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Friday, 29 May 2015

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Bike Shed Event 2015

I went with Nick and Andy on my third visit to a BikeShed event held at the Tobacco Dock London,just a short distance east of Tower Bridge.Weather was dry this year,but London traffic seemed worse and the fact that we hadn't planned a route through the streets had us overheating and also Andy's Harley engined Cafe Racer.
  Got there in the end,just as they were letting the public in. We all thought it was a great show with more bikes on display than previous events and more importantly a lot of fresh new builds.
  A lot of the motorcycling fraternity don't have much good to say about this current trend,but we three think it totally positive when a totally uninspiring motorcycle can be turned into something worth looking at and at the same time introduce younger people into,what does at times look like is becoming a middle age/old man's/women's past time
  Due to the amount of photo's taken I will post them over the next couple of weeks
Built in house at Triumph

Built in house at Triumph

Radial engine from a model airplane.
Love to have this sitting in my living room !

Friday, 15 May 2015

Guzzi Racer

Had a few emails back and forth over the past week with my friend Joe Caruso and he sent me this pic of Andrew Gray's latest Guzzi racer which he'll be shipping from California to Europe soon to race at Spa. 
  I'd seen pics of his red/black Guzzi racer before having looked occasionally at his blog -  - and should really remember to look at it more often to keep track of his exploits.

New York Dolls - Jet Boy

I generally always have my own choice of music on when working in my unit or garage and every now and then get a nostalgic twinge taking in a choice of my favourites be it Bowie,Iggy Pop,Patti Smith etc. The other day I took in the NewYork Dolls and loved listening to it for the first time in a while. The first album was 1973 and I thought that I didn't actually see them live until about 75' at Warwick University (on the outskirts of Coventry). To help me remember I Googled it and it turns out the gig was 73' too ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,never was one for keeping a diary,but sometimes wish I had.

Monday, 11 May 2015

ITALIANMOTOR Magazine issue 7

Issue number 7 of  Italian motor magazine came through the letterbox on Saturday and as ever it was very much worth the wait .......slightly Bigger size too !
As ever, a great varied content too

Saturday, 9 May 2015

A Very Pleasant Surprise

Went out to my workshop on Thursday and a chap poked his head through my door to say hello. It turned out he owned a couple of old vintage BSA's,including a V Twin project and also this Triumph TR3. After chatting away for a hour or so whilst he checked it over for a potential VMCC run on Sunday (although predominantly a classic bike run they invite 20 cars along too) he said "hop in and I'll take you up the road" OK,we didn't go that far,but I got a feel for what it would be like on a proper open road................maybe next time ?

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Nailsea 6th International Bike Show

Possibly a little early to be posting this up,but it's good to have advanced notice of this years forthcoming events and this one is very local to us here in Bristol.
  A few of us went for the first time last year and it's a very pleasant little show that is growing year on year.
  Sadly it won't be held in the grounds of the very characterful 'Old Barn' pub though the new venue should allow it the space to get even bigger.
  There wasn't a lot in the way of Guzzi's or Italian machines in general on display last year,though that can always change and there was quite a variety of other marques,standard and customised.

Norton Commando 750 Special

Immaculate Norton Commando 750 resto-mod by Fuller Moto.

This was featured on Bike Exif a couple of weeks ago and I personally think it looks lovely.