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Hell on Wheels Halloween Hill Climb 2016 – Glen Helen Raceway

The annual Hell on Wheels Halloween Hill Climb run what you brung event took place last weekend at Glen Helen. Competitors rode anything and everything around a short section of the vet track, then up the big hill. For those of you used to riding dirt bikes it is not a particularly hard hill to […]

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Born Free 8 2016 – Oak Canyon Ranch, O.C., CA

I went to the annual Born Free custom motorcycle show this year, and went full on hipster and shot 35mm film. Because of that, and the shittyness of one of the 2 cameras I was using, some of these pictures really look like they are from 40 years ago. Enjoy this massive photo gallery dump. […]

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Obituary – Passing of a Once Great Junk Yard

By the time you read this U-Pick-Parts and Aalden Brothers in Sun Valley will have shuffled off to the great big trash heap in the sky. Between the all import lot where you could always find weird French and Italian cars, and the everything lot (no kidding, even boats, semis, RVs and motorcycles) next door, […]

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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 […]

The Oldest Truck in the Fleet

Spotted this old timer still hauling the something up and over the Sepulveda Pass last week. He wasn’t moving very fast, but then none of us were in the morning traffic. From the sound of it he was still sporting the flathead V8 in all its low compression glory and the non-syncro 3 speed. Whomever […]

Jump Like a Gazelle – Update

Back in June of 2011 I spotted this off-road ready Mercedes Benz Gazelle replica kit car in the parking lot of the junk yard.   Well, today I saw it cruising down the street and it appears to have sprouted a full off road spec roll cage since the last time I saw it.