another perfectly good motorcycle ruined.......

Tuesday, 30 June 2009


one of those 'oh shitttttttt' moments for sure!

i remember when barse first got a copy of this book and showed it to me at his house, it was late summer, about three weeks after going to the kent custom bike show, we just sat at the back of his house drinking tea and poring over the details of the photo's of the bikes in it, these were pre 'iron horse' days, [that is another story in itself], we didn't own harleys then and we were both riding around on cutdown bmw boxer twins, but something was in the air, a change, only those who were there at the time will know this but this book mattered.

big jim dunn, i love these old dragster photo's, the power and noise and smell of the fuel just seems to be real somehow, not like a photograph of 'normal' motorsport, real violence and unpredictability, dangerous.

anti-pasti, derby's famous punk band, seem to remember they got their name off the menu of the italian restraunt opposite the old bell hotel in sadlergate? many great nights at their gigs, one in particular was at the old wilmorton college, police escort back into the town centre, 100 plus punks and skins, felt like we really could change the world......