Saturday, 30 January 2010


I know that sounds like a Jamaican lap dance or something , but it's just the proceeds of a successfull days Autojumbling at the Kempton park jumble today !

Me n my dad (tony) jumped in the van and whizzed up the M3 to London and by the time we got there - the sun was out ! Still bitterly cold tho .
Dad was looking for some Enfield forks for his Connie 700 project and i was out for some T140 forks for my bobber project !
5 mins in and i'd bought forks and wheel for the bobber , tools , grinding discs , a first edition of Performance bike mag and a 1983 Super bike with patch still on the cover ! And some Transatlantic match race programmes , All for a Tenner ! - not really , the two bacon rolls n tea cost about that ! (Dads still crying - more than a pound? is his motto !)
We bid on a complete Enfield to steal the parts off , but to no avail -so we still need Connie forks (or 50's bullet ).
Then as i rounded the corner i thought i saw Steve Mc Queen jump off his Great Escape bike and run off with a bevvy of germans giving chase on Triumph looking sidecars ! So i ran over to the stall and asked if it was for sale and was told to my suprise that i could buy it if i paid cash before he got back !
Well , what a nice man and as the price was OK (considering it was in the film.....)i got my cash out and a hasty deal was done - Cushty !
However on the way home i noticed the log book does'nt say S McQueen at all !!!! no it says some welsh name from Llandrindod Wells , and comes with stories of support riding for the Welsh two day enduro by an ex-sidecar rider ! Do you know what , i'm beginning to think this bike was'nt even made by 1945 !

Thursday, 28 January 2010


We are going to Daytona speed week this year ! (me n Sideburn girl).

These pics are from the Rockers Reunion at reading last week ! Why those pic ? well if you get to daytona - you'll be wanting to know what we look like to buy us a drink ! ( Me in red shirt , Rach in Black !)Of course i will be wearing Raybans too !

Daytona will have a nice mix of modern and classic racing , road and Dirt / Flat track , Scrambles etc .

I know a few of the Shorttrack UK riders are going and Jan and Tom and a few mates from the Eurpoean scene - so lets meet up for a beer !

Here's my list of what's on as far as i know , anyone add anything to these dates ?


Feb 27 / 28- AHRMA , gatorback cyclepark - vintage mx

Feb 28 AMA Hotshoe flattrack , Oglethorpe speedway , savanah GA

Feb 28 , AHRMA , Gainsville , FL , Vintage MX

Mar 1 , AHRMA Dirt track , Ocala speedway , FL

Mar 1 , AMA hotshoe Flattrack ,Barberville , FLA , Volusia speedway .

Mar 1/2 , AHRMA , Daytona classic road racing .

Mar 3 / 4 , AMA FLATTRACK , DAYTONA , GNC Shorttrack racing .

Mar 5 , DAYTONA 200 RACE , Road racing on the banked circuit !


Feb 27 , Rev Horton Heat , Rockabilly band @ Orlando HD Shop .

Mar 3 / 6 , International bike show .

Mar 3 / 6 Bike Auction / swap meet / bike show @ Stetson university (deland) or edmunds centre ?

Mar 7 , Sumter swap meet ,County fairgrounds - Bushnell , FL

This is not the Definitive list , check dates before you go , book tickets in advance etc bla bla .

IE : don't blame me ! :-)

So to some up , meet us there (buy us beer ), and send any extra dates you know of to me to load on the blog !

Friday, 22 January 2010


Had a great night out in London town last night !
Went to the launch of Mark Ely's DAI JOBOU Calender (which features naked ladies jumping around !) in Shoreditch .
Dropped off both his SR 500 street trackers i've been giving a makeover to , one went in the window of his shop PRESENT on shoreditch high st and the other in the NEU art gallery just round the corner where they were launching the Calender . Both bikes went down really well so both me and Mark were happy with that .
THe launch also was the first gig for a band Mark is managing called PLAYBAND and they really rock hard - so i liked em (i'm partial to girl rock singers anyway and this one hit the spot !) , she looked stunning in a jumpsuit that Mark had designed .
There was a big turnout of people and i ment up with a few old friends , and some new ones as well !
There were a few bikes outside inc Dave Deathspray's XS Streetracker and a few Brit's i liked too inc a couple of BSA A65's - nice to see em out !
Later hooked up with sideburn's Ben and a few others to go get food - in an old London
routemaster bus , called Rootmaster because as i found out when i got inside , it's a Vegan resturant . DOH . Gave it a go , but came out just as hungry as i went in . In fact the main event was getting driven there in a Brand new Nissan Skyline R by a Cute Japanese girl , Ben videoed the whole drive cos inside the (very cramped) cabin it was like a scene from Tron , or the space shuttle at least - an experience for sure but not my cuppa charlie .The little Fiat in the bus pic was also running with us . Chalk and cheese .
Any way the food looked great and the company was great , indeed a great night out in the name of work !
More pics here .

Friday, 15 January 2010


Just had these pics in from our English supplier of Flattrack gear ! It's top quality gel coat coloured and fuel proof ! cnc caps and fittings .

At last top quality kit to fit your standard road XS650 , Champion style just like the King himself !
As it's made in England , you won't have to wait all year for it - it'll be in stock right here .
I'm dead chuffed with it , as i know a load of you are waiting for this .
All the parts have been redesigned & manufactured by an ex formula 1 composite engineer to specifically suit the iconic XS 650. All parts are finished in a high gloss yellow or white gel coat and are of a quality that do need painting. Also a sandable grey gel coat is available for consumers to paint there own preference of colour. All colours are available to order. Soon to follow a metal flake finish and carbon/kevelar will be available.
Manufactured from a fuel resistant materials meaning no need for a tank sealer.
Dedicated reinforced mounting area front and rear.
Encapsulated alloy CNC fuel cap and tap bosses fitted.
This tank fits single and twin coil models.
Designated Rear mounting area supplied with a fibre glass seat base with front fixing point.
We will be supplying trimmed seats.
Made to sit with in the standard XS 650,s chassis rails .
Been built using the XS 650,s standard battery.

Rear seat frame hoop as original with mounting plate for the rear of mudguard (a la Champion).
Tank inc cap £250 in coloured gel coat .
Seat inc pad base £145
Battery box £49
Frame loop £30
Speedblock transfers £(some prices to follow )
We are discussing other bikes at the mo , but Harley and Triumph options will follow .
Lastly , had a few REDMAXSPEEDSHOP Tee shirts done in sml/med/large (grey)
£10 each - Bargain !

Tuesday, 12 January 2010


Are you ready to Rock and Roll ?

Then sign up for Shorttrack UK for the 2010 season !

New dates just released .

2010 Pozzani Silkolene Shorttrackuk Championship Dates .

April 11th, Norfolk Arena, kings Lynn, Norfolk.....Shorttrack
May 15th/16th BMF Show,Peterborough,..............Shorttrack
(TBC)May 29th/30th, Amman Valley,Wales.....................1/2 Mile
(TBC)June 18th/19th, Silverstone,(Moto GP) Weekend....Shorttrack
(TBC)August 1st,Buxton,Derbyshire.................................Shorttrack
August 22nd,Norfolk Arena,Kings Lynn...................TTSeptember
19th Rye House Speedway,Hertfordshire.......Shorttrack (ACU Nationals)
October 3rd, Scunthorpe Raceway,Lincolnshire........Shorttrack.

Oh yes Race or watch , you gotta be there !