Big thanks to Ratz Howes for these photos!
Monday, 28 February 2011
Sunday, 27 February 2011
Thursday, 24 February 2011
Despite February being the sort of rubbish month that makes you want to rip up the Gregorian calendar and build something better out of matchsticks and baler twine, and in spite of the fact that we had exactly two weeks and two days to put together this issue while simultaneously sorting out the custom show for the London International Custom Show this weekend, all on a budget of three bob and a rancid otter's pelt (and we had to bargain upwards from a vole hide), BSH 324 has landed with a rather sibilant sort of pfuruffffff. You probably had to be here. Or there.
Anyway, loads of lovely stuff; a proper rideable Sportster from Not-A-Fridge, another super cool CB750 caff racer from Carpy, a Royal Enfield, a Guzzi 'tracker, an XS750 and trips to the Verona Motor Bike Expo, Old Gold Garage Co, Stockport, the Hotrod Hayride, Faak, Yorkshire and South Dakota. Worth the skin and probably the whiskers of any otter.
A couple of months ago, when we featured Jordan Graham's Triumph T100C, we mentioned his 1928 Ford Roadster, but, due to space, we didn't print a picture of it. Actually, that's not quite the truth. I forgot where I'd put the photos of the roadster that the way-more-efficient-and-considerably-taller-than-me Mr Kev Elliott had given me. And I've just found them. While looking for some other photos that I can't find...
Wednesday, 23 February 2011
Two days left before we plunge into set-up for the London International Custom Show at Alexandra Palace, London, this weekend. Right now, I'm surrounded by show cards, full of cold and only still rolling thanks to black coffee (cheers Paula), good music (thanks to the Supersuckers - you guys still rock) and the vast supplies of anti-illness-of-any-description drugs I brought back from Walgreens in the USA.
But the custom show is looking good, a load of bikes we haven't seen before, and a couple that I know are still being finished. It's shaping up to be a good weekend; come up and find us. I'll be the grumpy snuffly one.
LONDON INTERNATIONAL CUSTOM SHOW
Tuesday, 22 February 2011
And Triumph Tuesday, for that matter. Mention of Baron's Speed Shop led me to go digging through the archives (ie, some large cardboard boxes) to find these pictures of the lovely Von Beatnik of Baron's Speed Shop. She's beautiful, she wrenches, she paints and sorry, guys, she's spoken for...
Monday, 21 February 2011
It's Monday, it's probably raining and I'm head down into sorting out the custom show at Ally Pally this coming weekend, so here's a load of random photos. Enjoy.