Thursday, 31 December 2015

The greatest Triumph and rider of all time?

It's been an incredible year for Alp Turgekin. Sadly no Bonneville for the second year but he achieved incredible things at El Mirage. Cementing in my opinion his position as one of the greatest. Not only as a Triumph builder and engine tuner but given the records he has achieved of any motorcycle.

Twin engined barn find for sale

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Billy Fury on a Triumph

British rock n' Roller Billy Fury on his Triumph

 out & about at the beach

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Carved piston skull art

this popped up on my Facebook page and I thought it fits right into the carved piston remit


Liking the way he has joined the Primary cases,seems it's been made into a three seater!!

Thursday, 6 November 2014

ED TURNER- Hinckley Fashion pt2


'ED TURNER- Hinckley fashion

This was posted up on The Triumph Motorcycles-Classic ! Facebook page.
Built as a one off by a team of 9 at the Factory and posted by Mark Brown ,who was responsible for the paint.
overall a nice exercise if not strictly my Triumph cup of Tea!
On show in Milan


Thursday, 23 October 2014


This tank was part of a set for sale on eBay from Australia from seller hard4u65
Very nice detail 


I've got Brian @ British Ironwork to thank for this one. 
Very utilitarian, blower,reversed head pre unit engine,SU carb,AMC gearbox 'nuff said

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

I like this- a neat piece of drag racing history

Coming up for auction at the 10th Annual 
Is this sweet looking 1959 Dragster
A competition bike with real history. 
It was built by Gordon Stewart in Miami 
Florida in 1960. 
It won the Florida Drag Racing Championship in the day and was raced by the present owner for 9 years and put away.

Nice rear!

Tuesday, 7 October 2014


Not sure what I think about this one!but it has two engines and a reversed head so it's in.(on reflection it's Butt Ugly!!) 

 here is the story of the original build and recent restoration

Saturday, 26 July 2014


I recently discovered the American folk art of carving what are generally known as Hobo Nickels.I felt the need to acquire one and of course one is never enough and now I own a selection of these fine objects,all by the fine carver Aaron Lujan who goes by the name
Train Wreck Candy and is a member of The Original Hobo Nickel Society (member #1304).
I've stuck to Skulls as a theme as that is my area of interest as my previous post on piston carving etc will attest. 
A Set Of 1937 P D S Buffalo Nickels

1978 Mexican 20 Centavos

1981 Mexican Un Peso 

Mexican Cincuenta Centavos (50 Cents)

1955 100 Francs 

241 'Ed Turner

I know nothing about this bike other than it offers a whole lot of what I like two Triumph engines and a reversed head
thanks to Darren Spevak over on the 
Triumph Custom Bike group over on FB for this one

Saturday, 28 June 2014


I have posted pics of this bike before but here you go again

The Parasite what's not to like? nicked this from Choppa Head Custom

And here she is from the drive side

And back in the day
thanks to The Selvedge Yard for some history
  And last but not least the most famous image of this legend
this is the original there is a doctored version of this with the front wheel in the air

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

I really like this

How low can you go!! This has got to be one of the coolest bikes ever, this man builds are displays of engineering skill and thinking way outside the box
Find out more about Alp Sungurtekin Here and of course he is on Facebook

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Japanese Auto Racing

Also referred to as Japanese speedway wager bikes.Triumph engines were popular 

I like this

Trumpet Time  for a few more shots and a few details about this rather cool scoot over at Chop