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.
"During the transition of popularity seemingly moving away from sports and performance-orientated bikes to the more custom bike builds, The Bike Shed was born, but who are they?! For those of you that don’t know, Anthony “Dutch” van Someren "
"Verona is the home of the most important international show dedicated to custom bikes. During the last 10 years, in the third week of January, it has been a place for artists, mostly Europeans, to exhibit their latest creations.
The old "
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 "
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We might be a little late to the game here but we recently stumbled across this very nice video of German custom bike builder Walt Siegl and his Ducati custom for sportswear brand PUMA.
"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 "
"‘Why don't we have both?’ says the young girl, shrugging a pair of pixelated shoulders, then the whole town celebrates.
As GIFs go, this looping snatch of taco ad has long since peaked, troughed and boomeranged back to retro classic "
"Ploughing through a stack of boxes to escape the bad guys, endless drifting through a car park, angering a fist-shaking market stall owner in pursuit of an escaping criminal; that’s the stunt driving dream.
For a lot of people "
"When we think of motorcycle helmets we generally name Arai, Shoei, AGV, Shark, Nolan et Al. Not many motorcyclists globally would name Davida helmets, a small family-run business in Birkenhead, Merseyside. But this will soon be changing as the company "