Earlier this week I interviewed an AFT SuperTwins rider for a future issue of Sideburn. The name Skip Eaken came up. I knew the name, knew he was a team owner and tuner, but didn't know too many details. This tidy short film, from the AMA Hall of Fame, put a lot of meat on the bones and shows some great period photos of the late Eaken and the racers who worked with. GI #SkipEaken #HondaRS750 #BubbaShobert #RickyGraham #HondaXR750 #1970s #1980s #1990s #RickyHowerton #SteveMore
We have a great story on the Barbara Fritchie Classic in Sideburn 41. This is the oldest dirt track race in the world, coming up for its 99th year (Covid-19 allowing). A huge fan of the event, Ted Ellis, wrote the piece for us. He knows what he's talking about. That's him, leaning on the fence, white, untucked baseball shirt with green sleeves, red hair, at the very same Maryland race back in 1976. Buy Sideburn 41 to learn about the race and see great photos from its history.
A blog post from Todd Marella... Lunch was a lockdown affair at work today, with no one in the immediate vicinity to impress with my homemade Birria, cucumber salad, and chocolate chip cookies. Alone in my windowless closet of an office, I typed 'vintage ascot motorcycle movies' into my search bar. The first result was 'Half Mile, a film about Dirt Track Privateer Dennis Kanegae from…' The recurring loop within YouTube’s trailer of a guy in ‘70s era black, white and red leath