Mechanic and motolady J Shia of Madhouse Motors with the newly finished 1950 Moto Morini restoration.
Posts Tagged ‘1950s’
Miami Motorcycle Meter Maids
Late April of 1959, Miami launched the lady parking police force. After just 13 days on duty they were outwriting their male colleagues’ tickets two-to-one.
Patti Waggin: She Strips, She Roars (NSFW)
She strips, she roars. Patti Waggin, born Patricia Hardwick, was a college student, avid motorcyclist, and burlesque dancer in the 1950s.
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 ]
Francisco “Baby” Pignatari Riding in Nevada
Francisco “Baby” Pignatari riding a giant cruiser motorcycle circa 1958. Baby was a successful Brazilian Industrialist who married Princess Ira von Fürstenberg (actress, designer) in Reno, Nevada in 1961.
1950s German Motorcyclist
German motorcyclist with his BMW (probably an R67/2 or R51/3) in full leathers, sporting a very fascinating face shield.
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 »
A little flash back from a motolady in Australia. “My husband’s 1951 BSA B31 350cc which I learned to ride on briefly during 1956…….no licence then. Didn’t start again until 7 years ago and got my licences then. That is me on it! I now ride a 1200cc Custom HD in Aussie — a Bulls, New Zealand” (Monique W. Petersen)
Some serious retro style here, MotoLady on Harley and sexy vintage car in the background. Could someone give me more background on the model of the car and bike?