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Interview: Photographer and Filmmaker Todd Blubaugh

Posted on April 1, 2011 by Scott in Other. 24 comments

Todd Blubaugh is one of those guys you hate. He is very talented at what he does, he loves his job and he gets paid to fly around the world taking photos of models, snowboarders and motorcycles. We came across a trailer for his documentary a few months ago called ‘We R Winning’ (he was winning way before Charlie Sheen) and loved what we saw. The series is all about different people’s experiences with motorcycles and how they’ve changed their lives. Of course, when we originally tried to get in contact with Todd he was in China on a job. But as soon as he got back, he answered a few questions for us.


Interview: Nick “Much Much Go” Eterovic

Posted on December 7, 2010 by Andrew in Other. 14 comments

Smartly, Nick decided against riding the bike seat-less

Can you tell us a little about yourself and your background? How does your profession overlap with building bikes? I’m an industrial designer currently working in the automotive industry. There are parallels but not many overlaps. Like any designer, I get paid to have a good eye for detail and proportion but I certainly don’t fabricate at work, nor do I get to work under such open-ended circumstances. The two courses I did last year (welding and panel beating) helped with the build more than anything!

We’ve all seen “Much Much Go” – can you run us through the build? What was the original bike and where did it come from? My friend had offered this 1979 Honda CB250T to me before, but I was daunted by its cobweb and dirt encrusted state. Without instruments, carburettors, throttle, chain, lamps nor most of the body it was an unknown entity that looked more like a money pit than anything else.


Interview: Maurice Rissman of Raider Motorsports

Posted on November 5, 2010 by Andrew in Other. 8 comments

From left to right, Mark Schadel and Maurice Rissman

Pipeburn: Can you introduce yourself?

I’m Maurice Rissman of Raider Motorsport. I’ve been involved in bike and car racing my entire life as both a competitor and team owner. In 2003 I escaped Sydney to Coffs Harbor (about 7 hours ride north of Sydney) where I married and now live with my wife Jo, and our boys Jack and Ben.

PB: Describe Raider Motorsport to us.

MR: Raider Motorsport’s been around since the 70s and has been involved in almost every discipline of two and four wheel competition. Today we’re a rare and unique bike importer; things like Ducati, Guzzi, Bimota, Honda Fours, Z1 Kawakas and triples. We also do top shelf stuff like Egli Vincent and the oval-pistoned Honda RC40. This year we’ve created our own range of retro racers, some of which have appeared on Pipeburn. We’ve kicked off with SR’s and GB’s, and we hope to soon have a reasonable range of models in various styles; Bobbers, Street Fighters and Café Racers etc.


Photographer profile – Mondo Lulu

Posted on September 18, 2010 by Scott in Other. 4 comments

Mondo Lulu is a photographer and designer living in Toronto. We spotted some of his Café Racer photos on Flickr and thought we’d asked him a few questions.


Photographer profile: Tyler Gilchrist

Posted on August 22, 2010 by Scott in Other. 5 comments

Pipeburn: Can you introduce yourself to our readers?

Tyler Gilchrist: I’m a photographer and bike rider living in Toronto, Ontario. I’ve recently arrived back from living in Boston where I picked up my 1969 Triumph Daytona. I also run a blog called Northshore Run.

PB: What inspires you?

TG: Getting out of the city and – as clichéd as it sounds – feeling the wind in my face inspires me to ride. Seein’ guys do their own thing with their bike – regardless of brand or style – inspires me to find out more. The custom bike scene in Toronto is starting to catch on. There’s definitely some good guys in the city with some pretty sweet bikes. Lots of 70’s CBs and cafe’d out Japanese bikes mixed in with HDs and the odd old-school British bike. Pipeburn, Scott Pommier’s Chasing Thunder and inspired me to pick up a camera and start snapping photos of the bikes and other weird shit I see along the way.