Motorcycles

Suzuki V-Strom 250

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Suzuki V-Strom 250

Someone once said; ‘riding a motorcycle is a kind of prophetic enlightenment. It is a kind of beautiful, hedonistic, extreme, illumination of the soul that is a pure moment.’ There are many benefits to riding a motorcycle. One is that it’s so much fun. It’s also very practical and in these times of ever increasing […]

Retro Cars

Edition38 – An event by dubbers, for dubbers

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Blacktopmedia Edition38

A few years ago we met one of the founder members of Edition38 and found ourselves on the guest list for our first E38. For those of you don’t know or have never heard of it, Edition38 is one of the most prestigious VW events on the show calendar in Europe. Edition38 was founded in […]

Motorcycles

Ironwood Custom Motorcycles – ’78 CB550 Cafe Racer

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Blacktopmedia Ironwood Customs Honda CB550 cafe racer

What is it that makes the perfect cafe racer, brat, chopper or whatever your preference? Is there even such a thing as perfection? Your idea of perfect will likely be different to mine for example. After all, isn’t it more about how they make us feel? The passion, the freedom, it’s exhilarating, intoxicating. Ironwood Custom […]

Motorcycles

Mighty Motorcycles Honda CB750 – Soul Racer

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blacktopmedia cb750

Mighty Motorcycles is the realisation of Josip Bucic’s dream. Nestled in the Black Forrest in Germany, Josip crafts beautiful pieces of automotive art. He has been building bikes for 12 years now and man, the guy has skills. This CB750 was originally intended as a restoration project but Josips exquisite vision saw the potential to […]

New Cars

The Mothership – Peugeot Traveller

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When i was a kid we had a Bedford Dormobile. That thing took us all over the place. Scotland, Wales, Germany, Switzerland in fact all over Europe. It was brilliant. It was always full of people to, friends, family, bikes, dogs, you name it, my dad probably had it in that dormobile at one time […]

New Cars

Peugeot 308GTi – The Dark Horse

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PEUGEOT 308gti

I was lucky enough to have grown up in the ’80’s, bang in the middle of the hot hatch era. We were flooded with them. 205gti’s, RS Turbo’s Renault 5 Turbo’s, XR3i’s, Golf gti’s, Astra GTe’s, Cosworth’s, and more. It was a glorious time. Tyre smoke filled the air and there wasn’t a speed camera […]

Motorcycles

Goblin Works Garage

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Goblin Works Garage shoot at The Depository - Hackney. Jimmy, Helen, and Ant.

Goblin Works were an old, established British engineering company that sadly faded into obscurity in the ‘80’s, never to be heard of again. That is until extreme engineer Jimmy de Ville decided to put together a crack team of petrol head engineers to build custom cars and motorcycles under the name ‘Goblin Works Garage’. Who […]

New Cars

Volvo XC60 T8 Twin engine. What’s all the fuss about?

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Volvo XC60 T8 Twin Engine

Volvo’s XC60 has been the staple diet of the middle classes since it’s introduction in 2008. What’s the big deal? Why don’t we ever hear bad reports about the XC60? Is it that good? It was about time we found out for ourselves. Volvo were kind enough to supply us with a Bursting Blue example […]

Retro Cars

Formula G day

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RedTop Racing Formula G

On a chilly Sunday we rolled into Santa Pod for the last round of the 2017 Formula G season. It had been arranged that I was to share the Redtop Racing Nova for a second time in the season. We were pumped to be squaring up to some of the best gymkhana drivers in the […]