Sunday, July 15, 2018


I was mildly annoyed while watching the coverage of Travis Pastrana’s Ceaser’s Palace fountain jump that they keep inferring to how Evel always used big heavy American v-twin jump bikes. I suspect he was really only concerned with performance. In addition to the XR750’s he used Triumph TT’s, Laverda’s and others. 

Jolene Van Vugt was there to support Travis the day after Vaughn and I met her in Seattle at Dirt Fish.

Also, by no means do I intend to minimize what Travis did but Mike Metzger actually did a backflip (on a motocross bike) over the fountain in 2006. Daredevil’s have evolved a lot over 50 years of embracing Evel’s legacy. 

Saturday, July 14, 2018


It probably only solidified my psychosis but I find solice in other people’s restoration projects that allow me to say “Well at least I don’t have it that bad.”

Thursday, July 12, 2018

60 Years of Sprite

Damn Sprites making me feel nostalgic.
Tom Sherwood & I on the way to the race track in about 1984
My son Tyler driving the Sprite before Rob had the good sense to finally sell it in about 2009. Ty and I are about the same age to the day I think.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018


I've been hunting for this manual for a while now. It was originally written for cyclists but I'm told the methods are equally applicable to motorcyclists.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Mobil Gas

Porsche 911's spotted almost side-by-side at the recent SOVREN event. This first is the standard Mobil gas Pegasus. The second, I'm guessing, is a play on the legendary Porsche 917 "Pink Pig." Pretty funny.
Porsche thrilled fans by reviving the "Pink Pig" paint scheme on their GT car at Le Mans this year.

Monday, July 9, 2018


My son Vaughn's favorite car at the recent SOVREN race was this incredible 1971 Porsche 917 originally driven by George Follmer. This matching Honda pit bike was pretty cool too. George even signed it. George was born the same year as my Dad.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

DirtFish SummerFest 2018

My son Vaughn spotted that the DirtFish SummerFest was coming up and given his interest in both rally racing and becoming a student driver at DirtFish he decided we should be there.
McLaren 720S
Travis Pastrana's Subaru Rally Car
Subaru Microcar
Formula 4 Car
Rothmans MG
MG 2.0
Japanese Domestic Market GTR
GTR 2.0

Vaughn was more than ready to jump in a DirtFish BRZ and put down some laps
Vaughn and I met Jolene Van Vugt from Nitro Circus. Jolene was the first woman to land a back flip if memory serves. She's awesome and seemed really cool.
We spotted this Saab in the parking lot. Vaughn didn't seem too sold on making it his first car...

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Harley FL Test - 1952

Harley Davidson FL "Panhead" acceleration stats from a 1952 CYCLE magazine test. I think the 1st gear figure is faster than Nate has ever taken his Pan in any gear... In defense he does only use three. JK

Friday, July 6, 2018

Thursday, July 5, 2018