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Friday, October 30, 2009
Here's a film thats just plain funny when a dead guy gets buried with his pre-unit then comes alive and rides it out of the grave. Put on your skeleton mask and start slapping that psychobilly bass as this movie gets a little bit spooky.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
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Monday, October 26, 2009
From a 1962 Cycle Magazine comes this wild panhead show winner. Check out the dragon on the cam cover, the dual drilled velocity stacks and trumpet tips, panhead frame with '59 sporty sections grafted in, and exquisitely upholstered Bates seat among other things! This custom cycle must have been pretty crazy for '62!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Here's the advertisement on the second page of the 1968 Roth's Custom Bike / Choppers Magazine drawn by Robert Williams. Again it appears Roth was looking to change the magazine name from Choppers to Custom Bike Magazine which must have been a short lived idea which may have ended with this issue. Any information behind this identity swap would be welcome!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
I'm sure a lot of you own the first book with the same title, Collection I, but I just received an email from Flash Productions saying book two is available on Presale through Amazon.com for $29.95. I have not seen it but Flash Productions says, "Book two in the Flash Collection series showcases more photographs from the private collection of Jim "Flash" Miteff, taken during his years as a member of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club. Also in this edition are current photographs of some the members originally photographed in the 60's." Here's the link to the Amazon.com Presale: http://www.amazon.com/Portraits-American-Bikers-Inside-Looking/dp/0615327850/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1256415036&sr=8-4
I just received this Sept. '68 Issue of Custom Bike / Choppers Magazine in the mail yesterday and will be posting different articles from the mag throughout the week. First of all, I'm stumped as the isuue name is Custom Bike Magazine and not Choppers Magazine. Its possible Roth went through an identity crisis but I've never seen one of the early issues that reads Custom Bike instead of Choppers. Anyhow, the first article is on Mitch's 1954 Panhead, and as you can see its equipped with some accessory wheel covers in back, an XA Springer, trippy padded mock gas tank up in front, and sissybar fuel tank extravaganza in back; not to mention the hairdryer bird deflector. Also featured in this issue is a rad article on the soul brothers of the LA Choppers M.C., an interview with Gary Littlejohn and his wild panhead, and Joe Alphabet talks about the various options or jockey and footshift for harleys. There's even a righteous swingarm pre-unit spread so stay tuned as you won't want to miss this early chopper nostalgia for this week!
After further review I do believe Epinut is correct acout the tail light being from a 1957 or 1958 Desoto (pictured above). The picture above is a 1957 Desoto. The 1959 Dodge Sierra (pictured below) has a similar looking tail light but the top most lens is too small and it has a grid pattern on the metal area that would be incorrect.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
This one just sold on Ebay, from seller Manxtt for a little over $150.00, and here was his description, "...excellent original T-Shirt from the late 1950's or early 1960's from Lamoreaux and Milne Motorcycle Shop, Glendale California, 1940's Speedway Stars Wilber Lamoreaux and Cordy Milne's Shop owned and operated this shop and this Shirt is an original from their store, in very good possibly unworn condition..." A very cool original motorcycle racing t-shirt. Check out the 40's Speedway program I posted a couple of weeks ago as both the names on this shirt appear on the program!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I don't think this bike is anything spectacular really but the the owner has a great style and picked up the knuckle for $500 and it appears the complete bike and build was under $1,500. Gnarly!!! Check out the article as attached and this dude is also in the Street Chopper 40Th Anniversary Issue currently in newsstands nationwide.
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- B.F. Goodrich Tire Ad from the 1940's
- Hells Angels Painting, 1970's?
- Psychomania / The Death Wheelers!
- The Soul Brothers of The LA Choppers!
- Gary Littlejohn in 1968
- Two Wheel Tornado
- Early Show Panhead From 1962!
- Bury Me An Angel - Circa 1971
- 1968 Robt. Williams / Roth Choppers Magazine Ad
- Portraits of American Bikers - Collection II Book ...
- 1968 Roth's Custom Bike / Choppers Magazine - Mitc...
- 50's / 60's Lamoreaux and Milne Motorcycle T-shirt...
- Jay Harrison's 1947 Knucklehead - Street Chopper F...
- Ness' Knuckle
- 1980's RI Great Escape Poster
- More Mid-70's BMX Antics!
- Early BMX Photos!
- Runaways - Choppers Magazine 10/76
- Elvis' Harley K Model
- Ghost Rider #5 - Circa 1972
- 1960s Aurora Motorcycle Model Box Art
- Roustabout - 1964
- Wild Guitar - 1962
- The Wildest "Wild One" Photo
- Triumph T-bird Lakester - 132.26 MPH on Gas!
- Two Wheel Customs with Peddles
- Icy n' Dicey
- '51 Triumph Progress
- A Fistful of Dynamite / Duck You Sucker
- 1964 Revell Triumph Custom Show Bike X-Mas Ads
- 1947 AMA Magazine
- Gun Engraving Meets the Custom Motorcycle
- Daredevil Men - Late 60's
- Custom Unit Triumph
- Jail Scene from the "Wild One" - 1960 Reissue (Hi ...
- Chrome in the 50's
- Indian Scout Mild Custom
- Indian Photos from 1951
- Speedway in 1942!
- Look Magazine - January 9, 1968 - Irving Penn / He...
- Early 70's Revell Custom Motorcycle Madness!!!
- Hell on Wheels 2010 Cycle Calendar
- Cadillac Wheels Poster - 1975
- Sporty Drag Bike
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