Pick up your copy of SIDEBURN here, see caption with the picture below for my part in this edition of this beautifully improbable marriage of motorcycle racing and art rendered quarterly on paper.
I’m excited to have work in the latest edition of SIDEBURN Magazine. The article I wrote and photographed, High School Mechanical, is about the students and mentors of The Iron Angels building and racing a motorcycle. They are the first all-female team participating in the Build Milwaukee Moto Mentor Program. Print and digital copies can be purchased here.
The Bradford Beach Brawl Motorcycle Race in Milwaukee from Ed Makowski on Vimeo.
For the Harley-Davidson 115th anniversary, sand volleyball courts were transformed into a flat track oval. So much fun!
The motorcycle beach race in Milwaukee was super fun yesterday. Bradford Beach was transformed into a racetrack for the Harley-Davidson 115th anniversary celebration and motorcycle racers spun around on the flat track sand oval. This was put on by The Race of Gentlemen, but also featured contemporary twins racing as well. From what I understand, this was their first time trying to race and turn these vintage bikes – not just drag race in a straight line on the beach.
Here the @theironangels are putting the final touches on their race bike before the first race this Saturday. They are the first all-female race team to participate in the @buildmoto motorcycle racing program. Logo design by @caro74happy . The tires even have a little bit of practice dirt between the treads. This bike will be raced on a flat dirt track against the other Build Milwaukee bikes for the first time this Saturday. Their garage space is at Harley Davidson University, and the teams currently use Honda CL160 or CL175 bikes. This is the first year that Build is racing flat track instead of road racing. Click the image to see other pictures. Complete story to come…
I had a great time last night working on a print piece about the Iron Angels Build Moto Team. The project is one in which mentors help high school students in the Milwaukee area build a flat track race motorcycle. The Iron Angels are the first team of all female students and mentors. It’s pretty neat documenting their progress and process. I got a kick out of this view of the Honda engine with the valve covers removed. It looks like a Star Wars character, or maybe a mastodon. Their first race is May 19!
Here is my final television reporting piece for this semester, a spotlight on Walker’s Point and Fuel Cafe’s Two Wheel Thursday. For this one we had to come in at longer than 60 seconds and under 1:20.