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On February 27th, Bonhams will auction off a collection of 100 pre-1950 motorcycles at the RAF Museum, Hendon. For those of us that don't have a few grand laying around, the catalog is a mind-blowing history lesson of the evolution of the motorcycle.
Check out the catalog here.
Gorgeous day for a ride. Headed out to meet Flat Iron Mike & some of the guys off i-95 for the famous PePe's pizza run. Was in the mood to ride. Was in the mood to eat! Cruising north on 95 a loud bang & smoke. Shits flying out from under my bike. Pulling off I look down. I've just cracked my engine casing. 45mins. $200's later. I'm rolling my bike off a flat bed truck into FIM's garage.
I can't even begin to describe how unbelievably devastated I'd be if I lost my dog. Hank has been my best friend, therapist, sidekick and partner in crime for the last eight and a half years. Like most people, I feel that my dog is more than a pet, he's a member of the family.
Jesse James' three week nightmare proves that some things are far more important in life than fame, money, or yes, even motorcycles.
Welcome home Cinnabun!
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Dale Hawkins (August 22, 1936 - February 14, 2010)
Rockabilly legend Dale Hawkins passed away at 73 yesterday after battling colon cancer. His 1957 hit "Susie Q," was covered by both Creedence Clearwater Revival and the Rolling Stones. On a personal note I named my first motorcycle after the song. He will be missed.
There are few people left in this world, that posses the skills required to lay hands on metal and produce such beauty... without the use of Hi-Tech CNC Machines, WaterJets, and Fancy New Fandangle Gizmos.
Cully is a man of Metal Greatness, and Skilled Hands with a File and Mill. I asked for a points cover and what I got is pure unadulterated hand made goodness...Thanks Cully!
Keep an eye open for a full feature on Cully (Cullybilt) in the near future...His Triumphs are enough to make you tingle in the pants area.
My new Trackmaster framed 1973 Triumph 750 race bike. Some of the go fast goodies include:
It's the end of the road for the east coast's reject motorcycle family. The bitter legal battle between Paul "The Walrus" Teutul and his inbred offspring seems to have fueled TLC's decision to cancel American Chopper.
The age of "choppers" and theme bikes is finally over.
There is a god!
I know I should say something like: "Stunts like these will get you hurt or killed. Abusing your bike is terrible. blah blah blah." But in all honesty, I would like to believe people out there understand the basic principles of cause and effect. Furthermore, you need to give these guys props for the level of skill and control they're exhibiting on those Harleys.
Man, I hate the winter!
Our newest rider in the True East area is photog Matt Simmons aka 'Smilin' Jack'. Matt's first bike is this fine '67 650 from Sixth Street Cycles in NYC. Hugh hooked 'em up well. As you can see, his nickname is most evident. Welcome to the fray, Matt (We'll get him a different helmet, promise...)