Thursday, 3 September 2015


Belated thanks to everyone who came out to the Dirt Quake video launch at Tyne Bar, Newcastle last week. New faces and old faces came out for, what a lot of people said, was the first motorbike event in Newcastle aimed at those on the edge of mainstream (well, they didn't put it quite like that, but it's what they meant). And people came from well over 100 miles away for the night, so big thanks to those who included: Ryan B and his mate; Kieren, Ross and Laura, Pete The Rich...
Thanks also to DJs Dave Skooter Farm and Conway Castle; my brother Andy for arranging the venue; Tom at Drifter visual for the video and AV equipment and Ryan for all he does for Sideburn.
The Tyne Bar was a great location, especially in good weather. A mixture of bikes turned up from CBRs to airhead BMs.
The crowd watching the premiere. They broke out in spontaneous applause (no kidding).
Chris J's Dirt Quake IV race bike came up from Leeds.
 Survivor Mike and my Rotax race bikes.
The lovely ladies of Pet Lamb Patisserie made some Dirt Cakes (with illustrations by Ryan Quickfall on top) to hand out. Go visit them for coffee and cake in the Grainger Market if you're ever in Newcastle city centre.

Northern DTRA regulars came and supported. Here is Ross Herrod (and his other-half Snaithio) and Survivor Mike, plus Damian McCann and Murph.
And if you haven't seen it yet, or need to see it again, here is the video, by Drifter Visual with illustration by Ryan Quickfall. G

1 comment:

Nathan Davidson said...

It's interesting to see some of these bikes out! I don't think I've seen many of them out on the road in Newcastle to be honest so to have them all together in one place is quite impressive!