Wednesday, May 23, 2012


The hippest moto-event of the year happens in just a few weeks (June 15-17th) in the south of France.  The Southsiders present 'Wheels and Waves', and expanded format from their impressive event last year in Toulouse; along with an art showcase and party at the fantastic Chateau de Brindos, and two rides, they're including an auction of classic vehicles (14 bikes and 8 cars), including this very impressive Ace '4' (estimate 45-48,000euros), a pair of 1900 DeDion-Bouton motorcycles, and a 1905 Diamant, all visible online on the Southsiders website. 
The Vintagent was lucky to attend both the Southsiders' 2009 Biarritz border raid into the Pyrenees, and the 2011 weekend extravaganza (click here for coverage of the Party, and here for the Ride) in Toulouse, and it's safe to predict Wheels and Waves will be one hell of a party.

From the Southsiders press release:
"Following up on the huge success of the Southsiders evening at  the ‘113’ in Toulouse, attended by
friends from home and abroad, this year’s event will be staged in the prestigious surroundings of the
Chateau de Brindos, a 5-Star Hotel located in Biarritz in the Basque country. Our weekend begins
on Friday morning with an auction of motorcycles, classic and custom cars, automotive collectables
and pieces of art. The auction has been initiated by Vincent Lassere of Bixente Moto with sales going
under the hammer of local auctioneer Marie Francoise Carayol. 

After the auction the Southsiders evening commences in magnificent surroundings, the stage of an
exhibition «Waves & Wheels» featuring the work of ten international artists sharing the Automotive
and Surf theme, alongside a reunion of outstanding cars and motorcycles. Our friend and partner TBC
Triumph, a Triumph dealership in Biarritz, will also be presenting a ‘special’ for the occasion. On Saturday after a ride and drive around the Basque country in France and Spain, a second party has been organised in the port of Bayonne in partnership with BLITZKRIEG MACHINES (Motorcycle runs,
followed by a concert featuring MAGNETIX and many Dj’s till the end of the night)."


Anonymous said...

Vincent seems to have an exceptional eye for detail and everyone has said his rides and events are fantastic. There's good reason for the anticipation of next month's Wheel & Waves. -JZ

GuitarSlinger said...

I love those Southsider guys ..... and their website ( thanks for introducing me to them online )

I'm looking forward to the after show pictures and write up seeing as how I won't be making it .

Having said that and knowing full well I'm repeating myself ;

Damn French ! ( said green with envy ) Biarritz , Gearhead Nirvana , Great Food & Wine , Beautiful women . Hmmph ! Damn French !