Style & Culture

Bavarian Joe

Tue Jan 07 2014 23:09:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Ski jumping over a 1941 Buick.

Bavarian Joe

Tue Jan 07 2014 23:10:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Can anyone identify the marque and model?

Bavarian Joe

Sun Oct 06 2013 20:22:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A concise look at how a rear differential works from 1937. This 9 min. film clip "Around the Corner" produced by Chevrolet Motors Division & General Motors Sales Corporation. has a long winded intro typical of this era.


Bavarian Joe

Fri Jul 26 2013 14:36:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The reception area of the General Motors Technical Center located in Warren, Michigan, designed by Eero Saarinen and completed in 1956. Photo: Balthazar Korab.

Bavarian Joe

Tue Jul 02 2013 01:34:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

For some time I've been on the hunt for a nicely aged Cafe leather jacket and my favorite comes from the Schott brand. I'm much bigger than this jacket's size 40 but thought I'd pass on the opportunity care of eBay. Here's the seller's pitch:

Vintage Distressed Schott Classic Racer Leather Jacket 141 Cafe Racer Motorcycle Jacket Coat Size 40. Item Description: Hi, we have for sale a great motorcycle jacket by Schott. It's model 141 and size 40. It's worn in nicely. This jacket has great lines and looks great on and off the bike.

All the zippers work well. The liner (fuzzy liner) zips in and out easily. Hardware has aged beautifully. There are some holes on the inside jacket liner (see photos). There are also some pin holes on the front chest and back from some badges (see photos). 22 inches across chest from pit to pit.

Bi-Swing Back and underarm footballs increase range of motion
Side buckles allow you to cinch down your jacket for a snug fit
Zippered sleeves, interior storm flap and zip-out liner help control temperature for a variety of riding conditions
Made in U.S.A.
MSRP: $660