South Coast Weekend Pt.1: Revolution Show, Hastings

September 5, 2017

The second annual Revolution Show went off last weekend in the historic English seaside town of Hastings, well, St Leonards On Sea, but everyone was saying Hastings. A small show, in an art gallery with attached cafe and cinema, it had the now regular mix of art and bikes, and while it was small, nearly everything that was there was really good. 

THE BIKES

Article 58 is a methanol burning Jawa in a hardtail frame... 

 It is a wild amalgamation of leftovers and foundryman's ingenuity...

 It is an affront to nature. And it's going to be in the next Sideburn.

Maxwell Paternoster's CG125, DirtQuake survivor, Fluffy Thunder

 Crossbreed V6 Maserati-powered street stegasaurus

 Vacuum-formed cover throttle body covers.

 Brink's Death Spray Desmosedici

Magnat Debon. Now that's an advertising poster. The French company formed in 1895 and ceased trading in 1962.

Honda CB digger. I've asked numerous journalists and bike builders why this design of chopper is called a digger. Anyone out there know?

Loads of Ness influence going on here.

 

 There were a trio of 1960s GP tiddlers on the mezzanine. 

The Barons Speed Shop were there with a couple of great Triumphs, including their Bonneville racer, Eposom Salt 

Beautiful Metisse Commando

Storik Rafale, is a Triumph T120 with handbeaten bodywork, that is quite Chabott-inspired, but excellent workmanship.

Cinema screen in the background showed bike films all day.

Andrew from Bolt London's Buell cafe racer. 

 DirtQuake chop class weapon

One of the many tasty bikes ridden to the show.

 

THE ART

Maxwell's car bonnet for the Cmmnty

Loved this portrait of 'Mooneyes' Cooper by Ben Cheshire of Mesh Silk screen

David Aldana by Adi Gilbert , who also drew the show's official poster

Incredible spare part creatures by Alan Williams

 

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