There’s no debating Stuart Parr’s eclectic taste in cars and motorcycles. The designer, film producer and artist manager’s career has followed a similar theme. He’s designed a number modernist residences, patented a relaxation watercraft, has been a longtime licensing manager for Eminem and produced 8-Mile. Prior to the 2020 pandemic, he opened a temporary Stuart Parr Collection showroom in New York City’s Meatpacking District that hosted two shows.
mini & moto
Curated from Parr’s collection, this Italian focused show included a selection motorcycles and cars. On the bike side there were vintage Ducati and MV Agusta models. The Red 1984 Ducati Pantah 650 SL with the yellow graphics looked quite fresh.
Nestled in the interior amongst the bikes was a 1968 Piaggio Ape Calessino and two Fiat 500 Jollys.
Walt Siegl Motorcycles
New Hampshire- based Walt Siegl hand builds incredible performance bikes. Honestly, they look like factory bikes at first glance, but the art is in the details. The second show at Parr’s gallery feature about a half-dozen of Siegl’s builds. The standout was the limited edition PACT electric bike. It’s one of eight to be produced and was co-created with industrial designer Mike Mayberry, the founder of Ronin Motorworks. The PACT is Walt Siegl’s first electric motorcycle and the intention was to explore a bike design that is devoid of all the familiar components. A unique feature of the bike is the battery case machined with a modern take on traditional cylinder cooling fins.
Photos and Text: Dave Pinter