Ayrton Senna’s Heel-and-toe

I’m not even going to try to top the youtube comment that says: “Some say his loafers come with built in traction control”.
Just watch, and enjoy. Calm and collected, going all in wearing shades and loafers.

“Ayrton Senna, convinced Honda to stiffen the NSX chassis further after initially testing the car at Honda’s Suzuka GP circuit in Japan. Senna further helped refine the original NSX’s suspension tuning and handling spending a whole day test driving prototypes and reporting his findings to Honda engineers after each of the day’s five testing sessions. Senna also tested the NSX at the Nurburgring and other tracks. The suspension development program was far-ranging and took place at the Tochigi Proving Grounds, the Suzuka circuit, the 179-turn Nurburgring Course in Germany, HPCC, and Hondas newest test track in Takasu, Hokkaido.”

Start with stuntriding, the first steps!

Henke goes stunting

Pimpstarlife represents a lot of different riding and areas, mostly because we, like most of you, do more than just ride one type of bike and we as a brand love to rep no matter what we decide to have fun with. One area that has been constantly growing worldwide is the stunt scene and we’re blessed to have many of the top riders around the world in our ranks!

Denting the tank

Some of you out there might have had some thoughts about trying it out but for reasons unknown haven’t taken the plunge yet – fear no more because this year our very own Henrik “Henke” is joining the fun and in a fashionable way to say the least! Having NEVER been ON a stunt bike before he went the whole nine yards and got himself a bike which we’re now fully transforming for his upcoming debut!

Stunt bike in assembly

On the journey you’ll see and hear a lot about the initial build, what you need and how to assemble different pieces and parts and then we will kick off with a video series following Henke from day one on the bike!

Stay tuned and in the meantime be sure to follow Henke on his instagram to get some sneakpeeks of the build at (instagram) @henx29!

Valentino Balboni and the Lamborghini Countach

I only have two heroes. Or idols. Michael Schumacher and Valentino Balboni.
Valentino Balboni was, for many years, chief test driver at Lamborghini.
Balboni started working for Lamborghini in 1968, as a mechanic apprentice in the company.
He later moved on to become a test driver alongside Bob Wallace.
He proceeded to chief test driver, and has as such reached cult status among those of us who knows the brand and the business.
Lamborghini even made a special version of the Gallardo called “Valentino Balboni edition”. (LP550-2)
It is, of course, rear wheel drive, and has white and gold stripes through the center.

This video shows him talking about the Countach. Look at the passion in his eyes. The smile. The memories.
This, my dear friends, is a man who loves his cars…