ACE WESTERN BELTS
CIRCLE A BRAND
HIGH GRADE US STANDARD
OLD SOUTHWESTERN TRAILS
ORANGE EMPIRE RAILWAY MUSEUM
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY MERCANTILE
TROY O'SHEA HANDMADE
USN ALL HANDS MAGAZINE ARCHIVE
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
This seller on Ebay keeps listing all these rad Wild Angels shots so I'm trying to catalog the good ones for everybody. If you want to see the others previously posted just type in "wild angels" under the search box in the upper left hand corner!
I can't believe I didn't know who Tony Nancy was back when I saw the famous seahorse insignia on Scott Craig's "Skaliwag;" but the old Hot Rod magazines brought me up to speed on the late drag race legend and master uphulsterer. Anyway, when I was flipping through a Big Bike Magazine Gabe gave me (thanks Gabe) I saw the seat and had to post it! That seahorse logo inside the diamond and topped off with the crown is simply amazing!
I can't say I'm a big fan of the back half of this bike but I love the narrowed trees used on this wideglide as well as that axed tank! I think a name like the "Knuckle Sandwich" would have better suited that tank though! (from the same magazine as above)
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Very nicely molded peanut tank!
Rippled sectioned pipe to velocity stack flared tips!
Reversed head pre-unit with nicely flowing pipes!
I can't say I've ever seen an engraved Borrani! Pretty crazy stuff! (all shots come from an early 70s chopper related magazine article)
I've never seen any of these magazines but thought the Panhead on the cover of this issue looked pretty cool.
Here's a great shot of the other side of this very cool panhead as posted by Mike Davis on his blog: http://www.bornlosermc.blogspot.com !
This Colors Magazine ad comes from a 1971 Choppers Magazine (large issue, not the small Roth owned version)
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Check out these awesome shots of Mert from 1966. I am not familiar with the type of Harley he's using here but I like the leather jacket with business slacks and loafers combo, not to mention that Bell Helmet, Star maybe? (These great photos are currently on Ebay!)
Man, would I ever love to find one of these helmets as I'm sure seems more protective than the 3/4 helmets out there and still looks cool!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
The Mooneyes Show in Japan is one of the biggest around, not only for custom cars but custom bikes as well. This year's show proves to be no less with a couple of my personal favorite bikes from Oakland to Santa Ana, CA. Check out the link at:
Nor Cal's Finest:
So Cal's Finest:
Nor Cal's Finest:
So Cal's Finest:
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
I was just surfing the internet for pre-unit rigid pictures and came across this bike, a 1952 thunderbird mild custom done up in the mid to late 60s. Check out this old photo and info at the link: http://www.michaelsmotorcycles.com/1952TriumphTbird/index.htm
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
All the above photos are from an insane book of old race photos that are unfortunately up to like $950 or so on Ebay but the guy luckily took these great detailed pictures for us guys who can't afford the thousand dollar album! Enjoy!
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- Roach Posters!
- Life at the Strip!
- More Wild Angels Original Photos!
- Tony Nancy Solo Seat
- Gliddin' Knuckle
- Very A-Trike-tive 45
- Details Details Details!!!
- Colors Magazine
- Randy Smith Was Amazing!
- Mert Lawill at Cow Palace 1966
- Crazy Ron Finch Pan
- Old Custom Knuckle
- 1926 Harley Model A Peashooter Racer
- Mooneyes 17th Annual Custom Show Yokohama Japan
- The Undertakers - Night on the Town
- Little Chop With a Big Name
- 1960s T-Bird Mild Custom
- Pre-unit with a Supercharger!
- Twin Engine Yamaha Drag Bike
- Gnarly Original Race Photos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Final Adjustments! - Readyin' 4 the Drags
- Quarter Mile Honda!
- Cannibal Mark II
- Revell 1/25th Scale Triumph Model Kit
- Johnson Motors Restyled Speed Twin
- Late 60s Biker Photo Book - Outlaws MC
- More Wild Angels Stuff
- Finned Timing Trumpet
- Triumph Rigid Drag Bike
- Wicked Witch Drag Pre-unit - Part 2
- "Lil' Bit" Drag Triumph
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