MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez was fastest in both Friday free practice sessions at the Circuit of the Americas, ending FP2 a considerable 1.005s margin quicker than Andrea Dovizioso, whilst Dani Pedrosa was third best. Marquez set a best time of 2’03.490s to lead the way at the state-of-the-art track in Texas where he took his first premier class victory in 2013 and on Saturday he will be a clear favourite to repeat his pole position from last year. Indeed Marquez set his best Friday time on a hard tyre and was less than 0.5s from his own pole record set on a medium tyre 12 months ago. Continue reading →
On a dark, drizzly day in the San Francisco Bay Area, Petrolicious caught up with Ivan Jaramillo, the owner of not just one, but two Skylines: the Hakosuka and the Kenmeri. With epic histories, straight sixes and little effort, both cars roared through redwood groves and past horse ranches on Lucas Valley Road before posing for their close ups along the bay. In this feature interview, Ivan passionately describes his love of Japanese automobiles and more specifically the Hakosuka and the Kenmeri. Via Petrolicious.
Staghead Moto is a collaboration between John Christenson and Nick Huber to document the craft and scene of fine vintage motorcycles. They seek to promote the lifestyle around vintage motorcycles through art, blogging, riding and modifying vintage bikes. In 2013, Staghead Moto founded and sponsored the traveling art expo ‘Oil&Ink Motorbike Print Expo’ with pop up galleries in NYC, Minneapolis, Los Angeles and at the Moto GP in Austin, Texas.
Trucks sell well, fact. Whether it’s because of simple nostalgia or their long list of extremely useful design virtues, one thing is certain – trucks never go out of style. That means if you’re in the market for a collector vehicle that’s guaranteed to hold its appeal for a very long time, you just can’t go wrong with this classic Chevy from RK Motors. Featuring a vintage Thriftmaster motor, a liquid smooth body and a fully restored, original-style interior, this slick Task Force combines rock-solid drivability with awesome 50s style! Continue reading →
Yuri is a native of Japan with a deep and abiding love for air-cooled American motorcycles. She has never driven a car or ridden a scooter, but has ridden a hard-tail 1979 Shovelhead custom from one side of the USA to the other. Yuri’s first bike was a 1993 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy, which is not the easiest motorcycle in the world to learn on, and she recently moved to the United States and ordered a new custom from Hog Killers. These images are the work of the talented Lanakila MacNaughton. Via Silodrome.
This first bicycle is now on display at Will’s flagship store in Venice. The 1940s vintage-inspired cruiser pays tribute to a Western pre-revolution period and the orginal mode of transportation in America, horseback. The interpretation features two ornately embossed saddlebags and an embossed bike seat, as well as leather trimmings throughout the frame. The handle bars are also wrapped in oiled bridle leather that’s been elegantly detailed and hand-stitched. Continue reading →