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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Rumble Fish Poster!

Fred, this one's for you!

Old U.S. Wartime Motorcycle Photos

I saw these original 1930's / 1940's photos up on Ebay and thought they were great!

Steve McQueen's Triumph Desert Race Bike

Here's a cool little article about one of Steve Mcqueen's desert racing Triumphs from a June 1964 Cycle World Magazine. Check out that accessory skid plate as Paul of Show & Go has posted old original ads for those!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas from Nostalgia!

Whatever you do don't forget to remember Jesus, the real Reason for the Season!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

1960's Craziness!

Here are some great shots originally posted on the Selvedge Yard blog,, and in Duke University's photo archive: I posted a couple of pictures relating to the ripple piped bike under a post called "Ripple Pipe in 1969" and the dragon-looking bike in the third shot is Mel's Monster and I have a few shots of the whole bike in a posted by that same name! Thanks Mark Anthony for the Selvedge Yard link!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Desert Racing with a Sidecar!

This old panhead with sidecar desert race job is pretty keen!

When You Can't Decide - Three Motors in One!

This bike is by no mean the best looking Harley custom out there but give the article a read as its interesting how a pan, knuck, and shovel all came together to create something very unique.

A. Unchained Lobby Card

From the looks of it there's a decent custom panhead at left with molded peanut tank!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

How Skateboard Trucks are Made @ Tracker!

I bought a pair of Tracker skateboard trucks online and the sales representative emailed over this video. Check it out as I found the whole casting and machining process pretty interesting!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Panhead in Watercolor

I came across this chopped panhead watercolor online looking nice and psychedelic and would have to say its a pretty cool painting.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Classic 1960's Speedway!

Here are some nice vintage 60's Speedway shots from a Hot Rod Magazine of similar era!

Batgirl's Custom YDS-3 "Catalina" Circa 1967

Yvonne Craig as Batgirl aboard her nicely molded Yamaha from Season Three of the 1960's Batman TV Series! That Rothesque bubble windshield is pretty wild!

An old cartoon Batgirl who appears to be posed to ride cycles.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Pre-unit vs. Pre-unit

Here's a cool picture from 1965 and the caption reads: "David and Goliath all over again - Bob Loux, near side, later pitted his fuel Triumph 40-incher against 80-dual engine Triumph of Dick Rios at AHRA Championships, won wth 144.25, 10.73." The fool took the twin engine contender, nice!

Dual Fuel Twin Engine Triumph Draggin'

Triumph drag bike with twice the power from a 1965 Hot Rod Magazine!

Friday, December 11, 2009

The Jesus Trip - 1971

I've never seen this film but thought the poster was kind of cool!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

"EK" Pressbook Circa 1971

The Bad Banana

Thanks to Vilmino of for sending over this awesome knucklehead photo. I believe this is an East Bay Dragon's machine but please correct me if I'm wrong!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Two Timer in Action!

This is one of the coolest twin engine pre-unit drag racers around, the "Two Timer!"

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Skateboard: Evolution and Art in California Exhibit

A colleague at work passed along this article from the LA Times about what appears to be a cool vintage skateboard art exhibit at the California Heritage Museum, located at 2612 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405 and running from 11/14/09 - 05/30/10. Admission is $8.00 and exhibit hours are 11 AM - 4 PM (Wednesday - Sunday). Here's a copy of the LA Times article:,0,1378733.story . For a quick link to the museum's page on the exhibit click here:

Monday, December 7, 2009

1950 Harley Davidson Motorcycling Accessories Catalog!

I received two emails today from Knuckle Buster who was nice enough to scan his entire 1950 HD Motorcycling Accessories Catalog! This is catalog is a great resource covering everthing from old HD t-shirts to guide lights! Thank you very much Knuckle Buster for the great early Christmas gift for all Nostalgia's viewers!

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