31 Dec 2013

Bonhams - Barry Sheene, Gary Nixon, ‘Tepi’ Lansivouri

It was nice having you around
let's meet in 21000410
Be safe tonight
Zoran found the perfect safety gear for New Years Eve on Bonhams
Lot 244Ω
Barry Sheene - A Bell racing helmet,
Sold for £5,520 (€6,599) inc. premium 
Barry Sheene - A Bell racing helmet,
in black, red and gold with applied number ‘7’, ‘Bell’ and ‘Anderstorp Racing Club’ logos. Decorated with trademark ‘Donald Duck’ emblem and ‘Barry Sheene’ lettering, tinted visor, Barry Sheene’s trademark cigarette hole, applied SHCA certified sticker number 1372063, race worn with evidence of crash damage and loss to interior.

The first helmet to carry his famous number '7', Barry presented it to Merv Wright in 1975 as being the one he wore in his infamous Daytona crash. Recent research, however, suggests that he actually wore it during the 1974 Daytona 200 and subsequent season. He also wore it during the 1974 Swedish Grand Prix where he had a spectacular spill - in the rain - also taking out Giacomo Agostini, thus gathering the ‘scars’ on this helmet. Note Barry’s trademark ‘fag’ hole in the chin-bar. As a dedicated smoker, he usually had his last minute ‘puff’ on the starting line. At the 30-second warning he threw out the cigarette and then quickly covered the hole with a piece of duct-tape kept on the fuel tank.
Lot 247Ω
Gary Nixon - A Bell racing helmet,
Sold for £920 (€1,099) inc. premium 
Gary Nixon - A Bell racing helmet,
in white and blue with applied number ‘9’ and ‘Bell’ logos, SHCA certified sticker number 4040375, clear visor, race worn with evidence of crash damage. Gary Nixon was a US Suzuki teamster for 1974/75 and close friend of Barry Sheene’s for almost 30 years. He was wearing this helmet when he suffered an horrendous crash at the Suzuki factory test track in 1974. Gary was testing a new XR14 (RG500) – arranged by Barry Sheene – with a view towards participating in the World Championship series in 1975. Following a sudden seizure of the engine, Gary crashed and was unavoidably run-over by factory test-rider Ken Araoka. The obvious tyre mark, on the front of the helmet, is from Araoka’s bike. Gary’s injuries – documented in Barry’s 1975 Daytona crash video – essentially ended his long and illustrious professional career, although he is still competing today. This helmet was given to Merv Wright by Gary in 1974.

Lot 245AΩ
‘Tepi’ Lansivouri - A Boeri Sport/Bell racing helmet,
Sold for £632 (€756) inc. premium 
‘Tepi’ Lansivouri - A Boeri Sport/Bell racing helmet,
in blue and red with applied ‘Marlboro’ and ‘Boeri Sport’ logos, plaster gauze patch to the top, applied SHCA certified sticker number 2091298, race worn.

This is the helmet of Finnish rider Teuvo ‘Tepi’ Lansivouri, close friend and fellow countryman of the late, great Jarno Saarinen. After numerous victories in various classes of World Championship races in 1972/73/74, Tepi was teamed with Barry Sheene on factory Suzukis in 1975. He also joined Sheene and Nixon on the US Suzuki team for the same year. Following Barry’s spectacular Daytona crash during practice and Gary Nixon’s withdrawal from the race, due to his lingering injuries from his factory testing crash, Tepi was left holding the fort for the big event. From 1st off the line ‘Tepi’ was in the lead at his first scheduled pit stop, which became a 28-second wait due to a necessary chain adjustment. In an attempt to retake the lead from Agostini, Tepi slid-off without injury in the infield but was unable to restart. This helmet given to Merv Wright by Tepi in 1975.

23 Dec 2013

Order Barn Fresh T-shirt's before the 26th and get free shipping world wide

Get the new So Long T-shirt or one of the other designs
Like always it's my own handmade design and it's printed on the best certified organic cotton jersey printed locally with water based ink in Amsterdam.
Available in S, M, L and XL

Order So Long or one of the other Barn Fresh T-shirts before the 26th of December and get free shipping world wide. Free Shipping on all items till the 25th of December

The color of the Tee is Vintage Denim Blue. €37,50.
some of the sizes are (almost)sold out
Get Lost - Vintage Black                             
Barn Fresh co - Charcoil                             
Barn Fresh co - Vintage Red                          
Take A Chance - Black Size S SOLD OUT and 1 in size XL                
Tool Collector
Size M SOLD OUT. The rest is almost sold out. I have 2 S and 1 L and 3 XL left so be quick :)               

20 Dec 2013

The One Motorcycle Show 2014 - nice stop motion video

"We’re particularly excited about this years show. It has been our simple and always challenging goal to make each show twice as good as the year before. With that in mind, we listened to the comments and suggestions from last year. The overwhelming consideration was that we had outgrown the space. Over 120 custom motorcycles + 6-8,000 attendees a day... we need a bigger space. We’re very excited to announce that we have a new location about a 1⁄2 mile away with twice the amount of space. It’s the building of One Show Dreams. We are very pleased to announce once again that the show is FREE to exhibit and to attend. This show is the culmination of the hard work volunteered from everyone involved, and the sponsorship from brands and companies who see the value in an event like this.

The One Motorcycle Show 2014 Dates: Feb 7th-8th-9th
Location: 800 SE 10th Ave. Portland, Ore

Owen's M20 BSA

Bubble mail:

"Just writing to say that I love the blog and pretty much view it every day on my coffee break.
Thought I’d show you my BSA that I have been building over the last year. It’s a M20 rigid girder frame with a M21 engine and telescopic fork. The rear wheel is a triumph conical and front is a random 21” trials deal.

Keep up the good work"

Thanks Owen,
Beautiful BSA you've got! Nice headlight gas tank combo

Instant Traction - vintage MC art work

Cool vintage art work
found on instant traction