Month: November 2012

Nice video about the Cannonball Motorcycle Ride.

Synopsis: Ride along with Hot Rod Builder and Award Winning Filmmaker Brian Darwas as he travels coast to coast on the ultimate antique motorcycle endurance run, “The Motorcycle Cannonball”.

Witness as these bikes are pushed past their limits! Get an upfront look at parking lot engine rebuilds! and watch as the top guys in the motorcycle industry machine parts in the back of their vans to keep their bikes on the road, and in the race!

“I followed some friends as they rode on the first Motorcycle Cannonball. The run was all pre-1916 motorcycles. Some were single cylinder engines, some had no transmissions (just a belt and a tensioner). They started in Kitty Hawk, NC and rode clear across the country to Santa Monica, CA. Literally “Coast to Coast”, on all secondary roads, no highways! . . and since I like to witness pain and suffering I tagged along and made a movie about the trip.” – Brian Darwas

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If you would like more info, images, etc. . . or to schedule an interview with the film maker, please contact

Directors’s Bio: Brian Darwas is a well know fixture in the Hot Rod community, and the Award Winning Director of both “The Road to Bonneville” and “A Sweet Sickness: The Flathead Movie”
Building traditional hot rods since around the age of eighteen, Brian has been digging up old steel and turning it into hot rods over on the East Coast for nearly a decade. During this time Brian has turned out a number of cars, none of which have ever failed to impress even the most jaded Hot Rod Aficionado.
Aside from building traditional hot rods as a member of The Rumblers Car Club in New York City, Brian has also traveled the world as a musician, most notably playing bass guitar in the New York City based Street Punk/Rock ‘n Roll band “The Disasters”.

The latest from our old friend Murph!

How are you Steve?. 

Greetings from STROMSUND SWEDEN. I’m about 3 days away from reaching the Arctic Circle. It’s getting cold here, temps going down to the negative. It’s getting hard to camp out in -8°, I’m getting too old for this. It’s been real challenging getting up here to begin with, I’ve had one problem and breakdown after the other. 
I’m living MURPHY”S LAW right now Steve, I’m right in the middle of the chaos. I finally got to take a shower after 5 days on the road and when I brought my shower gel in from the pannier on the bike it was so cold out (-9°) the damn shower gel wouldn’t pour, it had frozen in the bottle !!!.
Hope all is well with you and I’ll have some more pictures for you in another week or so when I reach JOKKMOKK, the town on the Arctic Circle.
Regards and hello to all your readers reading this who come over to my blog and follow and support me, I really appreciate it everyone, thank you.

Best regards Steve,

PS, some of these pictures I have not put up on my blog yet, I always try to give you and your readers a “First Shot” or peek at new images I shoot, my way of thanking you for your continued support.

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