Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Our friend Jen visits George the Painter...

...at his desert compound.

I'm working on a book of photos for my friend Jen and she had included these two shots from last summer.
I think GTP took them.

Monday, January 30, 2012

2012 Boneyard Art Fest - April 19-22, 2012

(Aaron Grote sculpture)

I have joined forces with 2 other individuals, Josh and Becca, to make my  Art/Bike show idea happen...and it has become much larger than I could have ever imagined.

Becca has been setting up a stand alone gallery for Champaign-Urbana, IL's "Boneyard Arts Festival" for at least the past handful of years. When I have been able to attend its always been cool work, stuff that's a bit left of center compared to what the rest of the community is showing during this citywide event.

When I mentioned the Art/Bike show idea to my buddy Josh, who's art I wanted in my show, he said "we've gotta talk". He and Becca were already in cahoots, setting up a show space for this years B.A.F. event, and when I mentioned what I wanted to do, they invited me to join their efforts.

The three of us met up one night about a month or so ago and agreed we were all the same page.
this is also the 10th Anniversary of the B.A.F. so the addition of the homebuilt bikes will be a fresh added attraction to their ongoing efforts.

The dates are April 19-22, 2012.
Last week we secured a building as well!
Right downtown in the heart of what's happening.

I'll continue to post updates here as they transpire.

Arlen Ness' first CB750 Chop 37 years ago.

Scan from Custom Chopper, Oct 1975 (click image for larger size)

(courtesy of LRT)

Lester wins $500

Jonathan (Jonnycakes) Hughes brings home the booty with his latest build, a CB750 Hondamatic chopper called "Lester". Way to show all them Flori-duh cats how it's done Jonny!!!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Dig this.

Saw the pic on Violation Tour blogsite...there's just something about it.
A nice classic looking scooter.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

AJ in the Devil's Playground


Lowrider Tommy's First CB750

Here's a pic of LRT's very first CB750 from some 40 years ago.

Starting out with some minor changes like that, evolved into building bikes like these below!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

We Turned Off The Music Player

The Playlist is still at the bottom, but you have to manually hit "go" if you wanna hear it.

Gasp! A Honda in EasyRiders!

(thanks LRT)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Kenneth "Greazy" Cory's Truimph

Greazy built this clean little Trump some 30 or so years ago. He's been workin' on freshening her up and we think he did a great job! Classic and clean.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Where's the Brakes!?!?!

Working on "In no Mood's" konged Cb750 last night and realized that the splined tube where the rear brake shaft resides has been removed from this frame! Doh! Now we're on the hunt for that section from a stock frame so we can graft it back on....he's not gonna run a front brake, and he doesn't wanna "flintstone" it!!! Just a minor set back.

Update: It turns out the frame is an "F", which means its a SuperSport frame. They didn't have that brake section, but rather a bolt on mount for the rear brake pedal...well anyhow, the mounts for the bolt on are gone too...so we're gonna still have to weld on a new mount.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Trog's First Chopper

He found this pic in his parent's house:
"I took the front wheel off, flattened one end of each conduit, drilled holes, installed the front wheel and pushed the conduit on to the front frame. Done. My first chopper...."

Whoa Mr. C

Sparky's at it again.
Must be slow day at the Barber Shop.