The Personal Street Sweeper of France (via The Old Motor)
Soldiers of the Russian army firing at ducks from their motorcycle, 1915.
The Black Widow Chases an Air Ship! (via steampunkholmes)
Steampunk Holmes - A very different look for Sherlock Holmes. Check out this project called Steampunk Holmes, it’s a really interesting interactive method of storytelling. Just watch the videos, you’ll see. (Also, check out their future project, Steam Patriots, for steampunkage of a revolutionary kind.)
Guys this looks SO BLOODY AWESOME!!! For the first time in my life, I want an iPad, just so I cna try this whole interactive thing. But one way or the other- the artwork looks great, the setting and characters are textbook badass steampunkery, very classic, and there’s music by Abney Park!!!
I could resist just because I have a grillbike.
Mobile unit sausage in WWII
Sometimes it is best to not ask….
Bicycle and sidecar, Berlin, Germany, November 1931.
Source: Deutsches Bundesarchiv (German Federal Archive)
The Armored Indian
The Springfield Police Department once owned a small fleet of armored motorcycles. I suspect these were made during Prohibition when whiskey running was taken seriously. Both the motorcycle and sidecar were fitted with protective shields made of “crucible” steel and bulletproof glass. The shields had gun ports and folded down when not being used.