And the RC30 gets the lead at the start! Hat tip to Superbike Planet
This video has been around a while but it still makes me smile. That’s a Ninja 250 on the track with novice riders on 1000’s. I bet the brakes were still cool to the touch in the pits afterward.
You have to just laugh (and cringe) at the lit cigar. I can’t imagine doing 100mph on those tires! Special thanks to Robie Pruden who posted this in the comments thread to that post.
I mean DAMM! HT to Jason the roving reporter on the video.
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 AtomicHotRods@aol.com
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”.
I love it.
From Benoit Copin
Please find attach this video :
The W1910 Basque coast.
Friends, Bikes, sun setting and magic occurs… W1910’s the witness through the eyes of Graham Kuhn.
The essence itself of W1910 lurks here, hidden between muffer roars and those moments of grace of this day ending..
Smells like motor oil, hands in grease and poetry.
Have a good ride.