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Vesco Honda build so far.

Well, I was lucky enough to get a call from a film Producer, they are doing a TV Commercial this weekend and needed a couple of bikes to use, so I let them take my Sportster Cafe and this Vesco Brat, as its not finished yet but pretty much altogether now. But wanted to share […]

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VESPA PRIMA VERA SMALL BODY RUNS GREAT $2500 (S-O-L-D)

Well, here we are with a vintage Prima Vera I got for my Girlfriend some years back, she now has a Triumph Bonneville and time to thin the herd a little and this is a good deal for someone out there who loves these Italian Classic. SOLD-SOLD-SOLD-SOLD-SOLD-SOLD-SOLD-SOLD-SOLD-SOLD-SOLD-SOLD-SOLD-SOLD-SOLD This little Small Body Vespa is the last […]

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A YAMAHA TRX850 REVAMPED IN MOSCOW

  IF YOU’RE LOOKING for a donor for your next build, look back to the 1990s. That decade is chock-full of untapped potential—hidden gems that might not have been big sellers, but now offer great performance at bargain prices. We’re quite intrigued by the Yamaha TRX850 in particular. First launched in Japan in 1995, then in Europe a […]

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The Goodwood Revival Races

The Goodwood Revival is a three-day festival held each September at Goodwood Circuit since 1998 for the types of road racing cars and motorcycle that would have competed during the circuit’s original period—1948–1966. All great iconic machines, MV Augusta, Norton, Triumph, BSA, Honda etc, battling it out for a podium finish, the sound, the smell, the excitement is unreal […]

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Engaged to Death 1957 Movie

“I fidanzati della morte” is a movie shot in the motorcycle racing world by Romolo Marcellini, famous for his Oscar nomineé 1960 documentary “The Great Olympics”. The film has been forgotten for nearly 60 years. After its first release in 1957 it literally vanished without leaving a trace, except from some books and articles reminding […]

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The Bike Shed Show 2018

The Bike Shed started back in November in 2011, really as a blog about Anthony “Dutch” Van Somerens Journey as a modern Sports bike Rider into the newer wave of Motorcycles and the scene such as “Cafe Racer, Brat, Tracker etc and wrote about New Bikes and builders new on the scene to show what […]

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Moto Guzzi Service today

I get all sorts of machines in from time to time that need a service or other little jobs, I like these as it changes the day and keeps you updated on other machines. it is always nice to sample opther Motorcycles and these Moto guzzis are gracious machines that have a ton of History, […]

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Come to the OG Motorcycle show in LA this weekend.

The OG Moto Show is an annual motorcycle event located in Downtown Los Angeles featuring select Cafe’ Racer, Bobber, Classic, Tracker, Scrambler, Old School Chopper, Modern Classic, Brat and full custom motorcycles on display in a unique setting. The vision of Jay LaRossa of Lossa Engineering, Stan Chen, John Pangilinan, and Ralph Holguin of RMD […]

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Royals Ride Motorcycles you know?

  Prince William is a lifelong motorbike fan, but fatherly responsibilities have seen the future king put his beloved hobby on the backburner. So when the Duke of Cambridge was given the chance to test drive a bike during a visit to Britain’s largest motorcycle manufacturer, he was, understandably, rather excited. While touring the Triumph Motorcycles […]

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18 Years has Flown by.

18 years has flown by since I first started building bikes here in California and people remember the Black K5 Honda Cafe I created and for quite some time I had emails from customers informing me that they have had my bike as their screen saver at home or at work.  I will never forget […]

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Bristol bike thief torches vintage motorcycle after issuing £1k Instagram ransom to owner

  A vintage motorcycle worth thousands has been torched after thieves issued a ransom to its owner. Brazen thieves demanded money from the owner of a 1951 Triumph Thunderbird after it was stolen from a garage in Clifton. Shamelessly bragging about being in possession of the bike on Instagram, the gang threatened to burn the bike – […]

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For all your Motorcycle needs

Happy Tuesday Everyone   Fast approaching the 18 year Milestone here at Carpy’s Cafe Racers and have always enjoyed what I do here in Sunny California, and today is another great day and seeing as its Blog Tuesday, just wanted to than you all for purchasing from me and all the great emails and phone […]

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Happy Saturday out there.

Well, I have always thought Kenneth Williams from the good old carry on Movies was such a character, here he is explaining about Thermo Coupling. Well, the weekend already but thought as I had unusual stuff on today’s quick Blog, I would add this. Hope that this weekend you enjoy your motorcycle, or at least […]

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Costa Rican Aeronautical Cafe machine is right on the money.

