THE POSTED SHOT IN THE LINK IN THIS WRITE UP IS NOT A TRUMPY BUT A BEEZER, AS I NOW REALISE . . . .
GOING BACK TO WHEN I FIRST SAW IT EIGHTEEN ODD MONTHS AGO, I TOOK ONE LOOK AT THE FRONT BRAKE, I FIGURED A '71-'72 TRUMPY JOB AND, LIKE A CONCEITED, ARROGANT DICK, AUTO ASSUMED THE WHOLE BIKE WAS A TRUMPET, EVEN THOUGH A QUICK SQUIZ AT THE MOTOR WOULD HAVE FIXED THAT DELUSION INSTANTLY. . . .
THAT TOTALLY INCORRECT ASSUMPTION HAS STAYED WITH ME SINCE, UNTIL FIFTEEN EMBARRASSING MINUTES AGO WHEN I LOOKED AGAIN WITH OPEN EYES, LIKE A MIS-INTERPPRETED LYRIC THAT YOU SING INCORRECTLY UNTIL SOMEONE POINTS IT OUT . . . .
I WAS GOING TO DELETE THE WHOLE THING BUT KINDA THOUGHT IT COWARDLY, BESIDES, THE OLD BEEZERS DID PRETTY WELL IN THE FLAT TRACK SCENE BACK IN THE DAY ANYWAY AND I WAS SORT OF STUPIDLY PROUD OF MY ALLITERATION ATTEMPTS AS WELL . . . . SO, IF YOU LIKE, READ ON AND EXCUSE MY BLINDNESS AND DUMBARSED ARROGANCE, CHEERS, WHITELINES.
P.S - APOLOGIES TO ALL FANS OF BOTH MARQUES WHO MAY HAVE BEEN OFFENDED.
AN OLDY BUT ONE HELL OF A GOODY . . . LET THE CLODS FLY FREE !!!
THOUGHT I'D REVISIT A PHOTO THAT HAS STUCK IN MY MIND SINCE I FIRST LAID EYES ON IT CARE OF "RIGID HIPS" A YEAR OR SO AGO . . . THE FILTH AND THE FURY, WAY COOL SHOT !!!
MENTALLY MANIACAL MERIDAN MAULER MARVELOUSLY MANGLING MAXIMUM MUD !!
. . . . . . . . . . . OR
MASTERFULLY MAGICAL MERIDAN MOTHERFUCKER MUSCLES MUDDY MAELSTROM MADNESS !!
Trumpy unit twins were almost born for this kind of shit . . . light, tight and wide open !!
No small wonder that Gary Nixon et al used to knock em dead in the U.S of A for so long . . .
[click invisible link beneath this line and check it out . . thanks Nicke from Sweden's finest]
Rigid Hips Stockholm: June 2010
Interestingly, I once asked Barry Sheene who was a close mate of my then boss, Paul 'Fat Count' Feeney, if he would like to take my freshly rebuilt '74 Bonnie, with 650 exhaust cam and other goodies, for a thrash, 'Ace' was at this point getting about on the newly released Monster 900 Duke . . . . mostly on it's back wheel, his response was typically to the point . . . " Doggy [me], I stopped riding these leaky old shitboxes back in the sixties mate . . . thanks, but piss off !!". Total bloody classic, he did, however, wring the neck out of my '94 Speed Triple a short time later . . .
VALE BARRY AND GARY . . . GONE BUT DEFINITELY NOT FORGOTTEN . . .