Thursday, December 29, 2011
Mean Fuckers Motorcycle Club cafe racer line up at the Brands Hatch "Festival of a Thousand Bikes" show.
From left to right, Kojo, Dixie, Perry and myself.
What was great about this event was you got to ride 4 laps around the Brands Hatch race circuit. They put all the bikes in different categories throughout the day. I think we were in the 50's/60's custom class or something like that. There would be about 50 bikes out in each group with a marshal going around at about 60mph. You were not allowed to overtake the marshal under any circumstances. A parade really. So what the 4 us would do is all ride round at the back of the pack really slowly for the first 2 laps pretending the bikes were not running right. Then when we had built up almost a whole lap of empty track in front of us we would get on it and race each other flat out for the last 2 laps with all the track marshal's freaking out and waving flags at us to slowdown. We did this for 3 or 4 years. The only scary moment I had was one year when I was cranked right over on the Norton at the fast Clearways corner, hanging on for dear life feeling pretty pleased with my performance when Perry went around me on the outside! The last place I expected to see anyone, it frightened the life out of me, he was flying. He ended up on the grass just before Brabham straight and I felt for sure he was going down but he held it. He was and still is a great rider, really very good. The best out of all of us. Good times. Of course the ride home was a whole other race, if you know what I mean.
Gentry found a couple of old van (a Dodge me thinks) belt buckles at a flea market. He then sent them over to Sonny to get painted, Sonny nailed it of course, then Gentry wrapped the painted buckles up and sent them to us as Christmas presents!!! what a top bloke Gentry is. I welled up when I opened the box.
We had a booth at a bike and plane show organised by Ahbe racer over at Chino Airport. I was well excited, I like planes, especially old ones. There were tons of them just sort of lying around. Later in the day hangers were opened and all the restored stuff was wheeled out and flown. Watching a Mustang fire up and taxi to the runway just 50 yards from where our booth was made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. This show has great potential. Look for another go around in the spring.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
This car made a huge impact on me and Max when we first saw it in The Rodders Journal about 15 years ago. I had a shitty '32 Roadster and Max had a nice 34 3 window coupe. Don Lowes 5 window still has the same effect now as it did back then! Damn what a car!
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
Pic: The Hero Co.
We were absolutely blown away when we were informed that the legendary Steve Jones from The Sex Pistols played The Black Tibetans on his fantastic new radio on KROQ last night.
Jonesy's Jukebox airs every Sunday from 7pm-9pm and can be streamed online on their website.
To hear all the songs from last nights playlist click HERE!!!!!!!
Friday, December 16, 2011
Victory Electric Tattoo is proud to announce the sequel to the fantastic chopper art show they originally put on 6 years ago called Psycledelic Tendencies. Saturday January 14th from 6-10 pm. On display will be work by about 50 artists/builders. Including vintage painted chopper tanks, new painted tanks by some of the best guys in the business, paintings, original cover art from some issues of DicE magazine, etc. There will be limited priority parking for bikes, so get there early, restaurants downstairs if you're hungry, and an after-party at The Starlight Room down the street. Here is a list of some of the contributors so far:
Little Jenny Ketchum
Saturday January 14th
Victory Electric Tattoo Co.
11390 Ventura Bl. #7(corner of Tujunga)
Studio City, Ca
Joey C is selling his killer 1965 Buick Riviera. The car is as bad as they come!
Black on black. Air bagged on all 4 corners, sway bars and upper arms.
Strong 401 nailhead V8, brand new edlebrock carb,finned valve covers...it looks and sounds great!!! Original positraction rearend. Perfect headliner and interior.
14x7 reverse 96 strait lace zeniths on 520's. Power windows with rare power wing windows, power drivers seat, WORKING clam shell headlights, power antenna all interior lights intact everything works! Perfect re-chromed front and rear bumpers
all interior window chrome is perfect killer alpine system, amps, sub bazooka, hideaway removable screen, ipod connect ready 2 batteries, dyna matted.
This is a beautiful driver, paint isn't perfect but it's clean and presentable.
Always stored inside, weekend ride only, but could be a daily driver.
WILL CONSIDER PARTIAL TRADE AND CASH?
Serious inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org