Excuse my crappy camera and crappier photo skills. The place was so crammed full of cool bikes, I literally couldn't even back up the few extra steps it took to get some of the bikes completely in the frame.
very cool mag fired gennie shovel setup! this guy's running the same oil line reroute that mike from old-stf sells, only this guy is using flexible lines.
very beautiful paint on the tank and fender, with matching brown grips, and it was a shame i couldn't get into position to get this whole bike in frame. it belonged to some industry cool guy, but i can't remember who...anybody recognize it?
original ed roth cobra trike body and frame!! she looks like a bit of a rat (fink) at the moment, but the owner james ray told me it's scheduled for paint and a more fitting headlight this summer. talk about a historical survivor man, this is one of about 20 ever sold and the tough old bastard who's owned it for thirty years said he still rides it almost every day!! right on james ray, ride on!
there were a couple pretty cool chopped ol' cages with tasteful rat paint and this one had a very nice flourish of pinstriping to accent its trunk lid.
these are detail shots of the LOVE Cycles shop's flagship bike. she's a beautiful knucklehead in a sexy and unique chopper setup that could only come from LOVE! i could have taken 20 pics of this bike alone, with all the cool hand-fabbed details, but lack of space and excess of people prevented me from getting decent shots. i'm sure some of the other blogs will do a better job of covering this beautiful ol' scoot. just the tank and sissybar alone blew my mind!
this is what's-his-name's fuckin awesome knuckle bobber that i'm sure most people have seen elsewhere a hundred times. it was cool to finally see it in person!
one of the coolest things about the party was that Tom Fugle, co-founder of the Forasteros MC, was there hangin out chattin and sellin his custom leather goods. this is his bike, a real classy long haul scooter with plenty of both show and go to spare...i just wish i could've gotten some better pics of it! there was a pretty good turnout of Forasteros from all over at the party, and they all seemed like pretty cool guys. i chatted with Hammer for awhile, and said hi to Tom, and was generally diggin the vibe they all had at the party.
there's only about 80 more pics to go through, so i'll keep puttin up more over the coming week...enjoy!