Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Robbie Knievel

I've just read an GQ magazine article about Robbie Knievel, son of Evel, he's a chip of the old block partying the night before a jump. One of the last showmen, he jumps in casino parking lots and like his father is hoping to come to London to jump. A friend of Eddie Kidd, another great show man.

I've posted a link to his website, it's well worth a look...the site has a feature where you can e-mail Knievel, so I'm going to try to get a message to him and I'll post any reply on here.

Haggis run VMCC event

Here is a short Video on the day at Alford and Huntly, hope you enjoy!

Friday, October 23, 2009

look at this!

This brought back some memories!

The World's Fastest Indian - sv to ohv, brilliant! The Wild One, I preferred Lee Marvin - what a character - to Marlon Brando character, in the film, the Matchless badges were upside down, dunno why.

Girl On a boring! She was getting driven around on a trailer, Girl On a Trailer woulda been a better title.

Still love Easy Rider all these years later, but The World's Fastest Indian is my favourite Bike far. What do you guys think is the best Biker movie?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Web link

The Golden Streak video is travelling!

Monday, October 12, 2009

bsa c15

Iam working on my brothers c15 ss80 it has been of the road for 17 years and needing a good looking at brakes fork bushes some new cables change the oils i will also re do the gold lining on the tank as it is wearing away . It is a great running engine very quiet mechanicaly I will post a photo of it looks good in black and chrome a classic BSA

Monday, October 5, 2009

Haggis Run 4 th October

Neville, Bob and I rode from Cawdor to Elgin to meet up with Geoff and Sue. The plan was to ride to Alford via the Cabrach, all went well till we lost Bob and Neville in Elgin. So Geoff and I hot footed it over the hills on the two AJS V Twins to the start of the Run, the weather was chilly but dry and the route was good with some great views . I was following Geoff when about five miles out of Huntly his Aja stated smoking badly. At the lunch stop crankcase pressurising was diagnosed and Geoff wisely rode home, I carried on to the second part and it turned out a really nice afternoon. After the run Neville and I had a good run home. I was right...there was hailstones at Huntly not quite snow! Good run. Good Crowd.

Funny story from the Run; after taking a wrong turn in Huntly, I asked a Man working in his Garden if I was on the right route as per my route sheet, he said "well we are just outside Duftown".


over the Cabrach again...

Has anyone else got a story?

Monday, September 21, 2009

Flat tracker/Colour change

The orange wood-stain looked like the shed came from America, so its now painted brown. I painted the Matchless veteran logo on the doors. I think it makes the shed look smaller, what do you think?
Now to get down to finishing the X flat tracker, hopefully get it running for next year and do the AJS brakes and fork bushes.

I'm going to film the engine mods and alterations on the flat traker as I go along so it will show what's involved in the conversion to ohv, video's on here as soon as possible.

And hopefully it won't be snowing at the haggis!

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Sunday; I made a door for the shed, there's nothing to this joinery lark! Walt Disney could have done it! The dark nights are here so Iam going to start finishing the flat track matchless project I will keep posting progress.

The new workshop

Welcome to my blog!

With the new, oversized garden shed (it resembles an American barn) set up, I'm settling in and beginning to plan how best to use the space for the bike's. Here's how it's looking at the minute...