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23
Nov 13

Quadrophenia takes centre stage at NEC Classic Bike Show

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A scooter from iconic film Quadrophenia took centre stage at last weekend’s Classic Bike Show at the NEC, Birmingham. The scooter, an LI150 dating back to 1963, was showcased on the Footman James stand and was an instant attraction for motorcycle and scooter lovers. Continue reading →


19
Nov 13

On any Sunday / Movie Posters

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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 →


09
Nov 13

Movie / The Death Wheelers (1973)

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The Death Wheelers, or Psychomania as some know it, is a badass 1973 flick about a gang of young people who call themselves the ‘Living Dead’. They terrorize the population from their small town. After an agreement with the devil, if they kill themselves firmly believing in it, they will survive and gain eternal life. Following their leader, they commit suicide one after the other, but things don’t necessarily turn out as expected. Proper B-grade goodness. Check it out here.


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Aug 13

Movie / Choppertown: The Sinners (2005)

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Choppertown is an intimate award-winning documentary about renowned hot rod and motorcycle club, Sinners. Over a period of several months, the crew captured the So-Cal bikers in their element as they criss-crossed California meeting old friends and gathering parts to build a badass custom chopper for their new member, Kutty. The film shows them for who they are; rough, fun-loving guys who have a bond that begins with the old school and ends with a deeper philosophy than outsiders would ever guess. Has an 8.1 on IMDB. Scroll down for a teaser clip. Continue reading →


29
Apr 13

Movie / Beyond the Law

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Beyond the Law is a 1992 TV film written and directed by Larry Ferguson. It tells the story of Dan Saxon (Charlie Sheen), an undercover cop who infiltrates a biker gang to arrest the men behind a drug-smuggling/arms-dealing operation. In order to maintain the trust of the gang’s leader, he must commit ever more dangerous and heinous crimes and must question how far he can go beyond the law. Continue reading →


17
Apr 13

Movie / On Any Sunday / 1971

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Oh yea!

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.


08
Apr 13

Iron Man 3 / Harley and Marvel join forces

Limited to folks in the USA, Harley-Davidson offers you a chance to ride into an Avengers mission with Iron Man. What you need to do is create your hero and choose your machine. And you and your Harley bike could be drawn into an Avengers comic featuring Iron Man, see it unveiled live at the San Diego Comic-Con and win a custom Harley-Davidson Street Bob motorcycle, designed by you.

Limited to folks in the USA, Harley-Davidson offers you a chance to ride into an Avengers mission with Iron Man. What you need to do is create your hero and choose your machine. And you and your Harley bike could be drawn into an Avengers comic featuring Iron Man, see it unveiled live at the San Diego Comic-Con and win a custom Harley-Davidson Street Bob motorcycle, designed by you.

Harley-Davidson and Marvel Entertainment, LLC are teaming up for Marvel’s Iron Man 3 “Man & Machine” contest where fans can win a chance to be a part of a comic book created by Marvel. Fans can go online and select a custom Harley-Davidson motorcycle to design. The winners will be drawn into the comic book as a member of the “Road Force” team. Continue reading →


25
Mar 13

Blast from the Past / Street Hawk

13 episodes later, the TV show was followed up by a couple of movies as well.

13 episodes later, the TV show was followed up by a couple of movies as well.

Remember the show about a police officer and former amateur dirt-bike racer named Jesse Mach (Rex Smith) who is secretly chosen to test a top-secret project – an all-terrain attack motorcycle capable of speeds in excess of 300 miles per hour?

Street Hawk is an American television series that aired for 13 episodes on ABC in 1985. The series is a Limekiln and Templar Production in association with Universal Television. Its central characters were created by Paul M. Belous and Robert “Bob” Wolterstorff, and its core format was developed by Bruce Lansbury, who had initially commissioned the program’s creation. Continue reading →


20
Mar 13

White Knuckle / The Story of The Motorcycle Cannonball

Check out the free 10 minute video below.

Check out the free 10 minute video below.

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 →


16
Jan 13

Movie / Electra Glide in Blue / 1973

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Electra Glide in Blue is a 1973 film starring Robert Blake as a motorcycle cop in Arizona and Billy Green Bush as his partner. The name stems from the Harley-Davidson Electra Glide motorcycle issued to traffic cops. The plot is about a short motorcycle cop who gets his wish and is promoted to Homicide following the mysterious murder of a hermit. He is forced to confront his illusions about himself and those around him in order to solve the case, eventually returning to solitude in the desert. Continue reading →