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Lowbrow Customs

Kyle and Tyler Malinky from Hinckley Ohio, are Lowbrow customs, they brought for the Speedweek 2010, two exciting candies... , based on 650 and 750 rigid Bonnies.

The green Triumph belongs to Tyler who ran 111 mph in the A-VG 750cc class on the green bike, qualified for a record and then bent a valve on the backup record run.

His brother Kyle has the red and white Triumph, he ran about 106mph in the M-PG 650cc class.

Have a look on their website, they sell some very good parts for your Trumpet.

Kyle Malinky

Tyler Malinky


To complete the crew the Malinky Bros. were helped by Phil (in the straw hat , and Dangerous Dave (in the Southsiders shirt)

Hasselblad 500c


Spare time Paradise


Owing to its geographic situation and a coastline exposed to a constant swell rolling in from the Antarctic, Indonesia has for forty years been regarded as a surfers paradise. Alby Falzons film, 'Morning of the Earth' and its footage depicting a lone surfer Stephan Cooney (16 years old) riding backside a seemingly endless wave, thrilled surfers worldwide. Ulu Watu. A few years later another mythic surfer, Gerry Lopez, would be filmed surfing a tubular wave and the craze to experience Bali's surf beaches was born.

Today despite mass commercialisation of the region, there still remain isolated beaches where a surfer can experience those once idyllic conditions... but that would be telling!

Rory Russel at Ulu Watu

More recently, I discovered that Indonesia is also something of a motorcycle paradise. Years of Dutch and British interests in the Islands left thousands of discarded machines, and these classics are now lovingly restored and cared for by their owners who have formed clubs spreading across all the islands. Used motorcycle parts are never thrown away or discarded, instead they are repaired and rebuilt to be used again.

Rudi Sudjono from Bandung (Java)

The Indonesian custom motorcycle scene is also thriving, and skilled local craftsman are more than capable of creating a bike on a par with anything ever produced by their Japanese neighbours.

Mochammed Bellazam, an officer in the Jakarta Merchant Navy, fell in love with Nortons at an early age. His father had previously owned a Dominator, so when Mochammed eventually passed his test and asked his father which make of motorcycle he would advise buying, his father naturally replied 'Norton'! Mocha was soon hooked, and has since restored several Norton's including two ES2's, a 1969 750cc Commando and a 1934 596cc International, discovered in a garage hidden beneath a pile of cardboard boxes, much to Mocha's delight!
The previous owner agreed to sell the Inter in order to pay for a new Harley, his only condition being that Mocha promise to restore the machine to its former glory and never sell her.

Mochammed is a frequent overseas traveller and is no stranger to the world of motorcycling, to the extent of being an 'Ace Cafe Rocker' addict, albeit the only one in Indonesia!

Mocha's next restoration project? a Dominator.. but first he has to get married...

So does Indonesia capture your imagination?






Fukushima Surfers and their stolen paradise

Image source: Surf Session




if one day you're in the middle of nowhere, and you see a sign marked: "Machine", you're at it, Matt is in...




the "Alan Special"


I realized yesterday , that we never published these pics before, we would like to share them with you

Text by Chris Hunter
This remarkably elegant vintage motorcycle is actually a bit of a mongrel: it’s a Rudge ‘bitsa’ built by Jean-Claude Barrois, who also restored the Honda CB450 and Terrot racer we’ve featured before. This bike has had a chequered life, starting out as a 1928 Soyer—a French brand that produced motorcycles between 1920 and 1935. Like many French makes of the time, Soyer used a variety of engines for their motorcycles, including 
JAP, Sturmey Archer and Chaise. This particular Soyer 07S had a JAP engine but the frame was wrecked, so Barrois built his own frame—and eventually replaced the JAP motor with the 500cc Rudge unit you see here. All unnecessary parts have been removed to make it lighter—including the front brake—and a new quarter-gallon tank has been added, along with a “suicide knee” gearshift.