6/7/09

So Sexy Velocette


Yves J. Hayat, recently felt in love, with one of the most charismatic and British brand:Velocette, The only Logotype, like an old signature, is enough for him to get charmed. So he found an immaculate 1934 MAC model


The Mac is a 350 cc Over-head-Valve model. With a four speed gearbox, a rigid frame and a Webb fork.




The big wheels effect is done by 19"rims with fat Avon tires. There's no chrome or nickel excess, and that's make a classy looks to the bike. Gold hand made Pinstriping on the 2 gallons tank add an extra British look. The Brown Terry replica saddle will be changed for an original one.


Typical Velocette Fishtail silencer sounds loud for the old Lady.


Perfect lines, without the original Miller headlamp make the front end lighter...


And who played first with the new Toy? Paul D'Orléans for sure: the Velocette Lover...



He brought as a gift from his archives collection, the orginals period manuals.
Welcome home littl' Velo !

All about Vincent

Sunday 10:30 am - no comment

D Day was yesterday



I love this photo from Robert Capa, one of my personal hero. She was taken in Indochina , shortly before his own dead.
But did you know that he was the only official photographer in the US army to cover the D Day on June 6.
Despite the difficulty, he shot 2 films, about sixty pics "only", and just after he gave them under the bombs to a messenger, who had to run to the "Life" Agency in London to reveal them. A Laboratory error, (to much heat in the bathes) destroyed fifty pics!
Today there's only eleven real photos from the D-DAY. All the Robert Capa's Works. Shortly after, he decided to found the first photographer agency: "Magnum" with his friend Henri Cartier-Bresson


One of the" Eleven " saved from the bathes.


If yo want to know more about the uncommon life of Robert Capa: