Posts tagged with "ENTHUSIASTS"

Tom Hayashi’s JUNK MOTOR!

all photographs by Franz J. Venzin


Tsutomu ‚Tom‘ Hayashi with his ‚Junk-Motor‘ workshop for aluminium casting and vintage saddle restoration. We met him on our way to ‚Ocean Beetle‘ and took the opportunity for some portraits and impressions of his workshop.

Being freak enough he also supplies Shinya Kimura of ‚Chabott Engineering‘ with his gear!


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The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, 2014

The Zurich convoy, chapter one: Meet up at the Sihlquai!
…how many gentlemen will show up this year?

all photographs by Franz J. Venzin


Hey gentlefolk, take your finest tweed, put on a crisp shirt and bind the silk cravat. Gun your Bobber, Scrambler, Classic, Café Racer or whatever machine you own to join the distinguished gentlemen and genteel ladyfolk on their ride for donation! It’s september the 28th, the day of the ‚Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride‘!
Being dapper for a cause, ‚DGR‘ raises funds for research into prostate cancer as a part of their mission to support men’s health.


Ride with style, be neat and trim in dress and appearance!

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1931 Ford Coupé by Schaub Metalworks

Pro’s sheet metal bending…
…or, what have YOU been foolin‘ around when you where nineteen years old?

all photographs by Franz J. Venzin


Well, Raphael Schaub’s goal was to build his own car!


The basic frame was a 4-door Ford Model A Sedan with not much around worth to be restored. So most of what you’re seeing here is totally rebuild or heavily adapted,…by Raphael.


The much more than two thousand hours of working on this project guided him to a free interpretation of a three-windows-coupé which used to exist in 1931 as a prototype only.


…name it cockpit!

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A beautiful day trip!

Sometimes life takes unexpected turns…
This is the true story about Paul Notter’s dream.
all photographs by Franz J. Venzin


Paul, born 1933, was a mechanical enigneer and a passionate boat builder. His fascination for engines and elegant vehicles guided him troughout his entire life.

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