Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Kirkland Sessions

As recently mentioned I took Olivia down to Tacoma for a photo session this weekend. The photographer, Mark Kirkland is a very talented guy. Mark shot the whole thing in film with natural light and a single 35mm camera & lens. I had a great time, Mark was a total pro and in my opinion the end product is pretty incredible. Stylistically Mark's photos are very similar to that of Greasy Kulture. GK is the only motorcycle magazine I always read cover-to-cover. If you need a car or bike shot I can't recommend him highly enough.

Sunday, September 28, 2014


I ran into Billy from Hellmuts at DirtQuake this summer this summer and he asked me if I'd be interested in having Olivia featured in Show Class magazine. I agreed to it but we never got around to arranging a photoshoot until today. Fellow Triumph guy Mark Kirkland is the photographer Billy arranged. It was a fun shoot and Mark seems like a good guy. He shot the whole thing in film. It'll be interesting to see what he got once the film is developed. So what's best tribute to a talented photographer? Posting my shi*tty photos of him shooting Olivia.

To support the perfect ambiance Tacoma PD were onsite busting a couple of homeless guys for most for of the shoot.

Thursday, September 25, 2014


I have a coworker whose father was a major Norton collector and racer. My coworker was generous enough to loan me his entire motorcycle library. At a glance I imagine 50% of this to be original factory manuals or now out of print. Remember the time I didn't leave the house for an entire weekend?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Stolen Cannonball Bikes and Support Vehicle

From Buck Carson:


Last night, four Motorcycle Cannonball bikes and their support truck and trailer were stolen from the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Washington. The bikes were as follows:

(Number 54) 1919 Harley Davidson J, 
(Number 73) 1926 Harley Davidson JD
(Number 76) 1931 Harley Davidson VL
(Number 99) 1928 Harley Davidson JD. 

The truck is a dark grey 2001 Ford F250 with Motorcycle Cannonball logos on the front doors, and the trailer is a 16 foot enclosed grey trailer with 4 windows and a large Motorcycle Cannonball logo on the rear door. I will also be posting photos of each motorcycle and the support vehicle as well. 

This just sucks! Come one Washington, let's find 'em.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Motorcycle Cannonball 2014

Flathead Rob and I made our way down to meet the Cannonballers in Tacoma. As always the event was amazing but I must say it exceeded my expectations (not an easy task, I have been ridiculously excited about it. The Cossacks performance was great and very well received. We both really enjoyed finally meeting the Olsen family. We must have stood around chatting with them for an hour as the event was wrapping up.