Posts Tagged ‘bsa’

Motorcycling Pioneer Theresa Wallach

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There are quite a few extraordinary women in the history of motorcycling, but only a handful who were involved in such a wide variety of riding for as long a time as motorcycling pioneer Theresa Wallach.

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Miss 1932 in Comic Form

Corinna Mantlo of the Miss-Fires drawn by Takashi Urashima in Japan. [ more motorcycle illustrations | source ]

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Corinna Mantlo after riding her vintage BSA dirtbike around NYC all day, photograph by Kristin Johnston (IG @kiktriumph1969). Love her arm tattoo featuring a lovely pin up lass riding a motorcycle.  [ more photos of Corinna | more moto tattoos ]

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Corinna Mantlo on her 1971 BSA Victor 250cc that she’ll be racing on behalf of the Miss-Fires with team Hell Bound and Down (site) at the Norra vintage Baja 500 this October in Mexico!  Corinna does awesome motorcycle seat upholstery and also helps run Via Meccanica in Brooklyn, New York. She’s also the co-founder of the Motorcycle Film Festival!  [ more photos of Corinna | tagged BSA ]

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Born Losers (1967) motion picture sound track cover featuring a lady rider on a BSA. Crazy movie. [ more photos tagged 1960s ]

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Montgomery Motorcycles, San Clemente

Today I went up to San Onofre and San Clemente to visit my friend Justin who runs the Peanut Butter Coast blog. He’s down from Seattle with his friend Chris on a surfing adventure road trip dubbed ‘The Peelgrimage’. After food, he showed me a cool motorcycle shop he had stumbled upon, Montomery Motorcycles.  San Clemente, with a small population of some 60k people, caught me off guard with the super cool vintage motorcycle shop. It’s only about an hour from San Diego, but I didn’t know of much going on there… Continue Reading »

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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 ]

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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 ]

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

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