Monday, 23 December 2013

Cool

Cool










































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#Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Style

Style


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#Sportster #HarleyDavidson #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Blade Runner

Blade Runner















#BladeRunner #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Low

Hayabusa
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#Hayabusa #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Low

Kustom Low

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#Kustom #HarleyDavidson #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Gas Cap Kustom

Gas Cap Kustom

Image Gas Cap Custom


#GasCapCustom #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

























#DragonTattoo #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

SR Cafe

SR Cafe

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#YamahaSR #CafeRacer #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

David Mann

David Mann





#DavidMann #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Crazy Santa Claus Motorcycle Stunts

This is deadly!

Crazy Santa Claus Motorcycle Stunts





#JorianPonomareff #MerryChristmas #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Dirty Old Times


Dirty Old Times


"Dirty Old Times" Teaser from OVER/EASY FILMS on Vimeo.


#DirtyOldTimes #Husqvarna #Mercenary #MercenaryGArage

Women's Moto Exhibit

Image by Lanakila MacNaughton






Image by Lanakila MacNaughton


#LanakilaMacNaughton #WomensMotoExhibit #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Joe Strummer

21 August 1952 – 22 December 2002

Today is the eleventh anniversary of the death of Joe Strummer. I'm still sad about that...



Joe Strummer

Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistance. Talent will not. There is nothing more common then unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not. Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not. The world if full of educated derelicts. Persistence and Determination alone are Omnipotent.






#JoeStrummer #Strummerville #WWJSD #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

D Boon

April 1, 1958 – December 22, 1985


D Boon


 "Punk is whatever we made it to be."
















































#Minutemen #DBoon #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Dublin Couriers

This is a very short student documentary about Dublin Couriers. It looks like it was shot in the late 80's and it gets across some of the character of the industry.

Couriers were generally regarded as a law unto themselves and were simultaneously loathed and depended-upon in approximately equal measure. It was a funny sort of business...

Dublin Couriers
Evan on an XL600M, disregarding a red light in the interest of Irish economic prosperity.





























The Courier Companies tried to come across as legitimate business enterprises but the couriers themselves were regarded as independent contractors rather than employees and the companies actually had very little control over them. So couriers didn't generally pay Income Tax or Social Insurance and many didn't bother with Road Tax or Motor Insurance!

From the mid-eighties until the mid-nineties when the Celtic Tiger Economy began to take off, there was massive unemployment in Ireland. But there was also a perfectly functional and thriving economy of Banks, Architects, Solicitors, Printers and Small Businesses. - There was money about, it just wasn't evenly distributed*.

This was long before email and electronic banking and all those businesses could afford to pay to get stuff moved in a hurry.

So from the ranks of unemployed youth rose a number (generally between 500 and 1000 at any given time) of opportunistic, anarchic punks on motorbikes to exploit this situation. And there was constant tension.

There was tension between the Clients who wanted high speed at low cost and the Courier Companies who were trying to meet unreasonable demands with an unreasonable workforce.

There was tension between the Base-Controllers, who's main concern was urgency, and the Couriers, who's main concern was efficiency (and fun and beer and drugs and other distractions).

And there was tension between the Receptionists and the Couriers with whom they dealt face to face - The Receptionists were concerned with things like politeness, tardiness, cleanliness and rainwater-puddles on their desks. The Couriers  didn't give a fuck about any of that - all they cared about was NOT WAITING!

At the time, Dublin was abuzz. It was like a gold-rush. There were great bars and the best music and cheap beer, drugs and petrol. It was an exciting time to be young and alive and driving a motorcycle for a living.


 *It's still like that in Ireland now, only it's much more polarised.






#DublinCouriers #UnderTheHelmet #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Christmas Drift

Christmas Drift






#ThibaultNogues #ChristmasDrift #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Hide Motorcycle - Glory

This is a lovely little movie about nothing in particular. Enjoy...

Hide Motorcycle - Glory








#HideMotorcycle #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

RideX

RideX







































#RideX  #DucatiBevel #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Asuka

Asuka Langley

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#AsukaLangley #NeonGenesisEvangelion #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Speed

Vintage Speed





































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#BroughSuperior #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Mutoid

Mutoid
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#Mutoid #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

The Road

The Road
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#HarleyDavidson #Sportster #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Friday, 20 December 2013

78 Speed Queen


78 Speed Queen

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#78SpeedQueen #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

XR 1200

Risky Business


#IconMotosports #RiskyBusiness #XR1200 #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Old Delhi Motorcycles

Insightful and charming, this is as much a movie about India's transition from colonial past to economic powerhouse as it is an homage to the India Enfield Bullet.

Beautifully shot, if you have twenty minutes, it's worth a watch...

Old Delhi Motorcycles





#OldDelhiMotorcycles #RoyalEnfield #EnfieldIndia #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

SBM - Four Engines Burning

SBM - Four Engines Burning
























#SBM #ScreamingBlueMessiahs #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Thursday, 19 December 2013

The Sprocket Thief

This is a great, fun little movie. It features Polish stunt-rider Ewa Pieniakowska and is very much in the weird, apocalyptic style that's come to be associated with Icon.

Check it out...



The Sprocket Thief







#EwaStunts #EwaPieniakowska #IconMotosports #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Office

Office





































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#Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Workshop

Race Fit



#RaceFit #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Rain

Anoush Anou by Mikey McMichaels
Anoush Anou by Mikey McMichaels



#AnoushAnou #MikeyMcMichaels #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

One Ducati Story

One Ducati Story







#OneDucatiStory #Ducati #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Niko et Laurie

Niko et Laurie






#NikoetLaurie #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

See See Flat Track

See See Flat Track







































#SeeSeeMotorcycles #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage

Ride and Pride

Ride and Pride


#RideAndPride #Triumph #Mercenary #MercenaryGarage