Friday, 31 July 2009


INSURANCE (inn~sure~antz) : A scheme where you pay a company a lot of money in case something happens , then , when something does happen , the company thinks of reasons not to give you any money back .

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Ivan Wicksteed

Brooklands cans.

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Magazine Blues

Here`s a fact that occurs to me every now and then .
If I could have back all the money I`ve spent on bike and car magazines over the last24 years , I could probably afford the vehicles on my often changing wish list (currently pining for an early swingarm 6T and a fifties F100). But ,of course , it`s the magazines that fuel the want and without one the other may not exist .
While I`m talking mags , here`s a gripe . When I read an article about a bike , I want to see at least one shot of it slab on from the side , you can have all the artsy close ups of stuff you like , but that`s the angle I want ,because it`s the only way to get a feel for how it sits and it`s proportions.
Anyone want to buy some old magazines?

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Another Tiddler ...

... with a nice little fuel tank .
1951 Tandon Kangaroo .
Looks like maybe Tandon bought in a Wassell accessory tank for their little off roader .
I`d happily ride this thing as it is , I love the rubber block mono~shock suspension and the cool paintjob .

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Mojave Desert Racer

If you want some action...

...with the ladies , get a Triumph!

Sunday, 19 July 2009

London Calling

Friday, 17 July 2009

Take the Plunge

If I bought a Plunger BSA , this is how I`d want it to look.

Musical Interlude

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Lions Drag Strip 1966

Nice Boots!

Monday, 13 July 2009

Oi Nuttah...

..that ain`t no bleedin Matchless , wots the crack?

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Blimey Limey!

Check out the drilled rear wheel rim and the Ford spare wheel cover doing time as a mudguard . I`d also like a closer look at that bike in the background.

Friday, 10 July 2009

Minnie Mouse

The last one from Rowan for now . This is his brothers bike , which evolved from a street bike into the Nickel framed beauty you see here . Not sure how it got it`s name , but when something looks this good , who cares .

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

More Drag Race Memories

More Triumph Drag Bike magic from Rowan .
I think this is a later incarnation of the bike pictured in an earlier post , I`m loving the swoopy bodywork .
I`d really like to know more about the specs of that engine .

Monday, 6 July 2009

More Wild Thing

I love this !

Sunday, 5 July 2009

The Beauty of Speed.

D and J Warden prepping their Twin engined monster,

Drag Race Memories

I was really pleased to be sent these pictures by friend of the blog , Rowan .
They show him and his Supercharged 6T, racing at Black Bush Raceway in an NDRC event circa 1980/81 . Check out the blown up engine , there`s no rebuilding that one!
Also included is a shot of `Wild Thing` , a Hillman Imp engined Drag Bike . You`ve got to love the crazy riding position and all round insanity of this thing! Must have been fantastic , and more than a little scary, to blat down the strip .
Cheers Rowan .

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Friday, 3 July 2009

Promotional Material 1940

How cool is that shot of Felix Passot , hillclimbing on a rigid/girders bike will make a hero of anyone.