TRIUMPH’S LANDSPEED LEGACY | 2X ENGINES, 2X WHEELS, AND A GREAT BIG PAIR OF BALLS

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One thing that Triumph figured out a long time ago in their quest for power and speed– if one engine is good, then 2 engines is even better. In the ’50s & ’60s Triumph motorcycles dominated the Salt Flats, even naming their 1959 T120 ‘Bonneville’ after the famed proving grounds. Now Triumph is back in a bid to reclaim Bonneville with the fierce as f**k twin-engined ‘Castrol Rocket’ developed by Castrol, Hot Rod Conspiracy, Carpenter Racing, and Triumph North America. The result is hands-down the world’s most technologically-advanced streamlined motorcycle.

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SCOTT TOEPFER PROVES THAT ANYTHING GIRLS CAN DO– GUYS CAN DO BETTER!

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Tired of the girls on the gnarly Harley’s getting all the attention on Instagram and the internets? (Not. Me.) We’ll this happened at the ‘Hooligan Hoedown’, and proves once and for all that– Anything girls can do, guys can do better! Scott Toepfer took this humorous & friendly poke / tribute to Lana MacNaughton and her epic ‘Babes in Borrego’ shot. #brosonbikes #hooliganhoedownhunks

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WALT SIEGL | THE SAVANT OF CUSTOM SUPERBIKE’S COLLABORATION W/PUMA

Director and photographer Adam Weiss spent some time with Walt Siegl in his New Hampshire shop, chronicling the last stages of the his top-secret build for Puma. The resulting footage was used to create this tight promotional piece with Walt’s own words on his deep personal passion for motorcycles. The video that Weiss put together is a testament to the artistry that Siegl puts into everything he does. –From the crew at Iron & Air

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BON SCOTT, RENNIE ELLIS & RICHARD RAMIREZ | THE HIGHWAY TO HELL IS PAVED IN MYSTERY

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1978, Bon Scott and the Heathen Girls, Atlanta, GA. — Image by © 2011 Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive. “Up in his room, Bon orders one of those fancy American cocktails, then dials California for a 20 minute call with an old girlfriend. Lead guitarist Angus Young, the ‘enfant terrible’ of AC/DC, arrives closely followed by Rose Whiperr and the Heathen Girls– four stunningly beautiful, heavily made-up girls who’s singing act at the local gay bars could loosely be called ‘bizarre chic’. The girls and the band had met at the backstage party that manager Michael Browning had thrown an hour or so before at the end of a typical raging AC/DC concert.”

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“FLYIN’ HIGH IN OREGON” | RAY GORDON, STETSON & THE SEE SEE CREW GO NUTS

*HIPSTER ALERT* Ray Gordon and crew are back at it again! You call this working, Ray? Fucksake. Here’s a little behind-the-scenes film Ray shot with friends from Stetson, Hurst Racing Tires, and a couple of my favorite people in the world– Thor Drake, and Tori George at See See Motor Coffee.

“We went out and had one of the best days of our lives on Parsons Farm on Sauvies Island in Oregon. Yeah, it was a planned shoot but the fun was as authentic as it gets. It wasn’t a job. No money changed hands. Every summer I like to do a big self-promotion shoot. This was me being selfish and cramming all of my likes in one fun day. Incredible day with great friends! Thor & Tori from See See Motorcycles, Cody Adams from Hurst Tires, Kenny Wright from Motogalore,  Jimmy 2Bottles, Casey, Meredith, Charity and the Parson brothers, John and Paul who own the farm.” 

–Ray Gordon

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THE WOMEN’S MOTORCYCLE EXHIBIT FILM | BEHIND THE SCENES W/LANA MACNAUGHTON

A behind the scenes film produced by Lanakila MacNaughton exposing the creative inspiration, intent and process behind the shooting of her Women’s Motorcycle Exhibition.