Nowadays, thanks to the rich volcanic soil, Costa Ricas well-known for its gourmet coffee beans with the famous Tarrazú considered among the finest beans in the world. Along with bananas, coffee might just be the most famous Costa Rican export. As well as exporting many farm grown fruits, there are small pockets of this part of the world that from a […]

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DOWNSHIFT STUDIO HONDA CX500

Well today’s blog is cool as I consider this builder as a friend of mine, DownShift Studio is run by Jeremy Lacy, an industrial designer based in Denver who specializes in illustrations and sketches of custom bikes, often helping fabricators and builders from around the world visualize their ideas and projects before the metal is […]

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Short Movie Bonnie Lass

Todays Blog is a short movie about a couple of fellas that ride from one cafe to another to meet a couple of Birds, along the way, riding through their town and a motorcycle garage, shame they didnt stop in there but, they head to the cafe and meet up with a couple of Girls, […]

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Fitzke Wood Paddle Boards

  Born of tradition. Raised by originality. A potent combination of experience & elbow grease. Fitzke Paddleboards seamlessly melds them all with stunning results. Here is the Fitzke Paddle Board, a luxurious wooden paddle board inspired by the 1920s wooden planes and boats. If the classic paddle boards look like a big foam board, the American designer Kevin […]

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Ducati 1985 Seven Fifty F1

  The Ducati 750 F1 is remembered by the marque faithful as the last of the original Ducatis, it would be the last Superbike developed and built by Ducati before the Cagiva takeover in late-1985 . Controversially, Cagiva had intended to rebadge Ducati motorcycles with their own branding, however this would likely have led to […]

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Remember Remember The 5th of November.

Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and Firework Night, is an annual commemoration observed on 5 November, primarily in Great Britain. In My Great Britain, Bonfire Night is associated with the tradition of celebrating the failure of Guy Fawkes’ actions on 5 November 1605. The British festival is, therefore, on 5 November, although […]

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Tesla Model M Electric Motorcycle

Ok, so this is just a concept, created by Jans Schlapin, but electric motorcycles are really starting to take off (literally, as all of the torque is immediately available and linear across the power band).   Ok, so this is just a concept, created by Jans Schlapin, but electric motorcycles are really starting to take off (literally, […]

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Fats Domino Passes away.

A sad day for Rock N Roll. Pianist who sold 110m records including Blueberry Hill was ‘warm, fun-loving, spiritual, creative and humble – you don’t get more New Orleans than that’ Fats Domino, the amiable rock’n’roll pioneer whose steady, pounding piano and easy baritone helped change popular music while honoring the traditions of the New Orleans, […]

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New Ducati V4 Unveiled

  With speculation rife that everyone from Harley-Davidson to Triumph to various Indian two wheeled giants, are lining up to buy Ducatifrom the beleaguered post-Dieselgate Volkswagen Group – we shouldn’t forget that the really important news is the imminent arrival of their new V4 superbike. Driven by the firm’s desire to recapture their World Superbike domination, […]

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Thrill seekers land speed record attempt at Pendine Sands

  World land speed records are being attempted on a Carmarthenshire beach this weekend. Custom-built vehicles and powerful motorbikes are attempting world and European best times at Pendine Sands, on Carmarthen Bay’s shore. Pendine became synonymous with land speed attempts since Sir Malcolm Campbell broke the record in the legendary Blue Bird in the 1920s. Welshman JG […]

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Glemseck 101

Our definition of the Glemseck 101 after eleven successful rounds: The Glemseck 101 is a European »motorcycle happening« taking place in Germany with tens of thousands of visitors, guests and participants who represent the full range of the motorcycle scene and who live the »Spirit of the 101« for three entire days. In Round 12, […]

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FRED DIBNAH- STEEPLEJACK

There are a few iconic legends I have always admired, Barry Sheene,  Evel Knievel, Henry Cooper, Mick Doohan etc, but the person I most admire that had Balls of steel and feared nothing was Fred Dibnah, a Northerner from Bolton and was a steeplejack, he fixed Massive Chimneys in the UK, or Knocked them down. This […]

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East Side Moto Babes show

Well, Riding motorcycles has always been a massive part of my life, I also support many Motorcycle events and wanted to support my Girlfriend Jennifer as she rode to LA, to the Peterson Museum to attend East Side Moto Babes event that is trying to raise awareness to Homeless Women. This event is benefiting the Downtown […]

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HONDA CB750 BRAT BIKE

Well, here we are with a 1974 Honda CB750 SOHC model that was turned into an old Land Speed dry lakes Racing bike many many moons ago, but have no real history documentation of what it achieved back in the day etc, but- you can be sure that someone thought long and hard as to […]

