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Pile of the Week – Yet Another Trike

As near as I can tell, someone destroyed a Karman Gia and a Yamaha XS650 in order to make this. The only cool thing is how the halves of the Gia come together in the middle to form a kind of fighter plane bubble cockpit. Does it look like the steering head from the bike […]

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The “Honorable Mention” Honda CM400 Bosozoku Bike

The bosozoku style of Japanese custom bike is so far out there, the function of the bike as a motorcycle starts to suffer due to the fashion of attaching crazy fairings, exhaust pipes, tall tail seats, lights and horns. In many ways it is like the so called “post card punks”, the kids you used […]

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1976 Kawasaki KZ400 Street Tracker Build

And this bike is done. Sure there are a few more little details that should be taken care of, but you have to leave something for the new owner to personalize, right? Here’s where we started. This 1976 Kawasaki KZ400 had sat behind someones house in Burbank, CA baking in the sun since at least […]

Pile Of The Week: CB160 Dutch Oven Courage

Its been many weeks since I posted a Pile of the Week, but I just hadn’t seen anything horrid enough lately, until now. Stock pots are sometimes “Dutch Ovens” and gin is sometimes called “Dutch Courage”, and I could not think of a more fitting name for this bike. It certainly seems as if the […]

It’s Not Finished, But It’s Done – Honda CB750 Cafe Racer

Going back thru old Facebook posts, I started this project in earnest in August of last year. Here we are 10 months later and finally I have what can be called a motorcycle (with a straight face) again. It isn’t finished, not by a long shot, but it is good enough to ride around town, […]

Home Brewed Wagon Queen Family Truckster

Spotted this beautiful old land yacht at the local self serve lot (the one with the last of the Jaws sharks). As near as I can tell it was either someone’s homemade version of the Griswold’s Wagon Queen Family Truckster, or it was made here in Hollywood for a commercial or music video, or something […]

1995 Ford Ranchero Prototype?

Who knew Ford was considering a modern version of the Ranchero in 1995? Or would it be a new Durango (The Durango was a limited production Fairmont Futura based truck circa 1978) ? Naw, surely Ford, or anyone with half a brain would have figured out how to remove the rear quarter windows, instead of […]