Francisco “Baby” Pignatari riding a giant cruiser motorcycle circa 1958 (Harley? I’m not familiar enough with these to quote the make and model). Baby was a successful Brazilian Industrialist who married Princess Ira von Fürstenberg (actress, designer) in Reno, Nevada in 1961.
A collection of 1953 motorcycle messengers (many women included).
A photo of 1953 messengers at Hockley Post Office. Note that they had five B.S.A. 250cc C10 models with JLE registrations ranging from 181-188, maybe not all of their fleet of bikes is on show here. A later 1958 photo shows BSA Bantams which replaced all of these C10 250cc bikes well before 1958.See a photo of Grays G.P.O.in 1954, with myself, Colin, Norman & Charlie with a much smaller fleet of B.S.A. motorcycles than Hockley. They must have had a vast area to deliver their telegrams to, with this number of bikes showing here.
"My husband’s 1951 BSA B31 350cc which I learned to ride on briefly during 1956…….no licence then. Didn’t start again until 7 years ago and got my licences then. That is me on it! I now ride a 1200cc Custom HD in Aussie — a Bulls, New Zealand" (Monique W. Petersen)