Los Angeles. First Motorcycle Parachute Jump. Fred Osborne races over the brink of 200 foot cliff and lands safely!".1920 Jump to Eternity
Travis Pastrana, did it. Before him Alain Prieur did it. And for sure, few other stuntmen did. But this one seems to be the very very first one., Live from crazy California!!
For December again but in Japan,
the legendary Hot Rod
Custom Show, in Yokohama.
| For December in California USA, the Mooneyes X mas party. |
LINK to Event website.
In Italy at the MQQN Café
on the 21 October.
www.mooncafeitaly.euThree MOONEYES events, on three areas of the world.
Europe, USA and Japan. If you dare
don't miss one!!
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During our last trip in Japan, we visited the legend: The MOON OF JAPAN shop, from Mooneyes.
A marvel of place, a Disneyland for big boys. I couldn't speak directly in the eyes of Steven, because my eyes where going all around the shop to see everything. Just like the moon eyes??
The first room is for T-shirts and novelties. A million of articles, stickers, mugs, plates....All you can imagine. Branded Mooneyes or Rat fink or other brands.
Go upstairs, you are in the auto parts department. Cars, lowriders magazines from all around the world are waiting you. Metal flakes paint from the source, Air ride system, cover hubs...All the car and bike catalog is there.
Going down the stairs, pass thru the shop, you are in the motorcycles garage. Helmets, rims, ect.
Pass this door you are outside: Far away you can see two WW Combi on the parking. But on your left, the Mooneyes Automotive, a garage who looks like in a movie. Everything is calculated not to break the atmosphere. Period correct in sum.
Turn around the corner and you can enter the Moon Café, a creation from Shige -San. The saver of Mooneyes in general.
The café features excellent Hamburgers, Milk Shakes, served by two Japanese beauties.
I never saw a place like this. Mooneyes Japan is the temple of all our souvenirs.
If you go to Japan, Mooneyes is located at Yokohama, 30 minutes train from Tokyo.
Follow the steps on their website to find the place.
Thank you to Shige-San and Steven.
At Fuji Rock Festival, there where rabbits everywhere. From wood board and flashing colors like gold and fluo. These rabbits where the art work from MAd Bunny. A pro Snow boarder, who is also designer.
|Mad Bunny, tatoed arms from Mister Wim tattoos.|
|Our Indian with the mad bunny Stiker|
|The Mad bunny staff with Varanne crew|
Written by Danny.
Done! We are back in the WALL OF DEATH show. It was at least 5 years that I felt the lack of wall riding in my life. These last 5 years, my job with the GLOBE made me more than happy. I brought my team to Monte Carlo Circus festival, we got the Guiness world record, we made a Splitter Globe of Death, we made the DOUBLE GLOBE, ect...It seemed to me that I have done all what can be done in the GLOBE of death show. As I always wants to innovate and not doing like the others, I dreamed of a WALL of DEATH, but not like my family had before. Not in wood. It's too much work to maintain. And because people must climb above the cylinder to see inside, it blocks the market to fun fairs and rallies only. So my idea was a WALL OF DEATH, you could see thru. Easy to think, not easy to build.
A WALL OF DEATH, like a GLOBE.
The first step was to find a producer. I mean a first customer who will buy the show, just on my words, as the WALL/GLOBE (Invisible Wall of Death), do not exist, I had to convict someone to pay the first gig.
I found this crazy customer in the person of Jason, a UK man working in a Japanese festival. I explained my project, and after some search on the internet, he saw that we had the trust of many people in matter of organization, and riding skills. Si he confirmed the deal.
Papers done, and I started the construction of the invisible wall. One month of meeting and search on internet for the right material. As a Pioneer, none is giving answer. That's the good to be the first in something. But the hassle as well.
After a month of searching and plans, discussion with my bro Jesse and father Daniel on how will we make this or this, we could start the construction.
Two month after, the METAL WALL of death was born.
I did the first ride under the eyes of my dad and mom. I was in worry, but trusted my heart. Why worry? Simply, thinking of, may be the motorcycles wont grip, may be it will be too soft, may be this....If it don't work, all this work, all this money for nothing. Not to mention, the problems with Jason the customer of the show. So I rode the barrel, and it worked! Harder than in the classic wood WALL, Harder than a GLOBE. I found my master! A challenge. Exactly what I was looking for. Something I don't control, something I will have to work with.
