July 29, 2019

During the lifespan of Sideburn I've become friendly with Gar Wood, son on Ron. I've met him in America and also in the UK, when he's been touring with the band he's in, Hot Snakes. After Ron's recent death Gar sent me a message. I...

July 8, 2019

I feel the Sideburn-supported DTRA Vintage class is going to have itself a new hole ripped by this Honda framer. It has been built by UK flat track stalwart, Paul 'Harry' Harrison in the moments when he hasn't been fettling many of...

June 17, 2019

The most recent UK DTRA round was the Greenfield TT. I'm not much of a jumper, but I won a heat race, came second in another (but was terrible in the finals). 

I always think my Wood Rotax twin shock is not up to the jump, not...

May 15, 2019


Framers on short tracks

And Brindley on fire

Smell of the hot dogs and fat, sticky tyres

Scottie Toepfer and his photos of kings

These are a few of my favourite things

Black, yellow race shirt by Sideburn magazine


April 18, 2019

News in from the Southern California Flat Track Association. It's no secret that framer are the bikes that got us until this sport and the ones that excite us the most, so we love the sound of this. The race will take place at the...

March 23, 2019

I've totally fallen for this Triumph brakeless tiddler on This is why I stopped looking at their for sales...

March 17, 2019

A unicorn, a minotaur, the Loch Ness Monster, Sasquatch. 

In recent years, UK dirt track fans have been as likely to see one of those mythical creatures in the pits as a 450 framer, but one man has decided to change that. 


February 7, 2019

Our mate Brad is selling his Knight Rotax framer. Bike is located in the UK. This is what he says...

This is absolutely the real deal flat track framer. I built it originally for the 2015 race season but it had a full rebuild and re...

January 16, 2019

It would be hard for me to choose a favourite DTRA racer (who isn't also a family member), ok, you twisted my arm - WILBUR SKIPP!

Wilbur and his Harley XR750 Tribute, actually built out of a Honda XR75, is featured in Sideburn 35, b...

July 26, 2018

Woah, a two-wheeled unicorn is up for sale on UK eBay. Unfinished project, TZ750 in an unspecified flat track frame. 

We featured a wild and beautiful road legal TZ750 in Sideburn 31. We also have Champion TZ700/750 blueprints.

The s...

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