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Custom 1936 Harley Davidson

Published by Cyril Huze April 24th, 2017 in Builders, Customs and Editorial. Motorcycle advertising campaigns with a great consistent theme have produced great sales to consumers. Having a deep education and professional background in marketing and advertising to which was mixed my love for motorcycles, with a few others in the current custom industry  I […]

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Ace Cafe Orlando To Open spring 2017

Construction of Ace Cafe Orlando Rolls Toward Spring 2017 Opening. It’s the first North American outpost of the world’s most celebrated London-based motor-diner. The new destination in Central Florida Will Feature full-Service restaurant, bars, live music Stages, retail Stores, dealership, gallery and more…Construction workers are in high gear completing the 35,000-square-foot parcel bringing more than 175 new […]

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TON UP GARAGE HOT ROD TRIUMPH – Awesome Machine –

Daniel and Pedro are the names behind Ton-Up Garage, one of Portugal’s leading custom bike builders, two guys who consider themselves total petrolheads, loving anything with an engine. Being able to draw influences from all aspects of motoring allowed Daniel and Pedro to come up with the ‘Hot-Rod’, a truly fantastic custom Triumph Bonneville. A […]

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Bimota CB750 Honda SOHC INLINE FOUR

  In September 1972, Massimo Tamburini crashed his Honda 750 Four at the Misano racetrack. The accident left him with three broken ribs. If the accident hadn’t occurred, Bimota may never have come into existence. While Massimo was recuperating, he constructed a tubular steel frame that could withstand the horsepower being produced by the big […]

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Old bike of Mine.

Hey There Everyone Well being Throw Back Thursday, here is a little CB750 I created some 7 years ago and still going strong today. Fun machine with tons of power and the response was bang on, all I did was ride the heck out of it until such time it was to send to the […]

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New Triumph Street Scrambler

Triumph has taken the wraps off their new 2017 Triumph Street Scrambler this morning at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy, and aim to prove that they still reign king when it comes to the popular scrambler category. The new bike is built around Triumph’s new Street Twin, which uses their all-new 900cc parallel twin […]

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New Bonneville Bobber Launch Thursday 26th

  The latest addition to the Bonneville family, Triumph introduces the all-new premium custom Bonneville Bobber. Born in a unparalleled bloodline of Triumph Bobber customs that stretch all the way back to the 1940’s it perfectly encapsulates the minimalist styling principles, muscular stance and purposeful engineering attitude of a genuine Bobber.  Our 59 Club Orange […]

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Growing up in the 1970’s

I have been here in Southern California for almost 17 years, but came from Great Britain, things have certainly changed since then but I was looking back on when I grew up and the 1970’s were more memorable than anything and wanted to share a few episodes of a BBC show to see if you […]

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Niihau The Forbidden Island of Hawaii

My Girlfriend is Hawaiian and Last night with her Mum we were talking about the islands, I didn’t know about the forbidden island of Niihau. Niʻihau or Niihau is the westernmost and seventh largest inhabited island in Hawaiʻi. It is 17.5 miles southwest of Kauaʻi across the Kaulakahi Channel. It’s area is 69.5 square miles. […]

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HONDA’S New CBR-1100 Should of Been Produced.

Concept motorcycles tend to have strange lives. Some, like the Suzuki GSX1100S, a.k.a the Katana, generate such interest from the public that a production model appears the very next year. Others, like the Honda CB1100R concept, take a little longer. Publicly shown in October 2007 together with the un-faired CB1100F, the single-seat racing-bodied CB1100R disappeared […]

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WINGS WHEELS & ROTORS SHOW

This unique showcase is where vehicles of the air and vehicles of the road meet in a nostalgic and inspiring display. You will discover hundreds of classic cars, motorcycles, and military & civilian aircraft (including helicopters). The event offers live entertainment, a food court, and kids corner to all! So make it an exciting day, […]

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Women’s History Month !!!

July is National Women’s Motorcycle Month and I want to kick it off with a few cool shots of these lovely ladies and what they have achieved to get any sort of recognition to be as equal on the road as guys. My girl rides and we have some great Girl riders in our 59 club that […]

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Happy Thursday to you all.

Good to see Carpy and what better shop to see on 360? #theta360 – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA Well Happy Thursday everyone, seems to come around way too fast, so this morning this will not be a huge Blog just as quick hello as people do follow what I do on the website. Just […]

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MY Hot Rod Heroes

There is so many Iconic Builders, designers and owners or creators of Vintage Hot Rodding, it would take so many volumes to fill, but I am going to do a few of my own personal favourites of Hot Rod Royalty that inspired me when I was a kid and, 9000 miles away on a little […]

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The Black Tibetans- Awesome Band and a Mate of mine.

  Los Angeles, CA –   Formed in 2011, the three-piece Rock N’ Roll machine consists of Dinst (vocals/guitar), Tammi Tibetan (bass), and Ryan KH (drums).  The Black Tibetans fuse motorcycle-centric culture with old-school sound combining elements of classic Rock N’ Roll, blues and punk influences.  The Black Tibetans have been on countless tours and have […]

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Tuesday- Toe Tapping Time

Happy Tuesday, I am not into politics so no radio on at the shop today but thought I would at least offer some sounds that I particularly like and thought that maybe you may enjoy some of the sounds that make my toes tap whilst i am doing stuff in and around the workshop. Below […]

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THRUXTON ACE SPECIAL EDITION

The names of Triumph and the Ace Café are linked way beyond our power of understanding, as these two are iconic landmarks in Britain’s motorcycling history. To mark down this bond, Triumph has created the Thruxton Ace Special Edition, a limited-run machine which epitomizes the classic heritage embodied in a modern-tech machine. The Thruxton Ace […]

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Rockers Day with the S.R.B.C.