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D-DAY

During World War II (1939-1945), the Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June 1944 to August 1944, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control. Codenamed Operation Overlord, the battle began on June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day, when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches […]

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Custom 1936 Harley Davidson

Published by Cyril Huze April 24th, 2017 in Builders, Customs and Editorial. Motorcycle advertising campaigns with a great consistent theme have produced great sales to consumers. Having a deep education and professional background in marketing and advertising to which was mixed my love for motorcycles, with a few others in the current custom industry  I […]

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Ace Cafe Orlando To Open spring 2017

Construction of Ace Cafe Orlando Rolls Toward Spring 2017 Opening. It’s the first North American outpost of the world’s most celebrated London-based motor-diner. The new destination in Central Florida Will Feature full-Service restaurant, bars, live music Stages, retail Stores, dealership, gallery and more…Construction workers are in high gear completing the 35,000-square-foot parcel bringing more than 175 new […]

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TON UP GARAGE HOT ROD TRIUMPH – Awesome Machine –

Daniel and Pedro are the names behind Ton-Up Garage, one of Portugal’s leading custom bike builders, two guys who consider themselves total petrolheads, loving anything with an engine. Being able to draw influences from all aspects of motoring allowed Daniel and Pedro to come up with the ‘Hot-Rod’, a truly fantastic custom Triumph Bonneville. A […]

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Ton up boys

Well, every now and again I will post some articles or some video of the Rockers etc back from where i was born in London as people ask me about the History of the Ton Up Cafe Racers. So here are a few videos for you to tide you over the weekend. Have fun on […]

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Old bike of Mine.

Hey There Everyone Well being Throw Back Thursday, here is a little CB750 I created some 7 years ago and still going strong today. Fun machine with tons of power and the response was bang on, all I did was ride the heck out of it until such time it was to send to the […]

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New Triumph Street Scrambler

Triumph has taken the wraps off their new 2017 Triumph Street Scrambler this morning at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy, and aim to prove that they still reign king when it comes to the popular scrambler category. The new bike is built around Triumph’s new Street Twin, which uses their all-new 900cc parallel twin […]

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New Bonneville Bobber Launch Thursday 26th

  The latest addition to the Bonneville family, Triumph introduces the all-new premium custom Bonneville Bobber. Born in a unparalleled bloodline of Triumph Bobber customs that stretch all the way back to the 1940’s it perfectly encapsulates the minimalist styling principles, muscular stance and purposeful engineering attitude of a genuine Bobber.  Our 59 Club Orange […]

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Growing up in the 1970’s

I have been here in Southern California for almost 17 years, but came from Great Britain, things have certainly changed since then but I was looking back on when I grew up and the 1970’s were more memorable than anything and wanted to share a few episodes of a BBC show to see if you […]

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Niihau The Forbidden Island of Hawaii

My Girlfriend is Hawaiian and Last night with her Mum we were talking about the islands, I didn’t know about the forbidden island of Niihau. Niʻihau or Niihau is the westernmost and seventh largest inhabited island in Hawaiʻi. It is 17.5 miles southwest of Kauaʻi across the Kaulakahi Channel. It’s area is 69.5 square miles. […]

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HONDA’S New CBR-1100 Should of Been Produced.

Concept motorcycles tend to have strange lives. Some, like the Suzuki GSX1100S, a.k.a the Katana, generate such interest from the public that a production model appears the very next year. Others, like the Honda CB1100R concept, take a little longer. Publicly shown in October 2007 together with the un-faired CB1100F, the single-seat racing-bodied CB1100R disappeared […]

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WINGS WHEELS & ROTORS SHOW

This unique showcase is where vehicles of the air and vehicles of the road meet in a nostalgic and inspiring display. You will discover hundreds of classic cars, motorcycles, and military & civilian aircraft (including helicopters). The event offers live entertainment, a food court, and kids corner to all! So make it an exciting day, […]

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Women’s History Month !!!

July is National Women’s Motorcycle Month and I want to kick it off with a few cool shots of these lovely ladies and what they have achieved to get any sort of recognition to be as equal on the road as guys. My girl rides and we have some great Girl riders in our 59 club that […]

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Happy Thursday to you all.

