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

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

stafford classic bike show

more stafford photo's, probably the best triton in the world, ever, the sparton stroker, a brilliant, barn find ironhead sporty chop, reg plate said 1975, i see know reason to doubt that, the sissy bar was around six feet long and raked backwards at around 45 degree's, probably the second best triton in the world and finally, the immaculately prepared 'rayspeed' lambretta, [with a cheeky little vespa smallframe peeping over it's shoulder]............

Sunday, 28 April 2013

stafford classic bike show

stafford, brilliant, russian two-strokes, beezer a65 flatrackers, triumph hardtail chop's, bmw cafe racer's, benelli's, tz yam racer's, suzuki xr69's, ducati's, conner cumming's / tony dunnell manx norton, where else in the world would you want to be in the world but staffordshire on a cool, spring day? forget long beach california, forget new york city, forget skateboarder's jumping on the motorcycle bandwagon, this is where it's at 'dude'...........

Saturday, 27 April 2013

ghostdog

watch this film all the time, sum's me up really........

stafford classic bike show

just back from stafford, stuey, dangerous and me shot over today around lunchtime, meeting up with chalky and sweary mick, very, very busy, i just wanted to go home after half an hour it was that busy, very claustrophobic, the crowds thinned after 1400 hours and it became more tolerable, amazing bikes, no matter how many times you go to stafford you alway's end up coming away seeing something that you have never seen before, there must be literally millions of pounds worth of motorcycles here, the biggest classic motorcycle show in the world and most of the people are great, i say 'most' as i had a 'moment' when some bloke and his mate thought it was highly amusing to keep wandering into my space, knocking me about and acting the twat as i was trying to take a photo, i just stood back and let them get on with their buffoonery for a while, drunken gurning and stepping into the shot and then, doing it again and again and again, well, i lost it, proper joe pesci moment i'm afraid, not done that for a long time but they tried my patience, didn't get the hint and i'm not proud to admit it, pushed my button's, i found out a long time ago, nothing, but nothing sober's you up like the threat of a beating, i know the sign's, the lips are tight over the teeth to protect them, if you want to fight the colour drains from the face and you adopt a fighter's stance, these boy's bottled it when i challenged them, all wind and piss, they dissapeared into the crowd and i got my picture, result, proper buddhist punk, no one hurt, everybody going home in one piece complete with a full set of teeth and me not getting a tug, full show report coming up over the next few day's.......

Friday, 26 April 2013

'is this your pen?'

'casino' enough said. tough.

classic racing motorcycle club, darley moor, [part five]

right, i've been saving this one, this gsx-r is tough, tougher than mr's b after a bottle of shiraz, tougher than steven seagal in 'under siege', tougher than listening to captain beefheart's 'trout mask replica', tougher than booking an appointment for a tattoo at 'roadhouse' with ben jones, but, not quite as tough as joe pesci when he stabs the bloke in the throat with the pen, outstanding, i want this bike, tough......

Thursday, 25 April 2013

classic racing motorcycle club, darley moor, [part four]

thousands of miles away from british superbike's, a million years away from moto-gp, there exists classic bike racing, whoah, don't get me wrong, i live and breathe it, i spend countless hour's in the shed dicking about with old stuff, what suprises me is that more people don't attend the meeting's, just look at these, [admittedly, amateurish pic's, shot with an old sony, 'cybershot', love this thing, tough as old boot's, stick it in your levi's or jacket pocket and fire away] ok, darley moor, mid april isn't the most appealing location, but, the racing?, closer than a very close thing, from first over the line to the last, competitive, hard and total commitment, big-up's to the classic racing boy's, do yourselves a favour and check out the meetings, both the british historic racing club and the classic racing motorcycle club, save a fortune, have a chat with people who are genuinely interested in motorcycles and racing and who know's? you might just drag that old knacker out of the shed and have a go yourself, i did, i'm not very good, but at least i'm giving it a go and let's face it, it's easy to stand there watching and taking the piss, come on fast boy, show us what you've got in yer locker if it's that easy........

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

classic racing motorcycle club, darley moor, [part three]

fitted a couple of crash-bung's to stuey's gixxer  tonight and replaced the rusty gutter-bolts holding his hugger on too, anyway, here's something much more interesting, old stuff from the c.r.m.c meeting at darley moor on sunday, air-cooled and not a fucking radiator in sight, [that's an oil-cooler on the honda so that doesn't count]...........

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

classic racing motorcycle club, darley moor, [part two]

more loveliness from sunday's c.r.m.c meeting at darley moor, [the bikes that is, not the photo of dangerous making fart noises with the palm of his hand, or sweary mick picking his nose......]

Sunday, 21 April 2013

northern soul

nancy wilson, 'end of our love' one minute and forty-six second's in........

classic racing motorcycle club, darley moor, [part one]

darley moor, is it ever warm here? no, i don't think so, i've been watching roadracing here for almost forty years and can count on one hand the times i've had to take my coat off, the c.r.m.c are here this weekend for a round of their series, me and dangerous can't make the saturday as we are watching the mighty ram's at pride park, so, we have a family outing up today, sweary, chalky, stuey, dangerous and me make the short journey to check out the racing, castrol 'r', singles, twins, triples and jap four's, sidecar outfit's, tz's, bsa's, triumph's, ducati's, beemer's, harris suzuki's, fahron yamaha's, close racing, cheese cob's and coffee from an aluminium flask, dark chocolate hob-nob's and blue knee's, spring's here gentlemen, start your engines......