Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Help Support Percy Hart & Daniel Gideon Raise Funds For The Homeless in Montreal!

Okay friends...please share this poster on your walls. We want to fill the room up to make sure we raise enough funds for the homeless. Don't forget you must reserve...don't read like a man...read the poster's instructions and thank you! 
- Percy Hart

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Cafe Racer - Tunnel of Love Starring Tamara Beckwith & Edward Tudor Pole

Cafe Racer: The Movie - Tunnel of Love

"This 12 minute short film has no spoken dialog, instead it employs clever visual cues to tell a story. It takes place in London and follows a leather clad racer on his 1968 Norton Commando (I may be wrong about the year, I’ll wait for the abusive comments below from the Nortonphiles if I am)." Silodrom - Gasoline Culture.

Video © Triumph Corporation Limited & Portobello Road Films Production (1997?)

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Bikers Against Child Abuse ® - Montreal, Quebec With Special Guest CC Rider

"I am a member of Bikers Against Child Abuse. The die has been cast. The decision has been made. I have stepped over the line. I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still…I won’t give up, shut up, let up, until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed up, paid up, and showed up for all wounded children.” BACA Credo

Thursday, September 24, 2015

203 Days, 4 Hours & 3 Minutes To Go Until Bella Comes Home!

Never Touch Another Man's Bike! ;-)
Today was a good day. It was the day I got to see Bella before she was put into storage. The next 203 Days, 4 Hours & 3 Minutes until Bella comes home with me from Rock Moto Sport will be long to say the least. I'll have to settle for these pictures until then!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Meet Bella - My Moto Guzzi V7 Racer!

Ah, Molto Bella!
Choosing Mr. T's Replacement can only be described as a lifetime of waiting as I finally came to an important decision today. I put a down payment on a bike that I had given up on ever buying because frankly, at its regular price, it was out of reach. Even more so, had you asked me after selling The WidowMaker if I would ever own a Moto Guzzi again I would have said probably not. However, Piaggio has helped Moto Guzzi come a long way and the V7 range is no exception. It shares the same bullet proof 750 transverse V-Twin as my former Nevada, but has been upgraded with over 70% new components since 2013. Moto Guzzi has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity over the last decade. Add to the fact that thanks to Moto Guzzi's new lineup of V7II's to hit dealerships in the next few months, they discounted their present lineup and voila, you are now looking at the very excited and very proud owner of a Moto Guzzi V7 Racer whom I believe I shall aptly name Bella. Don't take my word for it, just ask Jamie Robinson...

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Built Like a Bullet, Made Like a Gun - A Brief History of Royal Enfield Motorcycles

Built Like a Bullet, Made Like a Gun - 
A Brief History of Royal Enfield Motorcycles

A Short Jaunt on a Motorcycle Through Dublin, Ireland in 1921

Irish Destiny by Dr. Issac Eppel (1921)

"A scene from the feature film Irish Destiny, made by Dr Issac Eppel to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 1916 Rising. The film was believed lost until the 1990s when the IFI Irish Film Archive found a badly deteriorated copy in the Library of Congress. It was repatriated and restored and later released on DVD with a new score by Mícheal Ó Súilleabhain , recorded by the RTE concert orchestra."  - Photos of Dublin

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Gypsy Vacation – “A Fair hair lass, and a fine Whiskey glass has taken my breath away. I’ve come to the Island and I’ve found a darling...P.E.I. I wish to stay”

Picture by P. Hart
This was a vacation that was 20 years in the making and this was going to be a trip that both my wife and I wanted and had been waiting to take for far too long. We wanted to disconnect. We wanted to explore a beautiful part of this great country….and we did just that...so the short version of the story goes like this. Atlantic Canada has this stigma about being real with beautiful people who are down to earth. A part of our country with magnificent scenery and wonders… Atlantic Canada did not disappoint my travelling partner, best friend and wife and I in the least.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Indian Enfields Vs. Enfield Indians

1956 Indian Trailblazer
(Rebadged Royal Enfield Meteor 700cc)

Believe it or not, at one time Royal Enfields' were once upon a time rebadged as Indian Motorcycles. Between 1955 through to 1960 Royal Enfields' were imported into the United States in an attempt to compete with popular British singles. 

Friday, August 21, 2015

Turning The Page

One of my favorite songs has to be Turn The Page by Bob Seger.

Musically and lyrically it moves me...always has...and as August is soon coming to an end, it is time for me to turn the page and get ready for the coming autumn months.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Indian PowerPlus Triumphs at Beverley Hills Speedway Silent Film (1921)

"12,000 Californians thrilled when daring riders pace fastest track in the world with terrific speed." A gem of a film that is nothing if not a time capsule into the roaring twenties and the hey day for Indian motorcycles. This silent film has several highlights including some commentary (on cue cards) about the races themselves. Worth every second!