Friday, October 31, 2008
Can't remember where or whom these pics came from (sorry) but I love them because they make me want to call up a few of my confidantes and roll. These pics really capture the spirit of what we do... and every bike shown trips the traps. It's going to be 60 degrees this weekend - let's ride!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
I found these dust bowl pics the other day and have been intrigued by them ever since. Imagine millions of tons of sand and dirt falling from the sky on a daily basis for close to a decade. It caused one of the largest domestic migrations of people to the West coast before or since and it all happened during the Great Depression.
Lovley photo, lovley knuck. Check the tu-tone rims, tu-tone tin and bobbed rear fender, clean man, clean.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
You don't see Canson renderings like this anymore but in the 6 decades before now you were not worth a hoot as a designer if you couldn't bang out a killer little rendering like this one in a pinch on Canson. Computers are great but something warm does get lost in the technology.
I think Robert Williams (a guess) may have done this one for Roth back in the day. Anybody? Chris from Cali informs me it was penned by Ed Newton who worked for Roth in the way back. Thanks Chris
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Joe and Art stopped by Davenport on their way to Sturgis. They both rode their knucks all the way.
Pretty Injun. Does that chain guard remind you of your childhood Stingray?
Purty brakes too.
Same guy that built the Indian above also built this Vincent. He nailed his details - notice how the arc of that hose matches the arc of the exhaust? Sweet.
Ancient "Old Black Joe" hill climber.
Board track eye candy.
One of the nicest WLR's I've ever seen!
Checking out Gene's Bonneville entry.
Midnight trailer crew. The beers and BS always flow at Gene's rig after hours.
Gettin silly on Gene's hardware. Art took me by a beard length.
Davenport was SO much better then the last time I attended 3 years ago. The turn out was huge and the swap meet was bigger as well. I found some original floorboards and a saddle bag for the '39 which was waiting for me in Milwaukee at the 105th party. Tune in next time for the final instalment of this report. Cheers.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Joe, his just finished "Fancy Pan" and the first version of my '39 ULH. We were waiting to get into the pits at DIS for the vintage bike races.