Motorcycle advertising has changed a huge amount since the ’70s and ’80s. It used to be Girl-Bike-Logo and motorcycle sales were booming, in more recent times it’s become more technical and motorcycle sales have waned, I may be drawing an overly simplistic correlation-causation line in the sand here but I vote that we go back to ads like this one.
If you only watch one 1965 Motown music video set in a functioning automotive production line today, make it this one. I can only imagine what modern health and safety departments would have to say if you tried to do this on a running production line today, so maybe it’s good that they did it…
This 1964 Porsche 904 GTS has seen significant international race success in its long life, it was bought new by race outfit Scuderia Filipinetti in 1964 and out straight to work on race tracks around Europe including an impressive 2nd in class at the Nürburgring 1000km, a 2nd in class at Mont Ventoux and wins at the Rallye de la Baule, the Rally de Lorraine and the Rally de I’AGACI.
These motorcycle boots by Deus Ex Machina are amongst the toughest boots we’ve come across recently. They’re made from 2.00 – 2.20mm rough-out Buffalo hide, they have a handmade Goodyear-welted sole with double-row stitchdown and a USA-made steel toe up front.