Three posters are being offered by Bonhams at The Autumn Stafford Sale. ‘On Any Sunday’ is a 1971 American documentary feature about motorcycle sport, directed by Bruce Brown. This Steve McQueen-starrer follows the lives of motorcycle racers and racing enthusiasts. Brown tried to show the unique talents needed for the different forms of racing. For instance, the motocross riders were typically free-spirited types, while desert racers were often loners. In Grand National racing, Brown showed the differing personalities, such as the business-like approach to racing displayed by Mert Lawwill versus the carefree approach that wild young rookie David Aldana became known for. It was nominated for a 1972 Academy Award for Documentary Feature. Continue reading →
Marking Ducati’s participation at the Two Wheels Motorcycle Show in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Italian manufacturer presented a surprise Senna version of their 1199 Panigale S model.
Realised exclusively for the Brazilian market, a limited edition series of just 161 motorcycles are to be produced, signifying the number of F1 Grand Prix raced by the Brazilian star. The special livery colour was chosen by Ayrton Senna himself during his visit to the Ducati factory only a few weeks before his last race in Imola in 1994, and later used to produce a first series of 300 motorcycles designed to honour star in 1995. Continue reading →
Honda TT Legends’ Michael Dunlop stormed to victory in yesterday’s Isle of Man TT Superbike race to bring home his first TT win for Honda, 30 years after his uncle Joey Dunlop achieved the same feat. Team-mate John McGuinness – who ran a tribute Joey livery in the race to celebrate the anniversary – took third place and in doing so set a new outright lap record of 131.67mph. Third Honda TT Legends rider Michael Rutter placed sixth. Continue reading →
TT Legends, the exciting eight-part documentary series originally broadcast on the telly, is now available to buy on DVD. Produced by Gaucho Productions, TT Legends: The Inside Track, follows the Honda TT Legends team as they take on the 2012 season and some of the world’s toughest bike races. From Japan to Germany and from Le Mans to the Isle of Man, the documentary follows these ordinary men doing extraordinary things.
John McGuinness, nicknamed the ‘The Morecambe Missile’, is an ex-bricklayer and mussel picker from the north of England who has won the legendary Isle of Man TT nineteen times. He is joined in the TT Legends team by Cameron Donald and Simon Andrews. Donald is Australia’s fastest plumber and a two-time winner of the Isle of man TT. Andrews is a fearless young gun who was the fastest newcomer at the TT in 2011. Together they are the TT Legends. Continue reading →
The incredible rags-to-riches story of one of the world’s greatest motorcycle racers. From humble beginnings in 1930s London, to winning six world titles, Jim Redman MBE is one of GPs most extraordinary characters, and a true legend of motorcycle racing. After migrating to South Africa, he started his racing career in the mid-fifties, and was awarded an MBE in 1964 – a year that also saw him win three World Championships in a single day, a feat, to this day, matched only by Mike Hailwood. Continue reading →
In a similar vein to that of TT: Closer to the Edge, “On Any Sunday” is an Oscar-nominated documentary by Bruce Brown that looks at why motorcycle racers and enthusiasts risk their lives.
Featuring the legendary Steve McQueen, On Any Day may be more than 40 years old, but this is one fascinating look at motorbiking that’s still relevant. Just don’t blame us if you go out and buy a motocross bike after you watch it! Check it out on IMDB.
You seen this? Atomic Hot Rods teases you with a free 10 minute peek into their award-winning film “White Knuckle: The Story of The Motorcycle Cannonball”.
Synopsis: Ride along with hot-rod builder and award-winning filmmaker Brian Darwas as he travels coast to coast on the ultimate antique motorcycle endurance run, “The Motorcycle Cannonball”. Continue reading →
Around 20 years ago, Marcus Walz started his business customising motorcycles, beginning with the “Timeless” in 1993. Two decades on, more than 3000 friends, fans and clients celebrated the anniversary at Hockenheim, many of them bringing their own WALZ bikes to the Show.
Apart from the bikes, Mr. King Kerosin himself organized the legendary Red Carpet Lounge in the middle of the party tent, which was much bigger than last year. Some crazy on-stage party too, with Dougie and the Blind Brothers and the Hellabama Honky Tonks partying till they dropped.
Anyways, enough with the yabba dabba. Check out the mega image gallery. Continue reading →