Thursday, 30 September 2010

Oh No ........

Red Baron's 5-Winged Funfdecker Fokker

More Deal...This has got to rate as one of my favourites....Snoopy v The Red Baron

"Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron" is a novelty song written by Phil Gernhard and Dick Holler and recorded in 1966 by the Florida based rock bandThe Royal Guardsmen. The song was recorded at the Charles Fuller Productions studio in Tampa, Florida, and was released as a single on Laurie Records. The single made number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 during the week of December 31, 1966, number 6 on the UK chart in February 1967[1] and number one in Australia for five weeks from February 1967.

Friday, 24 September 2010


You'd be forgiven for never hearing of designer Alfred Shaheen.Yet he inspired one of the most colourful, amusing and unforgettable styles of fashion ever known - the Hawaiian shirt.
Sadly the pioneering textile manufacturer  died last year at age 86,
As tourists from the US to Hawaii after World War II, many began to bring home colorful but cheesy looking shirts and sundresses that would be cause for much amusement among friends.
Shaheen began to change that in 1948 when he opened Shaheen's of Honolulu and began designing, printing and producing "aloha" shirts, dresses and other ready-to-wear clothing of better quality.
Among those seen in Shaheen-designed shirts of that era was Elvis Presley, who wore one for the cover of his 1961 soundtrack album "Blue Hawaii."
Such Shaheen originals now sell for more than $500.
"Before Shaheen came along, there was no Hawaii garment industry. There were mom and pop stores but no real modern industry," Linda Arthur, a professor of textiles and clothing at Washington State University said.
By 1959, the year Hawaii became a state, he had more than 400 employees working for him and was grossing more than $4 million a year as the major player in the islands' garment industry.

More Mike Giant....Coool

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Passoni passion

Silvia, Passoni boss

Lake Como Poser

Christened my Passoni at the Ghisallo

Coppi sculpture

On the Huez