as…

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Hasselblad Print

Hasselblad Print

For the uninitiated, Hasselblad is a Swedish manufacturer of medium-format cameras that have been in operation since the mid-1800s. The company started life as a trading company under the name F. W. Hasselblad and Co. but it wasn’t until the founder’s son Arvid Viktor Hasselblad became acutely fascinated with photography that the famous name first…

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Jenny + Heidi by Lanakila MacNaughton

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Jenny + Heidi is a series of photographs by Lanakila MacNaughton – the talent behind The Women’s Moto Exhibit. One of the standout features of Lanakila’s work is the lack of sexualisation of her subjects, she photographs women riding their own motorcycles as they usually dress and doesn’t tart them up in slinky outfits in…

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Iconic Images: Mercedes-Benz

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Mercedes-Benz have been searching through public archives and reaching out to current and former owners for interesting, historic or iconic photographs featuring their automobiles – It’s resulted in a huge array of fascinating images coming out of the woodwork, some of which I’ve included below. My favourite is the picture below of Karl Kling’s collision with…

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Apollo 11 Parade Wallpapers

Apollo 11 Parade

This Apollo 11 parade wallpaper is a wonderful astronaut eye-view of a classic American ticker-tape parade. It’s thought that the first ever ticker tape parade took place in New York on October the 28th 1886 during the dedication of the Statue of Liberty – it was a spontaneous celebration caused by a stockbroker flinging reels of stock…

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Railroad Tracks Wallpaper

Railroad Tracks Wallpaper

This stunning wallpaper was sent in by a regular reader earlier this week, we don’t have a whole lot of information to go on regarding its origins so if you know who took it, please get in touch and let us know. The full-size version is below, it measures 2560 x 1440 pixels and can…

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Board Track Medic

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The above image presents a bit of a mystery, it appears to show a medic or doctor attending to a man who has clearly just come off his board track racing motorcycle and is laying at the bottom of the berm. I can only assume his injuries were no more severe than a few splinters…

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