Wednesday, August 10, 2016

MV Agusta scale model by Pere Tarrago

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Picture by Justyn Norek

Monday, August 1, 2016

Ossa MAR Scale Model

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Pictures © Justyn Norek 

The revolutionary MAR, with its unique look (white with a diagonal green stripe) defined an era and was a real sales success. OSSA and Mick Andrews won the Scottish Six Days Trial three times and two European championships in 1971 and 1972. The trade press of the day wrote the following regarding a test of the MAR published in December 1971: “its finishings are close to perfect; it is the best trial motorbike in existence”.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Roger DeCoster's CZ400

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Roger DeCoster CZ 400 - All pictures © Justyn Norek

Manufactured in Czechoslovakia (the first CZ bike was made in 1932), the 1971-1972 yellow tankers were very similar to other CZ’s of the era. The commissars at the Ceske-Zavodny factory only made modest upgrades through the years, but most CZ’s can be told apart by their distinctive gas tanks. Red gas tanks were used in the early ’70s, the yellow tank in 1971-72, the steel coffin tank in 1973, and the flat-silver coffin tank in 1974. Read more Here

Friday, July 22, 2016

Vintage Electric Wooden Boat

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What makes this boat special is that the finishes/fixtures are all brass which appear to be original with the exception of the hood ornament there may be parts missing,props are bent and paint is peeling, looks like some of the dashboard trim is missing also the motor is untested and Very likely needs work. More info here

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

1967 Aston Martin DB6 Shooting Brake

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The DB6 continued the attractive covered-headlamp frontal treatment of the DB5, while the rear featured the distinctive and aerodynamically-efficient Kamm tail. Both the front and rear were updated with an elegant ‘quarter bumper’ treatment, which typifies the DB6 range. The chassis was extended to accommodate the finally useful rear seats, headroom was increased, and the body panels were, as always, of hand-formed aluminium construction. In all, just 1,321 DB6 coupés were built between 1965 and 1970, and their performance, style, and sophisticated driving dynamics contribute to their desirability among today’s marque enthusiast. Described as the “gentleman’s express”, the DB6 is unquestionably the ultimate development of the David Brown concept of the Grand Touring motor car. Via : www.boldride.com

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Refurbishing a classic motor yacht

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The Fischers owned Tiky for over 20 years and cruised her all over northern Europe before selling her back to Jan van Lent, the owner of the yard, in 1982 for use as his personal yacht. A few years later she was sold on and renamed Lenten Rose, spending the next 25 years cruising the Mediterranean under various British owners, including Lord Normanton, chairman of the British Powerboat Racing Club, who changed her name again to Alto Volante after his famous race boat. Read more at www.mby.com

Saturday, July 2, 2016

1973 Norton Commando

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The price for this lovely Norton Interstate 750 (MK1) from Nederland including the original part is € 7850. See more at : wisper-classics.com

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Stephen Shames Photographer

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Stephen Shames (born 1947, in Cambridge, Massachusetts) is an American photojournalist who for over 45 years has used his photography to raise awareness of social issues, with a particular focus on child poverty, solutions to child poverty, and race. He testified about child poverty to the United States Senate in 1986. Shames was named a Purpose Prize Fellow in 2010 by Encore.org for his work helping AIDS orphans and former child soldiers in Africa as founder of the Stephen Shames Foundation.

Friday, June 24, 2016

James Bond Breitling Top Time

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James Bond (Sean Connery) wears a modified Breitling Top Time chronograph watch in the movie Thunderball (1965). The Breitling is given to Bond by Q and acts as a geiger counter. The Breitling Top Time has a stainless steel case, black dial, two metal subdials and a metal tachymeter ring around the dial. The case of the watch in the movie was modified by the prop department and is completely different from a standard Breitling Top Time: compare images on the left of Bond's watch and a 'standard' Breitling Top Time. The Top Time is not the only Breitling watch seen in Thunderball: Captain Derval wears a Bretling 806 Navitimer with metal case, black dial, three white or silver subdials and black leather strap. Bond takes that watch of Derval's dead body and shows it to Domino to prove Derval has been killed. Read more at : www.jamesbondlifestyle.com

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Bohnams announces the Robert White Collection

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Bonhams is delighted to announce the single-owner collection of entrepreneur and businessman, Robert White. The collection contains a vast treasure trove of collectible mechanical delights worth more than £2 million, including motorcycles, motor cars, vintage Leica cameras, motoring mascots, Lalique, and several rare wristwatches. Proceeds from the sale of this incredible collection will be used to build new cancer facilities at Poole and Dorset County hospitals, benefiting patients across the whole of the country. “Robert White was a great man and an enthusiast of all things mechanical. The sale is a showcase of his life’s passion, with more than 500 lots set to raise more than £2 million for charity,” said Malcolm Barber, Bonhams Co-Chairman. “The collection is the result of a life’s passion for photography – Robert was the founder of one of the UK’s leading photographic retailers – and his adoration for motorcycles. We’re delighted to be able to offer this for sale, and for such a great charitable cause.” It was his love of motorcycles that first connected Robert White his close friend and confidant, the comedian and TV host, Jay Leno. “They say that you should never be possessed by your possessions; but Robert took more pleasure from his possessions than any man I have ever met,” said Leno. “The evening ritual of winding his George Daniels watch, for example, was an active delight to him as an opportunity to take pleasure in its mechanism.”

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Rooney Cycle Australia

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At the end of the day any custom bike is the simple, physical manifestation of a dream. Deep Huh? Drop the words “custom ride” at your local café or bar and the audience will be picturing a chromed cruiser, a cut down café racer, street tracker or bobber. It’s great to see diversity returning to custom bike building, each of these machines tell so much of a person’s taste and style.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Bardenas Reales

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All picture © Phil Cotebasque

The Bardenas Reales is a semi-desert natural region, or badlands, of some 42,000 hectares (100,000 acres) in southeast Navarre (Spain). The soils are made up of clay, chalk and sandstone and have been eroded by water and wind creating surprising shapes, canyons, plateaus, tabular structures and isolated hills, called cabezos. Bardenas lacks urban areas, vegetation is scarce and the many streams that cross the territory have a markedly seasonal flow, staying dry most of the year.