Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Simson Schwalbe comeback

The Simson "Schwalbe", the pendant of the Italian Vespa of the former German Democratic Republic will have a comeback - not with it's 2-stroke engine but an electric motor. The electro moped, called "e-Schwalbe" will be launched on the market in summer 2011.

The original "Schwalbe" was built from 1964 - 1986 in Suhl, German Democratic Republic, and over 1 million mopeds were built. Waiting list for a "Schwalbe" was up to 5 years.
The beautiful "Schwalbe" has cult status in West and East Germany, where it is now as popular amongst enthusiasts as the VW Beetle and even more than the Piaggio Vespa

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Smoking MZ 1000 SF

This wooden model bike is made in the Ore Mountains in the state of Saxony, Germany, by a local craftsman. The bike is the famous big bike MZ 1000SF (SF means Street Fighter) made by the motorcycle manufacturer MZ Motorradwerke Zschopau. The bike comes with a smoking candle which you place in the engine bay and when burning, the smoke escapes through the pipes. Cool, isn't it?!

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Leaving NY on board the SS France, 1971

The S.S. France is embarking passengers for a night time departure from New York’s Pier 88 to the West Indies in 1971.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Fog over Twin Peaks, San Francisco, 1955

Pic by Pirkle Jones, American (Shreveport, Louisiana, 1914 - 2009, San Rafael, California), 1955

Collection SFMOMA

Monday, June 28, 2010

British cruiser

I remember this stylish and cool car when I was a kid: Rover P6 3500 with it's V8 from Buick.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Liner in New York, 1940

The world's most beautiful liners: HMS Queen Mary, HMS Queen Elizabeth and SS Normandie, are united in New York harbour 1940 while transatlantic operation was ceased due to WW II.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Size matters

As size matters and small cars become cool again, small vans like this 1969 Subaru 360 Van might have a comeback. A VW Bulli is nice, but this Scoobi van is just cool and hip!

For more info about this cute van, click here and and here.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Subaru WRX-powered Kickboxer motorcycle concept by Ian McElroy. Please, build it - I assume this 2-wheel-scoobi sets a new record for the quarter mile... .-)!

For more images, click here.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Jumping model wolf

Jose Luis Rodriguez, the winner of the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year award, has been disqualified after judges ruled that the haunting portrait of an Iberian wolf was probably a trained model and not a wild wolf.

Hmm, at least it's not a fake wolf. But honestly: nice shot!

Pic from Spiegel Online/Jose Luis Rodriguez

Friday, January 08, 2010

Cash at Folsom Prison, 13th January 1968

Johnny Cash on stage in Folsom prison

The man in black in front of Folsom prison

Johnny Cash, on the left his wife June Carter

Johnny's live performance at Folsom state prison has written music history. The recording became a bestseller, his performance legendary, his status of an outlaw was made.

Pics from Spiegel online

Wednesday, January 06, 2010