325 is the smallest and only known 3-hyperperfect number. What's that? Not a clue, and if you really need to know, then you may wish to reconsider your choice of reading matter. And possibly all other parts of your life.
For us, 325 denotes the new issue of BSH and it would have been real trick to have listed 325 fine things about it. Except that, however interesting they were, you'd have been bored by #83, and, secondly, I'm way too lazy. Instead, what you need to know is Gareth Ruddy's Murrays Kustoms' Yamaha XS650 is on the centrespread; there's a ridiculously comprehensive pull-out guide of hundreds of events; elsewhere there's an over-the-top Yamaha FJ1200; an under-the-counter Triumph T100; the start of a new serialised build by our friends at Hard Up Choppers; super cool Swedish club the Venoms and massive coverage of the London International Custom Show. That's 7 fine things straight off the bat. If I listed another 318 and then explained 3-hyperperfect numbers to you, you'd just explode in delight. Can't take that risk.
There were a number of awards at last weekend's Custom Chrome Europe show in Mainz, Germany, but the four main categories were saved for last. You already know who won the Championship, but here are the winners of the other three classes. And no, I've never seen it happen before, either...
MODIFIED HARLEY-DAVIDSON CLASS
Thank you to Horst Rosler and Frank Sander not only for the use of these photos, but for their always charming company over the weekend.
Around deadline, things always get a little crazy. Both BSH and Streetfighters go to press at the same time, and the last couple of days - which is right about now - can see us coming close to hysterical. Tonight we found the hidden stash of helium-filled balloons from a charity event... That was when things just got really weird, and very high-pitched...
Today I'm being lazy and stealing stuff off young Floris' blog (check it out at VELTHUIS - it's very good). This is Ricardo's Triumph Bonneville motor in an Uncle Bunt frame. Hopefully, we'll bring you a full feature on it in the future. If Floris is still speaking to me after this weekend...!! ;)
From the guys over at Sideburn magazine, news of David Aldana, the California ex-BSA and Suzuki factory rider who, although best known for winning four AMA Grand Nationals and the 1981 Suzuka eight-hour endurance race, has competed in virtually every form of two-wheeled sport. On 5th May, he'll be giving a talk at the Kidlington Social Club, and then racing the following evening at Oxford Speedway Stadium.
Very reluctantly, our good mate Steve of the Stockers is putting his li'l roadster up for sale. It's a cracking hot rod and unique. Serious offers to Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org or have a look at his rather fine BLOG.