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Scooter Art: Selling the Dream

Bikes Culture

"The birth of the scooter coincided precisely with the post-war boom in the consumer economy. And along with the industrial boom came an explosion in what used to be called 'Commercial Art'. This was the age of the Ad Man. "

Vespa T5 Mk1: Pole Position, 1985

Bikes Culture

"The 125cc Vespa T5 was arguably the last sports Vespa developed and produced by Piaggio, the creators of the Vespa scooter. Launched in 1985 the T5 can trace its roots back to the first Vespa Gran Sport 150 (GS) of 1955, which was "

1980s Bike Crush: Honda CX500 Turbo

Bikes

"We’ve said it before: your taste in motorcycles will be defined by the bikes that were cool at your time of bike consciousness. Usually this is somewhere around adolescence. So hitting this watershed in the early eighties, the Honda "

Zaeta: Street Trackers with chops…

Bikes

"Artwork By Maxwell Paternoster, pics from El Solitario There’s something perennially appealing about the street/tracker setup. And none so appealing as the Zaeta. And El Solitario MC recently blogged about a very special creation that hones the sit-up-and-beg "

Super Monkey Bike

Bikes People

"pics Michael Fordham/Influx We stumbled upon this cool little shop recently specialising in pimped Monkey Bikes. Spymonkey is a one man operation run by Hiro-san in Shizuoka, just outside Tokyo. Hiro's idea is simple. Take a Monkey Bike and "

Auto Art: Tomas Pajdlhauser

Cars Bikes Culture

"We stumbled across the lovely artwork of Tomas Pajdlhauser on the always-inspiring Le Container blog recently. Tomas is a Creative Director at Jam Filled Entertainment in Ottawa, Canada, and has spent the last 10 years in positions ranging from Art Direction, "

Oil & Ink Expo

Bikes Culture

"We stumbled across this fine collection of printed work this morning whilst considering the coming of spring and a time when riding motorcycles in the northern hemisphere wasn't akin to a sublime kind of torture. Oil & Ink is a "