This great little 1974 Honda CL360 Café Racer is another in the recent crop of outstanding motorcycles to pop up on eBay under the “vintage” tag, the current owner is also the builder and by the sounds of things, he’s gone all out and created an almost perfect around-town-belter.
In 1929 some of the first attempts at refuelling planes in flight were being undertaken. This famous photograph of Operation Question Mark shows a 10,000lb Fokker C-2A being refueled in flight by a modified Douglas C-1 transport aircraft.
The Dehen company history is a story of 2 brothers, the prohibition, illegal liquor runs from Canada, time in prison and finally, the founding of Dehen Garment Company. This Varsity V-Neck is the identical model sold in the 50’s and 60’s and can be seen in vintage photographs, usually on the sidelines of college football fields.
On Any Sunday is one of those films that you just have to have seen, and seen more than once, if you’re a motorcyclist. This is the 7:20 segment of the film that deals with AMA Flat-Track racers, some of the ballsiest humans this side of the NASA Gemini program…
This really shouldn’t be too much to ask from life.
Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga was written by Hunter S. Thompson in the mid 1960s, it was his first published work and is widely recognised as the book that launched his career.
This marketing poster from Triumph circa 1977 is a great example of how to turn your weakness into a product feature. Most if to all of the Japanese bikes of the era had electric starts, the Bonneville still used a kicker and this was the marketing departments play at selling it to the masses.
Considered by many to be the ultimate iteration of the 911, the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring is without question, one of the most extreme super cars of the early 1970s.
The Norton CS1 is a veritable beast, this is the 1928 model, ’28 was the first year that Norton used the overhead cam 500cc engine that went on to become quite famous in it’s own right.
The original Silodromes, or “Walls of Death”, were just made from rudimentary wooden planks, a few nails and some duct tape. This fantastically advanced German version is made from steel and is suspended in mid-air with a series of wires, pulleys and poles.
I have a deep love and long standing respect for BMW motorcycles. I’ve never actually owned one, but I’ll get around to picking one up someday. In the meantime, I’ll make do with ogling other people’s Beemers.
Rickshaw is a small San Francisco based company that produces unique bags, by hand, and ships them to die hard fans around the world. Each bag is made to order and if you’re so inclined, you can use their customiser here to create a bag to your own personal specifications.