As the woman behind Cine Meccanica and The Motorcycle Film Festival, it’s an understatement to say I spend a good amount of my time obsessing over motorcycle movies, and one that has always been a favorite, is the 1972 british classic, Psychomania. Outside of it being a fantastically macabre biker flick, the gang it portrays are The Living Dead, a group of hooligans who terrorize the countryside while attempting to obtain immortality. theres also an weird frog thing, an amazing funeral sequence, and the best damn helmets ever!
I’ve talked about making making myself a Living Dead helmet for years…but never did get around to doing it. So when I checked my Miss-Fires email earlier this month and saw that Miss-Fire Kim had taken it upon herself to make my movie nerd dream a Miss-Fire Halloween reality, i was beyond friggin’ stoked. And that email began the start of what will now be a yearly Miss-Fire tradition. Hope ya’ll can join us next year…and thanks again Kim!!
Prep. Me outlining helmets to be painted
My helmet. One Shot on a Daytona 3/4 Helmet and Echo Amber shorty shield.
Kim and Suzanne. Pizza and paint.
Kara, Leslie and Amy prepping and watching Repo Man.
The plan coming together
Halloween night, The Living Dead have arrived!
Rolling 14 or s deep through the streets of Brooklyn…
Me and my Beezer, photo by Miss-Fire Val
Miss-Fire Slava, even the Living Dead need gas.
Gorillas on hogs in the mist.
Actually it’s a smokey burn out courtesy of our friend Tom who just happened to roll by in his truck.
See you next year…when The Living Dead shall ride again!
1971 Yamaha At1 125, 1968 BSA 650, 1962 Ford Ranchero, 1971 BSA Victor 250 desert sled race bike.