La Mer de Pianos – The Sea of Pianos

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Though not inline with our usual features we talked about this film a great deal and decided that anyone who appreciates the intricate engineering and sense of history that goes into vintage motorcycles and automobiles will be touched by this wonderful short film by Tom Wrigglesworth and Mathieu Cuvelier.

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The Delahaye Type 165

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1939 Delahaye Type 165 is viewed by many as the most beautiful French car of the 1930’s, only 2 of them were ever made with this one having been fatefully chosen by the French government to represent France at the 1939 New York World’s Fair.

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I.D.W.P. by Edwin

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Edwin is a clothing label favoured by many motorcycle aficionados, especially those in the custom-but-not-a-chopper scene. This film was produced in conjunction with Blitz Motorcycles out of France and features some of Blitz’s bikes…

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Terrot Motorcycles Poster

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Terrot was a French motorcycle manufacturer based in Dijon, they started building motorcycles in 1902. By 1932 they had won the triple-championship in France having taken victories in the 250cc, 350cc and 500cc motorcycle racing classes. A few years later during the second world war, Terrot supplied thousands of sidecar motorcycles to the French army.

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Aviator Goggles by Jeantet

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In 1880 Eugene Jeantet founded the Jeantet company, ten miles west of Lake Geneva in the quaint French town of Morez. The Jeantet company created and sold mostly the pince-nez style of spectacle for motorists and cyclists until 1929 when Eugene’s son, Léon, invented the aviator goggle.

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The Porthos 8 Litre

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Between 1905 and 1914 a car company called Porthos was created in France, it saw great success and then just as quickly great failure. Porthos was the French Rolls Royce of their day, based in Boulogne-Billancourt the company built magnificent 6, 7, 8 and even 9 litre luxury cars before trying its hand at motor racing,…

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