Trucks sell well, fact. Whether it’s because of simple nostalgia or their long list of extremely useful design virtues, one thing is certain – trucks never go out of style. That means if you’re in the market for a collector vehicle that’s guaranteed to hold its appeal for a very long time, you just can’t go wrong with this classic Chevy from RK Motors. Featuring a vintage Thriftmaster motor, a liquid smooth body and a fully restored, original-style interior, this slick Task Force combines rock-solid drivability with awesome 50s style! Continue reading →
Via Petrolicious – Some people might consider Mr. Brian Bent’s lifestyle extreme, an anachronism perhaps. But we have a feeling that he’d be OK with that. You see, when Brian purchased this 1927 Oakland he built the clutch pack himself. And while it had a Pontiac engine mounted in the chassis, he decided to move it forward. He thought about swapping out the wooden spokes for metal ones, but a chance encounter with a old man who shared an anecdote about metal spokes folding in a turn convinced him otherwise. Besides, they’ve lasted this long, haven’t they? Continue reading →
This first bicycle is now on display at Will’s flagship store in Venice. The 1940s vintage-inspired cruiser pays tribute to a Western pre-revolution period and the orginal mode of transportation in America, horseback. The interpretation features two ornately embossed saddlebags and an embossed bike seat, as well as leather trimmings throughout the frame. The handle bars are also wrapped in oiled bridle leather that’s been elegantly detailed and hand-stitched. Continue reading →
Trained as an industrial designer, the Austrian artist was working on technical drawings for Volkswagen when he decided to take part in a contest to design the 2000 Mille Miglia poster, which he won eventually. Moving on, Klaus spends his spare time painting, with the intent to capture the emotion and noise of classic racing machines. Check out his website to see more of his work or to inquire about a painting. Continue reading →
Kruz Customs describe themselves as ‘new to the scene’ builders from Belgium who take their inspiration from first-gen dirt track racers from the Seventies. They picked up this 1980 Yamaha XS400 Custom at the French border in a very sorry state and went about fixing it up before the project could get up and running. The custom rear seat was made at Niyona’s workshop and mounts neatly onto the custom rear loop. The coils were tucked away under the CB125-sourced tank. Other bits include SBK-spec Brembos up front, Brembo PR15 RCS clutch, custom headlight and fenders, Renthal custom handlebars with a classy Mini speedo, exhaust wrapped with stainless steel stitching and custom wiring. Continue reading →
If you’re a motorcycle geek, you’ll know that the Panhead was the replacement for the Knucklehead, and was produced from 1948 to 1965. This particular one was crafted by Denmark-based Englishman James for a German client named Andrei.
According to James “The bike was sold as a running bike, but it was far from that. To start with the rear piston pin had become loose which created two huge grooves up the cylinder wall and the main bearing was destroyed. Lets just say the engine needed a complete re-build. Every bushing and bearing on the whole bike needed to be replaced from the forks to the wheels, a complete brake rebuild front and rear and the rear fork leg had a 6″ crack which I decided to replace to be safe. The original HD frame had 36 unoriginal holes drilled into it, which were all welded closed. Continue reading →