July 28, 2019

Off-topic Sunday

I’ve been into Jerry Lee Lewis since, as a 13-year-old ted back in the spring of 1978, I lucked on a garishly packaged double album put out by the bargain basement Pickwick label. The gaudy splurge on the sleeve sai...

February 15, 2019

We have a regular feature in the magazine where we choose people we like to describe their racing/riding kit and we organise a photo of it neatly arranged on the floor. It's not the most original idea, but I like it nonetheless, an...

February 14, 2019

When a relevant book catches my fancy I love buying a few to shift through our online shop. Why? I love books.

The latest is SPEED, a heavyweight hardback photography tome by London-based German photographer, and sometime Sideburn c...

December 12, 2018

Two of Sideburn's old mates worked together in the summer to shoot the cover for new book. The shot above is an out-take, unused, from the Sam Christmas shoot of Guy Martin. This great image reminds me of the baking summer we've ha...

November 16, 2018

I first read Hunter S Thompson when I was 17, riding a Vespa PX125 (with a 180cc big bore) on learner plates around Leeds and beyond. I was introduced to his books by Matt Heslop, who ran a record shop in the back of a goth and alt...

October 9, 2018

After reading other motorcycle road-trip books, I knew I liked the way people tell their tales after being removed from modern life.  ‘Ride Out!’ published by Gestalten, the company that made The Ride and Paul D'Orleans Chopper and...

April 23, 2018

Over the years we've sold 100s of limited run books that have caught our imagination. Sometimes we've been the last stockist in the world to order and when they're gone they don't seem to get reprinted. There are plenty of books we...

October 24, 2017

Off-topic Sunday on a Tuesday.

My mate Trawler has a new self-published book out, and I’m involved, I wrote a chapter. DTRA photographer, Ian Roxborough, is doing the layout and Trawler himself raced the Skooter Farm chopper at the...

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