Saturday, 31 January 2015

Riders Garage, Malaysia

We are happy to announce Riders Garage as our first stockist in Malaysia.

If you'd like to stock Sideburn, email us at dirt @ and we'll make it very easy for you.

Friday, 30 January 2015

Sideburn 4 - NOS

We found half a box of these in Italy when we were out there for the Verona show.
This is a long sold out issue.
We haven't put a premium on them, just £4.50 plus post like they were when we made it back in 2009.
One per order ONLY!
Please don't buy them to try make a quick buck on eBay, it's cooler to leave them for enthusiasts who have been after one for a while.
Go to the Sideburn shop.

We are sold out of:
4 (except these handful)
15 (cover 2)

So perhaps get a few of the other back issues still available before they're gone. G

Thursday, 29 January 2015


From Dan Bouchard down a rabbit hole...

When Alice turned around and cast her eyes on a couple of bad ass street trackers. She rode in to a wonderland beyond imagination. 

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Deep Space Deviants

As we speak, Dirt Quake anchor-man DAVROS, is travelling across the galaxy from the planet Skaro for a rare visit to our puny planet Earth. Ably assisted by his backing band THE DEEP-SPACE DEVIANTS he is plotting audio terror strikes on the unsuspecting people of London and Liverpool.
Unimpressed with what passes for ‘entertainment’ here on earth...the leader of the Daleks is threatening to destroy our culture and show us how it should be done...ENJOY IT OR BE EXTERMINATED!!!
Any willing Davros disciples should present themselves on Sat 31st Jan at WEIRDSVILLE, The Fiddlers Elbow, 1 Malden Rd, London NW5 3HS Doors open 8pm and tickets are £5.50 in advance HERE or £7 on the door.
There will be a second strike 7 days later on Sat 7th Feb at THE GOGO CAGE, the Cabin Club, Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DH Doors open 9.30pm. £3 entry
Dave Skooter Farm

Survivor Customs Exhaust

Nice short film showing Mike of Survivor Customs making an exhaust for a DTRA Vintage Class Triumph.
Mike is based up in the North East (Newcastle, Middlesbrough way) and is converting a lot of Rotax and Honda single road bikes into DTRA racers.
He's also a ace hot rod builder, BMX jump king and a favourite to win this year's 2015 DTRA Rookie Championship (unless you know better). G

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Braaap and Sparky back in stock

Don't hang around. These sell out quickly.
Sideburn webshop.

OEM Lightning Video

We shared the photos of Old Empire's latest custom build, the OEM Lightning, named after the Cold War jet of the same name, now there's this fun little film.

In the video Alec and Rafe, the two chaps behind Old Empire Motorcycles remind me the band Public Service Broadcasting, another Great British duo. G


Photography exhibition of ace Sideburn contributor Grant Robinson. Saturday, January 31st, 7pm @ Motovida, 1254 Ellis St, Kelowna, B.C.

Monday, 26 January 2015


So I'm Goggle'ing, trying to find out if a rectangle with rounded off corners (like photos from the 1970s) have a specific geometric name? I thought Lozenge, but that sounds like something you suck. The only thing that can be ascertained with 100% certainty, is that the steering wheel of an Austin Allegro is Quartic shaped. BP

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Meccano treasure trove

Meccano Magazine was started in 1916 by Frank Hornby, inventor of the Meccano hobby engineering sets (and later Hornby model railways and Dinky toys, some hat-trick) that did a brilliant job of keeping the minds of millions of teenage boys off their own nuts, for a while at least.

A bunch of insanely dedicate people have scanned and made available pretty much every copy of the magazine, which ran until 1981. There's even a searchable index. If you go in there, don't expect to emerge in less than an hour. The bikes, by the way, are from August and October 1929. Many thanks to Brownhills Bob for the tip-off. MP