Posts tagged with "RALLIES"

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, 2014

The Zurich convoy, chapter one: Meet up at the Sihlquai!
…how many gentlemen will show up this year?

all photographs by Franz J. Venzin

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Hey gentlefolk, take your finest tweed, put on a crisp shirt and bind the silk cravat. Gun your Bobber, Scrambler, Classic, Café Racer or whatever machine you own to join the distinguished gentlemen and genteel ladyfolk on their ride for donation! It’s september the 28th, the day of the ‚Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride‘!
Being dapper for a cause, ‚DGR‘ raises funds for research into prostate cancer as a part of their mission to support men’s health.

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Ride with style, be neat and trim in dress and appearance!

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Speedseekers at Pendine Sands, June 2014

Showdown on the british ’sandflats‘ of Pendine.
all photographs by Franz J. Venzin

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Pendine Sands is the place where in the twenties, Malcom Campbell and Parry Thomas battled for the fastest run! It became the ‚Bonneville‘ of Great Britain. The VHRA (Vintage Hot Rod Association) organised the revival of these legendary duells the second time already.

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Every morning the racers had to wait until the tide forced the water to leave the beach! As soon as this happened the pits where built on place and the racetrack and the measured gap was marked. Then the impressive convoy of more than 130 racers moved slowly to the pits to do the final preparation on their cars.

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Hangar Rockin‘ St. Stephan 2010

The ‚Hangar‘, the biggest old style rally in switzerland.
all photographs by Franz J. Venzin

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Established in Birrfeld 2001, which was easy to reach for everybody it grew fast and developed to one of the biggest Rock’n Roll, Hot Rod, Custom-, Classic Car and vintage Motorbike party in europe.

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In 2008 the crew of  the ‚Crazy Eventik‘ had to move this event. A tricky thing to do but they found this spot in the Simmental, a former military airstrip in St. Stephan. This ‚end of the world‘ like place with it’s stunning backdrop turned over the years into a ‚Mekka‘ for Rockn‘ Roll and Custom Cars.

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Hindenberg Speedway 2013

Sportsman’s and amateur dirt track races. An evening in the pits…
all photographs by Franz J. Venzin

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As far as they have already been published in Thom Piston’s ‚The Smokin‘ Shutdown Magazine‘ Yearbook 2013 i’ll show the racing pictures later, don’t worry. Let’s start first with a little story in the pits.

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