Sideburn 25. Artwork, as always, by Mick Ofield.
If you want to read about the other bikes in the blueprint series, here is the list and the issues they feature in.
Sideburn 13 Wood Norton (sold out)
Sideburn 14 Bultaco Astro
Sideburn 15 Yamaha TZ700/TZ750 (sold out)
Sideburn 16 Harley XR750
Sideburn 17 Trackmaster BSA A70 (sold out)
Sideburn 18 Bonneville Performance 2014 (sold out)
Sideburn 20 1930 Norton DT
Sideburn 22 Wood Rotax
Sideburn 24 Honda RS750D
We have a bunch of different blueprints for sale. Go to the Sideburn Art Print department.
We also have limited numbers of the XR750 blueprint T-shirt for £18 plus post. G
Saturday, 23 July 2016
Friday, 22 July 2016
Thursday, 21 July 2016
Wednesday, 20 July 2016
Our old friend Sonic Seb, owner/builder/rider of the Sprintbeemer, has created a new European race series that is aiming to inject fun and style into sprint racing. The organisers say:
The Sultans of Sprint is a class of its own … a race for turbocharged flying carpets built and raced by creative gearheads.
The next race is at Glemseck, the one after at the Intermot Show, Cologne.
Find out more at sultansofsprint.com
Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Thanks to the DTRA and all their staff and helpers. Thanks to Icon for the Airframe Pro helmet. I really rate it.
Go to Dirt Track Riders Association to find out more about this great series.
The race was livestreamed, so you can watch a video of the whole race meeting here. G
Photo: Ian Roxburgh/DTRA
Monday, 18 July 2016
Dirt Quake V was special for a lot of reasons. Thanks to everyone who made it so good, especially the spectators who lap up our daft ideas.
This photo of a flying Foggy was taken by Gergo Toth. Click his name to see his gallery of DQV images. G
Sunday, 17 July 2016
It was non-stop fun and ran like clockwork. Thanks again everyone.
We are offering FREE SHIPPING on all Dirt Quake V merch while stocks last. We have two adult T-shirts designs, a handful of kids shirts and sticker packs. Go to sideburn.bigcartel.com G
Photo: Andy Spellman
Friday, 15 July 2016
Those who have ever ridden, or even tried to lift a big twin Harley off its sidestand might well have more respect for skills of the guys in these videos that those who haven't. The Bullitt-style San Fran jump is particularly jawdropping. Mad skillz. G
Thursday, 14 July 2016
I know, I know, it can be so tricky deciding what to wear for the Dirt Quake Ball. Should you rely on the trusty dark denim and American work boots to fit in with the tough lads? Or try to be a little more outré with an alpaca poncho and hand-me-down cheesecloth chemise from your uncle's expedition to Afghanistan and the Hindu Kush, just before the Russians invaded in 1979? Perhaps this is the time to debut the knock-off Ornamental Conifer-style leather jacket with something inspirational painted in One Shot script on the on the back, like, oh I don't know, 'Two Wheels Move The Soul'?
Or what about embracing the moto carnival spirit with something more extravagant? Like the Mighty Hannibal here. The arresting visual cocktail of turban, extreme batwing blouse, capri pants avec kick flare and metallic patent, Cuban heel Chelsea boots are so King's Lynn.
Really, no one gives a monkey's what you wear, just be there. Dirt Quake V is going to be great.
Please note, the jerkin' of dogs is strictly prohibited and if we suspect you of doing it, we'll call the RSPCA.
Thanks to DJ Katy B for sending this link. Hear and see her play a whole trunk of funk on Friday night. G
Wednesday, 13 July 2016
The DTRA are a not for profit club, who want to showcase their riders, sponsors and sport. I'm confident they'll put on a slick show. The racing comes thick and fast in the DTRA. There isn't going to be a lot of dead time. There are nearly 30 heats and 5 mains.
There are a bunch of different classes, they are explained below, for the casual observer.
Racing from Friday 5.30pm BST (British Summer Time) that is:
6.30pm Central European Time
12.30pm Eastern Time
10:30pm Indian Standard Time
09.30am Pacific Time
01.30am Saturday Tokyo Time
02.30am Saturday Sydney Time
Go to dirttrackriders.co.uk to watch
These are the classes racing at the Maxxis DTRA Round 4 on Friday.
Pro - The expert class. None of these guys are paid racers, but some have competed against the best at Superprestigios and in the AMA. Virtually all riders are on 450 DTX bikes.
Restricted - One step down from the pros. Riders use a mix of 450 DTX and Thunderbikes.
Thunderbikes - Air-cooled bikes up to 650cc in steel, specialist dirt track frames and modified road bikes.
Vintage - Classic Trackmaster Triumphs, Bultaco Astros, Harley 45s and wide variety modified road bikes, all in one class.
Hooligan presented by Harley-Davidson - Road bikes with engines over 750cc and stock frame.
Go to dirttrackriders.co.uk to watch