Ghost of Evil Knievel in Las Vegas
At the Las Vegas vintage motorcycle auctions / races in January, we got to see some rare Evil Knievel items. Original jump bikes and also some original helmets from when Evil jumped at Wembley Stadium (1975) and at the Seattle KIngdome jump in 1976. After a little persuadin was lucky enough to get to try on the Evil Knievel Kingdome jump helmet! What a great day! Viva Knievel!!
Shredding the track: Harley XR750
Man's best Friend
Saw these guys riding around Vancouver last week! Good times!
Disaster Motors visits Montreal CVMG Vintage Motorcycle Show
On the weekend of August 2nd, 3rd we made a fun and worthwhile trip to the CVMG's (Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group) annual vintage meet. The event was very well run. It has lots of amazing motorcycles covering all the bases, early American, Japanese and a large contingent of English motorcycles. These guys really love their Velocettes, Rudges, BSA's etc. Vintage trials riding/ demonstrations were also a spectator hit. Good food and live bands all rounded out a great weekend. We had a chance to meet with many old friends and customers and meet many new friends and customers too. One of the most impressive bikes to see in person was Barry Brown's 1938 Crocker 1000cc twin cylinder motorcycle. This was serial #30. Only about 120-140 were ever built and not many survive. Crocker openly advertised in the 1930's and 40's that if you were ever beaten by a Harley or Indian while riding your Crocker you could return it to the Crocker factory for full purchase price! That is confidence in how fast these bikes were and still are! See you next year!
Our good friends Vicious Cycles video..
Wow, what a blast this year. Thanks to all the guys and girls that got on their classic bikes and choppers and rode out to this years event! One of the best ones yet! Close to 300 people came out for the camping and ride! Thanks to the bands Vicious Cycles and Tubuloids for great tunes. Also thanks to Matt from Dice Magazine and his girl for coming up from California to hang out. Have a great summer! The Shop Vancouver, Clark and Francis Modified Motorcycles and of course Motorcycho Zine:
DisasterDaze 2013 - Saturday Day July 27th!
Another of the legendary annual DisasterDaze Vintage and custom motorcycle shows coming up! This is the 9th Annual of this event. Camping, bikes, fun roads, lake swimming and great bands! Surf band the Tubuloids and legendary Vicious Cycles. Also this year we will again be helping Dean and Matt over at Dice Magazine to tie this great party in with their Issue #51 launch. We also plan to show some old movies late into the night. See ya there!
Here is racing legend Joe Leonard national #98....sidelined with a FLAT while leading the 1962 Springfield 20 mile National Championship race! bummer
Scorpions Vintage Flattrack Team Japan
Our friend Kazu who is a member of the Scorpions Vintage Flattrack Japan Team sent great some photos of him racing last weekend in Japan at a vintage race. We hope to race with them soon and have Kazu and his buddies race here maybe next summer!
Vernon Vintage Show and Flattrack Races July 9th, 10th !!
Here is a shot of myself, Motocycho Norman and Myk Rock in the heat of the battle at Vernon vintage Flattrack races last year 2010...
1950's Triumph 500 and 2 later 60's CL350 Honda twins...
DisasterDaze 2011 - Amazing poster by Donovan of Lady Luck Tattoo
DisasterDaze 2011 - Saturday Aug. 6th - more info soon
OH No! EVEL!
DisasterDaze 2010 - Friends, bands and of course Motorcycles!
Wow, what a blast this years Disasterdaze was. We hosted the event in the small coastal town of Sechelt this year. Lot of lake swimming, choppers on the beach and roads a plenty on the Sunshine Coast. Thanks to everyone that made it from far away too. We have to have a long distance award next year!
Born Free Roadtrip - June 2010
My buddy Jay from Vanouver Island and I had been planning a roadtrip
for awhile. Well the Born-Free show in Longbeach held at the middle of
June 2010 became our destination. We worked our asses off getting some
late 60's shovelheads tuned up and running for the challenge to ride
down the coast. I had a 1967 Shovelhead in storage for a number of
years and Jay picked up a 1969 Shovelhead that needed a bunch of work.
Well after some late nights and many test runs, breakdowns and all that
we were ready to roll out and point our front tires south on Monday June
7th. We met in Port Townsend that day. Weather was good for me, but
Jay was already at the laundry mat drying his stuff. I had to ride
into the night and caught the last ferry to Port Townsend that night.
Raingear was the order of the day for Washington and Oregon. Our secret
weapon was old Dish-gloves..these are great for wet riding ! We hit up
some killer food and wine in Napa. Jay is a chef, so our bikes HAD to
stop in that legendary wine region. The highways and traffic got
professively worse as we got south. cars passing at 80-90mph. AND this
insance highway concrete with grooves that makes your tires go every
other direction except where you are steering! ok here is a photo or 2
...more story later! and show photos!
DisasterDaze 2010 - Saturday July 24th, 2010!!
Yes folks..its that time of year again! DisasterDaze. The biggest and greasiest motorcycle show around. This year it will be held at Gilligans Pub in Sechelt, BC. This place is cool and has lots of parking. This is on the Sunshine Coast in B.C, so you'll have to jump on the ferry. This is a great overnight place to go camping/ cheap motel. Anyone one that has been to previous years DisasterDaze knows this is not to be misssed. 5 pm till late! Easy to find Gilligans Pub..it is right on the Highway in Sechelt. 3 Rockin Bands: Powell Street Slim and the Known Associates, The Manipulators and Adelaide! amazing. More infor to follow. You can book camping through BC Parks. There is great camping 5-10 minutes away at Porpoise Bay and in Robert Creek. Get your oldest and greasiest bike warmed up!
Disaster Motors new website launch!
Ya about time eh! Yes with the help of some great people the new Disaster Motors website is up and running. This will be a great way to keep in touch and keep you informed about our latest products, trips, races and events. We’ll be sure to keep you up to date on stuff with our new Disaster Blog, as well as you can check out some of our past events (and future) in our Photo Gallery. All the best and enjoy!