Posts Tagged ‘history’

Wheelsport Rugged Rider Boots

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An in depth look at a pair of Vintage MotoCross boots- Wheelsport “Rugged Rider” from Portland, OR. They were for sale, but sold to a lovely lady! Thanks guys. :)

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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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Leslie Porterfield doing a burnout on a Honda CBR1000rr, photographed by Danny Fulgencio. Leslie is in the Guinness book of world records for being the World’s Fastest Woman on a Motorcycle, and is also the mother of twins. She’s a pretty rad lady.   [ more of Leslie | more Honda ]

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Manuela Raffaeta posing with the 1974 BMW R90S that made superbike history at the BMW museum in Munich.  [ more tagged BMW | source: RotCR ]

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Another historic motorcycle image- three young women posing with a motorcycle on a dock circa 1919-1927, this one comes from Mack Senate comedy films. [ more motorcycle history | from the 1920s ]

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Ladies Leading the Pack

I see this photo (or it’s similar counterpart) at least weekly while I’m looking through my favorite blogs, checking instagram feeds, etc… and the first time I posted this to the motolady site, I didn’t have a backstory. So here we are, with some history.  The photograph of three women riders at the helm of a group of solo riders dates back to 1949 according to the LIFE photo archives.  Riders enjoying a Sunday afternoon jaunt in Griffith Park: (1st row left-right): Lucille Meeker (on a Triumph), Betty Drafton (on a Velocette)… Continue Reading »

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Richard Britton (1970-2005) in an epic downhill power wheelie on a GSXR1000 during the 2004 Ulster Grand Prix that takes place Ireland’s countryside.  The photo might look like it’s from Isle of Man, but it aint! The Ulster Grand Prix, aka the “World’s Fastest Road Race” takes place on the Dundrod Circuit near Belfast and started in 1922. [ more mini history lessons | more racing ]

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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. [ more motorcycle History | source ]

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German motorcyclist circa 1954 with his BMW (probably an R67/2 or R51/3) in full leathers, sporting a very fascinating face shield.  [ more History | source: LIFE ]

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Jimi Hendrix photographed on a chopper, used as the cover for the compilation album called ‘South Saturn Delta’.  [ more celebrities | history ] 

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