I spent one week on working on few things to modify, and training with my brother Jesse.
A phone call from Jason, who told me to hurry to pack the WALL in the sea container for outbound to Japan. So no time to rehearse a complete show.
Two month after, we opened the doors of the container in Japan. Only 4 days before the first show.
Bruno Alliot, a family member from Italy did not rode the WALL since 6 years. Nevertheless he came to our compound in Paris to train a little in the GLOBE, to rework his head. To avoid the dizziness we got in circle of death when it's been long time without riding.
So it was not easy to think about a victory, in those conditions. But after the three days, it was done.
The Friday night 26 th of July, saw our return in the WALL of DEATH, and saw the birth of a new show. I am so glad that almost everything steps worked as I imagined it. From the construction, but also the show. The Japanese crowd reacted where I thought they will react. I imagined it 1000 times in my head. I also imagined 1000 times, the failure, the fall. But ok. I followed my heart, not my head, who is always in contradiction.
The show in Japan was a big success. Jason the customer still send me e-mails saying "Great show Danny", that what am proud and work for.
I am back in the family of WALL of DEATH, in my way.
I am so happy to bring the old tradition in the new century. Like ROSENTHAL invented the GLOBE, like ABBINS, the pioneers of our business, I showed that there's still something to do to surprise.
I will just say, do more than what was done before. Put the bar higher. Don't copy your neighbor.
Thank you to my brother Jesse, with who I have the pleasure to ride. To Bruno, who did not hanged up the phone. Thank you to my wife who supported me in my dream. And a mega thanks to
DANIEL VARANNE SENIOR, who putted me in a WALL OF DEATH 29 years ago.
And today at age of 67 years, who welded the Invisible WALL.
Full website of the Invisible Wall of Death is here:
History of the Wall of Death:
ALL PHOTOS HERE
Dare you ride it?
In 2012, The Ministry of Bicycles built the Bomberdrome - a Bicycle Wall of Death.
This is your chance to see it in action - and for a lucky few Crowdfunders, to ride it.
Ministry mainman Bill Pollard and his friends (collectively known as The Men of Monday, because in their bike-obsessed world, Monday Night is Project Night) spent many long weeks of last year's soaking wet summer painstakingly designing and constructing the 'drome (then known as The Bowl of Harm) in a shed in Northampton they like to call The Shedquarters. Here they are outside said Shed enjoying some beer and lighthearted chuckles. Bless them.
Inspired by their DIY derring-do and gumption, not-for-profit quarterly cycling publication Boneshaker Magazine wrote a feature about the Bomberdrome project, and now the Ministry and the magazine are partnering up so that there can be a live Bomberdrome show as part of the climactic final day of the 2013 Bristol Cycle Festival, which runs from 13-21 July.
The Bristol Cycle Festival is a wonderful thing - a community-run, not-for -profit celebration of cycling that brings together hundreds of events including the UK's only cycle carnival, a ride-in cinema, adventures into the countryside, talks, workshops and silly stuff.
We'd like the Bomberdrome show to be a major part of that silly stuff.
As well as getting to marvel as the Bomberdrome boys demonstrate their death-defying stunts (well, mild-peril-defying, anyway), a lucky few Crowdfunders will have the chance to ride on the strange wooden contraption themselves and become part of the performance, using official Bomberdrome Bombers and with the help of experienced Ministry of Bicycles stuntpersons. The show will be in central Bristol on Sunday July 21 from 2pm. There are only 25 places available. Bag yours while you can - it'll make you feel like this:
Your Crowdfunding goodness will help to make this show happen – bringing a unique live performance into being and helping to make Bristol Cycle Festival the fabulous, inspiring, community-uniting thing it is. You'll also get some nice stuff to keep.
As well as offering a select few members of the public the chance to become part of the Bomberdrome show, the Ministry are producing Bomberdrome t-shirts, modelled poutily by a non-Ministry member below. These'll be available to Crowdfunders giving £15 or more.
Mmm, loving that thumbs-in-pockets look. The t-shirts will be printed to order once the pledges are in - let us know your size.
For £5 Crowdfunders, we'll give a Boneshaker illustrator postcard set, with free badges and stickers. There are six designs of cards in the set, each designed by a different illustrator for Boneshaker magazine.
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