Friday, November 26, 2010

Hooligan Holiday Sale 2010

All men's and women's shirts regularly $24.99 are now $20!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Detroit's Velodrome and the Mower Gang

Back in September 2010, a group of volunteers called the Mower Gang discovered Detroit's Velodrome - an abandoned racetrack. They cleaned it up, trimmed the grass and cleared the weeds off the track.

Of course a couple of hooligans like Fabrizio found out and had a go themselves. The bikes look great and include a couple Triumphs. One stock and one or more custom. Might be a Yamaha xs650 in there too.

There have since been other events seen in this video for mopeds, bicycles and pit bikes.

I'm thankful there are still people like this who see something and make a difference without anyone forcing them or any government program paying for it.

Nice work, Mower Gang.











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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Photos in Club History: Black Hawks MC

Found a ton of really cool, 1960s historic photos of the Black Hawks MC, Marysville, Kansas, USA. The majority of the bikes were Triumphs. Most of these vintage images look like they were taken during a field day of motorcycle events held by the club.



Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Downshift Studios Car & Bike Show

This weekend I took the boys down to the 1st annual Downshift Studios Car and Bike Show. Once the boys realized that the meaning of daddy's term "hot rod show" did not include flying '52 Chevys jumping school buses while on fire and more accurately defined a parking lot full of cars just standing still ...not on fire.... smiles quickly turned to scowls.

We left about nap time and I returned on my bike to hang out with Chad and the guys from TonUpNC.


Black '52 Chevy + 4 yr old scowl = awesome.
Look at that BSA badge. It's like candy.
1965? BSA




1952 Chevy

Man cave.
Microphone shifter


"This show sucks fingers, Dad."

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Fall in North Carolina

Went for a ride with our old pal Scott the other day in North Carolina. He rides a Harley bagger but we won't hold that against him. The Fall season in NC is really beautiful with weather that was sunny and brisk.

Me and the boys started out by adding oil to the Enfield. Whether we're working on the bike, the old truck or the go kart, they're the best little helpers - very interested in watching oil drain and putting it back in with a funnel. We have fun spending time getting dirty in the garage. It's an activity my dad and I did a lot together.

Me and the boys

Harley rider vs the British biker. 

NC in the fall is Heaven.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Remembering our Veterans

In the UK, Nov. 14 is Remembrance Sunday. In the US, Nov. 11 is Veterans Day. Wherever you are, whatever your political stripe, we at Her Majesty's Thunder are glad we're free, and we know it comes at an incredible sacrifice on the part of servicemen and women and their families. 

Photos via MatteBlackMatchless

Can you tell the maker of this motorcycle?

Royal Enfield

Royal Enfield

Matchless

Triumph

Ariel

BSA

BSA

Ariel

 

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Norton Project Will Humiliate You

It doesn't matter if you own a motorcycle or not or you're simply a son or you're a father or the son of a motorcyclist father. This video will humiliate you if you're watching it where people might see you afterward. Especially if you're a softy like me. It's inspiring.

Presenting, The Norton Project. This is a story about how Jeff Ledellaytner and his brother Jason stole their father's 1969 Norton Commando, had it restored and then gave it back to him for Christmas. He had no idea.

Get a cup of hot chocolate and some snickerdoodles. You're going to love this.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Cafe Racer TV: Terry Bartlett is a distant cousin

Terry and I are Bartletts that descend from the same Edmund Barttelot of 1510 England, which makes us practically brothers. Nice Norton, Terry. Any chance I could borrow it Friday night?