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Valerie Thompson ready to race in her BMW branded one piece suit and Schuberth full face.
Valerie is a five time land speed record holder, is an official member of the BUB Speed Trials 201 MPH Club, Mojave Magnum 200 MPH Club, and Texas Mile 200 MPH Club… dang! She also set a personal best top speed of 212 mph on her BMW S1000RR during the March 2013 Texas Mile competition. Pretty incredible. 
Valerie will be appearing at BMW Las Vegas open house this weekend, Saturday April 19th, 2014 from 11a to 3p. For more info, address, etc… hit the Valerie Thompson FB page. 

Valerie Thompson ready to race in her BMW branded one piece suit and Schuberth full face.

Valerie is a five time land speed record holder, is an official member of the BUB Speed Trials 201 MPH Club, Mojave Magnum 200 MPH Club, and Texas Mile 200 MPH Club… dang! She also set a personal best top speed of 212 mph on her BMW S1000RR during the March 2013 Texas Mile competition. Pretty incredible. 

Valerie will be appearing at BMW Las Vegas open house this weekend, Saturday April 19th, 2014 from 11a to 3p. For more info, address, etc… hit the Valerie Thompson FB page

Flattrack babe Kara Kolodziej photographed by Corinna Mantlo at the Mid-Carolina Speedway. Kara races flat track with Five & Dime racing in the AMA Vintage Grand National Championship Circuit. A 1965 BSA/Triumph 250cc is her motorbike in the 250 “Ironman” class.
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Flattrack babe Kara Kolodziej photographed by Corinna Mantlo at the Mid-Carolina Speedway. Kara races flat track with Five & Dime racing in the AMA Vintage Grand National Championship Circuit. A 1965 BSA/Triumph 250cc is her motorbike in the 250 “Ironman” class.

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The lil’ Nean Bean (of MotoFactory PDX) - second place at the Salem, OR flat track races. She’s 4’11” of flat trackin’ FURY. 
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The lil’ Nean Bean (of MotoFactory PDX) - second place at the Salem, OR flat track races. She’s 4’11” of flat trackin’ FURY. 

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Ana Carrasco: Racing Against Men

Ana Carrasco, 16 year old FIM MotoGP racer in the Moto 3 field, talks about how she feels being a “woman in a man’s world”. She finished 8th at Valencia last week and finished her first season in a decent spot.

From KTM’s blog-

She notched six top twenty finishes until arriving at Sepang for the Malaysian Grand Prix in October where 15th position meant she was the first female to score GP points in twelve years and the first since 1995 in the small cylinder category. 

Ueda Helmet Sculptures

Shuhei Ueda, located in Japan, is doing some very interesting things in the way of helmet art under the name Ueda Helmets including iconic race replicas.

Instead of painting helmets that are already manufactured, he’s sculpting helmets with human features in/on them.

Working with the infinitely talented Gregor Halenda was an absolute treat- and before all the photos come out for the joint gear review project with Silodrome, I wanted to share this shot from lighting tests that we were particularly fond of. 
While you might not recognize his name, you’ve seen his work. In the Ducati model catalogue, Rev’It’s campaign with Ducati, and so much more. Your eyes will thank you for hopping over to his website for a look-see- gregorhalenda.com.
Huge thanks to Gregor for making this work on a tight schedule before a big trip, James McBride for making things happen from across the globe, and Bill Blacke for bringing his Guzzi down for the shoot. 
Photograph copyright Gregor Halenda, 2013.

Working with the infinitely talented Gregor Halenda was an absolute treat- and before all the photos come out for the joint gear review project with Silodrome, I wanted to share this shot from lighting tests that we were particularly fond of. 

While you might not recognize his name, you’ve seen his work. In the Ducati model catalogue, Rev’It’s campaign with Ducati, and so much more. Your eyes will thank you for hopping over to his website for a look-see- gregorhalenda.com.

Huge thanks to Gregor for making this work on a tight schedule before a big trip, James McBride for making things happen from across the globe, and Bill Blacke for bringing his Guzzi down for the shoot. 

Photograph copyright Gregor Halenda, 2013.

Shelina Moreda peeking out of her helmet on track for Team Brammo!

Shelina Moreda peeking out of her helmet on track for Team Brammo!

Maria Herrera won the Moto3 race at Aragon yesterday, becoming the first woman in history to win a race in the Spanish Championship (CEV) in motorcycling.

(Thanks to El Osario for the submission.)

Katya Kishinevsky working on her track bike. Katya is from Portland, OR. Check out those knee pucks!

Katya Kishinevsky working on her track bike. Katya is from Portland, OR. Check out those knee pucks!

Alan Kempster, one arm and legged motorcycle racer from the Australia, is in desperate need of sponsorship in order to keep racing. 
Friends of his have started a petition rallying for Red Bull to take him on! Help a fellow motorcyclist out, go take a minute to sign. Click here.
If you want to know more about Alan, check out my article featuring videos and photos, Alan Kempster: More Than Whole.

Alan Kempster, one arm and legged motorcycle racer from the Australia, is in desperate need of sponsorship in order to keep racing. 

Friends of his have started a petition rallying for Red Bull to take him on! Help a fellow motorcyclist out, go take a minute to sign. Click here.

If you want to know more about Alan, check out my article featuring videos and photos, Alan Kempster: More Than Whole.

Ladies ready to race their scoots. (Submission from tumblr user pigneguy.)

Ladies ready to race their scoots. (Submission from tumblr user pigneguy.)

Jenny Tinmouth at Isle of Man TT. Go girl, go!

Jenny is the fastest female TT racer ever to lap the famous 37.73 mile mountain course at over 119.945mph.

Photos by Chris Thackeray.

Lady hands just look better with mechanical things. 
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Lady hands just look better with mechanical things. 

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Anna Stowe is a motorcyclist, artist, and awesome woman from Nova Scotia. She recently did a collection of art pieces called “Miles of Bliss” that celebrate the early days of motorcycle trials and scrambles.

Check out the Anna Stowe Portfolio site, and her online store Good Day Studio. Psst… free shipping until the 18th!

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Sofi Tsingos (on the inside of the corner) showin’ the boys how to get a knee down proper!

Sofi Tsingos (on the inside of the corner) showin’ the boys how to get a knee down proper!