Wednesday, 23 May 2012


As I type, steam-driven printing presses manned by greasy little trolls in the deepest and darkest part of the Black Country (and boy, is it deep and dark) are churning out quite literally several copies of the latest issue of Streetfighters.
Aside from Beanie's stunning race-prepped Spondon on the cover, inside there's no less than three turbo'd bolides, a single-sided Zed (and tattooed bimbette), a lurid Gixer-engined GS, a crisp LC, fettled CB1300 and ZRX factory retros, and loads more. SF221, heading to subscribers tomorrow, and in newsagents from Thursday 31st May.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Parmyard Farty

A quick reminder that this year's Farmyard Party, in Yorkshire on June 15th-17th, will be host to the first Streetfighters Burnout Pit, which as far as we know is the only time that there's been a burnout pit at a rally in the UK. More details can be found at Also, MAG are to hold a free raffle at the Farmyard this year. It will have three prizes that can be won and someone will walk away from the rally with £500 in their pocket, 2nd prize will be two tickets to the three big Yorkshire MAG rallies in 2013, and 3rd prize is a pair of tickets to next year’s Farmyard. It’s a no strings attached raffle, all MAG need from you is feedback at the rally. There will be people in the entertainments area with clip boards and all you need to do is to fill one in. The winners will be drawn on the BSH Big Top stage just before the last band on Saturday night, but don’t worry if you’re not there as it will announced over all the stages and posted on the wall of Event Control. The reason they're doing it is that MAG need reliable feedback from customers at the rally. They spend lots of money on advertising and the event itself, so it’s a fair amount to pay for market research. Please pass this on, as the more people who give MAG feedback then the more wisely they can spend, thus hopefully raising more money for MAG's fighting fund!

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Diary Date?

Got anything booked for June 24th? Cancel it.

Records Broken!

Following on from the last post, we can confirm that there were, indeed, a very large number of records broken at Elvington last weekend. More info in your favourite magazine soon. And, when you've finished scouring the pages of Splosh!, buy the next issue of Streetfighters...

Friday, 11 May 2012

Record Breakers?

Sunday 13th and Monday 14th are the two days set aside for those folk who're destined to get into the record books, for those two days are the first time in ages that there's been an official British Speed records meeting, as endorsed by the ACU, in the UK. The meeting is at Elvington, near York, and there is guaranteed to be a number of records broken, given the fact that it's been so long since an official records meeting was last held. There are already 21 riders signed up for the event, riding everything from 95cc scooters to full-on turbocharged Hayabusas, via barking mad two stroke cyclecars and a 2K2 turbine bike. And, unlike previous records meetings, Joe Punter can go along and spectate so, if you want to see history being made, and experience the awe of forced-induction bikes clocking over 250mph, be there! Children get in free, and the paddock is open, so you can get the insider gossip on what it is like to prepare and ride a record-breaking machine!

Thursday, 3 May 2012

You'll Have To Wait....

Those of you who've already got issue 220, either by subscription or by camping outside your local newsagent (which is stocking the issue from today), may have seen the new Icon advertisement on pages 2 and 3, displaying the new range of Alliance helmets:-
While the new art and comic-influenced designs are rather special, you'll not be able to get your grubby hands on them just yet, as they're not officially launched until the start of July. So save your money for a further month.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

RIP Madman

Ed 'EJ' Potter, also known as the Michigan Madman is, sadly, mo more. Known for his manic bikes, and even more manic riding style, EJ was an iconic figure on the American drag racing scene, and pics like this show exactly why so many people have so many stories relating to the Madman...