Posts Tagged ‘history’

Motorcycle Women of the 70s

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The 60s chopper movement brought lots of babes on bikes, lots of boobs flyin’ free at events, on the back leanin’ against the sissy bar especially. In the 70s, more and more women were starting to ride their own motorcycles.

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Debbie Evans: Motorcycle Maven & Trick Trialist

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Debbie Evans is an AMA Hall of Fame inducted MotoCross and Trials rider, Hollywood stunt rider, and it all began at the tender age of six!

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1949 Photography of Loomis Dean

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Loomis Dean lived from 1917 to 2005 and captured everything from Circus Clowns to Hollywood stars in his five decade long photography career. He especially loved photographing motorcycles and women, especially real women who ride.

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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

Riders enjoying a Sunday afternoon jaunt in Griffith Park, 1949.

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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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