A recently acquired motorcycle racing poster.
It is nearing the end of an era for American craftsmanship. I will be making a road-trip to Pendleton to get myself a pair of George’s hand-made boots before his shop is gone…
I just picked up this poster from 1976. It is from the Isle Of Man races. The poster was produced to try to encourage drivers along the raceway to slow down so they did not collide with the Isle Of Man motorcycle racers.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 40,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 9 Film Festivals
My copy of “Schott – 100 Years of an American Original” arrived today and it is as great as I expected. Rin Tanaka has compiled a historical and vintage collection of Schott jackets and memories and presents it in his usual amazing style.
I own 3 Schott jackets and have always been a huge fan. This book makes me want to obsess over a few more.
The book is a limited edition so you better get over to Schott and get your copy before they sell on the aftermarket for $300 like Rin’s other books!
Well, I had hopes that our country would take a new direction and get this economy back on track so that there would be hope that I could wait for the turn-around and keep my retail store open. It seems that this is not the case, so I will start making plans to close up shop and scale back until such a time when people have some discretionary income and start collecting again. We are running a sale in Casarama that will now ramp up and become a liquidation sale. We will also start liquidating goods via our ETSY storefront and our eBay account. O-bummer!