Saturday, 30 April 2011

Legend Motorcycles France

Legend Motorcycles France are in partnership with Baxter Cycles in Iowa, they are offering top quality British Bikes, most in as new original condition. Just click on the title and have a look at what they are doing and what they have. Its worth having a look at Baxter Cycles own site

Royal Enfield MK2 Interceptor, I think the last of the RE big twins look great!

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Honda Broadford Bike Bonanza 2011

I hadn't heard of Honda Broadford Bike Bonanza show before, its held just outside Melbourne (Australia) over the easter weekend. I only came across it will looking throught the ADVriders site and spotted a post about it. It's not just a static Classic bike show, it has bikes running on the Motocross, Speedway and Road track.
I'd like to thank Richard for letting me use his photos, cheers

Click on title to go to slide show

Motorcycling Australia site

Monday, 25 April 2011

Motorcycle Art

Gaston Vanzet is an Artist from Australia who runs Custom Motorcycle Art.
I like his style, which reminds me of the old hand drawn/ painted adverts the manufacturers used in the distant past.

Just a Photo

Norton 16H, but not as we know it

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny Delivery Motorcycle. This colourful old toy was made by Wyandotte. It is 9 1/2" long and has a side cart which once held a bag of Easter candy.

Saturday, 23 April 2011


I really like this Yamaha RD Flattracker replica, it looks just right!

Old photos

Great photo, is this how they used to get kids into motorcycling? half size bikes on a roundabout, the look on their faces says it all!

Friday Bike

Seen this bike on Rocket Garage and just had to post pics of it here, a very nice Ducati TT2 Special

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Just a Photo

B50 racebike owned by Mike Bungay, of Sacramento CA. It has a Cycle Factory frame, which was built in Northern California. Notice the detail work, including swapping the shift and brake levers. The engine is by E&V Engineering a leading service and spares supplier in the USA.
Bodger theres a site that might interest you in the title ;-)

Monday, 18 April 2011

Kawa Day at the Ace

This was one event I didn't want to miss this year, but sods law popped up and I couldn't make it. Theres a few pics from Sunday that Karen and Steve from the Z1oc took and let me post, thanks

Friday Bike

Not too much to say about this bike other than its a Yamaha TDR 250 and belongs to a friend of mine from Ireland

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Motorcycle Art

Busy Bee

Autumn Tale


Goldstar Rocker

Ace Cafe

Every now and again I am either given or buy one of Roy Barretts prints, think I have seven now. I have a liking for his work from the Cafe Racer era, and with the likes of the Busy Bee done in sepia the detail is fantastic.

click title to go to Roys site

Board Track 3

The Man himself

..when 100mph was fast!

A while back I posted a photo of a Board Track racer with a few words about the sport. Just came across this article in about one mans life long conection with the Board Track, interesting story I think.
Click title for link to the story

Friday, 8 April 2011

Friday Bike

I didn't know about this Rickman until I seen a post on the Z1oc site a few years ago, it was a guy called Rob Simpson. It turned out he was restoring Graig Vetter's, of Hurricane and fairing fame, old race Rickman. We had a few emails back and forward with up dates on progress. It is now part of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum in Pickerington, Ohio.
Click on title and it'll take you to more info on the bike and the Restoration just click here

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Scottish Bike Show 2011

Bit late with this, but I've been busy......

This is year 6 for me being at the Show as part of the Z1oc. There was a bit of a change for this year as Dougie and Paula who organised the Classic section, for as long as I can remember, had to stand down for personal reasons. Geogre Beer of the VJMC took over the running of the Classic show at a late stage, but managed well, and most people would say his ideas worked well.

It was the usual Friday of the show for me, day off work and head over to Edinburgh to help set up the Club Stand. When I say set up I meant place the 6 bikes on the carpet area, this year was very low key, no walls to put up info boards or posters, just nice bikes to look at.

I had one bike on the Club Stand, the Racecrafters Kawa, and another as a private entry, the wee 250 Moto Morini.
After all the hard work was done it was off round the main hall to have a look at the modern bikes, cause when Saturday morning comes the next free time we'll have is 5pm Sunday.

Up bright and early Saturday morning and get ready to go, but whats all this white stuff falling from the sky, bloody SNOW again! So into the tin box and head off along the motorway, no signs of snow ploughs going our way , but with a bit of care we got there.

First things first it was time for a coffee and blether with some of the mates before Joe public started coming in. As expected with the weather the hall wasn't too busy in the morning. Managed to spot Mr Combo(Ed of the MZ Thistledown news letter)for a blether, which lead to meeting MuZ660 and a very interesting talk with him. Time was passing and hardly a Kawasaki word had been spoken, lol. The crowds started to increase, and it was into Kawa mode now.... so many questions to answer and how to do this and that... but that's why people visit the stands.

A welcome break came in the shape of Norman from the MZ Skorpion forum (as is MuZ660), was good to get 10mins to catch up. Also thanks to Norman for the use of his photos.

I managed a wonder through the main hall to see what the modern biking world was up to. Of the bikes the KTM 1190 RC8 and the BMW HP2 Sports really caught my eye. The KTM for how simple and funchinal looking it was, the BMW for the quality of its engineering and the way they made a Boxer Twin look so good!!

As I usually find the time at the show flies in, like most good things, and Sunday night was here all too quick, the vans loaded up and time to go for another year...

Almost forgot to say the two of the bikes on the Club stand won awards, Kaths Z1000A2 (top pic left hand side) got 3rd in class, and my Racecrafters won Best Special :-)

Thanks to Andy (Z1oc) and Norman for the use of their Pics