Friday, 28 November 2014
It's a friendly scene and welcoming of no-nothing novices. Oh, and you get to watch one of the world's most bad ass racer, Brad Baker race sometimes too.
All photos Tom Stein/ Northwest Track Shots
#19, available now), we hear Mark's memories of racing at Ascot Park in 1969, his first year as a Harley-Davidson team rider. David and Goliath even get a mention. He's shown a year or two later in the shot above - unknown photographer please drop us a line. MP
Thursday, 27 November 2014
So says Waldemars Kidals. That saying (and Sideburn 18) inspired Rufus Day to make this funny, little animation. Thanks Rufus! Owners of Sideburn 18 will know the significance of the saying.
Works been a bit slow recently and Ive been enjoying my Sideburn no.18 so much I decided to make a little video- hope you like it.
I'm an Illustrator but I make some short videos too- here is my blog and vimeo page.
Rufus Day vimeo
I've spent the last few years tinkering with a Puch moped but I thought I'd show you my latest project - a rusty Citroen Acadiane van (just enough space for a chicken chaser in the back).
If you order BEFORE 3 December your complete order will go out on or close to 3 December.
100 high quality pages, still for £5 (plus post). Includes:
Lennard Schuurmans cover
Ronin road test
Speed Merchant Thresher Harley 500 at Perris
Sammy Halbert interview
Mutant Honda Bros DTRA racer
Dirt Quake III heroes
FTWCo and Jeff Wright
Tai Woffinden - Speedway World Champ misfit
The Grey Coffin - Bultaco
Hell on Wheels Japan event report
Plus Top Trump, Travis's poem and Mark Brelsford's Trophy Queen.
Get yours at the Sideburn shop.
Wednesday, 26 November 2014
See the details on the ad above.
Jan-Willem (who, admittedly, is trying to sell them) says:
The Goldentyre went through several development stages, including expensive mould modifications. This under pressure from Chris Carr [7-time AMA champ, who worked on the development]. They came out really good and are certainly on a par with the Maxxis.
UPDATE: From Jan-Willem
These tyres are homologated in Europe and "E" marked.
Load and speed rating
for the front 130/80-19 (27.0-7.0-19) TT 67H
for the rear 140/80-19(27.5-7.5-19) TT 71H
The conversion was easy to return to standard.
[Note: Advert art by Ryan Quickfall]
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
That's right. 100% cotton and emblazoned with Ryan Quickfall's wonderful illustration of Jim Rice from Sideburn 16.
Comes with a Quickfall-designed packaging sleeve.
£10 plus post from the Sideburn shop.
Monday, 24 November 2014
It was a great spectacle last time, in an Olympic arena within the city, and I have a feeling it will be a 15,000-plus sell out this year.
Go to Superprestigio to find out more and order tickets (good website in Spanish, Catalan and English)
The class for World Championship road racers.
This year there will be all three current MotoGP champions: Marc and Alex Marquez and Tito Rabat - all local riders so the atmosphere and support should be impressive.
Also from MotoGP are Scott Redding, Bradley Smith and Alvaro Bautista who are all on the provisional entry list. Spanish Superbike champion and Euro Flat Track Festival organiser, Kenny Noyes is in and Troy Bayliss is confirmed too.
No Rossi or Hayden though.
For dirt track specialists and other disciplines, plus those who qualified through the DTRA championship and Kenny Noyes European Dirt Track Festival.
From America, Brad Baker is back and joined by 2014 number 1, Jared Mees.
UK riders include multiple DTRA champ Aidan Collins; current DTRA champ Tim Neave and European Dirt Track Festival champ Tom Neave; Alan Birtwistle and Ollie Brindley.
Dirt Quake III chopper class champion Guy Martin is racing too.
Sunday, 23 November 2014
To carry on the bicycle madness, it's a long, long time since we announced a new god or goddess, but now is the moment.
Tony Hawk: whatever. Ken Block: meh. Travis Pastrana: is that all you've got?
Check out Lilly Yokoi and prepare to have your frontal lobes spontaneously turn into broken biscuits.
I urge you to take the four-and-a-bit minutes to watch this.
And yeah, there'll be another motorbike post along in a few hours, or there's about 4500 behind this one. December 2010 was a good month on the Sideblog, if you want to relive past glories. G