“I mean, I know so many beautiful women that can ride, you know? And so, I just wanted to like show who these women are, not just models. And it’s not even like I’m trying to bash men, or trying to create a ruckus, or like piss people off. I’m just expressing what I see, in a different way. And, just trying to share that with people. If they enjoy it, great. If they don’t, great. You know?” –Lanakila MacNaighton 

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THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF LANA MACNAUGHTON | BALTIMORE BOUND FOR HIGHER GROUND

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Lanakila MacNaughton’s photography is getting a lot of acclaim and attention for it’s ‘Fuck Yeah’ energy and authenticity. In Lana’s words, “I am inspired by the real women that ride, not models, but genuine riders. I want to reveal the brave, courageous and beautiful women that live to ride. I hope to travel all over the country to document women in different cities for my Women’s Motorcycle Exhibition (a traveling photography show). The redhead in these shots is Tammy @bamatama and the brunette is Britney @tiny_b. These ladies live in Baltimore and fucking rule.” –Lanakila MacNaughton 

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ELVIS AND HIS GOOD OL’ MEMPHIS MAFIA MEET THEM LONG HAIRED BOYS FROM LED ZEPPELIN

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Sept. 7th, 1976 — Joe Esposito (Elvis Presley’s Memphis Mafia buddy) wearing a Led Zeppelin 1975 Tour T-shirt at the Holiday Inn hotel with Elvis in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. 

I Was There. And more… as told by Elvis Presley’s step-brother

“I was 14 years old when Led Zeppelin came to Memphis in 1969. As the youngest step-brother to Elvis Presley, I was living at the Graceland Mansion. My divorced mother Dee Stanley married Elvis’s widowed father Vernon Presley on July 3, 1960. Anyway, I went to the concert with a friend and was blown away. John Bonham playing his solo on Moby Dick, Jimmy Page stroking his Les Paul with a fiddle bow, John Paul Jones laying down heavy bass, and of course the driving voice of Robert Plant. While growing up as Presley’s step-brother I was no stranger to great music. But it was Led Zeppelin that became MY MUSIC while growing up the King.

I started touring with Presley in 1972 when I was 16. I always had Zeppelin’s music with me. In 1974 while at the LA Forum Led Zeppelin came to see Elvis. Later that night after the show Robert, Jimmy and John Paul came to Elvis’s suite at the hotel across the street from the Forum. I met them as they came off the elevator and walked with them to Elvis’s room. I introduced myself, shook their hands and got their autograph. Of all the people I met during my life with Elvis, it was only Led Zeppelin’s autograph that I asked for.

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THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF YVE ASSAD | DESTINED TO DOCUMENT THIS LIFE ON TWO WHEELS

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“It all started with my first bicycle at age 5. After I ditched the training wheels, it was over. I was hooked on 2 wheels. I used to follow the older boys in my neighborhood around like a puppy down the steepest hills, probably reaching speeds of 30mph on my tricked out pink Schwinn complete with handlebar tassels and a flowery banana seat…no helmet on…obviously.
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Growing up, I was never around motorcycles, but we were always on our bicycles. It was our vehicle to adventure, we went everywhere and explored everything. Years later in photojournalism school when I was introduced to Danny Lyon’s work, The Bikeriders, I developed an unabated fascination with motorcycle culture. Something about Lyon’s pictures clicked with the kid in me. The independence, the grit, the thrill really came through his images and I wanted a taste. (His photo “Crossing the Ohio River” is still my favorite photo of all time.) I started lurking around seedy biker bars taking pictures of all the old, salty characters that rolled in, trying not to piss anybody off…”
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Photograph by © Yve Assad

FRANCE’S FAIREST EXPORT– FRANCOISE HARDY | IMMORTAL BELOVED STYLE & MUSIC MUSE

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Francoise Hardy on the ‘Grand Prix’ film set seen wearing co-star James Garner’s helmet, 1966.

Francoise Hardy was a wistful breath of fresh air during the sex, drugs & rock ‘n’ roll of the 1960s. Mysterious, sweetly naive, and utterly desirable. She was adored by Bob Dylan, Nick Drake, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, and more. The incredible enduring images of Hardy, particularly those by famed photographer Jean-Marie Perier (who shot her donned in Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Andre Courréges, and Paco Rabanne), made her an instant and timeless style icon. With her faraway gaze and lazy smile, Francoise Hardy is like a melancholy dream that you simply don’t want to wake up from. Her unease with fame and adoration is at times clearly evident in her photos– serving only to make her even more alluring.

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Francoise Hardy resting in a Formula One race car during the filming of Grand Prix, 1966.

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Francoise Hardy sitting on a Formula One race car during the filming of Grand Prix, 1966. –Photo by Francois Gragnon

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Francoise Hardy perched atop a Honda motorcycle is an all-time internet #babesonbikes favorite.

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