Saturday, October 31, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Kevin Wright's 1975 "Stroker" BMX restoration. This is the bike that I lettered the Ashtabula cranks, gooseneck and forks for. This bike was one of the first BMX styled bikes manufactured. Before this we were a running Sting-Ray's with "box handlebars" and pads. This restoration is pretty spot on, with exception of the tires. Very cool. I now have to letter the "Stroker" on the frame, and she will be done... Great job Kevin.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Here is the original hand painted assitate used to make the silkscreen for the "Chicken Jam 87" T-shirts. Held at the now famous Chicken ramp in Livermore (East Bay) Ca. I plan on re-making some shirts from this old design soon....
My buddy Jay is selling his trusty ol' Shovelhead. Years ago we would rip around SF on our bikes, my 67' is sadly long gone, but Jay has kept his bike until now. This bike has been totally gone through, everything is fresh and works well. A very nice, reliable classic cruiser. $8,500 should move quick. Check out the pics @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/22365139@N00/sets/72157617318427067/ contact Jay if interested <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Two page spread in the new Thrasher on Shawn Howard's artwork. Nice to see someone you grew up with being recognized. Great paintings...http://www.flickr.com/photos/29066451@N06/ to see more...
Sunday, October 18, 2009
To say that this years H.R. Reunion was packed is an under statement! There were so many people. Not to mention, historical race cars and historical racers. At times it was hard to navigate. But this worked out, because as you would try to snake your way around a blockage, you would find a hidden pack of front engine dragsters, or Gasser's. Everywhere you looked, something else would catch your eye. So many cars are coming out of the woodwork. These "as found" cars are so artistic, painted in the 60's or early 70's, they are a true study in the medium of the day. There are so many ideas to be taken and applied today. This is a true "Art Show". I could have filled the entire blog up with pics from this event, but here are just a few. Enjoy...
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Stoked, I striped and lettered this bike about a year ago. I didn't get a picture of the finished product. Now I have that pic, thanks to the Pushin' blog. The bike has a powder coated frame, tank and fender. I painted the scallop and stripes, also lettered the top of the tank (a verse from a Door's song). Good to see the bike together. The owners name is Ken, and he is a Harley Davidson dealer mechanic. But he races (flat track) and rides Triumph's.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
The Paso Robles Pioneer Museum.
C.S. Smith rode a big wheel bicycle from S.F. to Paso around 1900 and opened his sporting goods store. The store was in business until the early 1960's. At the time the store was closed, the inventory was put into storage. Until a few years ago, when it was donated to the museum. A vast collection of guns, both NOS and used, boxes of NOS bicycle parts as well as other sports supplies. The collection of mounts that hung in the store. An incredible amount of stock. It blows me away, that this stuff still happens. I would (as would everyone else) love to stumble across a storage space filled to the top with perfect NOS 1940's-50's products. Keep dreamin'....
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Rode out to Poso today to see some of the bikes taking part in the SLO Classic motorcycle rally. There were some great bikes on hand. I think that I got there a bit late though, as I passed alot of cool bikes on my way out.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Here's how the day got started, go to the bar and get a drink, walk outside without a problem. Pioneer Day only....
My buddy Gabe builds these bitchin' bikes from old parts, this is his new Boardtrack build.
The red bike above, is one that he built a few years back, and I striped. Unknown motor found under an old man's workbench.