Thursday, March 31, 2011


Derby Day

Zack taking the boys through their duties.

Alex at the gate!

Motor City HD and Ford Motor Company donated most of the swag!

Had the chance to witness my first pinewood derby the other night when Harley Dave from the Dearborn Scouts asked me to be a judge for the race. Of course I was stoked to do it since I had missed the chance to build my own car back in the day (I was in Indian Guides!). Max, the little guy in the pic above on the far left with the 100 octane grin took top honors. Thanks to the Dearborn Scouts for the invitation and congrats to all the guys from pack 1154 who built cars for the race!

Mert's Mount

Sister Hazel Hair #75

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sleepy's Model A

This thing just keeps looking better and better...hopefully one day we will see it covered in Bonneville salt.

Paul's Trump

Some more of Paul's period Kodachrome. This is a Triumph he built before he was bitten by the Panhead bug and moved to the darkside.

Charlie Don't Surf...

...but evidently he rolls. Mr. Chaplin getting his Wu on in the silent years.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sister Golden Hair #40

Our Daily Sled #204

My heart goes pitter patter. In terms of the road racing aesthetic Cal Rayborn's XRTT is the benchmark.

Cycle Porn #178

When real men wore sweaters.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Vintage Bling

Was stuck at home healing from my knee surgery last week so I decided to make some period bling for Rosemary. I had stamped here name in a piece of raw hide a while back and Paul (from the post below) was able to dye it black early in the week when I was immobile. Tipsey dropped it off mid-week and I had it finished up by the weekend.

Paul's Sled

I know that feeling! This is my friend Paul and his panhead. I work with him here at FMC. Paul is a righteous dude and a damn good painter. He gave me a stack of his bike pics from over the years and I will be posting them here so stay tuned. Thanks again Paul!

Cycle Porn #177

Thanks to Greg and Myron for the pic!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Last Night...

...Gabby's Guzzi mill received some attention, Greg's cafe sportster materialized in photoshop and multiple bottles of wine disappeared.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Jon's Sled

Jon lives up North where not every road is paved. This is his motorcycle. Hope all is well my friend.

Our Daily Sled #203

Chicago Kevin 27's shov.

Friday, March 25, 2011

409.277 MPH.

The Goldenrod's record stood from November 1965 till 1991. Now resting peacefully at the Henry Ford Museum here in the D.

Altered Fuel

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Junk Lust

I'm sure most of you have checked out Junk Motor already - if not click the post tittle for the jump...very cool things are there.

Cycle Porn #176

Seems like everyone here in our crew is building something like this right now...

Early Stoke

Thanks for the pic Greg!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Our Daily Sled #202

Cycle Porn #175

Wauseon 2010.

Wauseon 2011

It's about time to mark the calender for the 2011 Wauseon national meet. July 15th-17th. This is a pic of some of our understated crew from last year - we had a blast for two days straight, not much sleep but... Wauseon as I've mentioned before is my favorite meet. Something about the location, massive size of the swap and relaxed attitude of the people that attend all work for me. Remember the vintage flat track racing is on Friday night beginning at 6pm sharp. If you want to camp sans hassle at the gate become a member of the AMCA now.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Our Daily Sled #201

A nice start...or finish.

Weekend Warriors

Speedway Crocker in the pre-bungee era.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Fresh Rebuild

Why has there been a lack of snowboarding posts this season? Because my knee was shot and had to be rebuilt. Luckily the same surgeon who takes care of the Red Wings and the Tigers went through mine with a fine tooth comb...and a few arthroscopic devices. Now I'm ready to skate - Doc says I might even be able to get some late spring snowboarding in way out West (Bob, let's do it)! Oh wait a minute...I almost forgot, I need to learn how to walk again. Physical therapy begins tomorrow...argh.

Sister Golden Hair #39

Cycle Porn #174

McQueen Monday

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Saturday, March 19, 2011