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Maybe Wade knows something about it?


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'65 Triumph Bonneville.

I think they are using the older bikes for copyright reasons?
Possibly they are so old as to be no longer covered after 50 years?

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Some costume jewelry obscuring Triumph on the garden gate.


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No they are using the classic Triumphs because they are cool, always was, always will be.

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Originally Posted by Irish Swede
'65 Triumph Bonneville.

I think they are using the older bikes for copyright reasons?
Possibly they are so old as to be no longer covered after 50 years?
As, "useful articles," they never were covered by copyright.
Patents yes, just look at the plate on your engine. laugh

I see a lot of new Triumphs, sans badges, in ads these days just because they look like motorcycles, or most peoples' idea thereof.
Look for more Enfields in low-budget ads. laughing

I always found it entertaining to watch movies where the sound didn't match the bike. Gee, I never knew they made a two-stroke Bonneville. laughing


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Or dirt bike that sounds like a hardly movingson


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Not a commercial, but there’s a scene in Paul Thomas Anderson’s newest movie, Licorice Pizza, where Sean Penn jumps a Triumph at the local golf course for a crowd of drunken teens and twenty-somethings. Penn’s character is meant to be William Holden, the bike looks like a 500 (maybe?) with an army style paint job on the tank

https://www.latimes.com/entertainme...erson-licorice-pizza-san-fernando-valley


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A friend of mine in NJ owns a company supplying vehicles for movie shoots, TV ads etc in New York.
He has about 300 vehicles--cop cars, TV vans, trucks etc etc.
Up until about 5 years ago he had no motorcycles so he used mine.
It was very interesting and quite lucrative (about $500 per bike per day).
Unfortunately he must have thought that I was getting too much money because he has now bought a dozen bikes and I only get called on for very specialized bikes--such as a sidecar outfit.
The copyright situation is a hot topic--Triumph in particular are very hot on it.
Virtually the first thing the art guys did to my bikes on a shoot was to tape over the Triumph tank badges.
Being retired I used to go along and look after the bike9s) on the shoot.
Jeez!--these guys certainly know how to look after themselves.
I remember one shoot in Brooklyn--I had to be there with the bike by 5 a.m.
At the edge of the shoot was the food---three Michelin starred chefs cooking omelettes etc to order.
I was regarded as part of the crew so it was free food and drink all day long.

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Wade can chime in here but the guy he works for in New York has lists of people who own various cars, other vehicles, motorcycles, etc- one shoot I was on, they even used a vintage camper that a guy pulled down frpm New England, IIRC, Vermont.

Donald provides many cars for TV & The Movies as well as vintage vehicles for commercials, fashion shoots, catalogs, and whatever else you can think of under the sun. The industry uses old vehicles because they're a heck of a lot more stylish than modern vehicles.

As to catering and "craft services", an army travels on its stomach! Heck yes there's food.


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A buddy of mine had his restored '56 Triumph T110 featured on posters advertising a brand of ice cream, forty years ago

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Miss Penny has been a cycle [***].......

Many moons ago, in the far off foreign land of Californicatia, an ad appeared on the SF Craigslist:

"Wanted: old vintage motorcycles for a photo shoot!"

I replied with a photo of her, and the following message: "Hi! I'm Joe and this is my motorcycle. She's into long rides, gas tasting, and old rock and roll. If you'd like to use her, let me know, I am her pimp."

They replied, and a month or so later I was able to fulfill two dreams at once! We did the shoot, and a year later she was all over European ads for Jack & Jones, a clothing brand. (She was the pretty one with the orange tank- she did look nice indeed!l

But two dreams at once you may ask? Certainly a photo shoot with the motorcycle and models is one, but the other dream? Now we need to delve a bit deeper into one of the past lives of a Deadstiffcatt......

Being a young Catt growing up in the early seventies off of Colfax Avenue in Denver, I used to hop on the bus or bicycle and head a few miles to Caboose Hobbies to get bits for building HO scale buildings. As I left the relative insecurity of east Colfax Ave. and got closer to downtown, things got progressively shadier, from grocery stores and hardware places the scenery changed into bars and titty joints- often with scantily clad ladies (I use the term loosely) out front, usually under the watchful eye of some big fella' with a gold front tooth and a big straw hat sitting in the driver's seat of an outlandishly painted Cadillac. At some point in time I realised that this MUST be the life, and figured if I ever got the chance to be a pimp, I'm takin' it!

So dream number two also fulfilled at the same time with this photo shoot! But alas, the joke wound up being on me. It was a shoot for men's clothing, and all the hot models were guys! Ya wins some and ya loses some, I guess...........

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Originally Posted by Vincent Esposito
the bike looks like a 500 (maybe?) with an army-style paint job on the tank

https://www.latimes.com/entertainme...erson-licorice-pizza-san-fernando-valley


Definitely a 650. Looks like an interesting movie too.

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Originally Posted by DavidP
Originally Posted by Irish Swede
'65 Triumph Bonneville.

I think they are using the older bikes for copyright reasons?
Possibly they are so old as to be no longer covered after 50 years?
As, "useful articles," they never were covered by copyright.
Patents yes, just look at the plate on your engine. laugh
Actually the only thing covered by copyright would be the logo on the tank.
Mind you, Harley did try to copyright the sound of a single-crank V-twin laughing , but they failed.


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It's interesting Triumph used the Thunderbird name before Ford and Pontiac had the Bonneville name in 58 but no one went for the lawyers?


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Tony-- there is a strong convention in the automotive field that the first auto company to use a model name has the rights to that name.
If another company wants to use that name then they have to seek permission from the primary user---which permission might be granted or might not be granted.
I know for certain that Ford got "permission" from Triumph to use the Thunderbird name and I understand that Triumph got permission from Pontiac ref the Bonneville name.
There is not normally a problem when one is a car manufacturer and the other a motorcycle manufacturer.
They prefer to cooperate because next time the boot might be on the other foot.
HTH


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