This weekend in California saw the latest edition of a new kind of bike festival. The Born-Free show is about the love of old motorcycles and like minded individuals having a good time together and enjoying classic and custom bikes.
David Hockney saw it.
From the perspective of a grim English town in the fifties, the grey wash flattening and unifying everything you saw into dreary monochrome, California looked special.
He may have been only looking at Black and White "
If the seventies is just a veil of misty clichés to you and your reference points are films like Dazed & Confused & Boogie Nights - then the whole craze of Custom Vans that exploded all over the American "
There's something about Pepsi Transit vans that reminds me of Christmas. An uncle of mine, deceased these last fifteen years, used to drive a Pepsi van back in the seventies. One Christmas, for some promotional reason or another, he got "
"We've documented the rise of the new wave of custom culture from the early days.
And in the UK the Bike Shed Motorcycle Club is emerging at the creative centre of the community.
According to the Bike Shed's founding collective "
"I used to think that All Right Now - that pastiche piece of English Americana by the seventies band Free was the greatest driving music of all time.
Now, I'm not sure. Here's that classic and the contemporary banger from "
"It doesn’t even matter how long they take to get from 0-60mph. Or what their top speed is. Or how many cylinders the engine has. Or even where it is for that matter. Because certain vehicles, like the "
"As my breath clouded my vision, a thick fog clinging to the air in front of my face, I surveyed the scene outside of the warmth of my Fiat 500 rental car. Inside, with the heater blasting, the reading of -10"
"We join Danni Bagnall as she invites custom motorbike legends Inglorious Motorcycles to tell us how they started, and what they think of the UK two-wheel community.
Danni Bagnall: What projects do you currently have on the go?
Samuel Evans: "
"One of the world’s most famous road races – and some say the most beautiful race in the world – marks its 90th anniversary this year. The Mille Miglia will run from May 18-21, despite the devastating earthquake that hit central "
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