company, in answer to the 1970s oil crisis.Mike, a US Navy-trained electrician, went on to build 100 similar zero-emission machines like the model seen here."It's was a 30-30 bike," Corbin told Bonhams. "It would go 30mph for about 30 miles, perfect
KING KENNY Roberts thrilled modern MotoGP riders including Hayden and Rossi with some amazingly spirited demonstration laps of his fearsome 700 two-stroke dirt-tracker at Saturday night’s Indianapolis Mile oval-track.“I said then: They don’t pay me enough to ride this thing,” he ...
A BIT of Friday fun for you in the shape of this classic series of Evel Knievel TV adverts from the 1970s.Knievel's wind-up stuntcycle went on to become of the best-selling toys of all time, netting over $300 million.
FANCY HAVING a bit of a Friday giggle at some retro 1970s TV motorcycle action? Then check out this pile of cinematic tosh from the USA.This was part of a two-bit TV Show called Captain America, a comic book hero who was meant to live for truth
YOU'RE LOOKING at French bike builder Jean François Vicente's modern day take on Triumph's classic X-75 Hurricane triple from the 1970s. Vicente's design uses hi-tech materials to form the distinctive one-piece body. The job was undertaken
in the programme.The documentary compares the 1970s superstars with modern-day, clean-living sporting heroes."In my day when the race was done we went off and chased girls," says Stirling Moss. "Now they go and say thanks to Vodafone.
MOTO GUZZI has created a new factory kit that will transform any clip-on fitted V7 into a replica of their 1970s endurance racer.The kit was inspired by the 1969 Moto Guzzi V7 Record prototype, an endurance racer that set numerous speed records
Racing in the 1970s wasn't all about big hair, fags and birds. The high-rolling lifestyle was also a high-stakes game. Bikes were fast, but handled poorly. With dodgy brakes. Circuits were fast too, but with poor surfaces and no run-off. A deadly
Rose-tinted spectacles have got a lot to answer for. Everything was great fifteen years ago and now it’s rubbish. This has undoubtedly got more to do with the fact we were all a decade younger ten years ago – more girls, less wrinkles, no worries – than any degradation of quality...
"When I get me moped out on the road I'm gonna roid, roid, roid"-Funky Moped, Jasper Carrot 1975Jasper captured the zeitgeist perfectly. In 1975 I was 15 and had only one thing on my mind - well, two actually, but I naively assumed that the acquisition of the first would naturall...
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