November 28, 2019

This amateur film from the 1983 GNC season opener is something else. It was filmed by a friend or family member of local Texan Terry Poovey. Poovey was national number 18 from 1977 to 2007!

The factory Honda rider, Poovey is the sta...

October 26, 2019

My friend Russ sent me this with the optimistic, but wholly misleading comment 'It's a British On Any Sunday'. It most definitely isn't but it is a charming snapshot of, I'd say, a simpler, less macho, less corporate, far less imag...

April 2, 2019

Off-topic Sunday on a Tuesday. I'm back from a day job gig, so I missed the opportunity to post this over the weekend. This nugget was burning a hole in my pocket like a cricket ball-sized lump of Etna's own magma.

I've written abou...

March 6, 2019

Do you know how to make a small fortune from magazine publishing? Start with a large one.

It's an old joke, but it's a goodie. Still it hasn't stopped my friend, and Sideburn supporter, Nik Ellwood from jumping into the fray of indi...

January 13, 2019

Off-topic Sunday.

Regular visitors might recall a recent post on Sam The Sham and the Pharaohs frat rock favourite, Woolly Bully. and my failure to decipher the lyrics, despite loving the song. Well, another example popped back onto...

April 20, 2017

A few friends in the UK were getting slightly irritated when last month's Daytona TT wouldn't stream on, causing them to miss the progress of young Brit, Oliver Brindley, who was making his debut in the AFT Singles cl...

November 21, 2016

Sideburn's French ambassador, Hubert Bastie sent tells this great story about his family background...

Many of us, DTRA riders, are from a family of racers. The same for me. 

My dad was born in 1950 in Paris. He rode Husqvarna, Ossa...

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