“The Raiden Files – Portland to Dakar” is a 30 minute film featuring some of the most spirited riding you’ll ever see in the saddle of a Triumph Tiger. The film has a blend of urban riding, off road riding and extreme off road riding with a number of fairly wince inducing accidents.
The scrambler motorcycle genre just doesn’t get enough attention from custom bike builders, cafe racers, choppers and bobbers seem to be hugely popular but I’d love to see a custom shop building nothing but balls-to-the-wall scramblers just like this one.
The BMW 1200 GS is a venerable machine, they can go literally anywhere and I suspect that when they need a moon-buggy style vehicle for the first team on Mars, they’ll take a few of these.
The Camel Trophy was an event that rivalled the Paris-Dakar in its fame and perhaps surpassed it in its difficulty. The event exclusively used Land Rovers between 1987 and 1998…
The Land Rover Defender 90″ is the short wheelbase version of the more common 110″ long wheelbase Defender, they’re tough, go anywhere 4x4s and although this may sound strange, I think they’re quite beautiful.
The VW Beetle is an astonishing motor car, the sheer production volume is mind blowing as is the number of ways the cars have been used.
This is exactly the sort of motor sports event we need more of, although it might be a good idea to institute some sort of helmet rule as mid-50’s housewife headscarves generally don’t come with DOT certification.
Hank Scott was a huge part of the flat track racing scene right throughout the 1970’s, he started racing in 1973 and within one season had racked up 27 wins, the Harley-Davidson Team noticed him and signed him on for the next year.
This is another one of those mystery photographs where I ask you, our learned readers, to let us know what motorcycle model that this and if any of you have any backstory on the picture in question.
I don’t know if you had any plans this fine Sunday but with heat records being broken willy nilly right around the globe, I though it might be nice to spend the day indoors near the fridge with 7 hours and 21 minutes of 2012 Dakar footage.
I love this photograph. It wasn’t perfectly executed, the Land Rover is a little out of focus and you can see the shadow of the photographer in the dune but none of this really matters. To me this is a picture that was clearly taken by a man out on his own with his 4×4 having an adventure. It’s the sort of thing we should all do a little more often.
The current generation Land Rover Defender is the direct result of 64 years of automotive evolution, the first, humble Series 1 rolled off the production line in 1948 and in much the same way that you can tell a Porsche 911 is a Porsche 911, you can tell immediately that the Land Rover is a Land Rover.