Thursday, 31 December 2009
HOPE YOU ALL HAD A GREAT CRIMBO BREAK , AND HERE'S TO A DRY , SUNNY NEW YEAR FULL OF DIRT BIKE ACTION !
Best wishes to everyone we race with , here and in europe !
to all REDMAX customers and friends (same thing really) , the world over !
to all our buddies across the world in the Flattrack / Streetracker way of life .
We're off to Daytona this year - so say hi if you're at a race and we can enjoy it together !
All the best Steve n Rach @ REDMAXSPEEDSHOP.
This card was sent to me by Marshall Kinrade (a shorttrack uk racer) from the Isle of Man and i liked it so much i thought i'd share it with you all !
Monday, 28 December 2009
And what a ball it was ! Sold out with people packed up to the rafters , some were turned away unfortunatly cos it went over capacity .Great venue for a slickly run event and the rain can't touch it - ace .
But it was a great success with close , fast racing , good grip and plenty of elbow in the face action !
The result was a (suprise) run away win from Edward Kennet , who looked completely in controll start to finish .
Closely followed by Ade Collins and Glynn Pocklington .
Steve Plater and Gary Johnston showed well from the road racers and marco was always up there with Rusty and Jacopo, but for me Glynn must be the man most pleased with his day - making the final and coming out Third ! Nice one dude .
I'll post the results when they're released for you all - in the meantime check out the pics (once again from the camera of sideburn girl !) There's a VIDEO on here too !
Thanks to everyone who visited the stall on the day ! Copies of sideburn were flying off the shelf
Oh , and thanks to the Shorttrack UK team (all of you ) for a great day .
Friday, 18 December 2009
BE THERE .
YES YOU .
FEW TICKETS LEFT .
For the only inside Shorttrack meeting ever ! EVER .
Big names from road racing and Speedway wil be riding too .
It's gonna be an event and a half , we'll have our stand there - so if you want to pick up a specific item on the day , just ring us .
The boys have been out for a practice and this is what they say -
Some of the star riders for the Bonanza had the chance to test the indoor track at Braintree as part of the Press and Practice Day on Monday and all were amazed how fast and how much grip it had. 12 riders took part in the test including Paul Hurry and Edward Kennett - both said it was the best indoor track they had every ridden !They also proved that eight riders per race was going to make one heck of a spetactle and passing was going to be a big part of the racing. The surface held up very well with two hours riding and altough the track will need grading during the meeting,it only takes 3 minutes and it's like brand new again. Roll on the 27th!
see it all here (and to book tickets) follow the link below
Saturday, 12 December 2009
Thanks Jason for organising a fab day of play !
A whole day of practice for just £50 - bargain , and as it was just us slow losers out there - a chance to go round and round and round . We had an open pit and i gained the most track time ever .
Anthony started the proceedings by going straight out and highsiding (did i mention the wet ?) leaving him with a limp all day .
Later when i thought it was safe , i pulled the pin and went for it - straight into the gaurd fence on the exit of turn 4 - the scene of everyones crashes for the day . It was a bit nasty and the chain link fence ripped the top of my glove open and i'm looking at a very swollen hand today !
Later to cheer myself up i highsided there too !
The atmosphere in the pits was relaxed with the Guy who opened the place up for us making us cups of tea all day and generally being very helpfull , thanks mate .
Actually everyone came off a few times and sloshed about in the mud , but after lunch the track dried enough for us to get some proper laps in - resulting in a few ding-dongs out there !
Actually i thought (because of the rain we'd been having ) that it would be a wash out , so bought along my trusty Husaberg 400 enduro - in order to at least have a ride round , but we all went out on it just to see what grip really feels like - and it was amazing ! like being on rails and sideways if you want (Sideburn Ben was particularly enamoured with it as he'd bought his CCM with balding supermoto road tyres) the little 400 motor being nice n soft for the wet .
Nice to see Lez out today looking fit and well (not back on a bike yet ) .
Randall was out on his FTR honda - riding like a man posessed , we spent a few laps chasing each othe unit i decided he'd be usefull to stop my slide as i careered up inside him - whoops !
