December 3, 2019

After listening to the ‘Off the Groove’ podcast with Gary Inman, I was inspired to have a dig through my photo archive and find some shots that help illustrate the story and the times.

I can’t put exact dates on any of these images...

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...

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...

April 3, 2019

The DTRA season launch has become a fixture on the UK flat track calendar. It's always held in London, originally at Bolt, more recently at the Bike Shed's arch 3, and it's always been popular. On the surface, it's an unusual idea....

February 19, 2019

Much of Deus Ex Machina's visual appeal is built on the perfectly executed naive art of co-founder Carby Tuckwell. His latest work is this rendition of Dani Pedrosa's retirement gift, a Honda CR500 framer street tracker, built by M...

February 3, 2019

Long-time proponents of the street tracker, Deus Ex Machina got back in the game recently with a custom-built special for newly retired MotoGP star, Dani Pedrosa.

Grand Prix’s diminutive nearly man was awarded for his longevity, num...

January 18, 2019

Following on from news about Wilbur's mini framer, Adam from Grimsby got in touch to share details on his son, Luke's homebuilt race bike. Here's what he told us...

Luke Elliott

Age 13 

Home town Grimsby 

Junior 1 flat track  -Scunthor...

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...

January 15, 2019

I'm not mad about Honda's new Monkey bike, due to its styling being a lazy mining of history to try tap into residual fondness for the original. Is retro ever going to run out of steam?

I'm far more interested in the 21st century Ho...

December 21, 2018

Many thanks to D, Boots, Max and the rest of the Rebels Alliance crew for hosting our launch last night. It was held at Rebels' wonderful Sclater St HQ because their Rough Diamond SR500, is the SB35 cover bike

The launch was sligh...

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