This colour photograph from October 1942 looks like it was taken yesterday, its official title is “Workers installing fixtures and assemblies in the tail section of a B-17F bomber at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant in Long Beach, California.”
The Zündapp company was founded in 1917 by two German chaps with the suitably German sounding names of Fritz Neumeyer and Friedrich Krupp.
Etsy is a place where you can find all manner of weird and wonderful things, it kind of reminds me of what eBay was like when it first kicked off in the nineties.
This is one of the most captivating aerial rally photographs we’ve ever seen, the visible dust clouds over each of the corners give a fantastic sense of speed.
It occurred to me on seeing this photograph that I’ve never actually tried sleeping on a motorcycle.
This almost surreal shot of Dan Gurney shows him wearing the standard safety equipment of the day.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a photograph shot into the cockpit of a WWII plane before, the nonchalant look of the front gunner is just too cool for words.
This is Brigitte Bardot back in the early ’60s.
The modern bikini was a revelation when it was revealed in 1946 by designer Louis Réard, he called it the Bikini after the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific which had been blown to smithereens in multiple nuclear weapons tests.
This is the last official MGB Works rally car, though I have to admit that I never knew the MGB factory went rallying.
This captivating shot gives you a 3rd person view out the turret of a German bomber.
This 1920 photograph comes from the fantastic Museum Victoria collection, it depicts Glad Linaker, Lizzy Chinnery and Glad White sitting atop their v-twin motorcycles.