The 1960 Plymouth XNR concept car’s X-motif rear bumper was a visual reminder of the car’s name and asymmetric nature.
With the hipster-friendly name of XNR (named after its designer Virgil Exner Sr), the 1960 Plymouth XNR concept car was the car that could have been … if Chrysler had not fired Exner in 1962.
Oh well. The suits in Chrysler decided that the wedge-shaped compact, transformed from the Plymouth Valiant, wouldn’t sell well anyway. Profit margins dancing over the graves of originality was apparently a common sight in Chrysler.
Built by Benjie’s Cafe Racer, based on the Triumph Thruxton - which was named after the Thruxton racing circuit. It was where Triumph won the first three places in the Thruxton 500-mile endurance race in 1969.
I don’t know, does it look like it has “40 years of stories to tell”?
Jason Koschnitzke’s barn-fresh 1978 Honda CB750.
(The 1951 Vincent Rapide.)
You are to cafe racers what The Clash is to punk rock. Need no jump of electrical shockers.
Your ever-loving fan,
- Me -
The CRD Honda CB750 Cafe Racer
The Leica equivalent of cafe racers, this custom bike by CRD Motorcycles, dubbed ‘Brownie’, is built on the 1980 Honda CB750. It’s so beautiful that I’m going to fill an entire page with its chocolatey beauty.