Randy Grubb designed the Deco Helmet to match the Art Deco style of his unique streamlined Decopod and Decoson motorcycles. In Episode 4 of Randy Grubb’s Garage, he reveals all of his metal fabrication techniques step-by-step, including the five basics of working with metals: cutting, bending, joining, shrinking, and stretching. The Salvador Dalí of automotive art, Randy Grubb created Jay Leno’s Tank Car, the Indy Special, the B-702, Piss’d Off Pete, the Decoliner, and most recently, the Decopod and Decoson Art Deco motorcycles. The helmet made in this video is Deco Helmet #2 and belongs to Dave Johnston of American Retro in Dinuba, California.
David A. Smith is a traditional sign-writer/designer specialising in high-quality ornamental hand-crafted reverse glass signs and decorative silvered and gilded mirrors. David recently produced a wonderful turn-of-the-century, trade-card styled album cover for popular American singer/songwriter John Mayer. This film captures the ‘Behind The Scenes’ creation of the ‘Born & Raised’ and ‘Queen of California’ artwork, as well as 2 unique reverse glass panels, hand-crafted in England by David A. Smith.
Lotus Motorcycles was established to design and build the first motorcycle of the iconic car manufacturer. The bike will be named Lotus C-01 and will be the most impressive appearance on public roads on two wheels. It will reflect a combination of lifestyle, design and high end technology. Continue reading →
Now here’s one cool Crosley, called the Performer. Built to perform for a variety of audiences, your every need is fulfilled in this all-encompassing entertainment center. With a one-touch recording feature, transform your records and cassettes into CD’s within minutes. Enjoy the convenience of playing your iPod or MP3 player through the PAR (portable audio read) hookup. And if that weren’t enough, spin your vinyl collection on the three-speed platter or relax to the local beat with old-fashioned analog AM/FM radio. Sets you back by around USD 300. Continue reading →
As the Blitz website says, the “Spanner #14″ is only for men. Each bracelet comes with a unique serial number (from 1 to 100). All serial numbers hand hammered in the Blitz Motorcycles’ workshop. You can even order a personalized serial number – if it’s not already reserved – for an additional 50 Euros. Continue reading →
In building this bike, Benjie’s Cafe Racer wanted to evolve and stay away from the traditional look, as in they wanted something different and have that urban industrial feel. This bike started as a 2008 Triumph Thruxton with only 6,000 miles. Though the frame, motor and suspension geometry are stock, BCR wanted this bike to have that one-off custom look, thus opting for a bare polished brushed aluminium finish with jet black highlights. Continue reading →
Confederate Motorcycles has revealed an illustration of their upcoming C2 P-51 Fighter. The video with design maestro Pierre Terblanche gives us an overall look at what they’re upto and a few highlights of the new bike. Rumours suggest that the end result will be lighter than before, along with more power and improved ergonomics. The rad looks will be accompanied by a blend of aluminium, titanium, carbon-fibre and stainless steel. Watch the video and let us know what you think. The P-51 Fighter is reported to be out by mid-2014. Continue reading →