We guess this is supposed to be hip and happening and down with the young people, but does anyone else reckon that the MoCo has been watching Sons of Anarchy. With its usual speedy timing, it's waited until SoA was three series down before channelling it for an ad...
A head up for next month's Rock & Bike Fest (not to be confused with ex-shows of a similar name) which is rapidly gaining a reputation for itself as one of the main shows of the summer. We'll bring you more news in the near future, but in the meantime, check out the event's web site at RABF.
Last weekend saw the Main Event at Santa Pod, and it’s a weekend that Henri Joosten may care to forget. While sitting on the start line, his ’55 Pro Mod Chevy Bel Air experienced a nitrous ‘burp’ as the nitrous oxide ignited under the bonnet, engulfing the car in a fireball. Fortunately, the Dutchman was out of the car in seconds and unhurt, while Santa Pod’s fire teams went straight into action, although nothing could been done to save the £200,000 race car.
Thank you to Mark Skinner, Matt Woods and Jeff Kline for the photos.
Bizarrely, on a weekend when I was supposed to be in California, I was actually in Bournemouth.
Somehow the fact that the show was called 'California Dreamin' didn't really make up for that. I've hated the name of the Battistini-backed event since it was first announced, and a grey and windy Bournemouth didn't help promote the name. But bikes turned up, alcohol was drunk, photos were taken (some, alas, after the former), Larry Houghton's 'Son of A Gun' BSA won Best of Show and, as he'd already won passage to the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building in Sturgis at the London International Custom Show back in February, the Sturgis prize went to second-placed (and winner of Freestyle), Sickboyz Customs' 'Besame el Culo'. Thank you to Grey Owl and the Kid for being the best company a girl could have had over the weekend.