With the year of the Monkey now here, the Chinese year kicked off with the S.R.B.C. Rockers day and boy was that a really cool turn out for that event. Retro Rockers Documentary Trailer from Michael Rush on Vimeo. Below, al photos are copy righted to. Coan Kee  Max Tam Michael CW Chiu  and the major photos […]

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New Triumphs Hit the Shows

OK, here we are with a few photos that are belting around the internet and wanted to share them with you. the 2016 Thruxton is great as Track racer, but the others are a little too mainstream for my liking, but hey, they want to sell to the masses and that’s cool with me. I […]

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A Drag racing Kinda day

Hello Folks Well, seeing as the day is flying by faster than a Drag race at the strip for Nostalgia motorcycles, i thought that i would add a few Drag Racing photos to make your day go maybe a little faster. Since I have been back from my Vacation to Jolly Europe I have been […]

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Jacks Hill Cafe Ton Up Day

Well today, I thought I would add a video of Jacks Hill Cafe Ton Up Day, always a good turn out there in rain or snow. Located in Towester in Northamptonshire, this place has always been a Regular stop for Motorcycles and Trucks, known to us in the UK as a real “Transport cafe” Jacks […]

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Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2015

27th September 2015 – A global classic styled motorcycle event that raises money for prostate cancer medical research. To raise awareness and support research into Men’s Health by bringing together dapper riders of classic machines, Cafe Racers, Bobbers, Custom motorcycles, Trackers and undefinable two-wheeled creations. info@gentlemansride.com  www.gentlemansride.com 27th September 2015 – A global classic styled […]

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New Visor with in Built Turn Signals

A firm has just entered the final stages of the Dyson Awards thanks to this visor with lights and inbuilt indicators. Blink hopes to increase rider safety by making the indicators more visible than usual, and by ‘humanising’ the rider thanks to a small light which illuminates the rider’s face. The helmet visor looks to […]

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Funny things with Scooters

Hey you lot     Thought I would add a little entertainment for you today with some funny Video’s based around the flying hairdryers,- yes, them there Scooters! Every Rocker likes to have a dig at these machines and I am sure the Mods do the same about us, remember, My Girlfriend has a Scooter […]

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Cool TT shots

 A Picture tells a thousand words right? So lets not beat about the Bush as this chap Martyn takes some cool shots that I was sent today, will try and get more info when I get it.                                     […]

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Lane Splitting in California .

Motorcycle lane-splitting — the rush-hour time saver for bikers that enrages many drivers — may be poised for formal legalization. California would be the first state to sanction the traffic-evading tactic, already widespread on traffic-choked freeways of Los Angeles. The state Assembly is expected to approve the legislation as soon as Thursday, and supporters believe […]

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Ace Cafe in Florida

Whilst I am still in The UK spending time with my poor Mum, I thought I would try and add a video etc for the Blog and keep you up to speed on other things. The Ace cafe for instance, Check out the below video link to the recent “Ground Breaking” ceremony with the Mayor […]

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VIVA LAS VEGAS 18 Part 1

What a great time Jennifer and I had whilst attending VLV18 and, as a VIP Guest of Tom Ingram, I sure needed a break from the shop and this was the perfect way to relax and enjoy something that I really do have a passion for and wanted to relax and take the whole 4 days […]

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A Day out with The Ton Up Boys!

                Below is a great little write up  : By Rahoul Ghose | Photos: Manuel Madrid Rivera They have a super website named. http://lamotorcyclist.com/ and here is our friend and co-creator of such websites take on the day we invited him and his Thruxton for a ride out with […]

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Anke-Eve Goldmann – Cycle Worlds Coolest Journalist.

                                                             BIRDS ON BIKES!!!!!!! Well, you have to admit, if you are a bloke like me, there is nothing better than seeing a Girly on a motorcycle, Black leather, curves in the right places and blasting down the road hitting the Magic Ton is something many of us have hoped to see, and now- things […]

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Southern California Motorcycles Open day Tomorrow!

Well, if you have time on Saturday, get ya arse down to Southern California Motorcycles as they have just become California’s Best SUZUKI dealer and boy do they have some eye catching Candy there. Just to get your eyes watering they have Ben Spies Superbike that is just stunning, but also if you are a […]

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DIRT QUAKE

Dirt Quake is an awesome event for anyone to attend if they have a motorcycle,  this is held on the Eastern side of the United kingdom in a town called Kings Lynn in Norfolk. This is the flatland part of the UK and how do I know that, I went to school in the next […]

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CB550 Bar Hopper Brat style. $4000

    This is our CB550 Bar Hopper that’s for sale with original pink slip, one owner and last rode and parked way back in 1986 and now available to anyone out there for a fun looking machine. This is not a show bike but something I wanted to resurrect from a stock bike that […]

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Couple of Vidz today!

Next up, some of the good old Carrot crunchers from the County Of Suffolk, and that’s where I learned all about building Motorcycles and now some young guys have done the same thing some 35 years later, so great Video to watch and shows that anything can be done. The Delivery from Old Empire Motorcycles […]

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Roadster up on the Auction Blocks.

    Now, this is a Cool Piece of Little Nostalgia that i would love to own, but its all available to the public if you make a bid on the Auction that is coming up, The Rodders Journal did a write up on this cool Flathead powerd Roadster and I wanted to share it […]

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Dakota Takes the Win At Irwindale Drags!

Irwindale – Series Five of the Summit NHRA and Dakota is points leader right now!           Well, the morning when we got up I could tell that the temperature would be getting high, and sure enough, by 11am the ambient temperature was jumping high and I was sweating like a Duckling […]

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Saturday, so enjoy the weekend.

Saturdays gives me time to contemplate the rest of the week and this morning is no exception, I rode my Triumph into work today, something I love to do, crisp air in the morning, traffic at an all time low, not much glare as the sun is half asleep and the bike responds to the […]

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FLYRITE- Double Trouble Norton machine!

Flyrite Double Trouble Norton I can never ever get enough of these cool double engined machines and wanted to share some with you this month so here is a very cool double Norton set up that I am sure you will dig as much as me.     Some motorcycles seem to be sacrosanct when […]

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Happy 4th of July from us to you!

