9/27/13

Good for Lady





Today a little story from our Good friend Juan-Ramon in Madrid. A funny lightweight idea came out of his mind and turned last summer into reality... The proof if needed that size doesn't matter.




It started two years ago in a classic magazine. He stood before me, a fork Zundapp 200 of the 40's. At that time there was the "Massive Metamorphosis" contest, and I thought, let's do something really cool ...

With a Yamaha 250 and a mechanic I began the adventure, but the mechanic did not advance so much, the union with the fork was not good and this guy disappeared several months, until I get the parts … Lost time.

At that moment I thought of making a more practical bike for my girl. A 125 you can drive with car license.

But now I need help, I need to safely put the Zundapp fork on the new bike. I talk to Pedro of CRD (Cafe Racer Dreams) and ask for help. Hands on !!!
The model chosen is a Honda CG 125 from 2005, very, very ugly.

My idea it’s a bike around the fork. Keep the black and gold and look very 40s.  We start to work. With a good CRD job, keeping the front disc brake, lightened chassis, electrical system reduced and a painting duotone style, the project comes to life.

And after several months of work, here it’s, a Honda 125 long and low, very easy to use in the city and manageable for a girl.
Good For Retro presents: # GOODFORLADY

Now a lucky girl is driving in Sierra Bonita…!!!.













9/18/13

An Insider's look at W&W



Three months have passed since Wheels & Waves, and that's as much time I needed before catching up with the team. WIth the efforts and the hard work we've put in the event, we needed a few weeks to be able to look back.

We all left W&W with a very good feeling, of having succeeded in our mission, and have grown with a real desire to continue the adventure.

Life is sometimes unforseeable and full of surprises - good or bad. Doing an event like W&W doesn't happen like that, it's rather the result of a lot of hard work and many challenges to face.

Our deliberate choice to organize Wheels and Waves as a free event with a public access has proved to be a key element in chosing the right venue, and one of our first major challenges. It's a hard task to put a number on the amount of participants. The venue is fundamental; the location and the scenography have a great visual impact, which we give a lot of importance to.

The weather also plays an essential part, and although we've been lucky this year, there's a major risk to take in which we can do nothing.

To that, we added this year the crazy idea of wanting runs on the road... which local authorities only approved 2 days before the beginning of the event. Lucky us ;)

Among the other requirements we had, was to produce a credible art exhibition. Another challenge as the choice of artists is subjective and personal. Our choice was the result of meetings and discussions, which helped us select the Fantastic Four. Personally, I have always cultivated an immoderate taste for the dark and mysterious aesthetic and they reflected this. Each of the four artists in their own way led us through the maze of their own minds, with some dark, rock and also romantic feel to it.

Thanks again to them.


We're already in the middle of planning the 2014's edition of Wheels and Waves; the inspiration is already gaining momentum we just need to put the ideas into practice!

Stronger, faster, further! Til next year...


Vincent Prat
Anik Labreigne


I would like to add some of the most outstanding pictures from present photographers. Some will be etched in my memory for a long.


BILL PHELPS










 Philippe "Ayurveda"Legal

Conrad Leach

Christophe Canitrot



Jörg Niemeyer

Louise @March LA.B


Sarah Arnould



Roland Sands


Tom Bonnet

Galician Canibal



Benny @ Edwin Europe

Marta Rodriguez





Nick Clements



Spanish crew

Paul Truchot




Paul D'Orléans


Keep this place in your mind for next year, something important should happen there !

Jérome Coste







Sébastien Chirpaz

Lorenzo Zua Zua

Tamara Bell


Brian Bent







Alberto Garcia Alix





Oivier Prat




Hugo Jézéguebel




Nick Clements

Paul d'Orléans and Conrad Leach

Biarritz "Grand Plage"



Pierre and son Tom Bonnet






Jaime Garcia-Brian Bent

ALBERTO GARCIA ALIX

Juan Ramon Ortega

David Durand

Brian Bent



Lennard "Legs" Schurmanns


Frederique bangerter

Kristina "Karamelito Tropical" Fender

Julien Phomveha






Loren

Saladin Stiti






Jérome Coste



Alvaro Ambrosio

Marta Rodriguez




Esther Bent

David Fiddaman

Daniel Crespo

Jules Watts


 HIROYUKI MAEDA







Dimitri Coste/David Durand

Vincent Lassere /David Borras



Céline

Irène Kotnik






JO FISCHER
Sylvain Berneron

Perkins Lyautey

Alexander Dalton




Marta Rodriguez

Antonio Merinero

Sébastien Chirpaz



David Borras

Alberto Garcia Alix


HERMANN KOEPF


Chris Hunter/ Thor Drake

Juan Ramon Ortega

Julien Azé

James Jordan




Tamara bell



Fred Jourden





Dimitri Coste



PETER HECK














DAVID MARVIER



Maxwell Paternoster

Daniel Gallar/Merche Domot

Hedi Ben Youssef




Arthur de Kersauzon

The Four Horsemen







Make Bromance and not War !

Christophe Canitrot

Nico/bixente








 

J.ROMERO











Mark Amos

KRISTINA FENDER






Dimitri, Seb and Hugo

Seafood eater









 BENOIT GUERRY



Live performance Artist Brian Bent for our Partner Red Wing



The prizes ceremony 2 beautiful March LA.B for the winners


My Rocket beiing stolen ?












A view from upstairs shot during the ride...







MERRY MICHAU













We can't promise this Sunset next year , but we'll ask for !



FREAKY RICO





























































JEUNESSES REBELLES
















ADAM FEDDERLY



Jefe

Anik Labreigne/Kenny Jacob

Pa Trick




EDWIN EUROPE



Bill Phelps

The Morodors





Tania & Dominique




Saladin Stiti

Jérome Allé

Thierry De Miras

PD'O / Sebastien Lorentz

Benoit Guerry