“Barnsley is a town in the north of England famous for three things: brass bands, the semi-mythical Barnsley Chop*, and a name-check in the 1990s techno hit ‘It’s Grim Up North.’
For our purposes, however, the small Yorkshire town is notable for one thing only: it’s home to Down & Out Cafe Racers, one of Britain’s finest custom builders.
Shop owners Shaun and Carl specialize in Triumphs, with the odd BMW airhead thrown in. And staying true to the great traditional of the Industrial North, they like to hand-make many of the parts on their builds.
This Triumph Thruxton is the latest beauty to roll out of the shop. And you’d never guess, but it was completed in just three weeks.”