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My aim is to create the most beautiful motorcycle art in the world.
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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Atlas for going places.

The artist on Ray's new Norton Atlas caferacer. It handles sweetly, goes like the clappers and sounds like rolling thunder.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

When too much chrome is not enough.

The bloke who built this machine must work in a chroming factory. I bet this thing sparkles in the moonlight. You need sunglass to get a good look at this one. Chrome fetish?

Monday, November 9, 2009

Old faithful.

Of the many classic motorcycles the Norton Commando is a favourite because it is reliable and can be used as an everyday ride.
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Sunday, November 8, 2009

A story to tell.

Imagine the stories this motorcycle could tell. The important despatches carried in these saddle bags might have determined how many lives were lost or saved in a WW2 battle. The responsibility was on the rider as he knows the despatch must get through.
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Saturday, November 7, 2009

The feel of it.

Just as important as getting the technical details of the motorcycle correct, is the atmosphere and feel of the machine. Each machine, for me, is alive and has a story to tell. Start one of these classic or vintage motorcycles and they seem to get bigger; and have a presence that modern machines do not. The sound, the vibration and the history are compelling to me so I am drawn to them.
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My favourite.

Apparently there is a bloke not far from me who has eight of these Harley Davidson WLAs brand new and still in their boxes in his shed. I want one. Gimme.
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In the Shadows.

The Vincent Black Shadow has innovations that other manufacturers took decades to copy. However this came at a very high purchase price. "The inspiration for the Black Shadow was RAF pilots flying over the factory, and soldiers serving in the war. The designers created a motorcycle that could be operated and maintained by men who had been injured in combat. The clutch could be operated with just two fingers, and maintenance was made far easier than anything previously available." - Wikipedia.
1955 Christchurch New Zealand Russell Wright Vincent -
HRD 998 cc (60.9 cu in) 184.83 mph.
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Live to Ride.

If 6 were 9.
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In my part of the world the country side was too wild and steep for cars so only motorbikes and horses could get through. Now discoveries of motorcycle treasures are being made in old farm sheds. Unrestored, they seem to have a story to tell and they are beautiful in their own way. Sometimes it seems a shame to change them. To see more click - HERE.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Ariel Square Four

A monster in it's day. Many police forces used this machine as a pursuit vehicle. The rear cylinders would overheat, that was their problem. To see more of my work please click here.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Tojo's revenge.

This bike killed the English motorcycle industry and remained in the Honda line-up for ten years, with sales totalling over 400,000 units. To see more of classic motorcycle art click - HERE.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Mighty Jap.

The best sounding motorcycle in the world kills chickens, sets the dogs barking and makes the little children cry. Awesome power and torque enough to shake the earth off it's axis. Beautiful.

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A nut case from the mean streets of Melbourne insisted that I draw his Ducati Monster. This bastard would not leave me alone. He is in love with his Monster. Please. Please. Please. Nag. Nag. Nag. I will do anything, just do my Monster. I wrestled with him and his Monster for quite some time. The result you see. . . I own him.
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Monday, November 2, 2009

CMA T-shirt?

A design for a possible T-Shirt. I love a Norton Manx and a pudding bowl. To see more motor passionate motorcycle art click - HERE.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Thanks Big Daddy.

Big Daddy Roth started it all for me way back when. Here is a tribute to the man who caught my imagination with his Tshirt designs of hot rods and Rat Fink. On the back page of comics we could see Roth's amazing pictures in the ads for his shirts but as kids we never had the pennies to buy one. We did our best to copy his drawings and I am glad that in the end he did get the recognition he deserved as a fine artist.
Fond memories of those times. Thanks Big Daddy.

Not always the same.

Here is a style I am still experimenting with and I like a lot. The flat colours in the manner of screen printing or lino/wood cuts. Bold powerfull shapes reflecting the content of the image. The inspiration for this picture goes back to the middle ages especially the work of Albrecht Durer. To see more of my work click - HERE.

New Site

Please have a look at the gallery on my website. Any feedback will be much appreciated.

Gaston Vanzet

In the Beginning

I have loved motorcycles and art for as long as I can remember. The classic and vintage motorcycle memories of my youth inspire me to create these illustrations. There is a place for a masterpiece of motorcycle restoration in a glass case for sure but give me the restored classic heading down the road any day. Get the wheels dirty I say.
Each hand drawn illustration is a portrait of a living breathing motorcycle. It could be a priceless award winning example of motorcycle innovation and history or an everyday pride and joy. They all have a story to tell. It takes many weeks of careful study of angle, colour, light and atmosphere to bring the soul of the machine back to life.
Take a look at my website, every few weeks there will be a new illustration added. High quality Giclee prints of varying sizes are available from my website.//
Please enjoy,
Gaston Vanzet