Saturday, August 29, 2009

Old Dodge Truck

Desert Racers

Desert Racing footage from On Any Sunday...probably the greatest motorcycle documentary ever made.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Steve McQueen Loved His Motorcycles

McQueen on his '41 Indian.

McQueen was a true aficionado of America's legendary motorcycle manufacturer, once driving 700 miles to view a rare 1915 model. He built up a collection of around 120 classic bikes.

McQueen pictured with Charles 'Red' Wolverton (r.) and (l.) Sammy 'Mr Indian' Pierce. Sammy Pierce was full-time restorer to Steve's vintage bike collection. 'Red' Wolverton, a top racer from the 20s and 30s, was flown by Steve to be able to ride one of his former bikes in Steve's collection one last time.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I Got Comp'd...

at the lounge in the Lisbon airport. Love the mini sandwiches & custard tarts first thing in the morning.

Another reason NOT To take a Connection Flight Through The USA

Partido Comunista Portugués...Local Clubhouse

Unlike what happened in virtually all other European countries, the Portuguese Communist Party was not created as a result of a split in the Socialist Party. It was essentially set up by militants from the ranks of revolutionary trade-unionism and anarcho-syndicalism, who represented the most active, militant and revolutionary sections of Portugal’s working-class movement.

The party was founded in 1921 as the Portuguese section of the Communist International (Comintern). Made illegal after a coup in the late 1920s, the PCP played a major role in the opposition to the dictatorial regime of António de Oliveira Salazar.

Despite being less influential since the fall of the Socialist bloc in eastern Europe, the party still enjoys popularity in large sectors of Portuguese society, particularly in the rural areas of the Alentejo and Ribatejo, and in the heavily industrialized areas around Lisbon and Setúbal.