Month: April 2012

Beautifully photographed AJS


Mark Fairhurst sent in a sample of his studio work. Give him a call if you’re interested.

I am offering a service to photograph vintage and classic motorcycles.
Let me know what you think?
Nice site!
Cheers, Mark Fairhurst.

I think you have some nice skills with the lens.

Outstanding Laverda 750 SF2 “Before and After” restoration pics.


There’s a real satisfaction that’s hard to explain to have literally held your classic motorcycle’s crankshaft in your hands and brought the bike all the way back. That’s one hell of a save for one hell of a nice classic. Thanks to Brian Conner for the album links. Here’s a link to the complete smugmug album thread. Great Stuff.

The glamor shots!

And a few from the trip there. See the link above for the whole album.

And now for something completely different! The 1936 General Motors assembly line video!


With a big shout out to Travis Lawson of Iron Spade Cycles..  (ironspadecycles@hotmail.com) for posting this to his Facebook Page.  Really amazing.  The 1936 General Motors assembly plant promotional video.  I’d love to see something along these lines more motorcycle related (and I promise to do some looking around)  but this gets the idea across.  The assembly line sandcast engine work just blows my mind.  Honda tried this for a few months on their original 1969 CB750’s and soon abandoned it resulting in some VERY collectible first year “sandcast” unobtanium bikes.

What really gets me is that this was fully five years before the Pearl Harbor attack.  I wonder what the heck the Axis powers were ever thinking to challenge this sort of manufacturering might.