Flashback. Motorcycle Good Times.

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23 Responses to “Flashback. Motorcycle Good Times.”


  1. 1 Rodent Sep 2nd, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Great photo from set of “The Great Escape”.

  2. 2 david uhl Sep 2nd, 2012 at 9:32 am

    This type of visual delight gets my brushes vibrating, I
    so love this type of imagery.

  3. 3 TodT Sep 2nd, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Must admit I was a little shocked to see the pics of the fork extensions…. I had no idea they were doing that so early on. I just assumed this was an invention of the 60’s….. learn something new everyday!

  4. 4 Irish Rose Sep 2nd, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Those old pics are always a treasure to look at.

  5. 5 Iron Horse Sep 2nd, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    The front end in the first photo almost looks photo shopped,,,but if not, that guy was way ahead of his time. I really dig the shoe designed sidecar and his pooch seems happy too. Thanks Cyril.

  6. 6 SIGFREED Sep 2nd, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    And I thought Coker tires were the scariest relic of the time. Check out the lady (behind the one with the long dress) – WOW, they do not make them like that any more…

    Btw – the Dutch script on the rather sizeable delivery ‘bike’ says: “Butter, Cheese, Cake and Rusks/Biscuits”. Imagine navigating such a load on a contraption like that – amazing..!

  7. 7 Kirk Perry Sep 2nd, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    The Acme isn’t “shopped” because their shop window clearly says Choppers.

    The Bojete is something else. Might be a photo-shop transition-line behind the steering head, but the highway pegs are obviously a Benjamin Buttons period aftermarket accessory with bicycle handlebar grips as foot peg covers.

  8. 8 Kirk Perry Sep 2nd, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    And bring back those 20’s twin-horse chariots…. fun hogs!

  9. 9 Dave Blevins Sep 2nd, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Still hoping to see that goofy contraption from “Nacho Libre”.
    It would fit right in with some of these kooky rides!

  10. 10 Septic the Sceptic Sep 2nd, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    The extended forks pics are photoshop.

  11. 11 sollis Sep 3rd, 2012 at 1:48 am

    Good stuff i would like to see more photos like that on this blog

  12. 12 Lou Sep 3rd, 2012 at 8:34 am

    The two long bikes are definitely photoshopped. Man, did some of you guys just get the internet yesterday?

  13. 13 TodT Sep 3rd, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Lol, must’ve been the way they were mixed with the untouched photos……I’m usually not that gullible.

  14. 14 Seymour Sep 3rd, 2012 at 10:27 am

    *good lord* if you thought those choppers were real, you should not be into motorcycles. period.

  15. 15 zyon Sep 3rd, 2012 at 10:29 am

    I’m pretty sure the front forks in the first picture are not photoshopped. I think it’s a modern picture made to look old. Look at the window behind the guy. It has a skull and cross bones with the word “Chopper.” We all know the word chopper as it relates to motorcycles is nowhere near as old as the picture depicts. Modern motorcycle made to look like it’s from that period with a rider wearing period correct carb. None the less, it’s a killer picture and it makes me want to see more of the motorcycle

  16. 16 Drake Sep 3rd, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Cyril’s articles or the art of making us comment & comment…

  17. 17 Laurence Zankowski Sep 3rd, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Folks,

    The answers lie here:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/centuryimaging/1399986654/in/set-72157602053616668/

    Amazing skill with phtoshop and image manipulation!

    Go Acme Choppers! Go!

    Be well

    Laurence

  18. 18 Laurence Zankowski Sep 3rd, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Folks,

    The answers lie here:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/centuryimaging/1399986654/in/set-7215760205361668/

    Amazing skill with photoshop and image manipulation!

    Go Acme Choppers! Go!

    Be well

    Laurence

  19. 19 Pat Simmons Sep 3rd, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Greta images Cyril! Thanks once again for sharing this kind of stuff with us, and increasing our knowledge of this amazing hobby!

  20. 20 TodT Sep 3rd, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    @ Seymour, great advice! Starting today I will “no longer be into motorcycles, period.”

  21. 21 art Sep 3rd, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Thank you Larry – Zan. – Better than Snopes !!!

  22. 22 TW Crash Sep 3rd, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Photoshop or not those are some great photos to look at!!!
    Great shot of A.N. Other, aka Steve McQueen

  23. 23 Shawn Sep 4th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    The first one is definitely photoshopped. Even the font used for Acme is a common (and ugly) used font.

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