  Well this day is here already, and I am so stoked to be able to have this day off and chill, been a long haul and I need my Gray matter to restore its former self and will be all ready to hit the road running after this great day.  I hope that you […]

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The Parasite- Twin Engine Trumpy Dragster

THE STORY OF THE PARASITE | JERSEY’S OWN TWIN-ENGINE TRIUMPH DRAGSTER     Check out the incredible story of the epic Parasite dragster below, which can be found on John Melniczuk Jr.’s J&M Enterprises site. This tale of the twin-engine Triumph marvel built by John Melniczuk Sr. and later restored by John Jr. is truly something to behold. The […]

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INDEPENDENCE SALE !!!!!

INDEPENDENCE  DAY  SPECIAL  OFFER ! Well, you still have time and I thought we would offer a cool deal for this week.       We try and help as much as we can and of course even celebrate Holidays too, so enjoy your 4th, with Our unique design that I made using Sprockets and […]

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ANTIQUE NATIONALS- Great Sunday out.

Well Sunday was a bloody Hot day to be at the drags but for some cool rides and great racing, the Antique nationals is always a fun event. Below Marky of the Shifters, puts his ” Purple people Eater” through it’s paces and this time the Altered is pretty much sorted and puts the power […]

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How to clean up your S.O.H.C. Caliper

Many people email or call and some have the same problems, so I thought I might do a wee bit of a blog and show you what we do when you grab an old CB750 and fnd out that the front brake sticks and wont release, how can you over come this and get the […]

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UGG BOOT PHOTO SHOOT

A fun time we had, as UGG BOOT Australia asked if i could help with a Photos shoot for some of their new fashion boots. Sure I said and took a couple of bikes down, a bunch of my helmets and jackets and hen went to a cool old spanish villa in Siera madre for […]

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THRUXTON CURVED LICENSE PLATE

Well, Back in the Day, many of the rockers decided to put their License plate across the front forks and made the bike look more aggressive. I have grown up in this industry and had these on my machines, as they banned fendered mounting number plates back in the early 70’s aptly names Pedestrian slicers […]

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Hot Rod Reunion Bowling Green, KY- Gasser Crash!

The “Traveler” Altizer, Finders, and Kibler 33 Willys Crash Sequence           In the first round of the 1/8 mile contested AA/Gas category Ted Turley Jr. driving the “Traveler” Altizer, Finders, and Kibler 33 Willys had just beat Steve Crooks’ “Blew By You” Gasser with a 5.617 at 118.42 mph when disaster […]

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A Royal Enfield kinda day!

  These bikes have really come a long way and that’s why we actually purchased one and in the last 2 weeks we have been changing a few things to make this stand out from the crowd, as this will become a popular choice I am sure.     We have already changed the shocks […]

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Friday the 13th but a good day at the shop

OK- its Friday and its also Friday the 13th but a good one, the sun is out, the shop is busy and its almost the weekend. A number of things going on where we are in this sunny state. SoCal speed shop and Waldens have their Open days, limeworks was yesterday and he had a […]

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Our Royal Enfield gets another exhaust.

Hey there you lot   Well, if you are looking at this Blog, you are probably interested or even own one of these Red Rockets? below is a Video i took on my little Camera and the sound really is quiet ccompared to real life, but- you will get the idea.   Now, even though […]

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Plenty to do at the shop

  Well, the weekend was here and I have a ton of stuff to get done and out the way but that’s a good thing right?   Sunday we were at the drags watching Dakota race as he is still points leader at Irwindale and at Fontana. Right now I have a few exhausts to […]

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Old Style Black license Plates making a comeback!

Old-School Black License Plates Coming to a Car Near You   By Dennis Romero Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 8:04 AM Categories: Transportation Jerry “Woody”/Flickr The cherry on top of a classic, 1960s muscle car is the original, California black plate that it got fresh off the lot. But because those plates were issued from […]

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D-Day Normandy Landings!

We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender. Winston Churchill         It is time like this I […]

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Dakota Made the Final at Fontana

Photos by Adam Lavelle  check him out at       https://www.facebook.com/Loosenutphotography?ref=br_rs   Well, our shop grease monkey “Dakota Kai Sun ‘ put another feather in his cap on the weekend, making the Final of the NHRA Pacific nations, the competition was just as ever, Tighter than a ducks Arse and Kota managed to get his KAWASAKI ZRX […]

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Monarch Megaphones for the Thruxton

MONARCH” Megaphones for the Thruxton now available and boy are they neat.   As you saw from the video above, the exhaust sounds crisp, responsive and looks really Nostalgic. Available in Raw Stainless steel for that race look, or polished to a chrome like finish, these will stand out in the crowd.     We […]

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Bizarre Videos for Friday!

Well, Happy Friday, today I am flat out with a zillion things to do but wanted to do a blog as I get many emails about  we do and people follow my Blogs all over the globe. So below is a most unusual video that is shot very Well on a trumpy and thought, well, […]

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Memorial day

 It is memorial day today, I wanted to just send a big thank you to MY Grandad Hall, as a kid I only really knew him as Grandad, but that guy is one of my heroes for sure. Living in Enfield in North London, My mums side of the family were in the thick of […]

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Dakota Races at Fontana Drags this weekend

  Anyone around the Fontana area should see if they can make time to hit the Drag strip and wish our shop grease monkey- Dakota Kai Sun- all the very best as he runs not only against his pops ” Aaron “Twist the Wrist Pine”  but many other super fast and cool people that will […]

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Here it is, my New Royal Enfield- Finally

I have been waiting since November 2013 for the Royal Enfield’s to come into the country and here it is in may and I find out that Today I shall take charge of  my machine.         This little Bike is a quite a bit of an improvement on the earlier models and […]

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COOL LITTLE CAFE RACER FOR SALE!

    Here we are with a cool XS360 cafe Racer and it is for sale right now.  $6500   Shawn has done a ton of work to this machine and I said I would post it on my site as I believe it warrants a look for sure.       Shaved frame and […]

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ROYAL ENFIELD BOBBER

How cool is this, I saw this write up on Bike EXIF and had to share it as this is a really well built Bobber and something I really like and thought that you would too.  Not much for me to say really but just read and admire, as this is definatly a head turner. […]

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I’m in an Italian magazine this month.

