Aside from the old chrome and stainless steel components securely attached between welded and painted structural tubular steel, I saw an old shovelhead engine with slight wear pocks and a cast iron texture that spoke of the fifties carefully polished to a mirror sheen. The only color on the machine other than chrome and black was the color of the spark plug wires.
“Make the design yellow,” My bearded customer commanded, “to match the wires.” Then he added, “with a little bit of gray.”
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LIFE IS A RIDE. LIVE IT!
Hello again, everybody. Welcome to another edition of Nefarious James. No politics this month, no government talk, just plain old reflection. Had a really good time at the Thunder by the Bay event and its inclusion of Choppertown Live. Choppertown Live brought back a lot of personal memories for me. Seeing the old bikes and cars really sent me back to when I was growing up.
THE ICONIC AMAZING ARTIST
THUNDER BY THE BAY’S CHOPPEREOWN LIVE - CREATIVITY CENTRAL
SPYKE AND MIKE
SPYKE & MIKE GO TO THE PET STORE
CHOPPERTOWN LIVE AT THUNDER BY THE BAY
WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU COMBINE A GOOD HEALTHY MIX, OF OUTRAGEOUS CHOPPERS, VANS, HOTRODS, SKATEBOARDS, GREAT BUILDERS, BEAUTIFUL WOMEN AND PERFECT FLORIDA WEATHER?
THUNDER BY THE BAY MUSIC & MOTORCYCLE FESTIVAL
ONE OF THE BEST EVENTS TO ATTEND AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR IS WITHOUT A DOUBT THUNDER BY THE BAY IN SARASOTA, FLORIDA.
THE SQUEAKY WHEEL
Welcome to February, 2021. It’s already one month into the new year, and I gotta wonder how many people made those resolutions on New Year’s and have already quit the attempt to make the changes they wanted to see in their lives. Very unfortunate.
THE ICONIC AMAZING ARTIST
Wow! What a blast going on here in central Florida! If you didn’t see the interview on Born to Ride TV on the Boss Hogg Radio Show last month, just visit the Born to Ride Archives and watch.
SPYKE AND MIKE
The past holiday season has been tough for Mike my BTR friends. Between covid and some unusual circumstances regarding his healing, his addiction has reappeared it’s ugly head.
MONDO PORRAS THE GODFATHER OF CHOPPERS
Revered as the “Godfather of Choppers” by many of his peers, Mondo can look back at an illustrious career in custom bikes as very few can.
INDIAN LARRY'S BLOCK PARTY - REVISITED
Born To Ride continues to look back at our relationship with Indian Larry. Here is a reprint of an article BTR published in August 2004
MICROSOFT WINS $22 BILLION DEAL MAKING HEADSETS FOR US ARMY
Microsoft won a nearly $22 billion contract to supply U.S. Army combat troops with its augmented reality headsets.
LAWYERS CLASH OVER $1B HYDROPOWER TRANSMISSION CORRIDOR
Attorneys for conservation organizations and an electric utility clashed this week before a federal appeals court over the adequacy of environmental reviews of a key portion of a power transmission project in western Maine.
ONE UP OFFROAD TRACTION BARS ELIMINATE A COMMON PROBLEM
THROTTLE AND KICK
LOKAR INTRODUCES ITS NEW THROTTLE AND KICKDOWN CABLE MOUNTING BRACKETS FOR EDELBROCK’S PRO-FLO 4 EFI SYSTEMS, ALLOWING FOR A CLEAN AND SIMPLE CABLE INSTALLATION.
MOPAR UNLEASHES NEW 807-HP HELLCRATE REDEYE SUPERCHARGED HEMI CRATE ENGINE
MOPAR is unleashing the most powerful production muscle-car engine ever available to builders and enthusiasts with the launch of its newest crate engine—the 807-horsepower Hellcrate Redeye 6.2-liter Supercharged Hemi V-8 engine.
DICK ALLEN, a third baseman and first baseman who played in the major leagues for 15 years from 19631977 with the Phillies, Cardinals, Dodgers, White Sox, and Athletics and won the National League Rookie of the Year in 1964 and the American League MVP in 1972, died Dec. 7. He was 78.
JOHNNY LIGHTNING DOES REAL MUSCLE IN MINIATURE
I had plans well underway for the big “Bargain Muscle Cars” feature story in this issue (p18) when I saw this lineup for the new Muscle Cars USA 2020 Release 3 from JL. I already knew I would be talking about the Dodge Dart GTS and AMC Rebel Machine, so I figured I’d just plunder those two cars from this set for that story and be all set. But then my conscience kicked in. Both because the other four cars in the set deserve their moment in the sun, and because they are all based on actual cars from the 2019 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show it just makes sense to talk about them together.
TIM TUTTLE’S 1,500 HP CUMMINS RAM LIMITED PRO STOCK PULLER
WATCH AND LEARN
We Honed Our Discreet Observation Skills at the Two-Day Guerrilla Mentor Rural Reconnaissance Class
Is It All About Money?
Big shareholders are pushing companies to think about society and the environment. But there’s a new legal backlash