Tuesday, 27 July 2010


Only a couple of days until subscribers receive their copy of the new SF199, and another week or so before it appears on newsagents shelves.

From budget builds to expense-no-object forced-induction beasties, event reports from the TT via Finland and Tokyo to Straightliners in Elvington, and project builds galore, SF199 is flying off the printers right now!

Monday, 26 July 2010


... So that's it, all done and dusted, the first Streetfighter & Stunt Festival at Wembley was a resounding success, and you'll be hearing more info when Streetfighters 200 hits the shelves, but for now, here's a couple of teaser pics...

And we have to say a huge thanks to all of those who brought their bikes along for the show. Cheers to one and all...

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Not Long Now...

...Until the Ace Cafe's Streetfighter and Stunt Festival at Wembley, undoubtedly the most exciting event on the 2010 streetfighter diary.
Opening at 9am on Sunday 25th, and situated on and around Wembley's northern car park, off Engineers Way, the show revolves around the Streetfighters Show - the country's biggest display of streetfightered motorcycles, with all manner of goodies on offer to those who win one of the three show classes (Best in Show, Best Engineering and Best Brightwork), but there's also the stunt competition (with a multi-national entry list), the Ace Cafe Hostess of the year contest (with heats throughout the day), a mobile dyno in attendance and a charity raffle too.
Best of all, having just checked various online meterological sites, it appears that the weather is going to be dry, sunny and hot!
See you there!

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

We Are Led To Believe...

... that the correct internet-savvy phrase to use when purveying these two pictures is WTF...

No, we don't really know what to make of it either...

... but for the fact that wheelies and stoppies will be out of the picture.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Dear Westminster Council...

... here's a little message to you from all the people who are aggrieved about the state of play with regard to parking charges for powered two wheelers...

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Cov Stunters

Skard4Life, the Coventry-based stunt collective, have a street ride on Sunday 18th July, a mere three days away!

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

More Like this Please!

Okay, so it's media sweetheart and allround good guy (and closet nutter) Roland Sands, and it is only a mildy tweaked fully-faired Fireblade, but there's loads of attitude in this pic. Oh, and a scantily-clad nubile too, which is nice.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Algarve Gathering

Given that the scorching weather that has produced hosepipe bans over the UK has deserted us just a matter of hours after those bans were put into place, some of you may be thinking of heading elsewhere for a touch of sun...
May we suggest that, for next weekend, you jump on a plane and head to Faro airport, in Portugal?
Why? Because one of Europe's biggest motorcycle rallies is a mere five minutes wlk from Faro airport, that's why!

Monday, 12 July 2010

Fame and Fortune

Proof that, by entering a competition in Streetfighters, that you not only have the opportunity to gain some goodies, but also immortality on the printed page and the electronic ether...
Adrian Jelley won the Roaring Toyz model that we gave away a couple of issues ago, and this is his almost-finished Gee Ess. Yes it is running, and yes, it is inside his house...

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Wembley Show Update!

A quick shout for those of you who have thought about entering your streetfighters into the show at Wembley on the 25th July but have yet to pull your finger out.
With three categories in the show - Best In Show, Best Engineering and Best Brightwork - there are cash prizes, some very special trophies and a Simpson Speedway RX helmet to be won by Best In Show, and a Craft RX6 Evolution apiece for the other two classes. The cash is from us at Streetfighters, the trophies are from The Great Frog and BFO Motorcycles, and the helmets are supplied by TopGear Superstore

No Mind Reading Here

We were concerned that the 'heads' in the higher floors of the Canada Square building were reading our thoughts, but we discovered a way to stop them...

Will is also convinced that a diet of thinly-spread poo on bread is a cure for all ills...

'Max Comfort

This weekend, the 10th and 11th of July, sees the Bat and Ball pub in Billingshurst, West Sussez play host to the Southern Comfort V-Max Rally.
As the name suggests, the speciality of the weekend will be Yamaha's big bruider muscle bike, the V-Max (and, indeed, the second generation VMAX).
The full address is the Bat and Ball pub, Newpound Lane, Wisborough Green, Billingshurst, West Sussex, RH14 0EH.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Please, Take a Chair...

Some of you may have already seen pics of this, or maybe you noticed it whilst wandering around last year's Fighterama show at Kalkar, but we thought it was about time that we showed it to you again...
A streetfightered outfit is a rare thing indeed, although the crew at Bimbo's Fighters have made sure that once they have someone sat in the sidecar, they're going to stay there...

Friday, 2 July 2010

East Kirkby This Weekend

If you're not heading up to the revitalised York Dragway, maybe the wilds of Lincolnshire are more to your dragracing needs?
Sunday 5th sees a Straightliners run-what-you-brung and classic sprint, in association with the VMCC, plus a round of the national Sprint Associations series, at the ex-runway at East Kirkby.
Race entry is £45 and a one day race licence is a fiver, admission in £10, under-fifteens are free and camping is available to racers on the Saturday night!

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Inspiration For Show-offs

Those of you who like to seek attention when you're out and about on your bike may be influenced by this video. But please, ignore the big shorts...

True, it may be a video from the now-defunct Myrtle Beach Show on America's East coast, but it does prove that people with blinged, fat-tyre bikes aren't afraid to use them in a proper fashion...

Bye 'Eck!

It's been a while since we've heard any positive news about York Raceway, but after noting a couple of recent rumours about the venue being improved, we get a press release about the next meeting at the venue.
Although the last time that Straightliners ran at York was years ago, with the sound-sensitive Elvington replacing it on the Straightliners race calendar, there has been regular car-orientated meetings, and now, there's been a special push to get bikes out on the Melbourne track for this weekend, the 4th and 5th of July.
York Raceway are offering 50% off for riders' run-what-you-brung sign-on fee and 50% off admission per rider this weekend!
They will be also debuting three new classes to York Raceway:-

Outlaw Bike (slicks and wheelie bars) - run on the 1/8 mile.

Outlaw Street (treaded tyre, no wheelie bars) - run on the 1/8 mile.

True Street bike ( street legal bikes) - 10.00 heads-up breakout class, run on the ¼ mile.

Also a Super Street Bike shootout over the 1/8 mile title is up for grabs with £500 cash in the pot to split between the winner and runner up! A minimum of four bikes is required for the eliminations for the prize fund to be paid.
Sunday Street Wars will have the quickest four street legal bikes going for the Sunday Street Wars title. Plus trophies are up for grabs for street legal bikes -Quickest Japanese bike , Quickest Italian bike, Quickest German bike, Quickest American bike and Quickest British bike.
The track will be swept and glued throughout the weekend, so this really does look as though it could be the start of a return to York for bikes!