Thursday 23 December 2010

AJS Grand Pile

Dunno if I put this here before, or where I got the pic. Some bludy web place or some thing. Cheers.
This found on google under the search term AJS Grand Pile. The article speaks of a time in 1950 and a guy named Jack Hurst and a tuner named Bud White. Article from American Motorcyclist July 1994 by Mary Hurst. Here it is: "Bud owns a bike shop in Glendale, and his racing machine is fasioned from a 1948 rigid-framed 500cc AJS/Matchless. The AJ is cheap transportation, not noted for speed, but handles well. Bud had lovingly blueprinted the engine, ground the cams, welded up center-fire heads, lightened the valve train and

Wednesday 22 December 2010

Slammin Honda Trike

Whoever did this must of been on acid when they decided to take some acid and then take some acid and design a trike. I wonder where this is now? This from the MC motorcycle art website

Tuesday 21 December 2010

Wierdo, Sideburn, Dirty, Greasy Culture

I am pleased that I was given the opportunity to do artwork for some good folks in 2010, and that I have done some fun bike based projects. I am glad to be asked to undertake commissions for great players in modern custom bike culture, as I have no access to workshop facilities I can contribute in another way via artwork. I am pleased with how the images for Lowbrow Customs, Sideburn, and FOTS came out. Sorry if I induced any vomiting with this post. (PS: I didn't do the lowbrow stickers, I did the illustrations in the mag)

Saturday 18 December 2010

Happy customers

A group of fellow atists and I had a pop up shop for our artwork in Kings Cross recntly. I put out some CFH tees for sale as well. These party animals went nuts for them and bought some at the opening night. So excited were they, that they changed into the tees that very night.

Friday 17 December 2010

Imagine finding this (Brough Superior)

Just browsing flickr, This amazing Brough Superior "Barn Find" In this case the caption reads "under a house for 50 years" this from georgedulcot flickr

Wednesday 15 December 2010

Yokohama 2010

Got this one from sparetime

BSA Goldstar duplex rigid type frame

If I win the lottery...(ebay link).
This one is on ebay at the moment, It's a replica of the double downtube BSA single b32/34 frame. It would be good to make a bike around this but it's a bit pricey or the likes of me.
 I would like this frame. Heres the text from the ebay listing. "Replica BSA frame, originally designed by Bill Nicholson in 1951 as a trials bike, and going into production in 1953 with the all alloy BB32/34 engine and the gearbox that had just been developed for the new swing arm frame. Bikes were the prepared for Daytona in Febuary 1954 with Shooting Star and modified BB engines which were effectively a small fin prototype of the soon to be announced CB  engine. After the big success at Daytona with BSA having taken the first five places  with four bikes with this frame and Dick Klamforth 2nd on an early swing arm Shooting Star, the bikes were then equiped with wide bars and appeared one month later at Ascot, it only took BSA to start selling the rigid flattracker in the States with the first bikes appearing with 500cc DB engines,. The main picture shows a frame prepared to Daytona Shooting star spec, each frame is prepared as per order"

Monday 13 December 2010

Customised Royal Enfield

Yokohama picture via Sparetime. Good to see people using different bikes to make nice customs out of. All the amazing Harleys, Triumphs, and Yamaha's are also joined by some other worthy carcasses. I like this Enfield and the accompanying illustration (not by me) Stoop motorcycles.

Friday 10 December 2010

Lovin the forks

Harley davidson Knucklehead chopper springer curved chopper bobber custom etc

Repro Triumph Speed Twin forks

I just saw this interesting piece of classic bike info on the Dutch Vintage Motorcycle Association site. Maybe if he gets enough orders the price will come down like.

Repro Triumph Speed Twin forks

(*for real Triumph Motorbikes!) They've been out of production for around 70 years, but if Jake Robbins gets sufficient interest they're gonna be available again.

But just how much are they likely to cost, Jake?

"That's difficult to say for certain.

But I'd estimate around

Thursday 9 December 2010

Flat Tracking stash

If I ever have the loot to go out of England, wouldn't mind going to this place. Dan Rouit Flat Track Museum in California. Look at this picture, says it's Tom Sifton's home made cam grinding machine. Cool.

Customised Honda cub's

Some new ones from the latest shows. from Daikoube and Funny. Get Your cub on. Honda cub chopper custom Honda c90 c70 ct etc.

Tuesday 7 December 2010

Monday 6 December 2010


More I have found on web so far, This time its a really nice panknuck panuck knuckpan thing from the Duas Caras Cycles lot. I got the picture from Daikoube. Pan Knuckle


I wish I could afford to go, but as I can't I'll just have to look at other peoples photos.
I watched the progress of this bike for ages, its come out great and its by this Bodyline custom place/person. Its all Japanese so there's not much info. It's a Honda CB250 custom. Exellent stance.

Monday 29 November 2010

Everyone loves an M20

Especially one that does 108mph. I got these pics from the gadget engineer. I have read that this bike ran on nitrous oxide and was ridden by Bill Jenkins at Bonneville salt flats. Also there is another M20 nocking around that achieved a top speed of 112mph ridden by one Pat Jeal.

 Here is the text from the gadget engineer site. "1938 BSA M20: With a top speed of over 108 mph recorded at Bonneville this has to be the fastest M20 in the world. If you consider that in stock condition, this bike had a top speed of no more than 55 mph, then this is the equivalent of making an unfaired Triumph 650 top 200 mph. Although the flat head, side-valve engine was extensively modified and enhanced with nitrous oxide this bike still retained both factory kick-stand and a typically-British prop stand that hinged under the seat and clipped to the rear fender stay when not in use. One really trick feature was the revised intake port that was drilled at a steep angle up into the block so that the carburetor bore pointed directly at the underside of the intake valve."

M60 FN motorcycle.

Another one with perfect proportions from this guy's flickr. An FN motorcycle. (Belgian Fabrique Nationale d'Herstal)

1929 Rudge 250

Throw some tyres on this barn find Rudge and she's good to go. This 1929 Rudge 250 is from georgedulcot flickr

Thursday 25 November 2010

Look at this great steed

I just saw this on the motart blog. Its a good blog. Here is the accompanying text lifted from motart "This Thomann is from 1929, the engine is a 350 super sport from Zurcher, I found this bike in a barn in the spring ... the guy had it out for sale at a flea market, the bike was his dad's one who died in the late 60's and since she had never turned more ...These machines were usually of 175cc capacity and used an elephant logo.
after some work on the bike (cleaning the fuel, lubrication ...)
She started as if time did not exist ..... Today she runs like a clock, I used regularly enough to make small trip and go to dinner with my friends."

Sunday 21 November 2010

Board track racers on an oval

Looks like its more of a demonstration than a race. I spose theyre not opening them up too much for safety reasons.

Indian Board Track Blaster

Sounds amazing. Pump up the volume

Saturday 20 November 2010

Video Contest Winner Announcement

Ha, There were video's submitted for the contest, I'm glad of that and thanks for taking the time to do this. I was worried that nobody who happened upon this site would bother. Here is the winner, its by Cliff Cruise who wins a tshirt.

Thursday 18 November 2010

Tuesday 16 November 2010

Another speedway bike

Martin Comerford 1939 with J.A.P engine

Yes it's Mark Drews Triumph

This things probably going to be in everyones grill's for a while and all over the "blogosphere" even so, I think it's amazing. I dont care what anyone says. I say hats off to the Mark Drews for doing such a marvelous job on this beut. I have seen pictures of this all over the gaff but these ones in particular come from the Half Moon Garage