Friday, January 19, 2018

Columbia Sloop


Columbia, a fin keel sloop, was designed and built in 1898-9 by Nathanael Herreshoff and the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company for owners J. Pierpont Morgan and Edwin Dennison Morgan of the New York Yacht Club. She was the third successful defender built by Herreshoff. Columbia had a nickel steel frame, a tobin bronze hull, and a steel mast (later replaced with one of Oregon pine.) Columbia was launched on June 10, 1899. She easily won the elimination trials against the rebuilt former defender, Defender. Skippered by Charlie Barr, she won all three races against the British defender, Shamrock in the 1899 America's Cup. Notably, Hope Goddard Iselin was the only female on the crew, serving as afterguard. Columbia was selected again in 1901 to defend the Cup, and again under the command of Charlie Barr, won all three races against Shamrock II. In 1903 Columbia was refitted with the hope of being selected for a third time, but she was badly beaten in the selection trials by the yacht Reliance. Columbia was broken up in 1915 at City Island and sold to Henry A. Hitner and Sons of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for scrap.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Safari 1978 Porsche 911 SC


In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Porsche 911 was a benchmark in European rally competitions, with a win at the Monte Carlo Rally in 1968, 1969 and 1970! In detail, this is a 1978 Porsche 911 SC, whose engine comes from a newer 911 Carrera 3.2. Its 6-cylinder flat develops 230 hp and receives a manual transmission, whose reports have been shortened to offer better times. This model is equipped with 215/85 off-road wheels equipped with 16-inch fuchs and a limited slip differential.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

46Works’ Moto Guzzi V7 custom by Ritmo Sereno


Via : The Magnificent BIKE EXIF

Shiro Nakajima is best known as the man who started up Ritmo Sereno the Tokyo shop famous for its immaculate BMW and Moto Guzzi customs.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe


Following Moto Guzzi´s lead in presenting the V85 vintage inspired or Ducati with his Scrambler, Kawasaki have presented the Z900RS Cafe, a retro-modern roadster that pays tribute to the iconic 1970s Z1.

Monday, November 27, 2017

1961 Chevrolet Corphibian


In 1961, Chevrolet introduced the Corvair 95 Greenbriar van and Rampside pickup. Using a 95-inch wheelbase, both the van and pickup expanded on the Corvair model range creating, in a sense, an entire new car line comprised of a sedan, wagon, coupe, convertible, van and pickup. All were equipped with flat-6 cylinder engines and either a manual transmission or Powerglide automatic and like so many inexpensive cars of the era, could be equipped exactly as the customer wanted. But one Corvair that largely went unnoticed was the Corphibian Prototype. Built by Chevrolet Engineering with the Hulten-Holm Company of Pontiac, Michigan, the Corphibian is an amphibious vehicle based on the Rampside Pickup truly escalating an already capable vehicle. Featuring an extended body and fiberglass hull, the concept would allow users the opportunity to enjoy both terrestrial and aquatic travel, not dissimilar to the Amphicar Model 770 launched the same year. Unlike the Amphicar, however, Chevrolet only built one Corphibian, and this is it.Via :

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

1968 Lamborghini Espada S1


The Lamborghini Espada is a 4-seat grand touring coupé built by Italian car manufacturer Lamborghini between 1968 and 1978. The car was designed by Marcello Gandini at Bertone. Gandini drew inspiration and cues from two of his Bertone show cars from 1967, the Lamborghini Marzal and the Jaguar Piraña. The Espada was a four-seater GT, selling alongside the 2+2 400GT and the mid-engined Miura. 1217 Espadas were made, making it the most successful Lamborghini model until the expansion of Countach production in the mid-1980s. The Spanish name "Espada" means "sword", referring to the sword that the torero uses to kill the bull in the corrida. During its ten years in production the car underwent some changes, and three different series were produced. These were the S1 (1968–1970), the S2 (1970–1972) and the S3 (1972–1978). Each model featured interior redesigns, while only minor details were changed on the exterior. Pictures via :

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Monks and Motorcycles


Monks and Motorcycles: From Laos to London by the Seat of My Pants, 1956-1958.

In 1956, 22-year-old Frank Huffman embarks on a journey that will take him from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia to the exotic Orient, and eventually around the world. In this fascinating tale of adventure, Huffman shares his experiences and emotions during two years as a French interpreter for a community development team on the Plain of Jars in Laos, Indochina. At the end of his tour in Laos, he buys a motorcycle and sets out for Europe, with only a National Geographic map of Asia and the optimism of youth as his guide. He takes us along for the ride as heclimbs the fabled Angkor Wat in Cambodia, cycles up the road to Mandalay in Burma, floats up the Chindwin River on a river boat, is chased by a motorcycle-hating cow near the Taj Mahal, participates in a mutiny on a ramshackle bus in the Pakistani desert, thumbs his way across Iran to Turkey, and carouses through Europe in a Simca with pilfered sleeping bags and C-rations.

Monday, October 23, 2017

A Legend of the West


Colt Single Action Army Revolver, the Gun that Won the West.Introduced in 1873, no Colt revolver has earned greater fame than the Single Action Army, The Peacemaker. In design and performance, in line and form, no more sculptural and practical Colt has ever been created. Movies serve as constant reminders of the role this equalizer played in winning the West.