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Thursday, August 28, 2008
This is the other bike (in addition to Vern's Triumph) that is pictured on the front of the highly sought after May 1968 Roth's Choppers Magazine. The lengthened narrow glide/kr forks looks king on this short rigid. I'm sure this bike was properly tuned for Hall-n-Oats!
Here's a pretty cool rigid Panhead that appears to be owned by a guy from the "Misfits" club. I've always been a fan of the license plate mounted directly to the sissybar verses of to the side as it looks much cleaner. Photos come from a 1966 Modern Man Magazine.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
The Oink, straddled here by Robt. Williams looks so very nice and this has got to be one of my most favorite swingarm bikes. Its cool to see an RL front end being used back in the day as I haven't seen them on as many of the old customs. (photo comes from the green covered Rat Fink book by the Escalante Brothers)
I think this shot came out of the May 1968 Roth's Choppers Magazine but I can't be dead sure on that fact. I believe the Oink started out as an old Police auction Harley and the panhead was later switched out with a fresh late 60s Shovelhead motor!
Chris of the MC Art blog posted this a while back, the best picture of the Oink Chopper I've ever seen in a later, molded rendition with generator shovel motor!
Monday, August 25, 2008
From Tony in the UK come these great scans of Roth's California Choppers booklet, forks and sissy bar extension guides, and a 1969 Choppers Magazine cover shot (type in "Trick Trike" under search blog for a few more photos of this trike). That maltese cross sissy bar on the booklet cover comes from Roth's Oink Chopper I believe. I really would like to see a couple more shots of that bike as it has superb lines!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Here's some nicely displayed finned dishpan covers!
As it says these triple clamps were been made out of brass and then chromed; very cool indeed! Cute model too! I just realized its the same girl in all the photos; the different hairstyles threw me for a loop!
Very neat drag pipes on this cool shovel! Well modeled pipes!
The fiberglass trike kits were also available for sale.
The "Holy Grail" pegs are way cool, just ask John Edwards. (all ads are from www.randysmith.info)
These super slimline saucer air cleaner covers look amazing!
In front of the shop!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Dragstrip Riot, AKA the Fast Ones!
The Wild One! (Swedish Poster)
Here's a nice shot of an custom harley with an axed tank from a Wild Rebels lobby card.
A Wild Angels poster showing some of the gang!
A couple of Wild Angels photo stills from Ebay!
The lower portion of a Glory Stompers 1-sheet poster showing some of the bikes in action!
Monday, August 18, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
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