Wheels & Waves x Loser Machine
In Europe, the winter can seem unending, the time of year when we are consigned to dwell interminably in our garages, neon lights may be bright but they can never truly replicate sunlight…
But there is a cure, we have been planning an end of winter trip to the Basque country since last summer with our friend Fede at Loser Machine and Bixente, a ride for a Wheels and Waves 2013 reunion.
A band of brothers, 20 in all. However with the unpredictable seasonal conditions we are taking a gamble, but still we have ploughed through all conditions before and shall do again.
The ride is a total of 240km, and we are planning it for June, so it should be perfect riding : A combination of beautiful nature and a rare countryside found in these traditional lands, far from the polluted towns and cities that so many of us are forced to call home. Mountains are found in abundance as are the twists on the long empty stretches of road, which are themselves much like racing circuits, in short, a dreamlike wonderland.
Anybody who loves bikes will get that longed for Endorphin rush and a heavenly bike connection.
Shot & Edited by Douglas Guillot
Produced by Greendog Distribution
Music by Yussuf Jerusalem (bornbadrecords.net/artists/yussuf-jerusalem/)
Photography by Benoit Guerry (guerrypratimages.com/home.html)
additional film shots by Juan Lagarrigue (jromero.fr) & Sarah Arnould (saraharnould.tumblr.com)
Graphic Design by Steven Burke (stevenburke.blogspot.fr)
Support by Loser Machine (losermachine.com)
1970 Porsche 908/3
“The Porsche 908/3 was the car created by Porsche specifically to race and win in just 2 races, the Targa Florio and the Nürburgring 1000. The insane Porsche 917 was considered too heavy and tail happy to race on the tighter, more twisty circuits and so Porsche revived the 908 and set about creating a car capable of taking on all comers at the world famous Nürburgring and wiping the floor with them.”
Read full article here
Photo Credits: Ned Jackson ©2013 Courtesy of RM.
Birdy Nam Nam - Defiant Order
Edwin and Kingdom of Kicks share a similar approach to life, both constantly looking to push the boundaries of their perennial products. Together they tell a story of friendship and respect for the simplicity of their respective crafts, embarking on a journey that takes them from London to Biarritz to take part in the Wheels & Waves event.
Riding personally customised bikes with a couple of old tents thrown in, no map, a healthy dose of rain, old skateboards and knackered out surf boards, Nico’s famous catapult, and eyes for mischief and adventure, the marauding members of the ‘FURTHER’ crew celebrate the best of times putting their product to the test.
London to Biarritz and back again – Summer MMXII – Edwin Denim Co & Kingdom of Kicks.
W1910 - The Escape
Blitz Customs x Edwin Denim Co
My #autosalon 2013
HONDA CB550 CAFE RACER
“There’s a great story behind this Honda, owned by 33-year-old Chris Booth of Vancouver BC. Until he was 28, Chris swore that he’d never ride a motorcycle: “They’re far too dangerous.” Then he went on a road trip to Speed Week at Bonneville with three friends.
Chris had never thrown a leg over a bike before, but one of his friends had brought along a Honda CB cafe racer. And he let Chris ride it alongside the track—with no helmet, boots or gloves. After getting off the bike, Chris asked him how much he wanted for it.”
Read the whole story here.
DOUGLAS A-26 Invader
“The Douglas A-26 Invader is one of the toughest and most versatile planes created during WWII, somewhat amazingly there are still many of them in service fighting fires in the Northwestern United States (as can be seen in the 1989 Spielberg film “Always”).
Some configurations of the plane had as many as 22 forward facing .50 calibre machine guns making it one of the most formidable attack aircraft ever built, the airframe was capable of carrying twice its specified bomb load and was also fitted with one of the first NACA 65-215 laminar flow airfoils.”