Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Motorcycle Stunt Show

Tricks & Stunts

Motorcycle Stunt


Andreas Gustafsson

There was a cool event in Handen last weekend called Motor Fever. A couple of very talented stunt drivers put on a great show. I will show both of them in action, starting today with the local hero Andreas Gustafsson from Vega. He is a semi pro, sponsored by Yamaha who pays for everything he needs. As I arrived Andreas was out on the tarmac and when he finished one of his runs I walked over for a chat. He told me that he averages twenty shows per year at the moment. Earlier this summer Andreas competed in the Stunt Riding German Open at Hockenheim for the first time and he finished in 22-second place. His mother told me that sometimes when he is practising his stunts there can be as many as 50 teenage boys watching his every move and trying their best to copy his tricks on their mopeds. The stunt he is performing on the top photo earned him a lot of applauds. On the second photo you can see four volunteers that spent what must have felt like the longest fifteen minutes of their lives on the asphalt being jumped over by the two stunt drivers. What you can't see on the third photo is Andreas latest injury, a burned hand. His mother said it looked like a football before Andreas put on a glove and the skin collapsed, that was one week ago but a small injury like that doesnt stop a dare devil...

17 comments:

brattcat said...

What an amazing mother to accept such a daredevil son. I suppose she's used to it. He's probably been a daredevil from the start. But I think my nerves would be shot.

Jacob said...

Stunts such as these are fun to watch. And take photographs.

I'm just glad I'm not related to him!

Kcalpesh said...

This one looks like a great opportunity to take some stunning pictures. And you did a great job. Awesome stunt shots! Taking risk for adventure seems great fun for these guys. I'm sure a lot of practice goes into it.

- Pixellicious Photos

Don and Krise said...

I have great respect for him. It's not easy to delicately handle several hundred pounds of motorcycle upside down with the tire blazing. I'm damn impressed.

Olivier said...

bravo pour ces photos, je n'aurais pas eut le courage de me mettre en dessous de la moto ;)

Firefly said...

That first pic is great. I wouldn't try it though. Madness.

B SQUARED said...

I think these guys are born to do this.

Buck said...

Wow - great action photos! I ride a motorcycle, but not like that!!

Tinsie said...

This is officially my favourite post of yours. I loved the photos and the write-up. Thumbs up!

Glad to hear the four volunteers lived to see another day :-)

Lois said...

Those volunteers are much braver than I am!

Allison said...

Leif does this sort of riding in his free time, also...

Allison said...

...I forgot to add, in his penny loafers, polo and khaki dockers.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

This is one of the most fantastic post !! I love bikes,even i have got one bike like this only.I sometimes do stunts but not like these..Great..Unseen Rajasthan

MaCoBra said...

Crazy Swedes!

Just to let you know your tree has been on my desktop today... I change picture daily.

Funny post on the conspiracy theory of the day. I have one for your if your interesting. On the Great Seal of the U.S. there is an counter book being published, the conspiracy is thrilling and stifling. If I believe that the world is a much darker place then I imagined.....

Gunn White said...

BRAVO !!:-) Very nice shots (again).

Vogon Poet said...

I like the way your pictures fit the story. You have your way with words as with pictures, like a short screenplay presenting something or someone. Beautiful images and funny story.

Firasz said...

unbelievable stunts captured )