Montag, 28. November 2011

The crazy Dax

That's what I 'll call: Creativity! The frame of a HONDA ST50 Dax and the wheels from a XL (Ed. Must correct: CD50 wheels)

Sonntag, 20. November 2011

New Poster

Bomm-Bomm... New illustration: Bike with mexican roll.
Next in the Burrito Bros. Shop

Ed. I changed the sound-typo to "Shak-Shak",... what do you think?

Samstag, 19. November 2011

French Connection Hat

I am running for weeks and looking at the Robert Schmitz Shop for a hat of Stetson, the blue pork pie named Sarasota. The pork pie hat is a real small traditional hat, which is a type of hat made of felt or straw. It has a flat top and was also called telescopic crown. Pork pie hats were often worn by jazz, blues and ska musicians and their fans. Charles Mingus wrote an elegy for jazz saxophone great Lester Young called "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat", since Young was noted for his ever-present, broad-brimmed Pork pie hat. The hat was also seen as a sporting cap, popular at tennis matches. In Jamaica, the hat was popularized by the 1960s "rude boy" subculture, which traveled to the United Kingdom, influencing both the mod and skinhead subcultures.

My private Pork pie hat memories are Gene Hackman as Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle in the 1971 French Connection movie. He had worn this hat the whole movie and the hat became popular again. Buster Keaton, Johnny Depp Frank Lloyd Wright and even the animated characters of Hanna-Babera like Yogi bear wore this hat too. Today I gave myself a gift and buyed my first Pork pie hat. It's a funny feeling!

See Jeff Beck playing Goodbye Pork Pie Hat

Donnerstag, 10. November 2011

Always be honest and faithful

People lie to deceive and injure you, but such a small four-legged friend is really happy and only has one hidden agenda ... You have something to eat?

Thomas with Birgits doggy, photo by Frank Bick

Mittwoch, 9. November 2011

Barber Shop & Bikes

Max Schaaf for 2 Wheels Brazil from Michael Schmidt on Vimeo.

If you need a traditional haircut and just in Oakland, CA, this is the Temescal Alley Barber Shop from the movie above. Haircuts and straight razor shaves are $22. Beard trims are $10, and kids and senior citizens are $15.

Dienstag, 8. November 2011

Hot Rod Movie

Trailer for a 4 DVD 7 1/2 hour epic documentary about 65 years of California Hot Rodding seen by dreamsoflegends. If someone has this DVD Box of 2005 please contact me! One of my best days in this year was the day when I had the chance to drive such a Hot Rod. Thanks Frank Muschalla of dock66, it was a real pleasure!

Hot Rod 2011 - 34 Plymouth and 31 Ford Flathead with Frank Muschalla (left) and Thomas Beeskow (right)

Montag, 7. November 2011

Early 60s Surf Rock

Multi-talent Ed "BIG DADDY" Roth, performed 1963 with his group The Weirdos featuring Mr. Gasser "Hot Rod Hootenanny" and the next one... You Ain't Nothing But A Honda!

Sonntag, 6. November 2011

Bigtwin Bikeshow Rosmalen II

The 3 days of Bigtwin Bikeshow in Rosmalen are over. A lot of bikes most of them of course Harley-Davidson, a lot of visitors and MCs and there was something for every taste. Colorful helmets from Biltwell, little MC puppys, great leather stuff, frames, engines, parts, parts and more parts. Shirts in any size from little babies to XXXL size.

Lots of parts for every use.

Dickie de Witt from Gold Tattoo, NL, doing Old-School and Lettering.

Colorful flakes helmets and Bubble Visors


Freitag, 4. November 2011

Bigtwin Bikeshow Rosmalen

First day at the Bigtwin Bikeshow at the Autotron of Rosmalen. Supporting my friends of dock66 at their stand, we had nice visitors and conversations soon at the first day. Enrico from Wannabe Choppers with his nice wife Maria came to a long conversation and it was a real pleasure for me to walk with him over the expo and to talk about his ideas for style, handcraft and details. Thanks for his input and creative hints.