Tuesday, July 30, 2013

On the road again

View from Chasseral pass with lake Biel and Neuchatel

Chasseral pass

Guzzi Breva 750 in sunset light

Mike the bike

Hot roddin' for grown ups

Wenckstern's hot rods for grown ups 

Technical data: engine: 170 ccm - 4-stroke-single - air-cooled; power output: 13, 6 hp / 10 kW; transmission:  automatic; top speed: 88 km/h

Manufacturer of these little bastards: Wenckstern's Custom-Manufaktur

Home, sweet home on the wide sea

Interior of the sailing boat Dufour 29 - sweet and comfy!

Rallye Slowly Sideways

Skoda 130 RS at Rallye Slowly Sideway (1.3 liter, 136 hp)

It's not about speed and fastest lap, it's all about show and fun and to bring the rallye classics back on the road and to show them to a wider audience and fans. More about Rally Slowly Sideways here.
Pic from article by Spiegel online.

Monday, July 29, 2013


"Nighthawks", 1942, by Edward Hopper

Best of Eisenach

1977 Wartburg 353W Deluxe, pics from Life in Overdrive

The Wartburg 353 was produced from 1966 to 1988 at the "VEB Automobilwerke Eisenach" in Eisenach in East Germany.

Technical data: curb weight: 920 kg; engine: 3-cylinder / 2-stroke, displacement: 992 ccm, power: 50 hp / 37 kW at 4250 - 4500 rpms, torque: 100 N/m at 2750 - 3000 rpms; transmission: 4-speed-manual; layout: front wheel drive; acceleration: 0 - 80 km/h: 14 sec,  0 - 100 km/h: 22 sec, 0 - 120 km/h: 39 sec, top speed: 130 km/h, fuel consumption: 8.5 - 9.8 liters / 100 km, fuel tank: 44 liters; cars produced overall: > 1 million units, incl. saloon, estate and pick up.

Designer: Hans Fleischer, in cooperation with Claus Dietel and Lutz Rudolph

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Guzzi Tractor V75 by Vernier Customs

“I wanted to make a real Moto Guzzi scrambler, using not the V75 street bike, but the off-road variant,” says Venier.

Read the full post here

More about Venier Custom Motorcycles.

Ready to rod'

Friday, July 26, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Suzi's Katana

The famous Suzuki Katana was designed 1979-1980 by the Target Design team at the request of Suzuki Germany specially for their market. 

The Katana's design started when Suzuki hired Hans Muth, ex-chief of styling for BMW, to update the company's image. The three-man Target Design team consisted of Hans Muth, Jan Fellstrom and Hans-Georg Kasten.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Flussbar - Badi Unterer Letten

The solitary man

John R. "JohnnyCash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003), American singer-songwriter, actor and author who is seen as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Primarily remembered as a country icon, his songs and music crossed other genres including rock and roll and rockabilly - especially early in his career - and blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal won Cash the rare honor of induction in the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Incredible! 

"One"..........One loveOne blood, one lifeYou've got to do what you shouldOne life with each other
SisterBrothersOne life, but we're not the sameWe get to carry each other, carry each other, one.......
 Song: One on youtube

Thursday, July 18, 2013

What's going on

 Still a classic song today - more about Marvin Gayle and his song "What's going on". 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Italian globetrotting on a Stelvio

Andrea Livio, an Italian film director and a world traveler, on his trip from the Stelvio pass in Italy to Bogota, Peru, on a Guzzi Stelvio, just incredible! Watch the video here, link to his website: Stelvio2Stelvio. The world trip called "Stelvio2Stelvio" got the name as the journey starts and ends at the Stelvio pass. Andrea and his Italian eagle from Mandello del Lario are still riding on...

Saturday, July 13, 2013

HD power

Pure HD power on the way to Lugano for the Swiss HD days

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Spirit of Munro

Burt Munro's legendary Indian (The world's fastest Indian), called the "Spirit of Munro" is back again thanks to Indian Motorcycle. It's built as an homage to Burt's streamliner and it's powered by the Indian's new Thunder Stroke 111 engine for the next-generation Indian Chief. See the article and the documentary film, just awesome!

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Flooded town of Couvet, Jura

Couvet, near train station, after heavy rainfall, June 02, 2013

Flooded streets up to 1.2 m
Water everywhere...