This sweet video is the first episode in a 10 part web series for Hypebeast entitled Depth of Speed. Shot by Josh Clason who is a passionate film maker and a massive motorhead – he pretty much loves everything with wheels. Josh has owned just about every brand of car there is but has a huge soft spot for vintage BMW’s. “I have a BMW 2002 and am looking for an old airhead to add to the stable” says Josh. He is currently working on cafe-ing a 1974 CB200 that is nearing completion.
This first episode is set in Salt Lake City and stars Andy Carter who is the man behind Pangea Speed. Not only is Andy building some great bikes but he has such a great philosophy about motorcycles. He pays respect to all machines, whether it be a chopper or even a sportsbike. This attitude is so refreshing and we wish more motorcyclist would adopt this frame of mind; with the plethora of challenges we all face daily, why are we so damn intent on drawing more lines in the sand?
Josh is planning to go travelling around America with his wife in search more interesting stories to film for the series. “We will be looking for stories on anything auto/motorcycle related and want to get a more in-depth look at the people that are behind these amazing bikes/cars/etc.” he says. If the first episode is anything like the next nine then we can’t wait to see what they discover. If you can’t wait till then, you can check out some other films Josh has shot on his trusty Canon 7D here and here.
This one’s a bit of a mystery, and when I say “mystery” I actually mean “floozy”. As far as we can make out, it’s a video shot by a talented character going by the name of Brandon Schrichten who made the film during the, erm, filming of the final chapter of Scott Toepfer’s “It’s Better in the Wind”. Check below for some still shots of the whole she-bang taken by Mr. Toepfer himself. Somehow, it’s also got a few of the guys from Dime City Cycles tied up in it as well. Maybe. And we also heard that your momma kept some of the guys “comfortable” between takes. Whatever the case, it’s a rich, sweet dollop of great motorbicycling action hand-made by virgins and then baked in a moderate oven for two minutes and thirty seconds until it’s all golden-brown and super delicious, and then served on our best Pipeburn china plates. Sit down, tuck your napkin into your greasy white t-shirt and tuck the hell in!
This cool little movie was sent to us by Oscar who is a Pipeburn reader from Barcelona, Spain. Oscar is not quite a professional film maker but he shot this piece as a tribute to the classic motorcycle group he is a member of called Squadra Sutge and has done a damn good job in our humble opinions. At 35 years old he is the youngest member of the group that spends most of their time racing, restoring and riding classic motorcycles. The video was shot at the recent Classic Moto event on the Circuito del Jarama, which is a 3.404 km (2.115 mile) race course in Madrid, Spain. The circuit has hosted nine Formula One Spanish Grand Prix with the last being back in 1981 when it was unfortunately deemed too narrow for modern racing.
The bike on the video ‘cover’ is Oscar’s Ducati Darmah which he has converted to a beautiful 900SS replica. You can check out more pics of the Classic Moto event here.
There are so many great videos floating around the interweb these days. It seems like every second day we receive one in our inbox or we stumble upon one on another motorcycle blog. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining, especially when they are all so unique and of such a high standard. This latest film was shot by photographer Michael Schmidt and features the legendary Yoshi and Kiyo from Garage Company. Schmidt shot this vid to promote the upcoming Born-Free 3 Show which is happening on June 25, 2011 in California. If you want to see what happened at Born-Free 2, hit this jump.
My long-suffering wife (who I love VERY VERY much – in case she happens to read this) will always quiz me on the odd occasion I take her out to an expensive restaurant or surprise her with flowers and chocolates with a question along the line of “why can’t you do this more often?” My response is as predictable as it is invariable; I always tell her “hey, if we ate lobster every night it wouldn’t be a luxury anymore would it?”
Well, keeping that thought in mind, I’d like to invite you to watch yet another killer short film on the art of making custom motorbicycles. In this vid, we get a sneak peak into the world of Dustin Kott from Kott Motorcycles. This little masterpiece was shot by a photographer and illustrator who goes by the very noble name of Benedict Campbell. He’s been shooting photos for the Ad Industry for over 20 years and if his stills are anything like his motion work, i’ll be hiring him to shoot my next wedding after my current wife divorces me for using the deeply personal moments in our relationship as fodder for writing Pipeburn articles. Ahem.
