Posts Tagged Mark Buckley
It’s been covered too well by better writers than I (see here and here), but I have to say that it is indeed a sad testament to the truth of the maxim of “no good deed goes unpunished” that the TTXGP will not be happening at the Isle of Man this year. That said, let me rub salt in the wound by passing along a video shared by Brian Wismann, the lead designer of the Brammo Enertia and the Brammo TTR race bike. It is footage (courtesy of TTXGP) of the Brammo bikes at last year’s event. Those were heady days and there was a shared sense of witnessing history among those of us who were fortunate enough to know where to look to find the latest race results. If we had been able to see footage like this, we would have been overwhelmed, no doubt.
The Rider’s Digest is a UK magazine that covers all aspects of motorcycling. February’s Issue (which came out on January 21) has the third report on the 2009 TT week on the Isle of Man, and it focuses on the TTXGP race.
It has a particularly attractive cover, as you can see:
That would be Mark Buckley on #26, which placed third in the race.
More information on the website: www.theridersdigest.co.uk This issue has 9 pages on the race, including more pics of the Brammo bikes, like this one:
Anyone ever seen this magazine in the United States?
On Newsstands everywhere, September 8. Here for your perusal, today.
That’s Mark Buckley, probably at the TTXGP race in June 2009, on the Isle of Man.
Updated: That’s Aaron Frank of Motorcyclist “riding in Brammo’s backyard in Southern Oregon.” (Thanks, Brian!)
This is the Brammo TTR that came in 3rd at this year’s inaugural TTXGP race on the Isle of Man. It is on display at the Cascade Station Best Buy in Portland, Oregon.
I am ready to say that I’m at least as sure as Ivory Soap is pure (that’s 99 and 44 100ths), that tomorrow, August 28th, 2009, will be E-Day.
I just spoke with “Jessica” and she said, “We have three in the back, ready for test drives. All you need is a driver’s license with a motorcycle endorsement.” I asked her if I came in, wanted a test drive, and wanted to buy one today, could I?
So, I was wrong… TODAY is E-Day.
Picture from Brian Wismann:
I got tired of waiting for the interns to come up with new Brammo logos for me to critique in my gentle, nurturing style, so I have decided to announce my own logo contest:
Brammofan’s Logo/Avatar/Shield Contest
Because I don’t just need a logo or an avatar. I need something that my mom trusted butler, Wilbert, can sew onto the front of my Brammofan Superhero Costume.
It should be bright and happy and powerful and bullet-proof and should be clearly visible and easily recognizable when I wear it while riding my overvolved Brammo Enertia. The top speed of my bike will have to remain undisclosed, but suffice to say that Mark Buckley will be eating my dust. I say this only because the logo designer should consider what can be “easily recognizable” given the high speed and short opportunity to view it.
It must be original. Challenge: Use of the letter “B” is fine, but you may not use the letters “B” and “F” in proximity. Brammofan is not to be referred to as the “BF” guy.
Send your submissions to: email@example.com
I will post my favorites and perhaps put them up for a vote by certified members of the Brammocult. But Brammofan retains the right to choose the winner. The winner receives the coveted position of “Brammofan’s Logo/Avatar/Shield Designer” and a prominent mention on the front page of my blog, which sometimes gets over a hundred views a day (mostly by CP+B interns).
Get your submissions in soon. The contest closes on E-Day.* That’s coming up here very quickly, I think.
*E-Day: a.k.a “Enertia Day,” is the day on which the Brammo Enertia debuts at the Cascade Station Best Buy in Portland, Oregon.