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Went to a few antique and vintage shops today in Ventura… awesome stores and a couple scores. Rotations was by far my favorite, with the 50cc Indian minibike, vintage motorcycle stuff sprinkled throughout a bunch of other wares including old street signage and antique photos of women and motorcycles. I snagged an old pair of leather motorcycle pants there, and the owl business card holder at Time Bomb. 

Good stuff. 

Stacie B. London in stark contrasting white on her black 1969 BMW R60US at the East Side Moto Babes’ event, Babes on Motos 4.
Photography by Jack Alice (fb) at Charlie’s Place.
[ more photos of Stacie B. London | from BOM ]

Stacie B. London in stark contrasting white on her black 1969 BMW R60US at the East Side Moto Babes’ event, Babes on Motos 4.

Photography by Jack Alice (fb) at Charlie’s Place.

[ more photos of Stacie B. London | from BOM ]

Harley VS Honda - a group of Harley fanatics surround a man taking a sledgehammer to a Honda motorcycle. Photograph by Ann Simmons-Myers circa1974.
[ source: FTW Garage blog | more motorcycle history ]

Harley VS Honda - a group of Harley fanatics surround a man taking a sledgehammer to a Honda motorcycle. Photograph by Ann Simmons-Myers circa1974.

[ source: FTW Garage blog | more motorcycle history ]

Flattrack babe Kara Kolodziej photographed by Corinna Mantlo at the Mid-Carolina Speedway. Kara races flat track with Five & Dime racing in the AMA Vintage Grand National Championship Circuit. A 1965 BSA/Triumph 250cc is her motorbike in the 250 “Ironman” class.
[ source: IG @miss1932 | more flat track ]

Flattrack babe Kara Kolodziej photographed by Corinna Mantlo at the Mid-Carolina Speedway. Kara races flat track with Five & Dime racing in the AMA Vintage Grand National Championship Circuit. A 1965 BSA/Triumph 250cc is her motorbike in the 250 “Ironman” class.

[ source: IG @miss1932 | more flat track ]

Sammy Miller, world renowned motorcycle road racing and trials rider, kicking some ass on a crazy cliff. While camera angles can be tricky, from his body position on the bike we can clearly tell it’s a challenging/steep grade hill.
Miller was born in Belfast, Ireland in 1933 and went on to win over 1300 trials races and many other road races. His victories were mostly on Ariel motorcycles, but later he became the lead developer at Bultaco on their ‘mdern’ two stoke motorcycles.
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Sammy Miller, world renowned motorcycle road racing and trials rider, kicking some ass on a crazy cliff. While camera angles can be tricky, from his body position on the bike we can clearly tell it’s a challenging/steep grade hill.

Miller was born in Belfast, Ireland in 1933 and went on to win over 1300 trials races and many other road races. His victories were mostly on Ariel motorcycles, but later he became the lead developer at Bultaco on their ‘mdern’ two stoke motorcycles.

[ more motorcycle history ]

My roommate Tim Stafford, who does amazing early BMW motorcycle restoration, won the Best in Show trophy at the Mods Vs Rockers event from Trophy Motorcycles this weekend in San Diego. Not surprising… I meeeean, look at it. 
You can see a photo of the full bike in my post from Trophy’s bike night »

My roommate Tim Stafford, who does amazing early BMW motorcycle restoration, won the Best in Show trophy at the Mods Vs Rockers event from Trophy Motorcycles this weekend in San Diego. Not surprising… I meeeean, look at it. 

You can see a photo of the full bike in my post from Trophy’s bike night »

Sydney Showgrounds Police Carnival performers riding Harley Davidson motorcycles (with and without sidecar) in the 1930’s. 

[ source: Small Sun Custom blogspot | more motorcycle history ]

Motorcycle messengers pictured outside the W.M. Garland building in Los Angeles, CA- Chief Messenger Phyllis Domich, Dora “Babe” Duncan, and Janet Spangenberg (ca. 1940s).
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Motorcycle messengers pictured outside the W.M. Garland building in Los Angeles, CA- Chief Messenger Phyllis Domich, Dora “Babe” Duncan, and Janet Spangenberg (ca. 1940s).

[ more motorcycle history ]

Michèle Ebeling aka 'Mitch' the Motorcycle Queen sent all these awesome photos of herself to Frank Charriaut of the Mot’Art journal with a mini bio back in 2010. She’s seems to be a very fascinating individual, having appeared in Iron Maiden & Duran Duran music videos plus some. 

I`ve been riding bikes since the age of 17… I was a singer in a band called `Look Back in Anger` during the 80`s and also lived with Billy Duffy of The Cult for 5 years.. I sang as their backing vocalist on the `Dreamtime` album.. Rode my Triumph in various pop videos, including Iron Maiden and Duran Duran, and featured with my bikes in several Motorcycle / Women’s mags. Worked for a while as a record plugger and in also in `Johnsons`…

(All photos copyright © Michèle Ebeling.)

[ source: "Mitch" #1, "Mitch" #2 on the MotArt Journal ]

Happy birthday to Stacie B. London of Triple Nickel 555!
Photo by Arnd Stockhausen in Lancaster, CA during the filming of: BMW Classic ‘A Way Of Life’ directed by Simon Beckman. Stacie’s riding a 1969 BMW R60US.

Happy birthday to Stacie B. London of Triple Nickel 555!

Photo by Arnd Stockhausen in Lancaster, CA during the filming of: BMW Classic ‘A Way Of Life’ directed by Simon Beckman. Stacie’s riding a 1969 BMW R60US.

A group of Sumo wrestlers test out a Honda Super Cub on the beach. (ca. 1960)
(Check out the Vintagent facebook page for more cool old photos.)

A group of Sumo wrestlers test out a Honda Super Cub on the beach. (ca. 1960)

(Check out the Vintagent facebook page for more cool old photos.)

Corinna Mantlo from NY on a vintage BSA. Photo by another motolady from NY, Michelle Medina Carrillo.

Corinna Mantlo from NY on a vintage BSA. Photo by another motolady from NY, Michelle Medina Carrillo.

BSA Gold Star at dawn from the Papke Family album 1975-1987.
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BSA Gold Star at dawn from the Papke Family album 1975-1987.

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Stunning capture of New Zealand flat track back in the day, the giant metal sole on the riders boot in clear view. Can you imagine hauling ass over dirt into a corner at full speed with only rear brake and a metal soled boot to save you? (claspgarage.com)
Sounds fun…
[ see more Historical images | offroad ]

Stunning capture of New Zealand flat track back in the day, the giant metal sole on the riders boot in clear view. Can you imagine hauling ass over dirt into a corner at full speed with only rear brake and a metal soled boot to save you? (claspgarage.com)

Sounds fun…

[ see more Historical images | offroad ]

A pair of smokin’ dames on their motorbikes in Britain, 1930s. Photographs of women motorcyclists from this time period always fascinate me; society norms changing quickly through the early 1900s allowed women to exercise and enjoy some new freedoms. Can you imagine wearing a corset on a motorcycle? 
Original photo source unknown, though I suspect it’s from historial archives.
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A pair of smokin’ dames on their motorbikes in Britain, 1930s. Photographs of women motorcyclists from this time period always fascinate me; society norms changing quickly through the early 1900s allowed women to exercise and enjoy some new freedoms. Can you imagine wearing a corset on a motorcycle? 

Original photo source unknown, though I suspect it’s from historial archives.

[ more from the 1930s ]