The Keating Wheel Company

motorcycle film

“The Keating Wheel Company” is a short film by Lucent Productions about the life and times of Brian Keating and his company of the same name. Brian has spent the past 40 years reviving and preserving some of the most iconic vintage motorcycles in the world, many of which he still has parked in his…

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Kawasaki Z1

Kawasaki Z1 1

The Kawasaki Z1 is an extraordinary machine that very nearly never made it into production, Kawasaki was famous for their fire-breathing 2-strokes in the 1960s but in order to diversify it was decided that a big 4-stroke would be built. In 1968 the engineers began work on an entirely new inline 4 cylinder, air-cooled engine…

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1968 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2 Daytona

Alfa Romeo Tipo 33:2

The 1968 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2 ‘Daytona’ is one of the more iconic of the late-60s endurance racers, it was built to compete at events like Le Mans in the 2 litre class – a strategic play that kept the car in the class just below the dominant Porsche 907. The chassis pictured here was…

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Gemini and Apollo Hasselblad Positives

Gemini and Apollo Hasselblad Positives

This collection of over 400 Gemini and Apollo Hasselblad Positives offer a remarkable and disarming look at life in space during the most important years of the American space program. The collection includes images from Gemini 4, Apollo 8 and the Apollo 9 missions – the Gemini 4 images feature earth terrain photography from magazine…

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1971 Indianapolis 500

1971 Indianapolis 500

The 1971 Indianapolis 500 had what is almost certainly the most unexpected and startling beginning of any race in American history. I won’t go into any detail here as many of you will never have seen this race, but I will encourage you to hit the play button if you have an interest in motorsport…

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The Classic Indian Collection

indian collection 1

CLICK HERE to visit the full eBay Collection. We’ve been covering the Indian Motorcycle company quite often over the past few months, the recent resurgence under Polaris ownership is the most promising return to form that the company has had since the original company went out of business in 1953. Their new model line is…

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1958 Riva Tritone “Via”

Riva Boat

The Tritone is a mahogany runabout that first entered production in 1950 by Riva, a company that had been founded 104 years earlier in 1846. The Tritone would represent the new top of the line for the company’s models and each would be built to customer specification, with each customer invariably being royalty, celebrity or…

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The 1959 Alpine Rally

Alpine Rally

The Alpine Rally was run between 1932 and 1971 and occupied a hallowed place on the international motorsport calendar alongside races like the Targa Florio and Mille Miglia, the 1959 rally was close to the golden age for the race that dashed through treacherous mountain passes between Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. The danger of racing…

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