Posts Tagged ‘1950s’

Patti Waggin: She Strips, She Roars (NSFW)

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She strips, she roars. Patti Waggin, born Patricia Hardwick, was a college student, avid motorcyclist, and burlesque dancer in the 1950s.

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Late 50s Jawa CZ

Historic Photo time! Blonde bikini clad lady admires a late ’50s Jawa CZ motorcycle (built in Prague, Czechoslovakia). [ more historic photographs ]

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Francisco “Baby” Pignatari Riding in Nevada

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Francisco “Baby” Pignatari riding a giant cruiser motorcycle circa 1958. Baby was a successful Brazilian Industrialist who married Princess Ira von Fürstenberg (actress, designer) in Reno, Nevada in 1961.

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1950s German Motorcyclist

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German motorcyclist with his BMW (probably an R67/2 or R51/3) in full leathers, sporting a very fascinating face shield.

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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 »

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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)

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Retro style on a 1958 Triumph 3TA! It’s sooo pristine! Dayuuuum. (From instagram)

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Some serious retro style here, MotoLady on Harley and sexy vintage car in the background. Could someone give me more background on the model of the car and bike?

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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.

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Beautiful 1950’s MV Agusta Single.

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