Once again, the Verona Bike Expo will boast an impressive guest list of bike builders from all over the world. Arlen and Cory Ness will be back at the Italian even which is held on 20-22nd January 2012, along with Russell Mitchell of Exile Cycles, Hogtech, Battistinis, Jim Nasi, Danny Schiednr of Hardnine Choppers and our old friend, Kirk Taylor of Custom Design Studios. It's also just been confirmed that Jesse James will also be guesting at the show.
Last month, I spent a happy weekend breathing in fumes trackside at the Street Drags in Kingman, Arizona. For three days, Beale Street (which runs parallel to Andy Devine - aka Route 66) was blocked off and anyone who cared to went racing in the street. It might only have been a short track - probably only a 1/16th without the run off - but just watching cars laying rubber on city tarmac was cool. Who knows when I'll see a Top Fueller run on a street again as I did on Saturday night. It won't be on Beale Street; this was the last Street Drags at this location. From the bleachers over the startline, I watched the final car roll down the track.