  Always great to be in any media to be honest- but was stoked to be in Riders magazine in Italy, as they are sure passionate about their Motorcycles and industry. So to have an article about me in that that rag is so cool, this is a top quality magazine and many people have […]

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MOONEYES MOTHERS DAY SHOW THIS WEEKEND.

  Mooneyes Mother’s Day Show & Drag      (800) 547-5422 (626) 358-1100 Fax Number: (626) 357-4227 Here is a superb time to go and catch a really cool event, held by MOONEYES of Norwalk in Santa fe Springs, this  A great place to see Hot Rods, Customs, Trucks, Choppers in every shape form and […]

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A DAY AT THE RACES, GREAT TIMES AT IRWINDALE

A Day at the Races, here we are at Irwindale Drag way for the NHRA SUMMIT series and boy what a nice day it turned out to be in Southern California. Great Photos by Adam LaVelle of Loose Nut Photography.     Here we are with Gold Star Racing groups 2 top Motorcycles care of […]

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Honda Super Hawk NOW SOLD !!!!

Here we are with my 1909 HONDA SUPER HAWK VT1000R        Only $1300       This was a bike we were going to build to race around a track- but even though this is almost there, I have way to many projects to get on with, all this needs is tail pipes, it runs rides […]

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Cool Artwork by David Cran

  Davis Cran is a great illustrator up there in maple Country, he is in Vancouver B.C. and I wanted to share this with you, I cant draw using a Computer, I have to d it by hand- but sure wish I could do Photoshop and illustrator, look at the great job that Dave has […]

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CHINO PLANES OF FAME AIR SHOW THIS WEEKEND.

  Well this weekend is a huge Aviation event at Chino, this is a MUST see show and you will not believe te sound, the smell and the camaraderie at this show. If you want to do something exciting, check the show out as there are tons of things to do and see and the […]

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TON UP MOTORCYCLES SHIRT

Here we are with another cool design that I am sure that you are going to dig, more than a shovel does dirt. This is one of our designs and it is actually one of the Bikes that I built, the NutBasher, as I wanted to capture the spirit of that ride.   This is […]

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MY OLD SEELEY HONDA

        Well, back in 2007 I was lucky enough to have not One , but Two Seeley Honda’s and this one I am featuring was a really sweet ride and one of the last ever made by Colin Himself. I saw Colin at Snetterton race track back in 1977 as this was […]

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15 British Insults Most Commonly Used!

April 22, 2014 17 Comments   Taking the mickey out of each other is a national pastime in the U.K.  Here’s a glossary of the most commonly used insults indigenous to the British Isles: 1. Bollocks A fun and versatile word.  Anatomically speaking it refers to the testicles.  In everyday life, however, it can be […]

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Cool Tunes that I listen too.

OK, for your Morning Cup of CAFE, here we are with a few sounds that I like to listen to from time to time.     Good friends of mine are Big Sandy and his Fly Rite Boys, his lead Guitarist – Ashley Kingman has been a mate of mine for quite a few decades […]

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Two hurt as hotrod show car rolls in HOBART- Australia

A VICTORIAN couple ended up in hospital when their hot Rod rolled over on Hobart’s Southern Outlet yesterday.           Two people were hurt in a rollover on the Southern Outlet heading into Hobart yesterday. Picture: Kim Eiszele Source: News Corp Australia The crash happened about 4.30pm as the couple were heading […]

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HOUSTON MOTORCYCLE AUCTION SUNDAY 13th

  April – Houston Motorcycle Auction   We don’t have a lot of detail about this one. But it might be worth checking out if you’re in that neck of the woods around the appropriate time or fancy taking a punt online. The date is Sunday 13th April 13, 2014. The time is 11.00am. The […]

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Sprocketwerkx double engined Blown CB750

I am amazed at the skills of many people out there- some are on another planet. Take a look at this Eaton M90 Blower , well its wedged between 2 cb750 S.O.H.C .Engines, which are roughly 1064cc each and probably hooked to a Lenco tranny, this monster will certainly turn heads once fired up, the […]

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HAPPY FRIDAY- Just some Tunes for ya!

HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE ! Well, this time has already got here fast and I thought I would add some cool tracks that I really dig, you may not like any of them, but I love stuff like this. My Mate Geordie Paul sent me this one and I love the track, as well as the […]

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New Bike in My stable

Well, Over the years I have owned a few of these Triumph Thruxtons and I thought it was about time that I purchased a newer model and am going to be making parts for this machine, from exhaust systems, to seats and cool bolt on goodies.   Here is my 2013 Thruxton I have named […]

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The Need For Speed

Many of you will be just like me and have that ” Need for Speed” and what better way to experience that, is to take the bike of yours to the Bonneville Salt flats in Utah at Speed Week, so below is a few videos of different people tha are living their dream to ride […]

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New Tee shirt design, Fancy a BURN UP?

  Here we go with our Newest design, what ya think? pretty darn cool eh?     This is a great design on a really good Gilden Black shirt that is of Medium weight and 100% pre shrunk cotton.     You know me, I have been into these bikes for ever and I have […]

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Triumph Bonneville Limited Edition Silver Jubilee

1977 Triumph 744cc T140 ‘Silver Jubilee’ Bonneville The final phase of the Triumph twin’s development began in 1972 with the first appearance of the new 750cc version of the Bonneville, the increase in bore size necessitating a new crankcase to accommodate the larger barrels. Other improvements included a new ten-stud cylinder head, triplex primary chain, […]

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I remember these days so well.

