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Archive for the ‘Transport’ Category

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    Spacelander – Space Age Cycle

    • 1223 Views • TransportComments Off

    Sometimes a new concept comes along that is radical, works well, makes sense and looks good but for one reason or another doesn’t sell and is consigned to the annals of history marked Unfortunate Failure. When it first hit the streets in 1960 the...

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    Voxmobile – Bizarre Guitar Car

    • 1896 Views • 1960s, TransportComments Off

    It’s 1967, the USA is on the cusp of the hippie revolution and legendary amp manufacturers Vox (or rather to be entirely accurate VOX) are looking for a new way to promote their wares. We guess they initially considered an amp shaped car but that would be...

  • Janis Joplin's Psychedelic Car

    Pearl’s Psychedelic Porsche – Janis Joplin’s Car

    • 2874 Views • 1960s, Music, Transport1 Comment

    Janis Joplin’s musical career was brief although without doubt undeniably influential but it was her unfortunate inability to kick the habit that lead to her untimely death at the age of 27 through a heroin overdose a mere sixteen days after another icon of...

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    Around The World – Vespa Advertising

    • 5144 Views • 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, Ephemera, Popular, Retro Advertising, TransportComments Off

    We’re big fans of the Vespa scooter here at VoEA and for the sake of fairness and impartiality we also admire the svelte lines of Lambrettas too. However, here the focus is firmly on Piaggio’s finest with some rare ads we’ve not seen before and bear in...

  • The Beatles on bikes

    Baby You Can Ride my Bike

    • 2988 Views • 1960s, 1970s, TransportComments Off

    On this the 100th edition of the Tour de France it only seems fitting for us to pay our own small tribute to the humble bicycle; a machine so simple in its execution yet so joyous to ride that even some 130 years after the invention of the ‘double...