Harold Park Paceway is a harness horse racing track in Sydney. Or it used to be. It was sold a few years back to a developer who is trying to turn it into a billion dollar housing development. As the project is on hold until it gets the final approvals, Deus had a brilliant idea. To hire the track for a day, find some ‘jockeys’ to do a few laps, shoot some film and create some serious dust clouds for the locals to whine about. Here’s a nice little back story about the film by Carby Tuckwell, the creative force behind Deus:
“We have been sneaking in for a quick lap for ages, you get two at best before the caretaker wanders out and gives us a gentle wave on. No aggro, they know we are just having fun. What we really wanted was a good session on the banked gravel without interruption, so we asked to rent it for the day for a photo shoot and called around for willing jockeys. It was bumpy and ungroomed after years of neglect and the developer had drilled core samples at 50m intervals for extra danger. We got some good laps in, some of the dirt virgins pop squirting around with smiles like 10 year olds and a real 10 year old (Tom) who races speedway who trickled out from the pits and proceeded to ride wide open for 7 laps sideways the whole way. This kid will be a star.”
While they were at the horse track, the Deus boys also managed to shoot… um, rustle up a selection of stunning photos which can be viewed here. Enjoy.
As you may remember, we recently featured a very beautiful Honda cafe racer called “Bonita” that got quite a respectable response from you, the good readers of this here blog. Actually, it was more like Beatles riot come to think of it. Basking in the post-victory afterglow, Pepe and I were shooting the poop on all things Bonita, and he mentioned that he was really impressed with the two Deus videos we had recently posted. Luckily for us (or more correctly, me) it didn’t take a genius to figure out what to do next; we’d celebrate the the hottest girl we knew using the magic of modern video. And after many hiccups (including delaying the shoot due to a heatwave) we have managed to finish the thing. What an epic odyssey. Hope you like it.
Many thanks to Pepe (of course) for letting us dance with his babe on the roof of a supermarket at midnight, and his trusty sidekick Pablo. Thanks to Toby for his eccentric yet genius DOP skills and Banana Joe’s for letting us shoot on their roof. Also thanks to Lee from BJs Custom Choppers for letting us stay after the lights went out (long story). The song is “Some Kinda Love” by The Velvet Underground.
You are an average guy like you or I that finds himself in his hometown with two days to spare. You round up a few mates and enjoy some cleansing ales. And then you enjoy a few more. And then you get thrown out of the ale house. Then you find another one. Then you show a stranger how to break dance “new skool” style. Then things get a bit vague. You wake up the next morning not sure where you are and realise you’ve lost your phone and you have strange purple bruises on your legs.
Or maybe you are cinematographer Andrew David Watson and you find yourself in your hometown of Philadelphia with two days to spare. You round up a mate called Adam Cramer who also happens to be a true character and a vintage bike freak. You enjoy a few truly amazing on-camera conversations. And then you enjoy a few more. Then you spend a few hours shooting the guy’s shop. Then things just get better. You wake up a few weeks later with the final edit of what is one of the best short films we’ve seen in a very long time.
We came across this beautifully shot video on Falcon Motorcycle’s blog. Directed and filmed by Iñigo Oleaga, it shows the Kestrel being fabricated and built. Just like the stunning one-of-a-kind bike, this film is also mesmorising, full of artisanship, and rather cool to behold. Hope you like it.
(If you want to read more about the Kestrel build, click here.)
If this doesn’t make you want to go on a road trip, I don’t know what will. It’s a trailer for an independent film called “It’s Better In The Wind” by LA based photographer Scott G. Toepfer. The 15 minute short film is due out later this year and uses a mix of Super 8 and Canon 5D Mark II footage. It features a group guys riding across the Western parts of America on their bikes and just experiencing life the way it should be — no ipads or crackberries. We should all take a lesson from this. Another important lesson learnt from this trailer is to always watch your back while ‘draining the snake’ on the side of the road.