We all had a bit of a bike swapping session and it was great to finally ride the CO-BUILT rotax , what a light bike that is ! then at the end i was able to ride the marlboro coloured woods bike (even tho i'd just stacked mine !) and we gelled together and i got ten straight laps in at dash-for-cash speed ! What a day .
BIG THANKS TO JASON FOR ORGANISING IT , CHEERS MATE .
Link here to more pics http://www.flickr.com/photos/redmaxspeedshop/sets/72157615847904436/
FIRST PIC STOLEN FROM sideburn BLOGSPOT , thanks BEN / GARY
Thursday, 10 December 2009
PANIC OVER - IT'S BACK ONLINE !
the redmaxspeedshop.com website is down at the moment - if you've found this looking for it then follow this link to my FLICKR website , which luckily has all the same stuff on it and more (just in a different format !)http://www.flickr.com/photos/redmaxspeedshop/sets/
Anyone wanting to contact me via e-mail can do so by using snatzomobile (at) talktalk.net
(of course substitute (at) for @ )
I have stuff on ebay too check these out -http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260517513833&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT
Payments can still be made by Paypal and the shop number is 07907529858 (or txt me if you can't get thru cos of bad reception )
In the old days you would ride up come in thru the door and speak to me whilst buying something with cash ! now that's just plain crazy talk ! :-)
Steve Von Hillary.
Friday, 4 December 2009
All time low for Blog heading there !
Wanted to show you some pics i've been sent on e-mail Firstly Gavin's XR750 in TT trim for the road .
What a nice bike eh ? Gavin works at Oxford HD - and you can see what a nice job he does !
The other bike is Nick's project evolving from his iron XR style bike shown here at red Marley hill climb !
The rolling chassias is gonna be a replica of mert's (lawill) iron XR special - a bit like Berelsfords Golioth , but not . Bet i never remembered that right .
UPDATE ! -Nicks just sent me a note - Thanks for pics on you blog --yes you got it correct-lawwills XLR-900cc-predated goliath by about 5 years but both frames built by Jim belland-were made obsolete by xr 750 of which frame and engine were evolved .
Gavin's also working on a C&J framed harley (Cafe Racer), so i'll show you some pic's of that soon !
Sunday, 29 November 2009
Yep put one o these babies next to a new Thruxton and there's no contest .
It's like sitting Raquel Welsh next to Maddona (although they're both past it now !) Maybe that's true here too ?
But who'd want a sports bike in today's traffic eh ? And just look at that NORTON .
I Want one - of course , just been to the NEC bike show and sat on one and they've done a great job on it , don't s'pose it'll go or handle like my Sport classic Duke - but i'm not getting rid of that anyway .
Few pics from the show here (mainly the NORTON tho )
I've been a lot of places , but name a capital city where you can leave your Expensive camera on the table in a crowded bar , and get it back in the post the next month !
Paris that's where ! Seb and the boyz tracked it down for me and made sure i got it back .
Thanks to all the Paris Fat club , specially Sonic Seb.
Here's some pics off of that very camera of the Day .
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Hi Y'all , coming to the end of the season - so i thought i'd post a few pics from some of the shows we've been out n about to over the year !
Think these are from the recent Ardingly jumble/show in Sussex and Sammy millers museum in Hants .
We see more n more Streetrackers on our travels to shows n Jumbles and meet the most interesting people doing it - and some old bastids too !
You can't build a bike just off of Fleabay you know so pile in at the next autojumble and get a bargain and rub shoulders with some real people and roll around on the floor fighting for that Vincent part u don't need !
Oh and smell the oil/rust ! Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm nectar .
We may be having a stall at the Show/Jumble this Sunday in Newbury (weather permitting)
May see you there ?
Take change , a kung foo bag , and Haggle like crazy !
WENT TODAY SET UP EARLY , WATCHED IT PISS DOWN ALL MORNIN , PACKED UP N WENT HOME - NOT MY BEST DAY OUT EVER !
Still there's the Off Road and spares show at Malvern next sunday ! ALL INDOORS ! Gonna try that one for size (ever the optamist !) If that's your area and you want me to take something up there - let me know , although i'm taking a shed load of stock any way !
Friday, 13 November 2009
Not really , just sounded right for the title !
Anyway there's one man out there who walks the walk AND talks the talk .
