Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Red Marley best in show

Went to Red Marley hillclimb. It was awesome. Loads of rad bikes. This was my favorite bike there, unfortunately I did not see it run. Maybe next time. It is a supercharged JAP sidevalve engine in a modified bsa frame, with a bit of a speedway rear hoop. All the work has been done to the highest standard too. Nice bike.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Kempton march 2014

more of  the goods
 JAP grasstrack bike

 miniscule motobecane
 Vintage "Dollar" motorcycle

Friday, 18 April 2014

More Kempton

Bikes from the trapse fest kempton
 suzuki two stroke. Kettle??
 Ariel red hunter??
 sunbeam vintage motorcycle
 classic ktm
 old sidevalve nail
 matchless grid
 rae modified yamaha (i think)
 Silk 700

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Kempton stuff

Some of the Kempton grids march 2014


 xr600 tecnosel

 honda xr 600r

yamaha xt

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

"Coles" modified grasstrack/speedway engine??

A few years back I found this modified BSA B33 long stroke engine whilst helping the late Captain Maurice Seddon at his house. I was interested in the engine because all the cooling fins had been removed. the engine was empty, but in the cases there was a high compression piston and a valve. I wondered where the engine came from and who modified it, and what it's history was. I was quite pleased when I went to Kempton autojumble this weekend and saw this grasstrack bike there, sporting an engine that was modified in a very similar way. I know some of the older guys I have spoken to say this was a common modification "back in the days" (converting b33 engines and such to run on alchohol for competition) but being from a different generation I have not seen any of these.The owner of this grasstrack bike at Kempton said it was a "Coles" engine. Theis makes me wonder weather the engine in Seddons yard was also a "coles" engine. The pictures here are of the grasstrack bike, and the old engine I saw at Seddons.

Monday, 3 March 2014


These lot have gone to great lengths to make this awesome looking film about some great motorcycle people. They ask for donations via crowdfunding to make it happen. 
Please go to this page Click here for link!
There are several options for amounts to donate, and each amount comes with a different reward.
Here is the info from their site
This film explores the revival of manual work through the passion of motorcycle enthusiasts who have found their way to a happy life.
The Greasy Hands Preachers is a feature documentary film shot entirely in Super 16mm.
So far we have shot in California, Utah, Nevada, France, Scotland, Spain and Indonesia. We will finish shooting in March 2014.
We are making the film we / you wanted to see. We have realized that we were not alone and that a lot of people want to see a beautiful motorcycle film shot in film not HD. Since Easy Rider or On Any Sunday not much has been made on motorcycles. With the help of friends, and our three fantastic partners : Belstaff, BMW Motorrad and Motul, who since the beginning believed in our project and gave us early financial support. We have been able so far to shoot our film almost entirely. Now we need the help and support of our community to finish post-production and allow this film to be released this year and maybe one day become a classic.
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