Sonny Barger is, not even arguably, the most famous outlaw biker of all time. He was the main character in Hunter S. Thompson’s book “Hell’s Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs”, he also wrote a series of books, he’s been in a number of feature films and more recently appeared in the television series “Sons of Anarchy” (which is based on Hamlet, interestingly).
We don’t know who this little fellow is but by God, he appears to have had the coolest childhood in recorded human history.
Motorcycle sidecar racing is one of the most extreme motor-sport events I’ve ever encountered. I can’t imagine the guts it must take to be the guy hanging off the side into every turn, with total faith in the chap holding the handlebars.
Some photographs seem to tell a hell of a story, even when we don’t know anything about them.
No matter how long you or I live, we’ll never be as cool as this man was.
After the popularity of last weeks post featuring an upside down Ursula Andress and an impressed looking Sean Connery we thought it was fitting to share this picture, this time with Connery upside down and Andress looking on with a slightly worried look on her face.
It’s great to see an image that’s sepia because it’s actually really old, rather than the result of some 14 year old girl’s fascination with Instagram.
This photograph of a female Lockheed employee working on the fuselage of a P-38 Lightning in California in 1944 is strangely transfixing.
There’s something timelessly appealing about Audrey Hepburn, this photograph of her is from the 1953 film “Roman Holiday”, also staring Gregory Peck.
It seems a damn shame to us that the beach races at Daytona beach no longer take place. I can hardly imagine how much fun it must have been, the corner pictured here would be a blast to ride and should you happen to fall off, you’d have some nice soft beach sand to land on.
This photograph beautifully captures the sense of speed of these two motorcycle racers, they appear to be racing the same model of motorcycle although I can’t for the life of me figure out what it is.
I’ve never personally had a sleep on a motorcycle, though this chap does make it look rather comfortable.