I left School in 1978, so all this is so vivid to me, I remember painting the back of peoples Levi Cut off jackets with art work ranging from Rockers, to iron Maiden and black Sabbath, fun times and rode so many miles to fun places. here is a old video from the days when […]

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Franny Beecher, of Bill Haley and the Comets, dies

    Comets, dies   Published February 25, 2014 Associated Press   Facebook40 Twitter18 Gplus0   This March 21, 2005 file photo shows members of The Comets, from left to right, Marshall Lytle, Franny Beecher, and Joey Ambrose perform at Rock is Fifty party held at the Gibson Guitar Studio in New York. Beecher, lead […]

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Paton S1 Strada $22,000-$32000

I thought I would show you this neat ride, not cheap but a hand made motorcycle that really goes back to braised frames and twin shock suspension. I got this from Bike EXIF and a neat ride, just wanted to hsare as a blog today to get ya week off in the right mood. Paton […]

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Lotus motorcycle officially revealed

Lotus motorcycle officially revealed By Andy Downes of Motorcycle News  20 February 2014 11:24 As exclusively revealed by MCN more than five weeks ago, Lotus has taken the covers off the new motorcycle it will produce as a road bike and go on sale within months.         MCN got hold of leaked images over […]

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Morning Cup Of Cafe !

    Tuesday already?  Jeez, time blows by fast at the shop and much to do this week, but thought I would try a little blog today as I do get emails from you, saying you enjoy my rantings and postings of things. Well, as you know, I have finished the Rice boiler Motorcycle and […]

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SINK HOLE COLLAPSES PART OF CORVETTE MUSEUM

        . View gallery . BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A sinkhole collapsed part of the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky on Wednesday, damaging eight cars but not shutting down the building. Museum spokeswoman Katie Frassinelli said six of the cars were owned by the museum and two — a 1993 ZR-1 […]

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Living in yesteryear

The people who are STILL living like it’s 1951: Captivating portraits take a look inside America’s Rockabilly community It may be 2014 to the rest of us, but for the subjects in Jennifer Greenburg’s photographs, it is still 1951. The assistant professor of photography at Indiana University Northwest has been photographing America’s Rockabilly community for […]

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Advertisments with a twist !

Some rather dodgy adverts I thought I would post today- as it may wake you up a little this morning! I see Burger King like the grab peoples attention with this advert. Now this is more than a little suspect here, if ya Catholic – don’t look! Below is a very clever design to show […]

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BIKES ARE COOL !

Bikes are cool By James Clark on 23 January 2014 in Style Tim Rogers, of Spirit of the Seventies, shaking down a bike. Photo: Grant Robinson In literature, film, popular culture and in the consciousness of Joe Average in his red brick semi with 2.3 kids and 0.7 Golden Retrievers (or whatever the figures from the Office of National Statistics […]

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Iron Works magazine No more!

Publisher Pulling Plug on IronWorks Magazine Bryan Harley Cruiser Editor |Articles|Articles RSS|Blog|Blog Posts|Blog RSSOur resident road warrior has earned his stripes covering the rally circuit, from riding the Black Hills of Sturgis to cruising Main Street in Daytona Beach. Whether it’s chopped, bobbed, or bored, metric to ‘Merican, he rides ‘em all. Tuesday, January 14, […]

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Clay Smith, a man beyond his years.

Everyone knows this logo, many people have seen it on Tee shirts and many even have this iconic Woodpecker inked on their body, not many people remember that he was a Man beyond his years in mechanical ideology,but clay Smith was an unbelievable non college trained guy, that could turn chicken poo into chicken pie. […]

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Cool Videos that I dig

OK, every now and again I make up some cool listings of Music Videos that I personally like. Now I know you may not like them all, but this is the stuff I like and gives you an idea of what turns my dial. This video that’s now up is from Norway, boy- they have […]

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Scrambling, I love this stuff

Now if you do not like off road stuff, then save your self a few hours of video’s, I love this stuff and have grown up loving dirt bikes, me and my brother loved watching and being part of this lifestyle, i just went into road stuff but always love this. Enjoy

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Tragedy At The ’14 Grand National Roadster Show

Tragedy At The ’14 Grand National Roadster Show Written by: Thom Taylor on January 22 2014 2:37 PM   Folks, please, always make sure that your throttle is free and doesn’t stick. Not that we wanted this to be the first post for the Grand National Roadster Show but one of the contenders was approaching the […]

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Europe’s top custom bikes to debut at London Show

  Europe’s premier bike builders will be descending on London in February as the London Custom Building Championships get underway at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show. Fifty of the very best choppers, cafe racers, flat-trackers and bobbers will be fighting for a huge purse of £12,000 in a championship that looks set to […]

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The Green Lady – who was she?

Revealed after 60 years… the real Green Lady whose face is on a million living room walls By DAN NEWLING [datecreated] The flowing black locks are instantly recognisable, as are the  flared nostrils and ruby lips. But thankfully, her skin has lost its emerald glow. This is Monika Pon, the Green Lady whose face has adorned […]

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LOTUS BRINGS OUT ITS BIG GUNS IN MOTORCYCLE FORM

                                                        COOL NEWS FROM LOTUS   Back in June, Lotus announced it was getting into the motorcycle business. Or, we should say, Kodewa and the Holzer Group are getting into the motorcycle business, and have acquired the rights to use the Lotus name. One way or another, we’re now receiving word on some of the […]

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Bikes not over here in the States!

  The Most Desirable Motorcycles Not Sold In America Lists – January 7, 2014 By Wes Siler   Oh, America. Our predilection for fat cruisers and absurd sportbikes ensures that we miss out on some seriously wonderful motorcycles. Sometimes because they’re smaller than our overcompensation would bear, sometimes because we can justify spending over $20,000 […]

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Elvis would of been 79 Today !

    Connie Tullos loves to tell stories. Especially the one about Elvis and his Mama the day they came to the Tupelo Hardware Co. to buy him a birthday present. He was born Jan. 8, 1935. Speaking in full Mississippi drawl, her eyes as bright as a teenage fan of Justin Bieber’s, the 60ish […]

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TORC CANDY RED FLAKE HELMET AVAILABLE $79

  OK, people ask me what helmets do I like, there are many I do like and am a distributor for, but the Torc helmet is great value for money and looks like an expensive helmet that stands out in the crowd, and especially when it is the Route 66 Series T-50 models that have […]

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A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL !!!

