Saturday, July 23, 2011

Do You Know Where this Shop Was?

On the end of a roll of black and white negatives, I found this shot of a bike shop somewhere in Martinez or the area surrounding. Does anyone know where this shop was located? I have some more and need to scan them. I will get right on that.... yeah....

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Old Time Photos

Crusin the internet... some cool shit. Thanks to

September 15, 1937. "First of fair sex to obtain motorcycle license in Capital. Although she weighs only 88 pounds -- one-third of the machine she rides, Mrs. Sally Halterman is the first woman to be granted a license to operate a motorcycle in the District of Columbia. She is 27 years old and 4 feet, 11 inches tall. Immediately after receiving her permit, Mrs. Halterman was initiated into the D.C. Motorcycle Club -- the only girl ever to be accorded this honor."

1915. "Baker and O'Brien, transcontinental motorcyclists, at north of Ellipse below White House." Dick O'Brien and Bud Baker were two "Washington high school boys" who made a five-month, 10,000-mile round trip to the West Coast to see the California expositions. Said Dick: "Our experiences will prove mighty interesting when we start to tell them." 

1915. "Baker and O'Brien, transcontinental motorcyclists, back of White House." Bud Baker and Dick O'Brien, whom we first met here. {photo above} In May 1915 they embarked on a five-month, 10,000-mile overland jaunt to the West Coast via Indian motorcycle to see the California expositions. Harris & Ewing. (

1921 ~ Cleveland w/sidecar for Klim Milk

At the White House gates. "M.A. Rainey, October 5, 1922."

HD postage delivery circa 1924

Sunday, July 17, 2011

New (couple of months ago) stuff

From the photo shoot for the new calendar. If you have not got yours yet, drop a note. Cost is 20 bucks each plus shipping. Excellent bike photos like the ones below. These 3 are of Max Schaaf's 4Q Conditioning Knucklehead and his Shovel in the process of the build for Born Free 3.

Friday, July 1, 2011