Pete Boast . Yep this man wakes up one day and says i'm gonna start a Flattrack series in the UK . so he does .
Then he thinks , now it's good and we've got the best riders in europe fighting over the title, i'm gonna win it . and he does .
Not content with that , he wins both titles (country and western ) no - i mean Shorttrack and Thunderbike titles , back to back .
Then he hops on a plane and thinks , i can win the European championship too . And he does .
He even goes over to the States and tries his luck there , but you can push your luck so far .
Anyway Big up to the main man (as they say over there ) , let's here it for Pete Boast .
3 Titles-One year.
Thanks Pete , cos we love racin' ya too .
Follow this link to Pete's site and join up (or just buy a T shirt)http://www.shorttrackuk.com/
Man , what a coupla weeks down here at the Speedshop ! got three boxes of tanks in from the USA and sold em all there n then . So i re-order them from the States again and i still think i'm about two tanks behind on the orders i have taken ! Anyway one box came in today (out of three!) and there were no tanks in it and no tracking info either (weasel did'nt like the sound of this .....) so i'm crossing all my fingers in the vain hope they turn up on monday .Then i gotta order it all again (Thank god for VISA) , if this keeps up i may just break even !
Got loads of new lines in , Tell tale tachs , lights and controls etc
But the best selling stuff at the moment is the Trackmaster tanks i do for Triumph T140 (and other oif bikes) and the new T140 seat (custom made to fit the wide frame rails). Also in is XS650 seats (custom fit to std frame rails).
See it all here on my Flickr account http://www.flickr.com/photos/redmaxspeedshop/sets/72157617350628117/
Also coming along nicely is the shop runaround W650 , see pic - actually that's not how it looks , cos i've changed the tank and seat since then and tried 3 lights none of which i liked , so it 2 steps forward , 3 steps back (repeat untill fade !) see it coming together here http://www.flickr.com/photos/redmaxspeedshop/sets/72157622537126012/
Got plenty of projects coming on now , and have a unused GNC Flattrack frame/swing arm for a Harley / Buell motor for sale (like this one) http://www.flickr.com/photos/redmaxspeedshop/3405861010/in/set-72157616150877871/
if anyones interested ? (not cheap tho) Hens teeth i think !.
Look at that rain out there ! Stair rods .
Monday, 2 November 2009
What a weekend we had ! Me n Gary Side and Ben Burn all cooped up in the REDMAX van , loaded with goodies and an XR750 . First off to see the Cool dudes at Ruby Helmets (J&D) http://www.ateliersruby.com/then to a trendy bar that night , with some street trackers parked outside and a who's who of Paris bike life kicking around , i felt like one of the faces .
Anyhoo we thought it'd be a good idea to get the XR out and ride it around the streets with no lid or gear and arrive at the bar , so we did - and it was .
Seb is a great guy from the Fat club M/C dudes http://www.fatclub.fr/and he put us up in his appartment for the night (thanks mate) and then showed us the workshop the club shares in town and his bikes XS flattracker and Buell cafe racer (right up my street). How Super ! They got a Dyno n all there .
Then it was off to Dimities House for a photo shoot with the XR and Ruby helmets for Jerome (one cool Hendrix dude), which i enjoyed immensely (and was given an origional Evel Knievel canyon jump jacket to wear for it !) these guys are on our wavelength ! Spent a while getting Dimitries Triumph streetracker going for which i got to go round the streets on it ! she rode great too . So i sparked up the XR and returned the favour - u shoulda seen the smile on those boy faces !
Not only are they great guys , they got great wives too - and they laid on a Fab Mexican lunch. Thanks Girls , mucho appreciato Senoritas .We of course stayed too long and had to rush around Paris to see the shops we came to visit and were late getting to the Fat club party after the trains broke down in town ! But the guys there were welcoming and set us down with some food near the band and we displayed the XR on the stage too ! there was no room for our stall but we chilled and chatted to the guys until time to go (we were driving overnite to the Chunnel !)
Thanks Fat Club Paris for the good times and party , Big Big thanks again Sonic Seb .Thanks To Jerome and Dimitrie and the lovely wives !
See more pics here on (even more if i find my camera , these are from my phone!)Flickr .http://www.flickr.com/photos/redmaxspeedshop/sets/72157622593044559/