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

Sunday, 10 June 2012

racers





'photo's from the early eighties by greg1953 on the autosport bulletin board, scanned and posted, i reckon from a scarborough race meeting, the only real road racing in the sceptered isle [ok, they run the tt on the island, aberdare park, [that's in wales so it doesn't count, hi des!] top photo is wayne gardner on the moriwaki kawasaki, barry sheene and one of my hero's, the late great bob smith, second pic shows barry superstylin', third pic is wayne gardener on the high-bar kwacker, lincolnshire's finest, roger marshall on the moriwaki formula-one bike and last, but not least is bazza, latter day's of his career, his leathers are the akai sponsors from the previous year, the bike is an over-the-counter 500cc privateer machine...............

supermarket sweep

friday afternoon, me and mr's b have a day's annual leave, deep joy, we are doing the weekly shop, the only redeeming factor is the chance to peruse the music/bike/'men's interest, magazines and the cheapo cd's, here's a beauty, another four quid special, 'moonstompers, shufflers and skankers' a compilation double disc from union square music, yep, same label as last week's rockabilly cd, i read the tracklisting and my heart sank, the first three listings are your usual ska-comp fodder, great tuneage but well over-exposed, read beyond that and there's some great stuff on here......[pictures are from the cd artwork, love the first photo, rudy skanking in his rupert trousers, bloke on the left playing imaginery guitar, album cover looks pretty authentic jamaican, photo three is deffo two-tone era, the pose of the girls is straight off the madness album sleeve, love the girl on the left, braces, white 'shades, pegged trousers, white socks and penny loafers, girl far right, in the photo, not in a political way, just didn't get it i'm afraid, wedgy haircut and what the fuck are her kitten heels all about? anyway, get down to sainsbury's, slip this gem in your trolley or just buy it off amazon, brilliant.......