Monday, March 31, 2008

Off to the races!

The line up.

Leave comments..please

I'm just learnin' about this computer stuff. I guess at first you couldn't leave a comment unless you were logged on. I think I fixed it where anyone can leave a comment. So let's here from ya, son!

Where'd the boys go?

Riders out of East Los Angeles

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Wing Nut

For those of you that haven't met him...this is Wing Nut!

I came across this image and all I can say is WOW! It's got everything. Girl. Bobber. Chopped 40's sled. This is perfect! I want more. I need more. Get me pictures! Dave E, thanks again for the pics. i wanted to look at the rest, but got tied up "hosting" at the Derby.

More Speedway Please....

Crocker Speedway Bike

Happy Easter!


Friday, March 21, 2008

Wes and Flathead Jedd at the Derby.

I know I mostly post black and white pictures, but come on, a Crocker is such a beautiful thing. A true factory bobber! The real deal. A Crocker is a the ultimate sickle.

Chicks dig bikes!

Boozefighter Crocker

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Crocker at the dry lakes in Muroc


You don't see too many Crockers for obvious reasons, but as I was surfin' the net I came across something that I find to be odd and I don't know exactly what I think about it. In Canada there is a company that makes brand new Crockers. They are reproductions and I don't know much about them other than they are pretty expensive. Has my head been up my butt. Does everyone know this but me? Anyway I borrowed a few pics. Hope you enjoy them.

Bobbed Crocker

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Monday, March 17, 2008

Come and Gone

Well the Derby has come and gone. I want to thank everyone who came out and supported our little show. Thanks to the shop baby sitter, the grill master, the Biltwell crew for the food and libations. To the "Terrible Ten" that rode, you fear no man or elements. Dave for becoming the club historian/slash chase vehicle (read the map!). We are very happy with the turn out and hope you all had a good time. We are planning more events and would like to do a ride more regularly. Keep watching the blog for the next ride date. I am sad to report that my Flattie started squeaking like a hungry hamster on the way home. Looks like another top end on that thing. I'll post pics of the show soon.


PS- A special thanks to the US Forest Service for closing down most of the ride route for us. Next time leave a little more room between the "closed road" signs so we don't have to swerve around them.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Rain delay?

Alot of folks have been calling and asking if we are still having the show despite the possibility of rain. The answer is yes! The forecast has been changing and it's looks clear for the SFV on Sunday. I have a "contact" at NASA and the National Weather Service. They assure me it will be a good day for motorcycling. If they are wrong, what do you want they for the Gov't.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

They can't wait for the Derby!

Hollister 1947. Scene of the crime. Looks more like an Easyriders Bike show. Where's the raping! Where's the pilaging? The plundering? Wait, maybe the whole thing was sensationalized. Naw the media would never do that to sell a story.

The crowd is getting restless!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

A crowd is gathering

Early British Single

Ahh.. the first bike..puts a smile on your face

Triumph Tiger 100

Hers a little custom Triumph Tiger. It's tough to find picture of bobbed Triumphs so I was happy with this little find.

1947 Triumph Speed Twin

I know I've been posting alot of Triumphs lately. I'm pretty into them right now because I just purchased a 48 Tiger 100 from Wes. So bear with me. This is a pretty cool 47 Speed Twin.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Wingnut Derby Commemorative SHIRTS!!

Yep, that is right, we will be selling a LIMITED number of Wingnut Derby shirts at the Derby this weekend. Shop early, shop nasty!! Thanks to Jedd for putting the artwork together and for being the suave model you see here!! $15 Cash-Ola or $18 by Credit card!!


Ok, here's my request..well more of a plea. I need pics of the lost era of motorcycling. What is that lost era you ask? The 1950s and early 60's. There is pleanty of picture of earlier stuff as you can see by my postings. Post "Easyriders" choppers are easy to find examples of. What I really want to find are pictures of custom motorcycles from about 1954 to 1964. There seems to be little photographic evidence of these bikes. With custom car and hot rods gracing the pages of the automotive literature of the day the bikes seem to be lost. The samples are few and far between. It wasn't until the Roth Chopper mags that we really see what was going on. I want to put together a time line for custom bikes. Something to show the progression from "bobber" to "chopper." So I need your help. The best way is through private family photos. Pictures that catch the "real" bikes out on the streets during this time period. I need to bridge the gap. Help! If you got something respond to the posting. Don't let the memories die!


Sliding out..Indian style

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Harley Davidson Dealership

What happened to these? Where have all the small dealerships gone? The ones where the mechanics actually know how to work on bikes and can come up with solutions to problems even if it's not in the service manual. Where the mechanics are old enough to drink. and the parts counter guy that knows what will work even if the parts book say it won't. Why does a dealership have to be as big as a Walmart and freeway visible. Do they sell that many bikes? Is a bike an impulse buy. You just drive down the freeway and say, "Hey there's Harley. Let's go buy a bike." I miss these. They are a dying breed. Support them. You can always go to the big "boutique" if you need a pair of Harley Davidson glasses or a dog bowl with the HD logo for Rover.