Custom moto film “Oil in the Blood” released today after its creators spent countless hours capturing the world of modified bikes, and more importantly, the people who modify them.
Director Gareth Maxwell Roberts and producer Lucy Selwood attended highly competitive shows, interviewed motorcyclists of all kinds, and traveled the world looking for the spirit of custom motorcycles for their two-hour film. “They’ve filmed choppers, café racers, flat-trackers, sprint bikes, electrics, old-school specials and urban brats, hundred-thousand-dollar pristine beauties and five-hundred-buck rippers,” says the description on the film's web site. The world of customs is vast.
The film is available via iTunes or Amazon Video. Links and other information are available at Oil in the Blood’s release page. (Note: American gearheads might have to wait a little while before seeing the film via Amazon Video. Due to a logistical issue, only the DVD and Blu-ray options are available in the United States. We’re assured that’ll be fixed shortly.)
I'm glad someone is preserving this moment of custom motorcycling's history. Sure, the internet records it for us in its own way, but I'm eager to sit down with this film and see those interviews and custom shows. It'll be nice to focus on the builders and not just the bikes for a change.