Posts tagged vintage
Mondo Enduro
44000 MILES IN 440 DAYS
The Longest Possible Land Route in the Shortest Possible Time

This trip has assumed a life of its own. Not particularly noteworthy on paper it, by chance, featured several interesting features that together, would go to make it one of the better known of the thousands of round-the-world trips of the last fifty years. These were:

  • It was the first recorded crossing of the Caucasus, Central Asia, Russia and Siberia making Mondo the first Europeans to reach Magadan post collapse of the Soviet Union.
  • The first attempt on the Zilov Gap (a name coined by the Mondo Team).
  • The full length of the American and African continents subsequent to the USSR making for a very long trip in 440 days.
  • Unprecedented use of small (350cc) dirt-bikes for a 40,000 mile journey
  • Unsponsored and unsupported. All team members quite definitely 'members of the public' with no expedition experience.
  • Filmed on the brand new broadcast quality Hi8 format allowing a viable TV documentary to be made. However, super 8 heavily used which was relatively unusual.
  • Ultra detailed diaries were recorded, a truly unique resource.
  • Almost the last of the big trips that pre-dated mobile phones and the internet making for a quaint, almost 1970s level of technical support.
William Fisk

William Fisk very talented artist who's spent the last decade painting impossibly realistic portraits of everything from vintage cameras to aging computer consoles. Within those gadgets we also detect a shared passion, motorcycles!, here's a few sample of it and its work.

Sportsman Flyer

About Sportsaman Flyer

"The “Sportsman Flyer Company” started not as a business, but as a hobby. I have built and collected cars and bicycles for years and have always wanted to add a Schwinn Whizzer motorized bicycle to my collection. While keeping my eyes open for just the right bike I started seeing motorized bicycles around with newer two stroke engines. I decided to build one and found a vintage Schwinn Panther frame to start with. This particular frame, commonly called a straight bar frame because of it's unique middle frame tube in the front triangle, is very similar in shape to early motorcycles." 

Chanel Motorcycle

For all the fashionistas out there it doesn't sound like there are any plans to put this into production. If you want to know the real history about this bike follow the link to a Triton café racer Toulouse, France - this beauty was for a photo shoot at Chanel's Rue Royale boutique in Paris.

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Urban Outlaw

Directed by Tamir Moscovici, URBAN OUTLAW  is a portrait of Magnus Walker, the rebel Porsche customizer who turned a hobby into an obsession, and an obsession into a successful business. From a workshop in downtown Los Angeles, Magnus obsessively harvests fragments from donor 911s, grafting them onto vintage frames to create one-off automobiles with the spirit of Ferdinand Porsche but an ethos entirely his own.

You can see the full movie here

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