Thursday, February 26, 2009


I've been checking the So~So's blog for a few weeks now and have been intending to post up some of their stuff but the shot above was the trigger to do it now. Here are a few of the others I was taken with:

I'd been following the Fast Eddies blog but must have missed the transition and was stoked to see the torch still being run with.


Today something reminded me how much I want to have a go at this.

Unfortunately I've no time to design and build one at the moment, so I'm on the lookout for a 2nd hand one to modify, if anyone knows a guy who knows a guy, let me know.


Flying Spaghetti Monster

Gotta love a group that embraces their hate mail as much as Pastafarians of the Church of The Flying Spaghetti Monster!

A few more ideas to add to the potential tattoo file, along with the celestial teapot, and the Darwin fish.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Draplin Design

Great source of crisp graphic design and varied randomness, such as Stapler of the week, and Suspicious Vans:

Draplin Design CO

It's On!

The lake is dry for the first time in three years and it's go! Lake Gairdner Speed Trials 2009. I'll be there helping out and I can taste the dust, see the haze, feel the flies, smell the fumes, and hear the roar already.

Image: Cardboard Robot's KX500, World's fastest dirtbike (131mph) at Bonneville 2008.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Tape Dog

Just saw this on the Wilson Brothers blog, I love stuff like this, ingenious solutions to obscure problems. I spied a similar contraption for laying down the track at derby the other day but didn't have the camera on had for a snap, I will rectify this soon.

Sideways: Definition #3


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Unloading: Cars

Extremely well considered an built Unibody roadster on the Jalopy Journal, including the build thread on the H.A.M.B.

Tough RX7 on Speedhunters

Style vs comfort
Custom Sickle Diaries

Wall mounted Countach on Core77

GNRS coverage on the Jalopy Journal

Simple Shelving

Brilliantly simple shelving system from We Do (I think)

Below the Clouds

Monday, February 16, 2009

Side Valve

Church of Choppers

Pan Beauty

I don't think I've every really gazed at a pan head before, they are a stunning motor.

FD Photo (the motor is for sale)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Merry John Frum Day

Today various South Pacific communities will be preparing for the return of their mysterious spiritual leader; John Frum, just as they do on the 15th February every year.
There is an interesting article in the Smithsonian Magazine about these followers and many others like them, there is also some discussion of these "Cargo Cults" in Richard Dawkins' excellent book The God Delusion.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


This first hand account of the event surrounding Shepard Failey's arrest in Boston reads like an episode of Law & Order.

Wooster, image Obey Giant

Monday, February 9, 2009

Unloading: Bikes

The HFL guys were (justifiably) tearing shreds into the Victory Core for it's claims to be a "performance cruiser" despite it's lack of rear suspension, and the boasts about break-through technology which is in fact centuries old. The criticisms are certainly justified, but it's a factory concept: it's primary function is to create noise in the press and the public and it's doing that quite well. Plus I happen to think it looks pretty good (if not performance orientated or ground-breaking).
via HFL (the comments make an interesting read too)

Check out the tyres relative to the terrain, nice effort BP

Love the parts selection, 6 pot rear caliper.

The Sachs Beast, one of my favourite concept bikes
Rocket Garage

Stunning Knuckle.
Nostalgia on wheels

I you can look past the foreground check out the tins on the shelving

Everything about the bike is spot on!
Ze Last Chance Garage

An interesting mix of styles, plus check out the blower!
Otto Nero

Of course the builders of some of the most stylish but low budget bikes have an HQ that mirrors this ethos
Wrench Monkees

BMX parts look perfect, been years since I've seen triple traps

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

White Gold

Great component and colour choices!

via Velolove

Sunday, February 1, 2009