Saturday, 31 July 2010

Irish Real Road Racing Summertime Blues

Motorcycle Real Road Racing Blog by Barbiegirl Northern Ireland

What a truly wonderfully pleasant summer we've all been enjoying in this lovely wee country of ours, and it's all thanks to the truly innovatively insane 'Peace Process' dreamt up by people who allegedly might quite possibly have escaped from a lunatic asylum - either that or the rumour it was actually the brainchild of those lovely MCUI dinosaurs, is quite possibly not so far-fetched after all.

Thus far, it's been a summer of bombs, shootings, riots, petrol bombs, hijackings, punishment beatings, more riots, more petrol bombs, more shootings, and more real road racing deaths - whilst just a few miles away - the annual Isle of Man TT provided us with even more not unexpected deaths and seriously injured riders.

On a lighter note, the IOMTT also provided us with the new Guy Martin / Michael Dunlop Show - funny for some - seriously disturbing and disgustingly insulting for others. Hardly surprising though considering the pedigree of these two individuals when both seemingly decided to drag real road racing down into the local sewage system - or was it merely down to their own level perhaps?

The antics of Guy Martin - the embarrassing class clown, every school has at least one - allegedly usually a cover for their obvious inadequacies - his aspirations, if he ever had any, to be a BSB, WSB, or even MotoGP star - a wildly implausible dream by any standards. Guy has found his dubious niche in the world of motorcycle racing - hopefully he survives the ride.

Michael Dunlop though seems to think of himself as being the rightful heir to the vacated Joey Dunlop title of being the King of the Roads, but one has to wonder what the great man would honestly be thinking of this seemingly sullen spoilt brat when he allegedly spoke about not being bothered about going through the hedge when riding close to other competitors. The people who should be exceptionally bothered by his threatening attitude are the fans standing behind those same hedges - unprotected innocent fans who would become mere statistics, but who would care, seemingly not Michael Dunlop in his quest for the spoils of victory.

Perhaps a responsible governing body will revoke the appropriate licence, teams will withdraw machines, sponsors will withdraw funding or will Around A Pound boost the Michael Dunlop bank balance with another infusion of cash - around a pound perhaps!

Save Our Sport From Evil

©2010 Motorcycle RealRoadRacing Blog by Barbiegirl Northern Ireland

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Belfast Custom Bike Show 19th July 2010

Motorcycle Real Road Racing Blog by Barbiegirl Northern Ireland


This weekend sees the Belfast Custom Bike Show at Custom House Square, Belfast on Saturday 24th July 2010.

Taking place from Noon – 6pm and costing £5 the show has a raft of entertainment from live music from Belfast Greasers, The Sabrejets and of course customised bikes galore!

Hot Rods, Scooters and Old Skool Custom cars are also welcome but they all “gotta” be driven in.

With families welcome and Kids free admission – The kid’s events include bouncey castle, face painting & kid’s entertainer – there is plenty of other “stuff” for everybody from – Vintage hairdressing – Auto Jumble – Vintage clothing – Pinstriping from Nefarious – Trade stands – Body painting by Alternative Ink

Finishing off the day is the after show party with the Red Hot Roosters, which will take place at the Shorts Social Club from 8pm till LATE admission is £5. There is free secure overnight camping at Shorts Social Club from 11am on day of show – only 5 minute drive from show site.

Promises to be a great day and night!

Full Details – www.belfastcustombikeshow.co.uk

Belfast Custom Bike Show

Saturday 24th July 2010

Custom House Square

Noon – 6pm

£5.00

Show entries no later than 12 noon

Categories for this drive-in show include Best of Show, Best Engineering, Best Chop, Best Paint,

Best Streetfighter, Best Scooter, Best Trike, Best Classic and best Ladies Bike!

Live music from Belfast greasers, The Sabrejets – Hot food & drinks – On-site bar – Pinstriping from Nefarious – Ladies ! – Vintage hairdressing – Auto Jumble – Vintage clothing – Merchandise including new 2011 HAMC Nomads calendar – Big prize raffle – Trade stands – Body painting by Alternative Ink

After show party with Red Hot Roosters,

Shorts Social Club, 8pm – LATE, £5

Shorts Social Club, Aircraft Park, 366 Holywood Road, BT4 1SL

Free secure overnight camping at Shorts Social Club from 11am on day of show – only 5 minute drive from show site

Families welcome – Kids free admission – Kid’s events include bouncey castle, face painting & kid’s entertainer

For all enquiries please contact: info@belfastcustombikeshow.co.uk

Save Our Sport From Evil

©2010 Motorcycle RealRoadRacing Blog by Barbiegirl Northern Ireland