Thursday, 31 January 2013

Bat For Sale

Surf Dudes in 64

Cat Numar

Original Batmobile from TV series sells for $4.2M

Batman's original ride, from the 1960s TV series, has sold at auction for $4.2 million, Saturday. (Courtesy Barrett-Jackson/George Barris)
Los Angeles — The original Batmobile from the 1960s television series has sold at auction for $4.2 million.
A spokeswoman for the Barrett-Jackson Auction Co. in Scottsdale, Ariz., says the winning bidder has not been disclosed following Saturday's auction.
The 19-foot-long black, bubble-topped car  was used in the "Batman" TV show that starred Adam West as the Caped Crusader.
The car's owner — famed auto  customizer George Barris, of Los Angeles — transformed a one-of-a-kind 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car into the sleek crime-fighting machine. On the show, it boasted lasers and a "Batphone" and could lay down smoke screens and oil slicks.
Barris' publicist says his client is pleased with the auction result.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Lance Armstrong 1999 Ride for the Roses poster

Bill Cass whom I met whilst I was on my first Alpe D Huez trip during the 2001 Tour 


A unique piece of history. 
This is my personal, (william cass, the illustrator/designer's) framed copy of the 1999 Ride for the Roses poster. 16"X24.5"

This is unique for a few reasons but the most important of which is that I gathered these signatures at Lance's house during 
his pre-ride party. I wanted the signatures of Lance's inner circle so I could remember the moment. I can't say I have the only
 one out there but I did manage to get both Lance and Greg Lemond to sign the same artwork. I think their friendship may have
 lasted another 6 months and we never saw him at the ride again. Other signatures include Linda Armstrong, Miguel Indurain, 
Jim Ochowics, Eric Heiden, Ron Kiefel, Bob Babbit, Bob Roll, Mike Ward (musician and guitarist with the Wallflowers at the time), 
Dylan Casey, and a couple others I can't decipher. Included will be a simple certificate of authenticity. 
It should also be noted that Jim Ochowics bought the sketch for this poster at auction. 

The photo is of Lance and Myself in 2003. I designed the jersey and kit that Lance is wearing. 10 years ago and great memories. This is the only one I have with these signatures. 

Monday, 28 January 2013


Sunday, 27 January 2013

De Absenthe

Bought today.......!!!!

Albert Maignan - La muse verte

Friday, 25 January 2013

roald dance

“It was my first term and I was walking home alone across the village green after school when suddenly one of the senior twelve-year-old boys came riding full speed down the road on his bicycle about twenty yards away from me. The road was on a hill and the boy was going down the slope, and as he flashed by he started backpedalling very quickly so that the free-wheeling mechanism of his bike made a loud whirring sound. At the same time, he took his hands off the handlebars and folded them casually across his chest. I stopped dead and stared after him. How wonderful he was! How swift and brave and graceful in his long trousers with bicycle-clips around them and his scarlet school cap at a jaunty angle on his head! One day, I told myself, one glorious day I will have a bike like that and I will wear long trousers with bicycle-clips and my school cap will sit jaunty on my head and I will go whizzing down the hill pedaling backwards with no hands on the handlebars!
“I promise you that if somebody had caught me by the shoulder at that moment and said to me, ‘What is you greatest wish in life, little boy? What is your absolute ambition? To be a doctor? A fine musician? A painter? A writer? Or the Lord Chancellor?’ I would have answered without hesitation that my only ambition, my hope, my longing was to have a bike like that and to go whizzing down the hill with no hands on the handlebars. It would be fabulous. It made me tremble just to think about it.”
-Roald Dahl, Boy.



When its cold and deep snow ..don't worry spring isn't too far away the meantime Dance....

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

tues tues


Sunday, 20 January 2013