July 15, 2019

The UK flat track scene has attracted interesting people from a broad range of backgrounds and occupations for a long time. There are the tradesmen you'd perhaps expect of a grassroots, grubby bike sport, but the numbers are bolste...

May 3, 2019

Two nights in Los Angeles, one day riding the new Indian FTR 1200 S, and a free day to kill before flying home. My old mate Kirk was on night shifts so he could pick me up and the idea was to visit Nico, Ornamental Conifer, at his...

April 27, 2019

Despite living in a Formula 1-mad country I've never watched an F1 race all the way through. I've watched the first few laps now and then, perhaps five times in 40 years. Compare that to GP or WSB races I've watched (hundreds) or s...

June 13, 2018

Remember the Benedict Redgrove Dragster Driver images? Or the same photographer's award-winning DTRA images? Well, they were both manipulated and retouched by INK, a specialist in the art of photo enhancement. INK's latest project...

January 8, 2018

After ten years, Sideburn has grown out of its original warehouse. The everyday was rubbing up against the business too much, so we've rented a storage unit for stuff we use for shows, but don't need on a regular basis, plus some o...

December 28, 2017

This in from Kirk in Pasadena, our correspondent on Russian and Middle East affairs. 

There's obviously much to be said for the slightly mad custom vehicle, and anything involving an airplane engine is definitely the business. The E...

December 24, 2017

In our occasional series of Cars and Women.  By Pinanfarina for Ferrari. Bought four years again by an American collector to put on the road. 

You're welcome.

December 7, 2017

The always enigmatic Death Spray Custom has a new collection of work showing at the HM Electric gallery in East London next week. 

Other DSC news, DSC has also worked with YouTube commotion-causer, Ken Block and his team-mate Andrea...

October 31, 2017

More California updates from my trip earlier this month. Not long after landing I received a message from Nico, the Ornamental Conifer, asking 'Any chance of meeting up?' It made my day. For some reason I thought Nico was so busy t...

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