    I wish you all a very happy 2014 and hope it brings you all great health and wealth.     We really appreciate all your orders, visits and emails, as well as the thousands of phone calls that we had last year, with out you I could not do what I love, so […]

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My Belstaff RoadMaster II Jacket for sale on Ebay right now

BELSTAFF JACKET OPF MINE FOR SALE- VERY RARE TO FIND THESE DAYS.     TIME LEFT RIGHT NOW:    1 day 5 hours (Dec 30, 2013 17:41:41 PST) http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=390731914777&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT Well Here is something that you really don’t see that often and when you do, they go for a lot of money to collectors etc.   Above […]

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FRIDAY and almost the weekend

Well, hope you all had a great Christmas? I had an extended one as being from the Motherland originally- I have the 26th off, named Boxing day, so a nice break-albeit the water main broke the day before Christmas eve and we still have no water, but should be back to a somewhat normal way […]

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A VERY MERRY CAFE-MAS TO YOU ALL!

    Well, another year almost in the bag, I am guess that’s the same as Santa would be saying tonight as well. We just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and hope that the New year brings you all great health and wealth and make life fun. I have already penciled […]

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CHP Busts Professional Motorcycle Theft Ring

  CHP Southern Division provided these photos from its December 18 press conference in Compton, California. Glendale, Calif. – Southern Division Special Services, Vehicle Theft Unit, completed a long term “sport bike” motorcycle theft investigation dubbed “Operation Wheel Spin.” This operation was spearheaded by CHP Auto Theft Investigators to combat an increasing number of sport […]

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Cool Miniature Engines

Well, I think we can all agree, the sound of a V8 Motor is something to be admired, and what is even more interesting are these great engineers out there that have built replica motors but to a mode size, all these engines run and work just like the original motors. I need to take […]

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RAT FINK DISPLAY IN HOLLYWOOD

Whilst running around on a weekend with Jennifer- my Girlfriend, we popped into my favorite book store in Hollywood, and Wacko book store has not just cool reading material, it has a very cool gallery for art and sculptures etc.     These started off as the Rat Fink statues, but artists have painted them […]

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Cool Rockers Videos

Well, MONDAY already- So to ease the day in, I thought I would add some video’s that I watched over the Sunday, this really is just a amalgamation of videos from people and it shows some very cool early 1960’s Videos of Rockers on their bike at places like Box hill etc and banging the […]

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Mooneyes Christmas Show 2013

  A Cold and wet morning awoke us and the Moon eyes Christmas show must go on, I knew there would be no drag racing but still like to support these shows none the less as it is a super social event and of course, some really cool rides turn up and great to see […]

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COGZ N CAMS TEE SHIRT I JUST DESIGNED

I wanted to try and make a cool shirt design using mechanical idea’s, and then try to mix it up and have it look in the style of “OLD GLORY”.       The Flag always looks cool in the Red White and Blue and I have seen many different styles of shirt designs out […]

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2013 Muscle car and corvette nationals

(Photos by Greg Rourke and Bob Chiluk) – The 2013 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals was once again a mind-bending experience for us. In was a gathering of muscle car unicorns, ultra-rare stuff that people had not seen in years, amazing race cars, factory freaks, and a whole lot more. From the barn find display […]

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Friday Already?

Friday is here already, right now I have 2 Full Builds to complete, a 650 to finish up, 3 bikes to get New exhausts made for and then a bunch of inventory to pack. Sure is a busy day but hey that’s good right?   I have 3 Facebook’s now too if ya get bored […]

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Santa Pod Drags in the 80’s

Back in the 80’s I was a huge Drag Racing fan and headed to Santa Pod or Avon park to watch the bikes and cars run, here are a few video’s of back in the day that you might like to watch. These were fun times for me and some weekends the track was frozen […]

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Always plenty to do at the shop.

    Wow! Almost Thanksgiving already- where does the time go I ask ya? But I now have a New Helper- “Bailey Onassis Carpenter ” is now on the payroll, she is my security system and next year will be up to about 50 pounds of charm! Just wanted to show all you out there […]

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A DAY OF REMEMBERANCE !

  The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have joined actress Barbara Windsor aboard a classic London bus to mark London Poppy Day. The Windsors travelled on a 1960s Routemaster bus to High Street Kensington station where they surprised military personnel and volunteers supporting the Royal British Legion. The couple chatted and laughed with Ms Windsor– […]

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BROUGH SUPERIOR BACK FOR 90th REUNION

            You read it right. Brough Superior is back. In Milan at the EICMA Show, Brough Superior unveiled a new SS100 high performance luxury motorcycle for year 2014. It’s a 1000 cc V-twin Sport Classic designed as a 90th anniversary of the most famous Brough Superior model in the company’s […]

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READERS RIDES FZR TRACKER

Hey Gang Well, once the NEW website comes out- I shall have a Readers rides section, then- you can post us all your cool bikes for everyone to have a look at, as we here at  C.C.R. love to receive photos and emails about what you lot are building at home after work and into […]

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NEMBO INVERTED 3 CYLINDER CAFE RACER

Sometimes you see concept bikes and thats the end of it as the cost to produce, far exceeds the Customers pocket, but this Cafe Racer, seems to be a great idea and functions well, the 3 Cylinder motor sounds like a MV Augusta to me and hope that this gets at least to track racing […]

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How To Negotiate Decreasing-Radius Corners

How To Negotiate Decreasing-Radius Corners Helping you to prepare for the unexpected By Evans Braisfield. Perhaps no corners strike greater fear in the hearts of motorcyclists than decreasing radius corners. However, the corners themselves aren’t really the cause for the concern. It’s the surprise of entering an unfamiliar corner, setting your speed and your line, […]

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World’s Fastest – Triumph 2013 Highlight Reel

Published on Oct 24, 2013 2013 was another break out year for Triumph North America. Fielding formidable race bikes in AMA Road Racing, AMA Flat track, and FIM Land Speed Racing, as well as driving several of the biggest independent extreme motorcycling video productions of 2013. Triumph is aggressively taking strides to reclaim it’s title […]

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Mechanical Lamps Now Available

    Here at the shop we do more than just build motorcycles, we have a few skills that we like to use and I am sure that some of you will enjoy these mechanical lamps that we create and sell to everyone for their house, their man cave, their shop, or for a cool […]

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The GOLDEN ARROW CB750

 Many people ask about some of the machines that I have built over the years and I like all the bikes that I have created, I know that these machines are very popular these days, but when I built this, it just stopped traffic, this bike was a great ride and inspired many people too, […]

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Scott Redding breaks wrist in Phillip Island

                                                                                              Scott Redding’s hopes of becoming Britain’s first world champion since late legend Barry Sheene in 1977 suffered a crushing and painful blow in Australia today.     The Marc VDS Racing rider broke his left wrist in a high speed qualifying crash and the injury will require surgery in Melbourne this evening that will […]

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LONG LOST 32 Three Window FOUND !

