Monday, September 26, 2011


Junk #4 straight to your door!
Featuring Born Free 3, Hot Rod Hay Ride, Ton-up day and much more.
Junk Motorcycle Magazine is a UK quarterly publication dedicated to old skool custom motorcycles, hotrods and specials.

80 pages, full size, no ads! Featuring some of the world's coolest machines and the people who build them.
Limited print run Fourth Issue! Get in quick!

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

SWS Rockets, Roller Derby League

'We are an all-female, DIY, skater-owned and -operated flat track roller derby league who love nothing more than putting our skates on and getting out on the track!'

I met Miss Dolly Death on the BSA War 54 photo shoot by C. Nilson. She told me about Roller Derby...

I had no idea this was going on. Just faint memories of old movies i used to watch remind me of Roller Derby. Now check out these girls Flat tracking on skates!


The 1930's version of roller derby was played on a banked track & was similar to wrestling, with its theatrics for show fights & antics. Back in these days safety gear wasn't even considered & the sport was a lot more brutal & had far less rules. Roller Derby fever took hold, becoming very popular across Australia during the 50s-60s, with weekly bouts being televised. Most teams were for-profit in these days.

With names such as Lady Gag-Her, Ann O War and events named Malice in Derbyland, you can bet you're not going to see Olivia Newton John doing laps in Xanadu! SWS girls don't muck around, they have their own league set up with rules and regulations. See:  for info and also check out the blog at

Friday, September 16, 2011

BSA Bobber 'War 54' attacks Oz bike magazine #358

Oz bike issue #358, has been bombarded with a killer feature on James K's old skool bobber. See the build here:
Pics and story by Chris Nilson featuring the fabulous Miss Dolly Death roller derby queen!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

BSA 52 Golden Flash 4000km in 8 days.

The Long Ride --------------

Darren is about to go on a ride... a long ride! All for a good cause and a bit of fun. We will be following his escapades closely so stay tuned. See his email below and photo on the right.

Hi Everyone,

I’m nearly ready for the Long Ride starting on the 4th of November, riding from Sydney in a big loop through Broken Hill, into S.A, down through the Grampians, along the Great Ocean Rd and then through Gippsland back to Sydney via Canberra… 4000km in 8 days on a 1952 BSA Golden Flash.
The ride is to raise research funds and awareness of Prostate Cancer for the Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia.
According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Australia (except for non-melanoma skin cancers) and the second greatest cause of cancer deaths in men. It is estimated that over 18,700 new cases were diagnosed in Australia. Tragically, more than 2,900 Australian men each year die from prostate cancer. In the early stages, there are few symptoms of prostate cancer; however, if detected early, prostate cancer is often treatable and curable. This is why men aged 50 (not me yet) and over, or 40 if there is a family history of prostate cancer, should not wait for symptoms; they should talk to their doctor about prostate cancer - a simple step that could save your life.
All donations greatly appreciated. The easiest way is using the link below.
Throughout the ride I will be adding photos and hopefully videos of the days riding action for those interesting in following the journey of the old machine winding its way around the South Eastern corner of Australia.
Best Regards,

Darren J. Starling