Snagge a coupla things, post 'em next week...Long Beach Cycle Swap in the AM, come visit with Duane, Slim, Blue Collar Chris and maybe even the ever-reclusive Craze and we'll see who can put away the most pickled eggs at Joe's afterwards...Cool Hand Luke aint got nothing on me, boy!
Piecin' together this Pan for a customer...Its in the early stages still but I'll make sure to follow up with some more pics just as soon as ol' Ruben sends 'em so ya'll can check the progress he's made...For bein' a bitter ol' beaner, Ruben still puts together some nice shit, man...Sometimes!
Francesco sent me some pics of him, Alex and Tiziano ridin' around last week in Como, Italy...Damn, these cats got some clean scoots! Looks like their havin' some issues with the Motley Crue bike I just sent Alex but I'm sure Tiziano was able to nip it in the bud quick like...Tizianos shop, Rat Bike Service, has turned out alot of quality chops in recent years...You'll def be hearin' his name again...See ya guys come summer!
Photo from the upcoming Cycle Source article penned by your truly...Check this months Cycle Source for the Slims Fab article shot by the lovely lenswoman, Lisa Ballard and words by this skinny/fat, bald, tattooed hoser
Fuckin' Jimmy...Went down to his pad to shoot his Panhead w/ my publicist, Lisa Ballard, n mid-shoot Jimmy pulls the cover offa his 1962 Corvette...I was already hatin' on him pretty hard cuz' his Pan is about as cool as they come but why'd he hafta go n roll out the 'Vette??? If he wasnt such a nice cat and always to helpful, I'd really be hurt...
Uncle Joe and a friend have got together to offer ya somethin' thats gonna be cool for years to come...Heres what Joe has to say about the boards he's offerin':
Heart and Soul Model
Here is a couple pictures of a new board I designed, shaped by Steve Irvin, the idea came from the early '60's but way more tuned and not so heavy. We put a lot of thought into this design. We took an early "60's outline tuned and dialed in 50/50 rails, pinched hard in the tail, added a wood fin for that classic look. 10' x 221/2 x 33/8 thick. Tuned up the rocker nice and even not too flat not too kicked.
Glassed the board not too heavy but with Volan top and bottom and a knee patch on the deck. I'm showing this board around to all the shops and taking orders. I'm not selling this one right now, Im using it as the demo model. Steve will be making more like this w/different style hot rod pin lines and colors. I want to ride this so bad, but I need to get some orders first. Its a gorgeous board. The price on these will $850.00 Let me know what you think.
Once upon a time, a Prince asked a beautiful Princess.... 'Will you marry me?'
The Princess said, 'NO !!!' And the Prince lived happily ever after and rode motorcycles and went fishing and hunting and played golf and drank beer and scotch and had tons of money in the bank and left the toilet seat up and farted whenever he wanted.
Duane met Fred n Krusty over at the local car show one night and they mentioned they gotta coupla Honda chops, too...ODB n I went over there Monday morn' and were greeted by the sweet white bike w/ Invaders and a 750 stuffed in the same kind of frame as Duanes white bike...Hows that for coincidence?? And in the garage, was this super loooooooooonnnngg purple bike w/ the mini disc brake and alotta rake! And I didnt even snap a pic of their VW Trike but it was equally righteous, brother! Check the pic of their trike club! Hangin' w/ Fred n Krusty was kinda like hang'n with the ghost of Christmas future...If when I'm old and tired but I'm still shootin' the shit w/ ODB and gotta coupla long bikes to tinker on, I'll be alright with that, man...
Made a mistake in my last Howard Cams post in stating that one of the motors runs in reverse...Lots of the cars in this same era DID have one motor running in backwards (TV Tommy Ivo's car for instance) What made the Howard Cams car unique was that although one of the motors was facing the rearend, they both still ran in the normal direction...BUT one motor had the flywheel on the wrong end of it and a timing chain and blower pulley on the other wrong end of the engine...Tons of machining involved in this...Look closely and you'll notice some other cool motor tricks that later became the norm...
No, not the big, tattooed, Herman Munster lookin' nerd guy but the newest issue of Street Chopper with the big, tattooed, Herman Munster lookin' nerd guy on the cover...He's ridin' w/ his BFF, Nutty Koteboom, Esqire...How Bro-Mantic is that??
Get yer copy today and make sure you make it out to the Street Chopper Party this coming weekend in Lake Elsinore...Gonna be fun, man