Good to see Carpy and what better shop to see on 360? #theta360 – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA Well Happy Thursday everyone, seems to come around way too fast, so this morning this will not be a huge Blog just as quick hello as people do follow what I do on the website. Just […]

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MY Hot Rod Heroes

There is so many Iconic Builders, designers and owners or creators of Vintage Hot Rodding, it would take so many volumes to fill, but I am going to do a few of my own personal favourites of Hot Rod Royalty that inspired me when I was a kid and, 9000 miles away on a little […]

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The Black Tibetans- Awesome Band and a Mate of mine.

  Los Angeles, CA –   Formed in 2011, the three-piece Rock N’ Roll machine consists of Dinst (vocals/guitar), Tammi Tibetan (bass), and Ryan KH (drums).  The Black Tibetans fuse motorcycle-centric culture with old-school sound combining elements of classic Rock N’ Roll, blues and punk influences.  The Black Tibetans have been on countless tours and have […]

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Tuesday- Toe Tapping Time

Happy Tuesday, I am not into politics so no radio on at the shop today but thought I would at least offer some sounds that I particularly like and thought that maybe you may enjoy some of the sounds that make my toes tap whilst i am doing stuff in and around the workshop. Below […]

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THRUXTON ACE SPECIAL EDITION

The names of Triumph and the Ace Café are linked way beyond our power of understanding, as these two are iconic landmarks in Britain’s motorcycling history. To mark down this bond, Triumph has created the Thruxton Ace Special Edition, a limited-run machine which epitomizes the classic heritage embodied in a modern-tech machine. The Thruxton Ace […]

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Rockers Day with the S.R.B.C.

With the year of the Monkey now here, the Chinese year kicked off with the S.R.B.C. Rockers day and boy was that a really cool turn out for that event. Retro Rockers Documentary Trailer from Michael Rush on Vimeo. Below, al photos are copy righted to. Coan Kee  Max Tam Michael CW Chiu  and the major photos […]

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New Triumphs Hit the Shows

OK, here we are with a few photos that are belting around the internet and wanted to share them with you. the 2016 Thruxton is great as Track racer, but the others are a little too mainstream for my liking, but hey, they want to sell to the masses and that’s cool with me. I […]

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A Drag racing Kinda day

Hello Folks Well, seeing as the day is flying by faster than a Drag race at the strip for Nostalgia motorcycles, i thought that i would add a few Drag Racing photos to make your day go maybe a little faster. Since I have been back from my Vacation to Jolly Europe I have been […]

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Jacks Hill Cafe Ton Up Day

Well today, I thought I would add a video of Jacks Hill Cafe Ton Up Day, always a good turn out there in rain or snow. Located in Towester in Northamptonshire, this place has always been a Regular stop for Motorcycles and Trucks, known to us in the UK as a real “Transport cafe” Jacks […]

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Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2015

27th September 2015 – A global classic styled motorcycle event that raises money for prostate cancer medical research. To raise awareness and support research into Men’s Health by bringing together dapper riders of classic machines, Cafe Racers, Bobbers, Custom motorcycles, Trackers and undefinable two-wheeled creations. info@gentlemansride.com  www.gentlemansride.com 27th September 2015 – A global classic styled […]

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New Visor with in Built Turn Signals

A firm has just entered the final stages of the Dyson Awards thanks to this visor with lights and inbuilt indicators. Blink hopes to increase rider safety by making the indicators more visible than usual, and by ‘humanising’ the rider thanks to a small light which illuminates the rider’s face. The helmet visor looks to […]

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Funny things with Scooters

Hey you lot     Thought I would add a little entertainment for you today with some funny Video’s based around the flying hairdryers,- yes, them there Scooters! Every Rocker likes to have a dig at these machines and I am sure the Mods do the same about us, remember, My Girlfriend has a Scooter […]

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Cool TT shots

 A Picture tells a thousand words right? So lets not beat about the Bush as this chap Martyn takes some cool shots that I was sent today, will try and get more info when I get it.                                     […]

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Ace Cafe in Florida

Whilst I am still in The UK spending time with my poor Mum, I thought I would try and add a video etc for the Blog and keep you up to speed on other things. The Ace cafe for instance, Check out the below video link to the recent “Ground Breaking” ceremony with the Mayor […]

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VIVA LAS VEGAS 18 Part 1

What a great time Jennifer and I had whilst attending VLV18 and, as a VIP Guest of Tom Ingram, I sure needed a break from the shop and this was the perfect way to relax and enjoy something that I really do have a passion for and wanted to relax and take the whole 4 days […]

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A Day out with The Ton Up Boys!

                Below is a great little write up  : By Rahoul Ghose | Photos: Manuel Madrid Rivera They have a super website named. http://lamotorcyclist.com/ and here is our friend and co-creator of such websites take on the day we invited him and his Thruxton for a ride out with […]