Black Leather, Fast Bike And Greasy Hair. Is It You?

caferacerimage If it is…read this letter sent to me by Mike Seate, publisher of the Café Racer Magazine.

“Build ‘Em Up, Show ‘Em Off. Got something cool, fast and sleek in your garage? Café Racer magazine, the U.S.-based quarterly, is hosting a trio of Ride-In Bike Shows this summer. The first event jumps off on June 20 at Delilah?s during the annual Mods and Rockers Day sponsored by Ton-Up Chicago with the U.K./European round at Ace Cafe, London during the annual Triton and Cafe Racer Day on Sunday, June 28, 2009 with the final U.S. event at the Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course during the American Motorcyclist Association’s Vintage Days celebration, on Saturday July 25, 2009.

The shows are open to any professional or amateur custom motorcycle builders with a taste and flair for low bars and high performance. Cafe Racer Magazine.

The winners of each event will be featured in Café Racer while prizes from sponsors  Pirelli Tires, Vanson leathers and Old Bike Barn will be awarded in the following classes: Best British Cafe Racer, Best Japanese Café Racer, Best European or American Cafe Racer, and Most Radical. Entries can be made by sending photos to Entrants must be fully functional motorcycles that are ridden into the show area under their own power”


3 Responses to “Black Leather, Fast Bike And Greasy Hair. Is It You?”

  1. 1 Nicker Apr 9th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    “…the annual Mods and Rockers Day …”

    How very cool…!
    It’s back to basics.
    Can’t wait to see pictures of these events.


  2. 2 James(Kiwi) Apr 10th, 2009 at 12:55 am

    Might have to dust off quadrophenia and get out my RAF WW2 flying jacket.
    Grew up on Pommies bikes.
    They were great, no reliable electric starts to speak of.If you were too drunk to kick your bike over you had to sleep it off.
    Electric starts have killed allot of people…now don’t give me any shit about drunk riding, when I was a lad it was in fashion as a manly pursuit.
    No one went any where sober,hell no.what was the point of getting there safely and remembering the trip.It was all about ripping the arse out of you jeans and chundering in your helmet,(or some one elses), great times….sigh….
    Used to go to the shop and order a new head light rim and foot peg rubbers at least twice a month.Never got a HD till I was 21.I’d grown up by then and had spent too many months in hospitals.(married a nurse)
    Slow learner…but there was allot of slow learners and a number never got to learn!!

    Sorry to bore you with memories of my youth have a Happy Easter

  3. 3 Rodent Apr 10th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Reminds me of the Norton Dunstall I use to ride in Manhattan

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