Thursday, 28 July 2011

FOGGY TO RIDE SHORTTRACK , AND WHIT TOO !











Is it just a rumour ? or do these secret squirrel spy cam pics prove it's true ?


Maybe we can expect a high profile starting grid any minute soon !














Foggy dressed in Dainise Red Ducati leathers and Whitham in White/black road race leathers put in a fair few test ride laps on Ade's works Honda 450 (Foggy) and Boastie's 450 Suzuki (Whitham) and showed some pace - Foggy pulling harder and faster out of the turns and Whitham sliding nicely and somewhat stylishly into turn one of our secret test track (Coventry speedway).


There was a Camera team on hand to record the event for posterity , but secret squirrel managed to get some footage for REDMAX followers ! And here it is . Think they were tired by then tho...




What details i do know , is that all present had a good time on a very good track . A "mock" race was staged at the end of the day and Tom Wolley volounteered to film our Stars on track - that meant a camera attached to a full face helmet - mine was the only one , so he had to wear mine amid much mickey taking (mostly concerning wether or not he'd have a Quiff when he took it off !) - i got to wear his (too) small MX lid for the race and goggles that did'nt fit over my glasses ! The "mock" race went well and i'm sure the day will be great for promotion of Shorttrack in the UK !







videoAs a side note , I was there to get some laps in on my Norton after my broken collar bones - and that was a sucsess (after i drained the flooded sump of oil !) as i found the bike fast enough to keep with the 450's and handling was great (now iv'e changed the bent shocks ) and i felt able to hit the apexes at will and wheelie at will too ! - somethings the Harley won't do - on a short track .



So - i'm looking forwards to racing her at the next speedway track race - hell it even comes off the line fast - if you can keep the front wheel down ! Of course as is usual on a vintage bike something went wrong - i pulled off with a misfire and found the brand new motorsport spec on/off switch had vibed apart ! (£30 wasted !). Still i guess i'll have to hard wire the loom past that and just use the kill switch .

Saturday, 16 July 2011

REDMAX MOVING TO NEW UNIT !























Needed more space at the old unit and this one came up with the same again upstairs and ten minutes from my gaff !

At similar rental and having a powder coater , welder , sprayer , chromer and town in walking distance - i had to have it .

Two months later i'm in , and we're making the security bars as it has large expanses of glass and door frontage to secure .

This is part of upping our game in order to make a living down here , as it's been a bit part time so far , what with Rach breaking her back and me two collar bones in a row . The rent still comes in , so we gotta catch up and we're going for it - see our new projects on Flickr , we got a BMW cafe racer , a Triumph 500 great escape bike , a Tribsa 650 , Adam's SR500 Bobber and a CB750 Cafe racer , 2 Tritons and a building to decorate !


And when we're finished and open (from Aug 1st) pop on down and say hello - the kettle will be on .

Oh and i'm getting a land line (at fucking last !)

New unit is at 3 prospect buisness center , prospect road , Alresford , Hants ,so249uh.







Monday, 11 July 2011

RIDE OUT NEXT WEEK !









Next Sunday , just jump on yer cafe racer and have a burn up on ya bike to Jacks Cafe !

Just off the A5 at towcester (a43 juntion) but best burn up some B roads there .

"Throttle wide open , both wheels left the ground" (Cavan)


Then as if that ain't enough , get away from all them Quiffs and leg it up the smoke on Thurday night for DSC exhibition then on to SIDEBURN No 8 Launch party at Rielly Rocket Cafe .


BURN UP !!!!!!!!!


Both are within a mile n a half from each other , anything Dave Deathspray has on is a good night - likewise SIDEBURN gigs .


Saddle up n ride boys .