The New Hip Thing Called Celluloid

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    THE NEW HIP THING   In Hoyte van Hoytema’s Oscar acceptance speech for Best Cinematography for his work on OPPENHEIMER he made a special mention of the ‘new hip thing called celluloid’. He recommended the analogue stuff, in this case 70 mm film-stock.  Maybe it’s hip but also old world. A roll of […]

Monte Hellman Unsung Hero

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  MONTY HELLMAN UNSUNG HERO OR NOT SUNG ENOUGH…SO HEREBY TWO LANE BLACKTOPMonte Hellman sadly passed away on 20 april 2021. He reached the respectable age of 91 years.He became famous mostly for directing the film Two Lane Blacktop. Completely deserved, the first time I saw the film I was awe-struck. He painted a perfect picture of the downbeat […]

Hecho En México

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  HECHO EN MÉXICO   A lot of interesting things come from Mexico. The mix of Spanish catholic baroque and native Mexican roots seem to stimulate a weird and wonderful aesthetic. The landscape, the cultural heritage, either native or imported, concocted a psychological mix that sprouted a very specific artisanal output. Though violence sadly seems […]

Going on a Trip Out .. over there..

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  GOING ON A TRIP OUT .. OVER THERE..   It was never an appealing idea to me to go across the channel. For what? For a holiday in the rain? Or to go to a place where there is still ‘class’ distinction? Where stiff upper lip rules and these whiny 80-ies bands ruled? Never […]

Hanging out in the Pyrenees

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  HANGING OUT IN THE PYRENEES We’ve been there before. But now we aimed to cross the Pyrenees east to west on our motorbikes, to end our trip in the Bardenas Reales, an unreal beautiful desertlike area south of the mountains on Spanish soil. Our bikes were a hybrid Yamaha XT500 with a C&J-frame and […]

Flat Track Racing in Belgium

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  FLAT TRACK RACING IN BELGIUM I had to see it with my own eyes, after watching On Any Sunday the hundredth time. There was this flat track race event called ‘Hells Race’ in the Helzold Speedway Stadium in Belgium. Organised by ‘Sinners Supply’. Sounds good, I thought. A lot of hot after-worldly sin. So […]

We Were at Wheel and Waves

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WE WERE AT WHEELS AND WAVES (and did we know it) It has always been a dream for Rumble Speed Shop to participate in the famous Wheels & Waves event at Biarritz. Our own little Mecca near the Atlantic for a few days a year. Our friend Alvin from The Rogue Company invited us to […]

XT500 Dirt Tracker

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XT500 DIRT TRACKER Our next built in progress is based on the iconic indestructible XT500 chassis and engine. Tank is stock XT, seat, cowl, and air scoop are fabricated by hand in alloy. The engine had a top-overhaul, bottom was in perfect order : ). Fueled by a Mikuni TM36 flat slide carb. It has […]


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