All across the country, sweaty postmen are heaving sacks of the new issue of Streetfighters into the back of the Postman Pat vans, and dreaming of the days when it was still raining. SF223 will be dropped of by Sweaty Pat at subscribers' houses tomorrow morning, and it'll be hitting the newsagents' shelves on Thursday next week, the 2nd August. Of course, if you're not a subscriber, you can always get an early copy at the Brent Cross Streetfighter & Stunt Fest on Sunday. We'll see you there!
Oh, and because the layout of Blagger has changed, it appears that we can't post pictures any more. Which is really useful...
Thursday, 19 July 2012
It's just over a week til the 3rd Ace Cafe Streetfighter & Stunt Fest at Brent Cross, North London. And we're getting slightly excited. It's gonna be a day of top level stunt riding in the arena from the SBF competition, and the SF Mag bike display will be showcasing the best streetfighters and specials around. Also FMX jump displays, live music, the deliciously naughty Fuel Girls, trials demonstrations, a dyno shoot-out, wheelie machine and loads more. Tickets are £10 on the gate or from the Ace's online shop: http://www.acecafeshop.com/catalog/52 See you there...
Friday, 13 July 2012
This Sunday sees the Straightliners freight train howl down to North Weald airfield in Essex, for another round of the National Street Bike Drag Racing Championship. As is usual for the round in Essex, North Weald will also have classic bike racing, and an autojumble too and, for 2012, it doesn't clash with the Bulldog Bash! More details on 200mph.net or straightliners-events.co.uk
Thursday, 12 July 2012
Okay, so it's not the ubiquitous oil-boiler Gixer, but this video makes fascinating viewing. Showing how a water-cooled GSX-R 1100 was manufactured and assembled, including technically fascinating footage of the crank being made, the frame pressings being stamped out, and the headlight lens being cast (which, if you're anything like Will, is going to make you want a poo...)
Wednesday, 4 July 2012
The Newark Autojumble is well known for being a cracking place to source not only prospective project parts, but also garage essentials and disposables. Now, if you've got an intersting and / or classic vehicle, you can even get in for free... Penny Farthing Fairs, organisers of the ‘Normous Newark Car and Bike Jumbles, are offering FREE TICKETS for anyone wishing to display their classic vehicle in the hall at the next event – 22 July at Newark Showground – NG24 2NY. They must be there by 9am at the latest and be prepared to stay until around 1pm. Spaces are limited and at PFF’s discretion, so contact them now. Ring, write or email for a booking form – Penny Farthing Fairs, PO Box 222, Alfreton, DE55 2ZQ – 01773 819154 – 077955 05388 – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, 3 July 2012
Although subscribers will have received their copy of issue 222 by now, and had chance to plaster the free stickers all over their personal belongings, the new issue will hits newsagents' shelves in two days time (which is Thursday 5th July).
We're big fans of Icon clothing, not just for their apparel, but because of their approach to life and mnotorcycles. We're also fans of Monster Energy, because they sponsor some of the coolest riders on the planet. But that's not why we're showing you this link. These guys - Nick Apex, Ernie Vigil and Shinsuke Kinoshita - cram more into 72 hours than most folk do into a lifetime...