Friday, October 31, 2008

Trick or Treat


Karloff Ruled!

My all time favorite. As a kid, I was really into the Frankenstein monster. I use to draw and sculpt his head in clay.

1915 FBFR Concept Art

My concept art for Keith Ball of

Keith Ball is building a bike based on Rick Krost (US Choppers), latest board track frame which are now being produced by Paughco. The build will be documented on his site starting next week. His plan is to ride it to Sturgis next year.

The first chapter is now up. Here's a link: 1915 FBFR kickoff article

Rick Krost's Prototype

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Celebrity Biker Photo of the Week

Cool Bike , Gay Movie.

Johhny Depp on a K Model from the John Waters movie Cry Baby. The movie basically sucks. For some reason the bike changes from a K Model to a Sportster in different scenes. I always wonder where movie bikes came from and where are they are today?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Factory Fotos 69

The Art of the Engine #1

Special K

One of the Best Looking Motors Ever!

How come engine stylist can't do shit like this today?

Monday, October 27, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

Celebrity Biker of the Week

Ann Margaret didn't just pose, she actually rode. Also qualifies as Babe of the Week. Did the TCB photo posted yesterday qualify as a celebrity?... Whoops!

New Product of the Year

I don't usually like after-market frames but, in today's market of the latest stupid new billet bolt on accessory, this new 45 frame from Paughco is the coolest new product I've seen in a long time. It' allows the use a big-twin 4 speed tranny. This says a lot about the company's vision/attitude and how many old 45 engines they think are still out there. This frame will help a lot of folks put a budget chop together. Most builders won't care but, it's too bad it doesn't have any cast components. At least they maintained the single down tube.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tattoo Art

I was commissioned to do this art for a tattoo design. The guy wanted something similar to some David Mann art he sent me. Compare the bike and couple to the From the Art Files art I posted on Monday.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Metal MC 1988

20 years ago today.... My 3 degrees of separation to Sargent Pepper.

My old shovel on the CD cover for my brother's band. The photo shoot turned into a rowdy beer party that made the model nervous and pissed off the art director and photographer. They also used my bike on another record's cover.

My brother, Johnny Go-Go (on the right), was the leader of the pack. It was a strange combination of stuff. The Biker themed (Huh?), hard rock/rap group's music was similar to the Beastie Boys, and ahead of it's time.

Rusty Anderson, guest guitarist on this CD, had previously been in the band The Living Daylights with my brother. Rusty went on to play as a studio musician for many famous bands. He has been lead guitarist for Paul Mc Cartney's band for sometime now.

Monday, October 20, 2008

From the Art Files

Art for a friend's sticker company

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Celebrity Biker Photo of the Week

I believe you can still get these Hendrix posters.

SOW 3 Best Triumph

This pre-unit gets my vote for coolest Trumpet at the Smokeout.

It appears to be a cleaned up vintage custom barn find.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Smokeout pic of the day

This bike gets my vote for the 2nd best bike at the Smokeout West 3 and it wasn't in the show.

Period perfect! Looks like it's off the pages of a 1969-70 Big Bike magazine.

It's so cool, I'm starting to question if it was the best bike there.
I only have some minor taste/choice issues with the fork brace, the long risers, and maybe the bars. The long risers would look better if he used a 1948-59 top tree that had the wider distance between the mounts. A cool way to raise the bars is to use the stock 1960-72? handlebar riser with dog bones for extra height, similar to Fonda's Captain America but, his used the earlier 1948-59 risers.

More SOW3 pics. to come.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Smokeout West 3 Best of Show

Just in from AZ. It's been a week and a half since I could post anything.

First up. This clean little Ironhead wins MY pick for "Best of Show" at the Smokeout 3. I usually don't like the way Sportsters are chopped (most guys don't get the proportions right), but, this one just plain Rules! What really surprises me, is how much I like it, considering that there are quite a few things I'd have done different.

Great Stance!

Vintage S&S carb, cut cam cover, shortened peg, and custom shifter support are all very cool touches.

Hat's off to the guys at the Foundry

Good Karma. Everything just comes together right on this bike.

More from the Smokeout 3 soon!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Smokeout West 3

Heading out to Arizona. Probably won't post until I'm back.