Champion barn find: Long-lost ’32 Ford was drag-racing star Deuce was original champ of first World Series of Drag Racing This 1932 Ford was built for the first World Series of Drag Racing, and after that 1954 race, it was parked and never run again. Story by Angelo Van Bogart Photos by Bob Chiluk A […]

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LAS VEGAS DRAGS WAS A BLAST!

Well, Saturday Morning came around all too fast, but we jumped into the mini Cooper and Jennifer drove us to Las Vegas as we were heading to the drag Strip to support Dakota in his challenge to defend his Sportsman title from last year. Dakota and his dad are both part of the BRONZE STAR […]

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DAKOTA DEFENDS HIS TITLE AT VEGAS THIS WEEKEND

  October 09, 2013 LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Oct. 9) – For action, excitement, and good times there aren’t’ many places that rival Las Vegas and that’s especially true this weekend as the stars of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing series descend on the famed Strip at Las Vegas Motor speedway for the JEGS Pacific […]

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AS50 SUZUKI I JUST FOUND

      This is how the bike was originally and many a teenager in the UK would of been drooling to see this in the shop window, as I knew I was when I was a lad. For its time, this was the bad boy to own if you wanted to be a “Boy […]

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AWESOME SHOW- SEE IF YOU CAN ATTEND.

THIS IS A FANTASTIC SHOW, I HAVE BEEN TO THIS AND ONE YEAR WAS EVEN A JUDGE THERE, SOME REALLY COOL MOTORCYCLES AND SUPER COOL PEOPLE. GET DOWN TO THE SHOW AS ITS A HOOT.   There will be a mixture of everything at the event , from Classic restored beuties , to Cafe Racers, […]

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Ventura Primer Nationals

Well, on Saturday, me, Jennifer and Dakota, jumped in the Mini Cooper and headed to Ventura up on the coast- Boy what a long journey that was three and a half hours when I usually get there in less than 2 hours. But we managed to get there with out too much trouble, and the […]

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The BLACK FALCON CAFE

Well a while ago I created this machine for a Customer from an old Snotter, the customer wasnt sure I could pull off the look with this motorcycle as it was in a right mess, but I assured him that I have no problems with the build and he will soon be riding the bike […]

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Knighter rides for Honda TT Legends.. ?

My Brother sent me this, so I thought I would Blog it. For those who do not know about the Knighter, well he is a legend in the Off road Scene and by off road I mean things like GNCC and GBXC, he dominates on Enduroes as well as Last man standing events. David Knight […]

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El Frijolito The little Bean Cafe Racer

                                                                           EL FRIJOLITO CAFE RACER 1975 CB750 F SUPER SPORT               I was fortunate to get this motorcycle from the Original owner, its a good and bad thing as the poor guy did a lot of work to the machine back in the day, but unfortunatly, the drink got […]

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The COSMIC CAFE

This is the CB750 on the left I am re-creating into a Cafe Racer for John.   Well, here we are again, but this time a guy up in Salt Lake City, sent me his beloved CB750 HONDA that he has owned from new, and wanted the ” Carpy” touch added to his machine as […]

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DIME CITY POPS INTO SEE ME

Hey Gang Well just a short one today as I have a lot on my plate this week, but had a great surprise visit from Jason Paul Michael s of Dime City Cycles in Florida and Cafe Racer TV fame. Its always a good time to meet and have a quick chin-wag about the life […]

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NEW BIKE SHOW TO CHECK OUT Featuring Zach Ness

Got this via Cyril Huze posting and thought I would share too. Let It Ride. Zach Ness Television Show Series On National Geographic Starts Wednesday At 9 p.m.     Exclusive. Interview Of Zach Ness About His New TV Series “Let It Ride” On National Geographic. Tonight at 9 P.M. Published by Cyril Huze August […]

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CM450 CAFE RACER AT THE SHOP

    We get bikes in to work on quite a lot and we have a Cm450 that I have worked on before, but this time he wanted a new battery and some electrical done. This bike was built by a good friend of mine that recently passed away, so it was kind of a […]

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IRWINDALE DRAGS LAST NIGHT

Thursday run what ya brung was a fun evening to be had that’s for certain, I was amazed at how many people turned up for the event, we drove in at about 7pm and there were cars all over the place getting into the staging lanes. Once we parked, it is an easy walk to […]

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TRIBAR HEADLIGHT WITH TURN SIGNALS

Here we are with a new item, this is a 7″ TRI-BAR headlight with an in built set of LED turn signals that have a great look.  Only $49.99 The turns signals consist of 34 L.E.D.’s and are brighter than a Harvard graduate. This 7 inch headlight assembly fits into your original headlight bucket and […]

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Busy day here at the shop.

  Well its Hump day and I don’t mean making them cool Guilarri style seat bases either! I have a few things to sort out but 2 bikes will be leaving the stable and I am glad to get onto other builds in the shop as that’s what we do. So I thought i would […]

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HONDA 1000 SUPER HAWK 1998 $2200

Looking for s project? How about this 98 Super hawk, that’s still registered and running, it has a Busa front end and sounds tight, might be a good ride for someone to get to and fro to work etc, but- it needs some things like a speedometer etc, but I will add a video of […]

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NEW ALLOY GAS TANKS COMING SOON !!!!

Many of you have asked me anout Alloy Gas tanks, well, I am now in talks to have these made and available for about $500 a tank.   Not sure who is interested but thats a great deal and will look like mine that is on my Cafe Racer.     If you have a […]

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News from the Ace Cafe !

