Sun Aug 11 2013 23:28:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Second teaser of the upcoming Kustom Kulture movie "Flake & Flames" with international artists like Dirty Donny, COOP, The Pizz, Dan Collins, Von Franco, Bob Spina, Cole Foster, Robert Kruse, Kutty Notebook, Big P... out on DVD in 2013! Release: 29.04.2013, flakeandflames.com, get it at buyflakeandflames.com
Check out the "Behind the Scenes/Making of" video:
...and the Hot Rod Shooting by Dirk Behlau, too:
Flake & Flames is a fantastic adventure through the Kustom Kulture movement around the globe seeking out the hottest Kustom Kulture spots in the United States (US) and Europe.
If you are new to Kustom Kulture, you will experience the overwhelming creativity that exists behind terms like Low Brow Art, Hot Rods, Customs, and Pinstriping. Those who are familiar with Kustom Kulture will drool in awe and get a privileged look into the private domain of the Kustom Kulture legends of our time.
Some of the world’s best car and motorcycle builders, tattoo artists, pinstripers, custom painters, and pin-up models share their tricks and experience. Artists dedicated to art forms that have traditionally been frowned upon by established society throughout history show you why nothing else can compare.
Producer: Jesper Bram
Executive Producer: Hell Yeah Beer
Director of Photography: Dirk Behlau
Directors: Jesper Bram & Dirk Behlau
Co-Director: Daniel Alban
Filmed by: Jesper Bram & Dirk Behlau
Edited by: Daniel Alban at Kong Gulerod Film
Soundtrack by: The Dynotones, Vince Ray And The Boneshakers, The Go Getters, Brutus, The Bonnevilles, Nitrogods, The Juke Joint Pimps, Troubled Three, Die Zorros, The Monsters and many more…
Region: REGION FREE
Format: Dual Layer DVD
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish
Thu Mar 07 2013 14:19:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
How cool is this bike from TPJ Customs. Its a Buell powered supermoto, pretty much everything except the motor has been custom fabricated by the guys at TPJ and the end result is seriously impressive. This would have to be the most compact chassis I have ever seen wrapped around a Buell motor. The details in the build are incredible, the battery hidden in the swing arm and the rear guard that doubles as an oil tank are a few of my favourites, clever stuff that you don’t often see on a bike like this. Hats off to TPG customs, this is one hell of a bike!
Sun Feb 03 2013 17:31:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
The Minarelli motorcycle company was founded in Bologna in 1951. In 1956 Minarelli switched to exclusively manufacturing two-stroke engines, in a 2000 square metre purpose-built factory. It employed 20 technical staff and produced 70 engines a day. These were sold to companies in Italy, other parts of Europe and South America.
In 1967 the company changed its name to Motori Minarelli and opened a new plant in Calderara di Reno. By the 1970s engine production had reached 250,000 units a year. Minarelli successfully competed in Grand Prix motorcycle racing with Spanish rider Ángel Nieto winning 125cc world championships in 1979 and 1981.
Thu Jan 31 2013 00:28:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Coventry-Eagle made Royal Eagle bicycles in the 1890s and built their first JAP-powered motorised bicycle around the turn of the century, perhaps 1901. By 1903 they were making motorcycles and by 1916 they had produced quite a variety of machines assembled from mostly proprietory components. In 1921 they were producing 500cc singles and a JAP-powered 680cc V-Twin, and in 1923 introduced the 976cc Flying Eight which competed in both speed and quality with Brough. They continued to expand the range until the effects of the Depression were felt in 1929. Production continued until 1939.
Thu Jan 17 2013 03:49:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
How do you best immortalise the great Mick Doohan and the big bang Honda NSR500 with which he dominated Grand Prix racing in the 90s? An Australian artist has answered this by creating an art installation that sees a hand-created replica of the bike exploded and suspended from the ceiling.
'The Big Bang' was created from over 300 components and took more than 600 hours to make the various components from heat moulded PVC and then suspending them from a 3D clothesline. Each part of the NSR500 had to created from magazine photos, drawings and research from the internet. For the detailing Eamon used enamel paints and finished it off with aluminium, gold and silver leaf.