Posts tagged vintage

Lindsey Marie Hanson on her beautiful customized vintage Harley, captured hitting “The Snake” near Los Angeles, CA. 
You’ve probably seen photos from “The Snake” without even realizing- it’s a 21-turn portion of Mulholland Highway just above the Rock Store. “Edwards’ Corner” is the last turn heading uphill through the snake and is rather internet famous for capturing motorcyclists outriding their bike, talent, and/or conditions. 

Lindsey Marie Hanson on her beautiful customized vintage Harley, captured hitting “The Snake” near Los Angeles, CA. 

You’ve probably seen photos from “The Snake” without even realizing- it’s a 21-turn portion of Mulholland Highway just above the Rock Store. “Edwards’ Corner” is the last turn heading uphill through the snake and is rather internet famous for capturing motorcyclists outriding their bike, talent, and/or conditions. 

Kyirsty Unger sitting on her lil two stoke Suzuki GT185 braaper in Portland, Oregon.
[ more photos tagged Suzuki | Retro ]

Kyirsty Unger sitting on her lil two stoke Suzuki GT185 braaper in Portland, Oregon.

[ more photos tagged Suzuki | Retro ]

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. 

Misty Whitten with her custom painted Perfume & Gasoline helmet. Such a classy lookin’ motolady!
[ more tagged pinstriping | real women who ride ]

Misty Whitten with her custom painted Perfume & Gasoline helmet. Such a classy lookin’ motolady!

[ more tagged pinstriping | real women who ride ]

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 ]

Japanese lady on an old school Brat Style Harley from the EvoSpo blog.

[ more tagged Japan | more women who ride ]

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. 

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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 besides nice surf.

Visited Iron & Resin in Ventura, CA today. While I stopped by once before, my exploration of the store was limited by my bladder’s demands so I wanted to go back and take a closer look. 

Mainly a retail apparel shop, they also carry wonderful accessories including classy bags, camping equipage, and entertaining baubles. Handy flasks and tool rolls through vintage boots and leather jackets. Bathing suits and surfing stuff, cocktail guides and shot glasses… the list goes on. Seemingly helter skelter but so very well put together, and all fitting a nice beachy mood. Makes sense, being in Ventura and all (which I learned today had a population of just over 100,000). It goes along well with their tagline, “Freedom Riders Supply Co.”

I especially liked the Hunter S. Thompson, “Faster, Faster” art near the entrance.

[ Iron & Resin website | more SoCal

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 ]

"Adapting to this winters snow here at the shop… Chicago Style." from Rolling Idols facebook page. Vintage Triumph with a street sign snow plow affixed to the front. Brilliant. 

"Adapting to this winters snow here at the shop… Chicago Style." from Rolling Idols facebook page. Vintage Triumph with a street sign snow plow affixed to the front. Brilliant. 

Troy Corser on a vintage BMW r90s from a post to his twitter account back in July during the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England. “They told me to be careful with this one.” As Ben Bostrom replied, “Classic Troy!”
What, he looks like he’s being very careful! Awesome.
[ source: twitter | more wheelie pics ]

Troy Corser on a vintage BMW r90s from a post to his twitter account back in July during the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England. “They told me to be careful with this one.” As Ben Bostrom replied, “Classic Troy!”

What, he looks like he’s being very careful! Awesome.

[ source: twitter | more wheelie pics ]

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 ]

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 ]

Yuri and her ‘76 Shovel chopper- it’s pink, sparkly, and even has a heart shaped tail light (more pics). 
Photograph by Lanakila MacNaughton of the Women’s Moto Exhibit (website). 
[ more pink motorcycle stuff | choppers | ladies kickstarting ]

Yuri and her ‘76 Shovel chopper- it’s pink, sparkly, and even has a heart shaped tail light (more pics)

Photograph by Lanakila MacNaughton of the Women’s Moto Exhibit (website)

[ more pink motorcycle stuff | choppers | ladies kickstarting ]

Heidi Lieberman from Portland photographed for the Women’s Moto Exhibit (website). Heidi runs Honeyfox Jewelry (facebook). 

Heidi Lieberman from Portland photographed for the Women’s Moto Exhibit (website). Heidi runs Honeyfox Jewelry (facebook)