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Archive for the ‘Transport’ Category

  • Baby You Can Ride my Bike

    • 26505 Views • 1960s, 1970s, TransportComments Off on Baby You Can Ride my Bike

    Here we 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 diamond’ bike frame we are seeing a veritable explosion in cycle use in the UK...

  • Ben Hur – The Scooter Years

    • 19359 Views • 1950s, Film, TransportComments Off on Ben Hur – The Scooter Years

    During the 1959 filming of Ben Hur, when he wasn’t hurtling round Rome in a chariot Charlton Heston used a more modern and arguably far more elegant mode of transport as can be seen from these photos we’ve dug out from the dusty vaults of the Internet....

  • Staying in a Jet plane – The Airplane Hotel Suite

    • 4882 Views • Architecture, TransportComments Off on Staying in a Jet plane – The Airplane Hotel Suite

    If you’re a fan of sixties aviation and hotel rooms with lot and lots of teak wood paneling then you’re in the right place. This unusual airplane hotel suite is situated by the coast in Manuel Anton, Costa Rica. The owners of the hotel rescued...

  • Welcome to Motor City – Detroit Car Shows

    • 10041 Views • 1960s, 1970s, TransportComments Off on Welcome to Motor City – Detroit Car Shows

    Here we have some great pictures for all you vintage car lovers out there. A while ago we visited the Chicago car show during the sixties and seventies, this time we’re cruising over to the “Motor city” in busier times as we ram-raid the...

  • Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali 1968 Braniff Adverts

    • 8124 Views • 1960s, Retro Advertising, Television, TransportComments Off on Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali 1968 Braniff Adverts

    We really should do a complete post on the 1968 re-branding of Braniff International Airways as it’s a fascinating example of the power of marketing and how most of us make decisions based on perception rather than ‘reality’. In the meantime and to whet...

  • Mick Jagger – Hey, You, Get Out of That Car

    • 13599 Views • 1960s, Music, TransportComments Off on Mick Jagger – Hey, You, Get Out of That Car

    It’s September 1966 and Mick is piloting his snazzy new Aston Martin DB6 through the mean streets of West London with his then girlfriend Christine Shrimpton (sister of Jean) accompanying him in the passenger seat. In an incident that can only ever...

  • Hugh’s Big Bunny – The Playboy Jet

    • 14353 Views • 1960s, Popular, TransportComments Off on Hugh’s Big Bunny – The Playboy Jet

    Ladies and gentlemen welcome aboard for a look at what must be the ultimate statement in one-upmanship from none other than the man himself Mr Hugh Hefner. It’s 1970, the jet age is just around the corner and Playboy magazine is selling by the boat load....

  • Call The Cops – American Police Car Brochures

    • 22356 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Ephemera, TransportComments Off on Call The Cops – American Police Car Brochures

    Woop-Woop, It’s the sound of da police – Here we have a collection of American police squad vehicle brochure covers from the sixties and seventies. The first law enforcement wagon was powered by electricity and hit the streets of Akron, Ohio way...

  • Caravannin – 1970s Mobile Home Brochures

    • 19109 Views • 1970s, Retro Advertising, TransportComments Off on Caravannin – 1970s Mobile Home Brochures

    Originally used as a term referring to a number of people travelling in convoy we now have a different image when people talk about caravans. Whether you are a pro-caravan person (a caravanner perhaps?) or one of the anti- brigade we’re sure you’ll...

  • The Bike Brothers

    • 6402 Views • 1940s, 1950s, Sport, TransportComments Off on The Bike Brothers

    In the UK, Europe and the US at the moment there’s been quite a bit of resurgence in the popularity of cycling which, unless you’re Jeremy Clarkson, can only be seen as a good thing for everyone. Fewer cars on the road, more fit people around thus...