1950 Triumph Tiger 100.

September 13, 2010

Beauty, in this case, is definitely in the eye of its beholder. And yes, Lords and Ladies, the lad beholding the beauty is me. There are some very special bits on this little wonder, and when she’s done, she will be low, loud and bare. I will track the process and post evidence here.

1949 Triumph Tiger 100.

September 13, 2010

Blam! That’s my new toy, of which I will get better photos and post them here in time futuristic. The plans I have for this one, oh the plans!

Fiat 850 Sport Coupe.

September 13, 2010

As promised, a photo of a real Sport Coupe. Very nice. More photos after the plunge.

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A Thing of Rare Beauty.

September 8, 2010

One word friends: Triumph. In particular, the pre unit Triumph. What a great little doco! From the intro where the toff narrator slags legs as an outdated, unreliable and inadequate mode of getting about to the orchestral Tom & Jerry busy-in-the-factory music; this legendary piece of cinema makes you long for simpler times. Times where parts for these things were in abundance and a full rig only cost you as much as an oil change today.

Yes, my friends, there were no heel-clickers or superman’s in those days, just a factory Triumph and twenty blokes scrambling aboard, doing 15 on weedy football field. Even the horses look like early Disney scrawls, compared to the wild, thoroughbred, track-devourers of today.

The Triumph factory would be my first stop on my time machine trip, where I would twinkle-toe around the factory to the busy score, scooping up bikes and  parts until the time transmogrifier was stuffed near bursting.

Colour Chart.

September 6, 2010

Here my friend-friends, we have a Fiat Sport Coupe colour chart. How good is it!! I will take photos of the Positano Yellow Coupe we have down at the factory either today or tomorrow and post it here when I get the minutes.

Feline Decline – Part 2.

September 6, 2010

Another one in the series.

Feline Decline.

September 6, 2010

One of the drawings in a series of 7 I did a minute ago, a narration on the declining years for the Cat in the Hat after Dr. Suess stepped off the planet. I chose to take the route where the cat looses the helium in his mind balloon after his creator returns to dust. This particular one belongs to another artisan I know, who works mainly in old Porsche’s. I’ll try rustle up some photos of the others in the series.