Thursday, December 14, 2017

46Works’ Moto Guzzi V7 custom by Ritmo Sereno

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Via : The Magnificent BIKE EXIF









Shiro Nakajima is best known as the man who started up Ritmo Sereno the Tokyo shop famous for its immaculate BMW and Moto Guzzi customs.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe

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Following Moto Guzzi´s lead in presenting the V85 vintage inspired or Ducati with his Scrambler, Kawasaki have presented the Z900RS Cafe, a retro-modern roadster that pays tribute to the iconic 1970s Z1.

Monday, November 27, 2017

1961 Chevrolet Corphibian

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In 1961, Chevrolet introduced the Corvair 95 Greenbriar van and Rampside pickup. Using a 95-inch wheelbase, both the van and pickup expanded on the Corvair model range creating, in a sense, an entire new car line comprised of a sedan, wagon, coupe, convertible, van and pickup. All were equipped with flat-6 cylinder engines and either a manual transmission or Powerglide automatic and like so many inexpensive cars of the era, could be equipped exactly as the customer wanted. But one Corvair that largely went unnoticed was the Corphibian Prototype. Built by Chevrolet Engineering with the Hulten-Holm Company of Pontiac, Michigan, the Corphibian is an amphibious vehicle based on the Rampside Pickup truly escalating an already capable vehicle. Featuring an extended body and fiberglass hull, the concept would allow users the opportunity to enjoy both terrestrial and aquatic travel, not dissimilar to the Amphicar Model 770 launched the same year. Unlike the Amphicar, however, Chevrolet only built one Corphibian, and this is it.Via : www.mecum.com

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

1968 Lamborghini Espada S1

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The Lamborghini Espada is a 4-seat grand touring coupé built by Italian car manufacturer Lamborghini between 1968 and 1978. The car was designed by Marcello Gandini at Bertone. Gandini drew inspiration and cues from two of his Bertone show cars from 1967, the Lamborghini Marzal and the Jaguar Piraña. The Espada was a four-seater GT, selling alongside the 2+2 400GT and the mid-engined Miura. 1217 Espadas were made, making it the most successful Lamborghini model until the expansion of Countach production in the mid-1980s. The Spanish name "Espada" means "sword", referring to the sword that the torero uses to kill the bull in the corrida. During its ten years in production the car underwent some changes, and three different series were produced. These were the S1 (1968–1970), the S2 (1970–1972) and the S3 (1972–1978). Each model featured interior redesigns, while only minor details were changed on the exterior. Pictures via : www.classicdriver.com/en

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Monks and Motorcycles

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Monks and Motorcycles: From Laos to London by the Seat of My Pants, 1956-1958.

In 1956, 22-year-old Frank Huffman embarks on a journey that will take him from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia to the exotic Orient, and eventually around the world. In this fascinating tale of adventure, Huffman shares his experiences and emotions during two years as a French interpreter for a community development team on the Plain of Jars in Laos, Indochina. At the end of his tour in Laos, he buys a motorcycle and sets out for Europe, with only a National Geographic map of Asia and the optimism of youth as his guide. He takes us along for the ride as heclimbs the fabled Angkor Wat in Cambodia, cycles up the road to Mandalay in Burma, floats up the Chindwin River on a river boat, is chased by a motorcycle-hating cow near the Taj Mahal, participates in a mutiny on a ramshackle bus in the Pakistani desert, thumbs his way across Iran to Turkey, and carouses through Europe in a Simca with pilfered sleeping bags and C-rations.

Monday, October 23, 2017

A Legend of the West

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Colt Single Action Army Revolver, the Gun that Won the West.Introduced in 1873, no Colt revolver has earned greater fame than the Single Action Army, The Peacemaker. In design and performance, in line and form, no more sculptural and practical Colt has ever been created. Movies serve as constant reminders of the role this equalizer played in winning the West.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

PT Boat

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A PT boat (short for Patrol Torpedo boat) was a torpedo-armed fast attack craft used by the United States Navy in World War II. It was small, fast, and inexpensive to build, valued for its maneuverability and speed but hampered at the beginning of the war by ineffective torpedoes, limited armament, and comparatively fragile construction that limited some of the variants to coastal waters.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Jean Steou Street Art

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Jean Steou is a creative from Biarritz evolving in both graffiti and illustration. This double cap completely mastered and his versatility allows hm to multiply professional and personal projects. Jean Steou does not limit his ideas to a single technique. From the bomb to the posca through the pencil or the calligraphic ink, he always composes with detail, mixing humor and irony. It is with a natural hyper-activity that he composes every day on all supports, walls, paper, even passing by vehicles and surfboards.