So 2 things. 1, I want to work here and 2, after staring at this photograph for a few minutes I’ve decided that I think it’s a shot of the Shelby factory in the mid-1960s.
I stumbled across this picture months ago and haven’t been able to dig any more information up on it, it appears to be the most steampunktastic inverted monorail I’ve ever seen.
One of the only regrets of my life so far is that I haven’t spent enough time going sideways in the dirt on a motorcycle. This is something I am working towards rectifying.
I don’t know about you but I used to worship motorcycles when I was a kid. I guess not much has changed really.
I came across this great photograph whilst researching the recent piece on the Norton CS1, I couldn’t use it then but have since decided it deserves it’s own feature.
In 1929 some of the first attempts at refuelling planes in flight were being undertaken. This famous photograph of Operation Question Mark shows a 10,000lb Fokker C-2A being refueled in flight by a modified Douglas C-1 transport aircraft.
I shudder to think what happened to this bike and rider on landing. I like to think that he landed it like a boss and came around for a second run, but I doubt it.
I’ve heard rumours of balloon tires being used on WWII motorcycles in North Africa…
The inset text reads “A scout suddenly discovering the enemy flops his cycle to return fire with his Sub-Tommy Gun. Fort Knox, Kentucky, 1942.”
This is one of those beautiful photographs that no one seems to know anything about, I’m going to go out on a limb and guess Atlantic City boardwalk, mid 1920s.
This is possibly the best shot of Frank I’ve ever seen. If, like me, you’ve ever wondered what it looks like to win at life, now we know.
On close inspection, it looks as though it’s raining in the picture above, making the airborne nature of the bike all the more impressive.