Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Garrett's Bikes

The very first post on this blog was a photo of Garrett B's Aermacchi 250 in front of his garage door. I've forgotten how he found out about us, before the blog. Obviously, he'd bought the magazine or seen it somewhere, but he was, and still is, in Colorado, USA and Sideburn was, and still is, in Lincolnshire, England. It was an early example of the power of Sideburn.

We've kept in touch with Garrett over the years and he will always have a special place in our heart, so it seems right that the final proper post on this blog, for the foreseeable future, is of a couple of Garrett's current bikes in front of the same garage door. Above is his new Honda framer, a C&J big-bore XR600, dating from 1984-85, Garrett thinks.

Below is his tasty Sportster hooligan that he won the state series on. I don't think Garrett raced flat track when he first got in touch, but I know he used to race MX when he was a yoof. Now he and his kids race all the time, coming either first or second in their classes throughout the 2016 season.

So, that's it for this blog. It will stay here until Google turn off the lights, all 5673 posts, dating back to Garrett's Aermacchi in March 2008. But don't be sad, we still love blogs and will continue to regularly post on our new website, sideburnmagazine.com, and we will post bigger online only features in the STORIES section too. Fancy blogs, if you like.

Thanks for stopping by. Now go to sideburnmagazine.com.

Gary Inman


Bubble Visor said...

This blog will be missed :(

Good luck with the site Gary.
Question: Why can't we comment on all the stories on the site? Only the Michael Lock interview seems to have a comment section...?

Sideburn Magazine said...

The stories all have comments boxes now.
And the blog will have the same content, just a new location.

-BaRoN- said...

All good things come to an end

Sideburn Magazine said...

Are you doing this to wind me up?
It's not coming to an end, you just need a different bookmark ;-)

Garrett302 said...

Thank you so much for the love! Makes me a tad misty that it's going away. I'll miss it, but will continue to follow on the site.

You guys were an integral part of starting me on this whole crazy flat track adventure! It was from your inspiration that I decided, sure, it's fine for an old man to take up a new motorsport. Unbelievable the experiences my family and I have had since then!

Thank you SO much.

MARSHALLovercloth said...

I posted Garrett's first race bike from 1980 here- http://instanttractiondeluxe.blogspot.com/2017/01/garrett-in-1980.html

Stevie Coles said...

Been a great read over the years. Well done to all!!!.