  RIDERS WANTED FOR FILM SHOOT A cafe racer film celebrating the Royal Enfield Continental GT, from London to Madras Format: Music Video for Digital Requirements: 13 riders (male & female) for the shoot aged 20 – early 30’s Breakdown: 3 lead riders (throughout the film) 10 riders (for London only) Shoot: 1 day London […]

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WHITTIER CRUISE AT RUBYS DINER

          Well, Friday night and Jenn took me to the local cruise up in Whittier, and a great meeting it was.     Plenty of different vehicles to gaze at and of course spend time with my girl looking at cool Hot rod and Classics and listening to the sounds of […]

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More things happening at C.C.R.

Hey Gang     Well, I have been doing a lot of changing around at the shop as of late, last year I had a few idea’s that i thought I would try one day and these will be coming to fruition very soon, and its to help you lot anyway and that’s a bonus […]

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MOONEYES OPEN DAY EXTRAVAGANZA

    Well, was it that time of year already? I looked at the calendar and there was the date em-blazed, today is Moons show !!!!   So, after catching up on a few orders at the shop, we closed the doors and jumped into the Scooby Do wagon and headed up the 5 freeway. […]

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NEW STUFF ARRIVING ALL THE TIME.

Hey Gang Well, here at C.C.R. westrive to continue to improve, I have ventured into other realms of our hobby and I shall be offering new products as we go along this for ever twistie road.   Keep checking back as we will be adding all the time, if you look to the right , […]

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HAPPY 4th JULY Everyone.

Happy 4th to you all. We are closed today to take in all the activities and enjoy this super celebration day, and we wish you all the best for your independence day.   So, take it easy and enjoy your festivities, as many people kick back, meet friends and celebrate this national holiday. So if […]

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BORN FREE 5 is THIS WEEKEND JUNE 29th

    Oak Canyon Ranch, 5305 Santiago Canyon Rd. Silverado, California 92676   This is a Super event held here in Southern California and if you can make it, you will be so stoked that you did.   This started off a s a tint get together about 2009 and my old room mate Grant […]

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We also have Vintage SCOOTERS !

  Oh yeah! If you think Scooters are slow and not fun? Well…..   Here at the shop we get many emails and phone calls about Scooters and the Mods and Rockers lifestyle is very popular now and its great to see, then my girlfriend informed me about 7 months ago now, how she has […]

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Vintage Drag Bikes, gotta love them !

If any of you are like me, then you will like this Blog that I have put together, it is hard to explain, but I have always had a fascination for the drags, even as a kid, I would sneak out the house on a Saturday or Sunday morning, take my old motorcycle helmet and […]

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Irwindale Drags on Sunday !!!!

Sunday at Irwindale !!!!   Sunday was a good morning for me, the clouds were nice and grey for a while. what we call JUNE gloom was here in Southern California, something I enjoy, as by Mid-day, the Sun burns the clouds away and gets hot. Kota has a New ZRX Kawasaki and this was […]

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Tribute Run to Father Graham Hullett and the roots of British two-wheel Revivalism

  6/6/13 Tribute Run to Father Graham Hullett and the roots of British two-wheel Revivalism ‘They paved paradise and put up a parking lot’ Words by David Lancaster Pictures © David Lancaster & others Saturday, May 4th: Paddington, west London. BSAs, Triumphs, Nortons and Norvins appear. Rain subsides and riders gather.  From the mid-1800s ‘till the Second […]

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Bike,Bikes,Bikes

I am sure, like me, many of you have had a fascination of the two wheeled variety for many moons?  And today I thought I would just spend half an hour cruising around the net just to show some of the cool stuff that I dig and other people build. I have always dug motorcycles […]

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MY exhaust, kicks ass at Barber Race Track.

Hey Gang It is always good to hear from Customers and their stories of how they enjoy our parts here at Carpy;s Cafe Racers, none less than this fella, William Lundy. He purchased one of our performance 4 into 1 exhaust systems and simply jetted and off he went, he raced his little 550 with […]

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ISLE OF MAN WEBCAMS for TT

Well, seeing as I am now in the states, it is always hard to see when the races will be on over on the manx, so I have added some websites that will take you to web cams placed around the island, this way at some point, you will at least get to see some […]

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TON UP! SPEED, STYLE & CAFE RACER CULTURE EXHIBIT

The Vintagent Press Release: Lucky number 13 for the annual “Motorcycles as Art” exhibition at the legendary Buffalo Chip during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally this summer is titled “Ton Up! – Speed, Style and Cafe Racer Culture,” focusing on the origins and continued popularity of the Café Racer movement worldwide. Co-curators Michael Lichter and Paul […]

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2013 ISLE OF MAN T.T. Starts TODAY !!!!!!

Practice and Race Schedule           This is the full qualifying and race schedule for the 2013 Isle of Man TT fuelled by Monster Energy. The schedule may change due to weather or track condition delays.  For up-to-the-minute information please check our facebook and twitter feeds or listen live to Manx Radio TT. […]

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BOB’S BIG BOY in BURBANK

BOB’S BIG BOY This is always a classic place to meet and has many cool shows and events going on in Toluca lake of which the cruise night on Fridays gets really packed. I have been coming here since I first moved to these shores in 2000 and always have a great time at the […]

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CLASSIC CUSTOM 1961 OLDSMOBILE FOR SALE

    1961 Oldsmobile Custom Bubbletop. Mild custom with all trim, emblems, moldings removed. Air bags on all corners. 80 spoke Dayton’s with gold lines. Subtle graphics on roof only. Everything new or re-chromed. Rebuilt 394/345 hp motor with original driveline. Perfect paint and body. Fresh build. Tom Karp Cell 562-505-2715   Incredible detail and […]

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SHOP TAKING SHAPE

  Well, WELCOME my friends to:  Carpy’s Cafe Racers.   Well, you know what it is like when you move into a place, it takes bloody ages to get it how you want it and I had an idea of what I wanted the shop to look like, but so much work to do on […]