BSH 339 has been sent off to print with a packed lunch and strict instructions to behave. Occupying pride of position on the cover for the very first time in our twenty-nine year history (or as far as Stu and Blue can remember - which is usually yesterday teatime) is an NSU, the second in a trilogy from North East builder, Robbie Robinson. The supporting cast includes a fabulous over-the-top BSA straight out of the '60s via Chopworks in Italy, Paul's picture perfect Kawasaki VN1500, Marek's sweet li'l Sportster and huge coverage of Into The Valley and Hippy Killer Hoedown. And, of course, two loads of Tech - and Ogri, too. Loads of other stuff now, but you'll have to find that out for yourself at your local news emporium on 7th June.
The good people at the Unwanted MCC are holding their annual Bike, Trike and Custom show on 1st-4th June 2012 at the Rockbar*, Shobnall Sport & Social Club, Shibnall Road, Burton-on-Trent DE14 2BB. There'll be live music from Roger the Dog and Yungunz, plus a rock disco, as well as stalls, camping, tattooist and food. Cash prizes are available for the Best in Show and the whole weekend will cost you £12 in advance (with a patch for the first hundred)or £15 on the gate. For more details, visit Unwanted MCC or ring Ruth on 07988 521400 or Tango on 07761 931226.
*My claim to fame is that I opened the Rockbar. With a ribbon and scissors and a proper formal speech and everything. Thanks guys, the memory still makes me smile!
Dirtquake is a first of its kind of event for the UK, combining rabid US-style flat track racing, bands, vendors, DJs, tattooed rollergirls, vintage speedway, stunt riding and, oh yes, Europe's first chopper speedway racing.
For £20 (including day licence) you get to race your chopper on one of Britain's best speedway tracks. Why? Because it's likely to be the most memorable thing you'll do all year. Because you can. There's only one rule to enter this class: your bike must look like a chopper, but there will also be classes for street trackers and 'inappropriate road bikes'. That covers everything on the road. More or less.
If you don't want to race, the entrance fee is £10 for adults, under-16s are free.
There is racing from midday, but the main event and - most importantly! - chopper racing starts at 4pm. Racing continues till 9pm with bands and bars till 11pm.
For more info go to SIDEBURN.