Korehira Watanabe :: Japanese master Sword Maker ▸

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Coming in at groin-pull inducing 75 pounds, and 790 pages, this book contains 1,000 photos and every Yogi Berra truism known to man. (That section alone is 700 pages).

Major League Baseball OPUS (1)

Major League Baseball OPUS (2)

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Major League Baseball OPUS (3)

Major League Baseball OPUS (4)

“He hits from both sides of the plate. He’s amphibious.”
– yogi berra

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Another phenomenal painting from Unlimited Velocity.

Reg Mitchell's Supermarine S.6B :: Unlimited Velocity (1)
Reg Mitchell's Supermarine S.6B :: Unlimited Velocity (2)

“In 1931, the Supermarine S.6B broke the world air speed record reaching 407.5 mph”

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Smart design from an architect/designer who worked on NASA’s International Space Station.

Cricket Trailers (1)
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Cricket Trailers (3)
Cricket Trailers (4)

“For the serious backpacker or outdoorsman, the Cricket is a mobile base-camp that provides a secure place to store whitewater kayaks, snowboards, mountain bikes, fishing poles or hunting gear while you go on day excursions.”
– cricket trailer

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Beautiful set of illustrations from Adams Carvalho.

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I bought this magazine just for the cover. I turned a few pages and lo and behold – an article about Bob “Evel” Knievel and his plan to jump the Grand Canyon with “twin delta wings and a rocket section on the tail.” Now I know what it must have felt like to discover the Dead Sea Scrolls. Sort of sad…I’ll never top this one.

Evel Knievel Grand Canyon Machine (1968) (4)

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Evel Knievel Grand Canyon Machine (1968) (2)

“It will reach 250 miles an hour soaring over the Canyon with its twin jet engines and nitro burning Bonneville engine. It will accelerate to 158 miles an hour in 3.7 seconds.”
– evel knievel on his plans to jump the grand canyon

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Fine looking bikes from tokyobike.

Tokyo Bike SS :: Tokyo Bike (1)
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Bill Buckner handled the aftermath of the ’86 World Series with a steely-grace. When I was kid, “Billy Buck” was on the LA Dodgers – the team I lived and died for. He was the heart and soul of that team, and my favorite Dodger.

The Famous "Buckner Ball" from the 1986 World Series, Game Six. (1)

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“The dreams are that you’re gonna have a great series and win. The nightmares are that you’re gonna let the winning run score on a ground ball through your legs. Those things happen, you know. I think a lot of it is just fate.”
– Bill Buckner in an October 6, 1986 interview on Boston’s WBZ-TV, nineteen days before Game Six.

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Oh the stories of heartbreak and bruises these hurdles could tell.

Vintage Antique Hurdles Track Field :: Modern 50 (1)
Vintage Antique Hurdles Track Field :: Modern 50 (2)

“You’re a dancer; don’t strain, don’t force it. Be one with the hurdle, let it happen, relax while running fast.”
– renaldo nehemiah

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Vintagy-looking posters from Lorenzo.

Aristocratic Motorcyclist (1)

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Ken Brown on his signature photograph style, why cars are more than mere transportation, and how easy it is to get anything delivered in New York City.

750 Monza 3/4
750 Monza 3/4

“When I photograph a car, I try to identify what part of the car makes it unique from every other one out there. I’m also heavily influenced from my film days: I love the cinematography in Noir and German Expressionist films.”
– ken brown

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I was born in Pasadena but my family moved to the Bay Area when I was 10. My dad had a few 50’s and 60’s Corvette’s growing up so I guess it was natural that I liked the classics more than modern cars.

In high school, I got a day to day operations job at the Blackhawk Museum, a classic car museum in my hometown. At the time, I wanted to be a screenwriter and I went to and graduated from UCSC in 2005 with a degree in Film and Digital Media. Afterward, I resumed working at my old job at the museum and practiced writing in my free time.

What was in like working at the Blackhawk Museum? Favorite car there?
It was like a small family; I still keep in touch with everyone and made a lot of friends working there. I have to say thanks to the president of the museum as well since without him I’m not sure what other career path I would have taken. And I very much like the one I’m on.

1988 Italdesign Aztec Concept/Prototype

I actually didn’t really have a single favorite car there. I did have favorite coach builders, namely Zagato and Allemano. I guess if I had to choose, it would be the 1988 Ital Design Aztec. It looks horrible from any vantage point except the rear which is pretty interesting and extremely unique. But one look at it and you know it’s from the 80’s without a doubt.

'56 500TR/625LM
'56 500TR/625LM

How did you come to photographing cars?
Around 2006 I bought my first DSLR. I’d go with a friend and take shots of San Francisco and the ocean. At the time I was a manager at the museum and during the down time at events being held there, I’d walk around the galleries and take photos of the building and the cars.

Later that year, after a much needed overseas trip, I decided it was time to quit, move to San Francisco and finally try to make it as a writer. When I put in my notice, I got a call from the president of the museum who somehow had seen some of my photographs. He offered me a job that involved making a 40 page catalog of the cars in the museum and the building itself. I figured taking pictures for a year wouldn’t be so bad. After a few months, I became obsessed with photographing cars and realized what I really wanted to do in life. I stayed there until 2010 when I moved to NYC to pursue other media interests and some car advertising work.

“I think it’s wonderful when a photographer is able to take something as mundane as a stick shift or handle brake and capture it as if it were a work of art.”

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Nike hi-tops with vintage treatment. These sneakers were first released back in 1973. From size? (That’s the brand name, “size?” not confusion on my part.

Nike Blazer Hi Vintage :: size? Exclusive (1)

Nike Blazer Hi Vintage :: size? Exclusive (2)
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Amazing designs from Pio Manzù. In 1969, he passed away at age 30.

Pio Manzù :: PIAGGIO VEHICLES (1)

Pio Manzù :: PIAGGIO VEHICLES (2)

Pio Manzù :: PIAGGIO VEHICLES (3)

Pio Manzù :: PIAGGIO VEHICLES (4)
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