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The FIA Formula 1 World Championship entry list does not have a number 13. The number is generally considered to be an unlucky number. It was used in the early years of the sport but in the 1920s it was dropped after the Delage factory team suffered two fatal accidents with the number in the course of just a few months. The first was Paul Torchy, who crashed into a tree during the San Sebastian Grand Prix in September 1925.
That was the last major international event of the year and the Delage factory team did not reappear until the Targa Florio in Sicily in April 1926. Italian Count Giulio Masetti was in the number 13 on that occasion and was killed when his car went up an embankment and overturned near the village of Sclafani Bagni, near Caltavuturo. He was crushed beneath the car.
The second occasion was in 1976 when Divina Galica tried to qualify for the British Grand Prix in a Surtees entered by Nick Whiting, brother of the FIA’s Formula 1 Race Director Charlie Whiting. She failed to qualify.
Other countries have unlucky numbers, notably the Japanese. They do not think the number 4 is lucky. Thus when Tyrrell employed Satoru Nakajima and later Ukyo Katayama both raced the number 3.
“In his own words, Shinya Kimura is a motorcycle mechanic. To the rest of the world, Shinya is an artist, building kinetic sculptures that are and very labor intensive, one-of-a-kind, and ultimately utilitarian. Raised in Tokyo, he moved to LA about a decade ago to actually escape his growing fame and to quietly go on with his life as a mechanic. Acclaim has annoyingly still followed him. His bikes are tough, perfectly made machines that are thrilling to ride. In this film, Danielle explores briefly why motorcycles and what makes the work compelling for Shinya, and the feeling he gets while riding. The film is a supplement to the third issue of On Paper Magazine.”
Dir by Danielle Levitt
In Europe, the winter can seem unending, the time of year when we are
consigned to dwell interminably in our garages, neon lights may be bright
but they can never truly replicate sunlight…
But there is a cure, we have been planning an end of winter trip to the
Basque country since last summer with our friend Fede at Loser Machine and Bixente, a ride for a Wheels and Waves 2013 reunion.
A band of brothers, 20 in all. However with the unpredictable
seasonal conditions we are taking a gamble, but still we have ploughed
through all conditions before and shall do again.
The ride is a total of 240km, and we are planning it for June, so it should
be perfect riding : A combination of beautiful nature and a rare
countryside found in these traditional lands, far from the polluted towns
and cities that so many of us are forced to call home. Mountains are found
in abundance as are the twists on the long empty stretches of road, which
are themselves much like racing circuits, in short, a dreamlike wonderland.
Anybody who loves bikes will get that longed for Endorphin rush and a
heavenly bike connection.
L’hiver est long en Europe, la période ou nous restons calfeutrés dans nos
garages parait interminable, les néons ne remplaceront jamais le soleil…
Nous avions cependant planifié à la fin de l’été dernier avec nôtre ami Fede de Loser Machine et Bixente, un ride au pays Basque à la fin de l’hiver, ayant pour but de faire un repérage pour Wheels & Waves
Nous avons réuni un groupe d’amis, une vingtaine au total, les conditions
météos étant difficilement prévisibles en cette saisonnous prenions un certain risque, nous avons rencontré à peu près tout ce que
l’on peut imaginer en matière de météo.
le ride de 240Km que nous allons vous proposer en Juin est quasiment parfait à mes yeux, beaucoup de nature, peu d’agglomérations,de la montagne, des virages par milliers, des route côtières semblables à
des circuits, bref un terrain de jeu sensationnel ou chacun trouvera l’endorphine vitale, la justification même de la moto.
Shot & Edited by Douglas Guillot (www.18-55.fr)
Produced by Greendog Distribution
Music by Yussuf Jerusalem (http://www.bornbadrecords.net/artists/yussuf-jerusalem/)
Photography by Benoit Guerry (http://www.guerrypratimages.com/home.html)
Graphic Design by Steven Burke (http://stevenburke.blogspot.fr)
Support by Loser Machine (http://www.losermachine.com)
Southsiders Mc (http://southsiders-mc.blogspot.fr/)
Bixente Moto (http://www.bixentemoto.com/)
Salter1815. This hand painted sign was found in a barn where it had been stored for almost two centuries. Created in 1815 the artist was clearly influenced by manuscripts and created a rotunda black letter with delicate flowing swashes.