All Hallow's Eve

Have a "Safe Insane" one.

Blog of the Month RHS

I read and have many more blogs bookmarked than just those listed in my right column. They are the most visited and therefore it's in dire need of updating.

Any blog with a header like this can't be all bad.

Nicke's Rigid Hips Stockholm is definitely one of the more intriguing blogs I read and should have been added long ago. Nicke is quite the fabricator and builds some cool vintage machinery, so it's always interesting to see what he's up to... but it's the Sorcerer's mystical writings that really take his blog to the next level. This does not comes without a caveat. To fully understand what the Wizard of Two Wheels speaks of, you may need a degree or at minimum a primer in the following subjects: Philosophy, Religion, Mythology, The Occult, Astrology, and Alchemy.

MyInfo911 launches Emergency Product

MyInfo911 launches Emergency Product to Help Victims of Motorcycle Accidents to Have Their Voices Heard

The goal of MyInfo911 is to help First Responders save lives by providing information instantly on the victim at the site of the motorcycle accident.

Daytona Beach, FL (PRWEB) October 20, 2011
MyInfo911, a Palm Coast, Florida company, launched its first product, an Emergency ID Card in May of this year, to provide First Responders the much needed medical information of a victim involved in an accident.
Biketoberfest, an annual 4 day gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts, which occurs in Daytona Beach every October, just concluded its festivities on Sunday, October 16th. During those 4 days, several accidents occured involving cars and motorcycles which resulted in 6 deaths.
MyInfo911 provides a sticker package which has been designed to be used on a motorcycle helmet, on the inside fender of the motorcycle or on the saddlebag. This sticker has a photo of the account holder and a QR Code which is accessed by a smartphone, that provides the First Responders instant access to the victims allergies, blood type, medications and Emergency Contact person. The Emergency contact person is automatically contacted by email to advise that the victims card has been activated. "Every Biker in the United States should have one of these cards and sticker packages", said Motorcycle Rider Geraldine Valentino, "There are too many people out there who don't pay attention on the roads so accidents involving Bikers is inevitable. Having this card or sticker on the Bike can literally save your life because especially in Motorcycle accidents, seconds really do count!"
About MyInfo911
Started in October 2010, MyInfo911 provides emergency identification cards that use QR codes to provide pertinent medical history information to first responders and other medical providers. The Palm Coast, Florida based company’s cards have the person’s picture, name and QR code on the front and the person’s name, year of birth, emergency contact, blood type, allergies and specific medical conditions on the back. For more information visit

This new product may have some merit.
Ride on,

Joe in Iowa

After the last post, it only seems natural to bookend it with this shot of Joe Hurst on White Bear.

Joe (circa 1973), in Iowa on a cross country trip with Dick Allen. Note the added double sissy bar with auxiliary fuel tank. White Bear is still the ultimate South Bay Chopper in my book.

Bruce in New York

Bruce Parrish (circa 1972), rode his first chopper from CA to New York twice. While there, a friend made this poster. Bruce said only one poster was made but I could swear I've seen this image on a blog a few years ago. The Paul Newman poster in the window sure seems familiar. It might have been another bike with the same background.

This is one of the last photos from Bruce. Click the Bruce Parrish label below to see all the cool images he's sent... you'll be glad you did!

This Month's Very Late Header

I was busy during the beginning of the month then left town for 2 1/2 weeks, so I couldn't post or put up a new header. While away, I started the header on my wife's laptop and thought I might post from a remote location but, it was too difficult to do good Photoshop work on her laptop.

The art for This Month's Header is borrowed from the tank of Doc Holiday's Panhead. The Witch was painted twice by none other than Randy Smith. The photo on the left is from the January 1969 Choppers Magazine (posted here last Nov.) and the right is from the May 1970 Street Chopper. I like the first version and the metal flake paint better. I'll try to post the Street Chopper Feature soon.

Goodwood Vintage Revival 2011-Part Two


Internet is going too fast ... already a month ago, we were at Goodwood, since then many images have been seen circulating on blogs, in the meantime I developed quietly my films ...

Shot with Hasselblad 500C, 80mm Planar, Kodak 160NC




The London Gang

see also: Goodwood vintage revival part one


The Derny Taon by Roger Tallon


A great french Designer is dead yesterday in total indifference, because of international events, Roger Tallon, aged 82 was known for his industrial achievement, the TGV (High speed train), the great Lip Watches, the futuristic Teleavia TV, the Hellicoidal staircase, and ... a motorcycle, one of the strangest on earth, The Derny Taon, Derny was an old french brand known for his motorized Bicycles, the "Taon" " Horse-fly", was designed in 1956 and powered by a 125cc two strokes AMC engine