Nice!. Dig the Harman springer and Principal's office school chair.
Holy fiberglass Batman!
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
Saturday, April 13, 2013
When Ed Roth built each new custom vehicle (car, bike, or trike), they weren't just frivolous show vehicles. They were also experiments for new ideas or bulding techniques like using fiberglass for building the body for the Outlaw and then applying these successes on future vehicles.
The California Cruiser was such a vehicle and became the starting point for other V8 trikes and kits.
The Candy Wagon was his first experiment with trikes and although also underpowered it was built for long hauls, so it used the large fiberglass seat/body as the fuel tank.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Here's the article from the December 1969 issue of Choppers Magazine featuring the finished project. Click on each image to enlarge and read.This is the prototype and grand daddy of all the Roth/Allen V8 Trikes. It used a small aluminum Olds V8 instead of the Ford 289 used in Dick Allen's and the kits.
In a lot of ways it is also the grand daddy of all V8 trikes, as builders to this day still build frames eeriely close to the original. For the Kits, Dick supplied the frames (and engine mounts), while Roth supplied the fiberglass bodies.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Monday, April 1, 2013
More of Big Roy from Kerry Crist.Big Roy comtemplates his next move. Everything about this photo is classic Biker. It could be a David Mann painting.
Nice molding. Sadly, Big Roy past away before finishing his trike's rebuild.