Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Sideburn: 2013 Report

It's time for our annual round-up. In 2013 Sideburn...
  • Made three issues of the magazine using a long-established and brand new writers, great photographers and the finest illustrators.
  • Had launch parties at Krazy Horse and the Mud Crab Diner.
  • Partnered Stevie Gee to open a pop-up art gallery and shop in London.
  • Built the Stevie Gee Kawasaki Z200 (featured in SB15).
  • Went on a superb Sideburn x Corpses From Hell ride-out in the Peak District.
  • Sponsored the DTRA by commissioning six artist posters to promote the UK flat track series.
  • Raced with the DTRA too.
  • Had booths at shows in Italy (Verona); France (Wheels and Waves and Cafe Racer Festival); our first in the USA (One Motorcycle Show, Portland), Portugal (Art & Moto) and the UK (The Trip Out and both Bike Shed Events).
  • Made T-shirts and sweatshirts, woolie hats, patches and badges.
  • Had top quality European independent manufacturers make Sideburn leather key fobs and silk scarves.
  • Organised Dirt Quake 2 with a great pre-party by Old Empire Motorcycles.
  • Attended the first European Dirt Track Festival in Spain.
  • Attracted new stockists and advertisers.
  • Posted nearly 600 blogs.
In 2014 we're planning to do some big stuff like...
  • Produce Sideburn quarterly, going from 3 to 4 issues per year.
  • Make Dirt Quake 3 (Saturday 19 July!) memorable.
  • Do a mini-tour of America culminating in Dirt Quake USA (more details to follow in January).
  • Attend a bunch of shows.
  • Have another ride-out.
  • Continue supporting UK and European flat track.
So, thanks to everyone who buys the magazine or merch, who advertises or stocks the magazine. And a massive thanks to the do-ers who are making the motorcycling world more interesting and varied every year. 
Happy new year from (L-R)
Mick, Ben, Dave and Gary
(team photos by Kristina Fender and Ben Part)

14 comments:

Jon Lawson said...

Happy new year to you all as well , great events and reading see you all in 14 for more .. Jon & Denise

SonicSeb said...

all the best for the upcoming go fast turn left from The Lucky Cat Garage !

andyrotax said...

Have a great 2014 chaps, I'm sure it'll continue to go from strength to strength!!
benchdonkees

saifullah balooch said...

wellcom new year to you all as you well, very great events and see you all of them 31 december 2013 8:24 all the best

saifullah balooch said...

http://thenewslatest.com/wellcom new year to you all as you well, very great events and see you all of them 31 december 2013 8:24 all the best

ROBOT BOYS OF HOLLOWAY said...

Happy New Year Sideburn folk .Keep on Keeping on in 2014.

Kirk said...

That's an impressive recap- a lot of entertainment provided there boys, well done. Looking forward to the new year and whatever antics you can bring....

Hairy Larry said...

Happy New Years...Dirt Quake USA you say...? Better step up my flat track project bikes. Looking forward to hearing more about that.

Hairy Larry said...

Happy New Years...Dirt Quake USA you say...? Better step up my flat track project bikes. Looking forward to hearing more about that.

View Askew said...

Happy New Year Gary and all Sideburners. Can't wait for Sideburn leathers to make an appearance one day!!

Hubert Bastié said...

Happy new year to the Sibeburn crew !

Hubert Bastié said...

Happy new year to the Sibeburn crew !

Dan said...

impressive list of achievements and goals, great work crew. DQUSA?! Better start saving pennies for that

Dan said...

impressive list of achievements and goals, great work crew. DQUSA?! Better start saving pennies for that