Jorg and Stephanie from Hamburg, Germany are a super-cool couple. They travel all over the world supporting and racing at other people's events. Jorg's shop - Single and Twin in Hamburg, stocks Sideburn too. They've put on a few of their own and this is the latest. Jorg gives us the details... On Saturday, July 13th 2019 we celebrate the first Golden Hotshoe Day, a flat track event at the Speedway Stadium in Brokstedt (approx. 60 km north of Hamburg).
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The European flat track scene continues to grow, this time Germany are getting on board. Our friend Hermann Kopf and Jörg, the founder organisers of the famous Glemseck 101 event. Hermann writes... As you know our country is speedway country, flat track did not really exist besides a few people riding mostly on tracks in neighbouring countries. Over a couple of years I tried to find clubs in Bavaria where it would be possible to practice or even race, but without success. Now
Humongous Harley part supplier and German good times purveyor, W&W Cycles, now stocks Sideburn in the Würzburg HQ and online. W&W was started in 1979 by Wolfgang, Wolfgang, Wolfgang and Willie (anyone who has ever read a Richard Scarry book will have an unrealistic mental image of the owners by this point). The company is big, it employs over 60 staff and produces a 1000-page catalog containing over 20,000 parts. Sideburn isn't a Harley magazine, but we feature them regularly
Off-topic Sunday on a Saturday. I heard a version of this song on the excellent free music stream Ichiban Rock n Soul from WFMU and immediately stopped the work I should have been doing and investigated. The first path led me to this version by Billie Davis, recorded for the German TV Show Beat Club (which featured in an earlier blog post about The Monks). The presenter, who looks like a juvenile Rwandan mountain gorilla with a shaved face, is a British DJ called Dave Lee Tra