This display of vintage motorcycle oil paintings makes me want to get up and hit the road. Riding a motorcycle gives you control and freedom at the same time. Control that brings man and machine together like no other. A slight turn of the wheel and it moves. A pull on the throttle and it performs. The wind on your face gives a sense of freedom that is hard to compare. Go where you want. Ride where you want. No GPS. No final destination. But if you can’t have your own bike these vintage motorcycle oil paintings are the next best thing. Painted in oil on salvaged metal, these paintings will add vintage industrial style to any wall or space.
Vintage Motorcycle Oil Paintings
The Socovel was invented in Belgium by the Limelette Brothers in 1938. Maurice was an engineer and brother Albert was a business man. In 1941, Maurice spent considerable time in the hospital following a serious car accident. During his forced stay he designed the first electric motorcycle inspired by gasoline rationing from the German occupation. They soon produced fifteen electric motorcycles and they all sold immediately. The following year, the company Socovel sold 400 more in spite of their high price. At the end of the war, and gas rationing, the electric motorcycle was discontinued. And in 1946, Socovel introduced a new motorcycle which ran on gasoline. It was very successful and was updated regularly until the death of Albert Limelette in 1952. Increased access to the automobile and financial problems led to the eventual demise of the company. But historians credit Socovel and the Limelette Brothers with the invention of the first electric motorcycle. Capture this moment in time with an oil painting of the motorcycle that gives you freedom.