On a recent autumn night in Brooklyn I hit a party at the terrific Smith + Butler men’s store. If you haven’t been, go. The shop features a well edited selection of traditional denim, outerwear and accessories and more unique gear including Davida motorcycle helmets and Dehen wool cardigans made in Portland, Oregon. The one thing that really caught my eye that night was the old school movie being played as a backdrop to the whiskey and PBR’s. Shot in 1971, “On Any Sunday” is a documentary by Director Bruce Brown that follows the lives of motorcycle enthusiasts and racers. Steve McQueen plays a central role in the film, but it’s the motorcycles that truly shine, from the now extinct BSA to Husqvarna, Harley Davidson, Triumph, Honda, and Yamaha. The film received a nomination for an Academy Award in 1972 for best documentary feature. Here’s a short look at the film:


Category: Autos, Travel.

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