These 2 photographs show a slightly usual Vespa race on the roof of the famous Fiat Factory in Turin, Italy.
Nick Huber is a talented chap, we’ve featured his work on Silodrome before with a story on his beautiful Ducati 900 GTS a few months ago and so it was with great interest that I opened an email from Nick last week containing pictures of his newest creation, a Moto Guzzi in the spirit of the early ’70s Moto Guzzi V7 Sport.
It’s deeply saddening to me that the Concorde is no more, we lost a lot more than machines when the Concordes were retired, it was like losing the Space Shuttle or the Apollo space program.
White Heather I was a sailing vessel built at the turn of the 20th century, she’s a stunning boat and represents a pinnacle of not just aesthetic marine design, but of design in general.
The boxer engine configuration is a remarkable looking mechanical thing, this is an H6 unit from a Subaru and there’s just something mesmerising about those cam chains and the paths they run inside the engine.
In the days before Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and even Silodrome, computers were a lot better looking. Though they didn’t have solitaire installed and it wasn’t yet possible to look at pictures of naked women on them. Not all progress is bad I guess.
After last week’s post about mystery motorcycles I decided to follow up with more about the beautiful New Imperial v-twin ridden in this picture by Ginger Wood.
Steffen Jahn is a Stuttgart-based photographer responsible for some of the most capitvating automotive photography we’ve seen anywhere.
Motorcycle advertising seems so simple to me. Find an attractive lady, put her in some relatively skimpy clothing, place her on or near a motorcycle, profit. It works on me.
This is a picture of Henri Rougier sliding his racer around a dusty corner at the Circuit des Ardennes in 1906. I have no idea why that car isn’t rolling over with it’s horse-drawn cart derived suspension and centre of gravity about 4 feet up in the air.
Sadly I don’t have the name of the lady in the picture, we discovered that she was the first woman issued with a motorcycle license in Washington DC all the way back in 1937.
Both of the vintage motorcycles in this image are seriously raising out interest today, that bike in the back looks like it might be the coolest motorcycle of all time and the sheer absurdity of that bike in the foreground must be hiding a tale or two.