Thursday, September 24, 2009

Hampuz Fardby

Stunt Driving


As promised here is another photo from the Motor Fever event. The guy you see here is is Hampuz Fardby. He is one of the top Freestyle motorcycle stunt drivers in Europe. He started his career as a trial racer and was very successful for nearly a decade. When that became boring he practically invented the new sport Freestyle riding, and that's what he has been doing for the last seven years. Travelling around Europe with his bikes. One of his tricks is a backflip with his trial bike. There's not that many people who can do that trick. I asked if he had been involved in any scary accidents and he said that he had broken most of the bones in his body. Last year alone he had six operations and quite a few stitches. He can do amazing stunts on his bike and he will continue doing what he does best for as long as he gets a kick out of it. More photos and videos on his website. And to see some of the photos I took during the Motor Fever event press the white arrow below.


8 comments:

Jacob said...

In the words of the famous P.T. Barnum: There's a sucker born every minute.

I'm referring to the fools on the ground!

;-))

brattcat said...

Was that one guy on the ground checking his cell phone? These are great shots, Steffe. Sometimes the spectators seem totally into it, sometimes not so much. But the guys on the bike, they really put on a show.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

these guys are talented. i like these events. it is amazing the balance and judgment these guys have. I also liked your red coat photo. Thanks for your comments on my website regarding the slot canyon photo series. I am glad you are enjoying them.

Don and Krise said...

Again Steffe, great coverage of this event. I've only seen this on TV or YouTube. Glad you got the chance to see them in person. Great photos as usual.

Kcalpesh said...

That's an amazing stunt... I wonder how the people on the ground managed to stay stilllll.... :-|

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Vogon Poet said...

Great pictures, my sympathy for the victims on the ground!

Lois said...

I will say it again, those volunteers are much braver than me! That's a great shot.

Tinsie said...

I'm so glad I get my kicks from eating chocolate. I have never broken a bone while biting into a chocolate bar :-)