Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
While out riding Sunday, Boomer asked me to go with him to check out a real "Hot rod". Well I'm always in to check out a cool old car, but when we showed up at this house, what I saw didn't seem that "cool". As my uncle kept talking this guy about the car, I couldn't help but wonder why he was so into this thing, until I learned the man Boomer was talking to was "Dyno" Dan. I've worked at my uncles shop since I was 16 years old, and I've heard stories of "Dyno" Dan. The guy would build crazy engines and was a master of tuning Harley Davidson motorcycle. Dan was nice enough to show me around his shop. It was full of hot rod motors he had built over the years. One was a 147ci evo motor in a Shovelhead frame. Pretty cool. His wife's bike was chopped and tuned. Looking over his work bench all you can see is NOS bottles, carbs, old pictures of him with Detroit's greats like Ron Finch. You could just see the great things Dan had done over years. Now I could see why my uncle was so into this car. Dan was telling us stories on how he drove this car to Arizona when was 14 years old! It was a really nice afternoon hanging with Dan, and listening to all the old stories. Thanks again Dyno Dan!
Friday, May 17, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
what a cool find today. we scored a 1975 Ford van. This thing runs and drives great. I think is going to be the next custom van we built. we also got a 1974 Ironhead, which we started calling the war bird. It runs better then any other Ironhead I've rode.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Well yesterday Boomer let me jump on the blue chop for a ride. You may remember it, it was is Horse Mag a while back. I set off out of the shop at 9am Sunday morning to meet up with Boomer and Sandy at there house in Ortonville. It was a little cool, but I didn't mind, I was on a cool scoot. When I got to Boomers house Sandy and Boomer were just pulling the bikes out, Sandy on her new Shovel chop and Boomer on his old bagger. We roared into town and were welcomed with open arms. The show was cool, I got a few shots of some scoots that were there and Boomer was nice enough to pose for me, showing us how the tires on one bike were just as big as his belly. I wanted to take some riding shots but its a little hard on a foot clutch with no front brakes. Met up with Terry and Alex at the show. Terry was on his 66'. He had just cleaned it up for the show, it look perfect as always. Sandy ended up taking 1st place with her Shovelhead. We all left Holly and head up to Otis Ville. Stopped at Hotel Liquor for one and hit the road again. Its fun getting these old bikes out, the roar these customs and chops make going down the road is music to any gear heads ears. We ended up in Fostoria at a little bar in the mid afternoon for one more before hitting the road again to head back home. It was a great day with friends and family.