Thursday, June 28, 2012

If your looking to pick up any BCM stuff at Born Free stop by the Lowbrow booth & talk to Josh.
I'll be the one milling around in the shadows wearing a biker costume.

See you there.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Cal VMX rnd.5 or 6?

 The Twin class is growing & super fun to watch & listen to.


My friend Lon just finished this DKW 125 Hornet build & he rode it well. 
After a 35 year hiatus from racing but I think he's hooked again.

A Hodaka for McGoo

Round 5's featured rider was German Maico factory rider Herbert Schmitz.
Herb won two classes & it was cool to meet him.

The pups first race & they didn't give shit about any of it.


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Hendey Factory Tour 1943

My friend Nick posted this link to a photo essay of the Hendy Machine Companies production process.
Cool photos that seep the work ethic & pride that was the America of old.
I was into it.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I'm stoked on this finish line shot snapped by Burly Brand's Dave Zemla.
Thanks Dave.

Monday, June 18, 2012


Norton parts smoothed to go.

Maximum Bob's chrome, pipes & sealed tank ready for Sonnyboy.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Hell On Wheels 2012

Many Thanks to Meatball & crew it was another great day of MC fun.

I always like left hand 1st turns

The "something twin class" was a blast to watch.
Bill broke in (and broke) a recent sporty build and rode second moto using the case peg trick.

I came home with the Biltwell trophy which included a real nice bottle of single malt scotch

 All of the above images courtesy of MaximumBob 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday, June 8, 2012

Next Week

Grumman Widgeon

 Grumman G-44 Widgeon
produced 1941-1955, 5 passenger + pilot
twin inverted inline 6-cylinder engines, 200 hp, max speed 160mph

(Off Topic)

This time of year I tend to get "summer home sick" for the east coast green which usually ends up in a bout of childhood nostalgia.
As a kid my uncle Mike was the ultimate outdoorsman, backpacking, hunting & fishing excursions were the norm & a lot of the time the preferred mode of transportation was a Grumman Widgeon which he co owned with a good friend.
I was fortunate enough to enjoy a few flights in the Widgeon, some day trips landing on Chautauqua Lake & a couple of long flights to fish in Quebec at Beauchene's 40 lakes.
It was years later that upon landing the plane hit a log hidden underwater, went end over end & ended up at the bottom of one of those 40 lakes. 
Mike & friend were cut up and broke a couple bones but made it out alive.
I always thought water landings & take offs were super fun of course I wasn't the one trying to dodge sailing enthusiasts & ski boats.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Deus Venice 6/2

This past weekend we were invited to Deus  Ex Machina for a bit of good fun.  
Sharing a space the FMF and Fashion Serial Killer made it home like & always
good to see our LA friends, The Chuns and meet some new.
Here's some randoms that caught my eye.
Thanks Deus, Julian & Stephan

 Some sort of pattern here?


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