This weekend in California saw the latest edition of a new kind of bike festival. The Born-Free show is about the love of old motorcycles and like minded individuals having a good time together and enjoying classic and custom bikes.
David Hockney saw it.
From the perspective of a grim English town in the fifties, the grey wash flattening and unifying everything you saw into dreary monochrome, California looked special.
He may have been only looking at Black and White "
If the seventies is just a veil of misty clichés to you and your reference points are films like Dazed & Confused & Boogie Nights - then the whole craze of Custom Vans that exploded all over the American "
There's something about Pepsi Transit vans that reminds me of Christmas. An uncle of mine, deceased these last fifteen years, used to drive a Pepsi van back in the seventies. One Christmas, for some promotional reason or another, he got "
"We've documented the rise of the new wave of custom culture from the early days.
And in the UK the Bike Shed Motorcycle Club is emerging at the creative centre of the community.
According to the Bike Shed's founding collective "
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Now, I'm not sure. Here's that classic and the contemporary banger from "
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Mourinho’s career has been characterised by huge sweeping statements of genius, followed by short bursts of practical proof "
"In August last year the world lost one of its great thinkers in the neurologist Oliver Sacks.
He was well known for his insightful and best-selling books, for being the real-life version of the character played by De Niro in "
"If you were a friend of Thomas Magnum you’d probably have lent him money at some point.
Even the famous Ferrari he drove was borrowed.
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