She strips, she roars. Patti Waggin, born Patricia Hardwick, was a college student, avid motorcyclist, and burlesque dancer in the 1950s.
Posts Tagged ‘1950s’
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… Continue Reading »
A little flash back from a motolady in Australia. “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)
Submission from Richard- Here is another picture from the Bonneville Salt Flats Barbara is a multiple vintage record holder. She is waiting for her turn at the start line with her crew and a 1954 R68 BMW.