The thing about aerodynamic wings is, you have to install them up the right way.
Climbing behind the wheel of an Audi Sport Quattro S1 is one of those things I just have to do, preferably sooner rather than later. The Audi Sport Quattro S1 was built in 1985 to take part in the now legendary “Group B” class..
In 1950, 2 years after his more-famous-than-Jesus swim-suit speed run at Bonneville, Rollie Free returned to the salt to reclaim his title. This time he arrived with a fully enclosed Vincent Black Lightning, a first attempt at streamlining by Rollie and on day 2 he made his first full-speed run.
They say good things come in threes, so with that in mind, here’s our third BMW motorcycle this week. Dubbed the ‘Lucky 13’ this BMW R100/7 is the latest build out of the garages of Blitz Motorcycles, a France based custom motorcycle garage with a penchant for cafe racers, scramblers and very unusual paint jobs.
Sometimes I just want to throw in the towel, sell it all, buy an old jeep and go for an adventure. Photographs like this do absolutely nothing to discourage this desire.
This bike started life as a 1986 Honda VF1000R although it would have been hard to guess given the modifications to the bike. The lower fairings have been removed and the remaining body work has been sanded back and given and eye catching distressed paint job.
It isn’t often that I discover a Land Rover variant I’ve never seen before, so when I stumbled across a picture of this, the Bell Aurens Longnose I thought I was looking at a long forgotten Land Rover concept car, or perhaps an old Defender modified by a wealthy oil sheik.
Taken from the August 1971 edition of Sports Illustrated this is one of the most famous photos of McQueen in action.
Ewan McGregor is quite possibly the biggest proponent of motorcycling we have at the moment, perhaps most famous for his trips around the globe siting atop the venerable BMW 12000GS alongside his childhood friend Charlie Boorman. He’s a huge fan of Moto Guzzi’s and has one at his place in the UK, he’s also a fan of vintage trials bikes, like this old Ossa 2-stroke.
Most guys spend their high school years chasing tail, unsuccessfully trying to buy beer and making every effort to look like Kurt Cobain. Lord knows I did. But that isn’t the path Chris Riffel chose for himself, this inspirational high schooler got a group of friends together, talked some teachers into helping and then set about building a fully functioning Fallout 3 bike, right down to the little radiation emblems on the front and rear.
The Husqvarna Baja Concept was unveiled at the New York International Motorcycle Show last week, in some respects its the next step in development for their Moab concept, although the Baja does seem a little more suited to rolling around in the mud.
Having a handheld device with GPS, communications, a compass, maps, a camera, a video camera and the ability to look at pictures of boobs anytime you like is perhaps final proof that the future has arrived.