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Wes Garcia

Sofi Tsingos :: GT MOTO

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From Chet Parsons…
“By way of social media, I discovered Sofi Tsingos, a young woman building exquisite café racers in the Dallas suburbs, just minutes away from where I live. Equally impressive as the quality of her work is the story of how it all started. I introduced myself to Sofi and soon thereafter introduced her to my friend and videographer Brad Holt, who agreed to produce this video to share her story.”

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Moto-Mania World Roundup :: Vol. 10

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It’s that time again when our crack team of moto-stylists takes inventory of the best custom builds and finds from around the globe via the finest motorcycle curators money can buy. As always, no wagering allowed, and all picks are final…unless a generous donation finds its way into our PayPal account.

 

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Sunray Flieger Watch

A New Sunray Shines in Oakland, California

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We have an admitted weakness for tool watches, especially if they’re referencing historical details yet are updated for a contemporary audience. John McConnico shares the same passion. Having been a watch collector and horology enthusiast for more than 20 years (and with a background in designing products and building brands) he’s spent the last year strategizing the design & production of limited edition timepieces.

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Red Wing Shoe Company – I Swear By Them

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Once upon a time (about twenty years ago) I worked at Fedex loading planes. It was the most fun, dangerous (nice scar by my eye) and physically exhausting job I ever had: driving tugs and forklifts around multi-million dollar jets. Good gear was essential, in fact your life depended on it. Slipping off an icy platform was potential for great harm. It’s when I first started wearing steel-toed Red Wing boots.

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Six Swinging Sixties Supercars From The Monaco Auction

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For the jet-set, what other place in the world epitomized the swinging Sixties more than Monaco? For this auction, we decided to pick a few head-turning supercars that would have easily graced the streets of Monte Carlo back in the late Sixties.
 
RMS Auctions – MONACO 10 May 2014

Six Swinging Sixties Supercars From The Monaco Auction

“That each of these cars (five Italians, and one Japanese model) screams “Sexy Beast” is merely a reflection of the times.”
– w.

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1999 Kawasaki W650 :: Kawa East / Tomotors

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I spend far too much time sifting through endless sites looking for builders and bikes. I was taking in a German motorcycle show when I came across this Kawasaki and I immediately knew I had to track down this builder. Tomotors Race Machines is a one-man company from East Germany owned by a secretive builder aptly named Tom. (He didn’t offer his last name and I didn’t ask). Tom is a Kawasaki dealer, and has been building motocross racing machines for 25 years. Photos by Kyle Reim Photography
 
Update: Tom really does have a last name: Große.
 

1999 Kawasaki W650 :: Kawa East / Tomotors

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Porsche 911 at the East African Safari Rally

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After the loss of the Safari Rally from the World Rally Championship in 2002, rally enthusiasts got together to recreate the nostalgia of “The Safari”. The idea of this rally: allow classic cars built before 1974, and to avoid the powerful turbo charged and 4WD drive cars. Held every two years, the next East African Safari Rally happens in 2015.

Porsche 911 at the East African Safari Rally

 

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3D Printed Titanium: New F1 Prototype By Flying Machine

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This bicycle prototype from Flying Machine and owner/designer Matt Andrew features unique titanium tubing joined with 3D printed titanium lugs. Allowing, in Matt words, “For infinite flexibility and all bikes to have personal and tailored geometry.”

3D Printed Titanium: New F1 Prototype By Flying Machine

“Making this bicycle a reality became just a bit of an obsession. We are amongst the very first to embrace 3D Printing for bike building and firmly believe this amazing technology is the way of the future.”
– matt andrew :: owner and designer at flying machine

 

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1986 BMW R80 – “GULP IWC” :: By SuMisura

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Inspired by his client’s IWC Ocean timepiece, this BMW R80 was completely restored by Franco “Frank” Augello of SuMisura, Milan Italy. In this post, Frank gives some background on this build, and why he started SuMisura.

1986 BMW R80 - "GULP IWC" :: By SuMisura

“A BMW will leave from my workshop where it has been transformed and personalized with much love and dedication, as if it were mine – pampered and revitalized.”
– frank augello

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