May 10, 2018

This thing looks like a SnowQuake weapon. I started my two-wheeled life on Vespas and Lambrettas so I still keep an eye out for them. 

Project ESC, for Escape, has the monocoque frame and basis of the engine from a P-range, but that...

May 8, 2018

I had seen this recent Texas Half-Mile crash on Instagram, but couldn't find a version I could post on the blog until I looked again today. It's worth posting for those who limit their social media intake to just the Sideburn blog....

May 2, 2018

This British advert for, I think, a financial price comparison website, tickles my fancy. The vogueing Action Men (what the UK got in lieu of GI Joes) is carrying on a recent series of this company's adverts depicting macho types (...

April 22, 2018

Our good friends at Biltwell thought they'd enter a Harley Sportster 883 in the NORRA Mexican 1000 Desert Race. Why? Why not? They're a chopper company, but nearly everyone who works there also rides dirt bikes, of various ages, XR...

February 6, 2018

There is not one thing I don't adore about this video. It's an expression of pure two-wheeled joy. Bravo Red Bull! I'm going to buy a can and give it to an 11-year-old, just to allow you to keep on doing stuff like this.

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...

September 21, 2017

Norm from Motorcycho asked if I'd put this video on the blog. When Norm asks, Sideburn obeys. He adds these facts about Thee Evaporators and their lead, Nardwuar (the Human Serviette). 

Nardwuar is a Canadian legend, a walking encyc...

August 20, 2017

There are times when my sunshine life, with its candy floss clouds, cream cheese moon and lemonade gushing from every tap, gets too saccharine sweet, even for me, and I need some gritty realism to reset the dial. Something like thi...

August 8, 2017

Good news from Randy at the CFTA...

I'm happy to report that our Inaugural Humboldt Half Mile went exceedingly well. Rookie luck was in play.

Wade Boyd participated with his DTR1, this time with a grotesque set of adventure tires. I...

May 2, 2017

I don't have a lot of experience with Australian police carnivals, but if they're still anything like this, sign me up. 

Thanks to John H for the link. 

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