Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I do Believe this is my friend Doug-E. Poo. . .

A lot younger and meaner looking than today, but it has to be him.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Check out this Crazy French 45

I was sent this by a friend of the shop in La Belle France!! Vive la France!!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Look at my new sweater!!

I got this old style club sweater as a result of a little side venture I am into with my buddy Jedd. Pretty cool, huh? If you want one, let me know!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

here is one of my favorites from the last year or so

nice detail, clean motor and not a dropof oil after 100 miles. . .

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

here is a little tradition thrown at ya

I am finishing this one up for my buddy Jedd. A 1948 Tiger 100, in suitable Bobber trim. That is Bobber, not "bobber."

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

Thanks for bringing this one in Carlos.

This is what I live for. Finding something like this every once in a while. A 1948 Triumph 500cc powered KART!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The old Number 14 at Indy!!

yep, he old #14 bike, built for David Edwards at Cycle World magazine, is making the rounds with Miss America in tow. Check out this link:

Friday, August 8, 2008

Bonneville Bound 2008

yep, we are leaving in a matter of a week to try and slay the GREAT WHITE DYNO. There are a few LARGE support shirts left, so get some NOW!!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Sometimes it ain't all work in the work.

I guess as difficult as it is to have a vintage motorcycle shop as your sole gig, it does have its perks. I had to test ride this really nice 1966 Bonneville the other day. So I took it up the Angeles Crest Highway, about 10 minutes from the shop and put it through a few paces. I do love me some twisties and nothing is better than doing it on an old Triumph like so many guys before. You get a real connection with the past when you realize how many guys have ridden this road before. Thanks to Frank K for the pics.

Sunday, May 4, 2008


Have you ever noticed the little labels on a lot of the packages that get sent to you with all those spare part goodies for your British bike? Ever wondered who JRC Engineering is? Well wonder no more. JRC Engineering has been around for 30 some odd years providing British Bike enthusiasts with lots of top notch British parts. You have to go pretty far out into the boonies to get to JRC Engineering. It is in Perris, CA, down a dusty, country road, but it is well worth it to give it a visit. Bill Getty, owner and manager, has been a British bike enthusiast all of his life and owned a small shop before taking over JRC about 20 years ago. If you are lucky, you can see all the bikes in Bill's collection. You can go visit, but they only sell to bonified shops; they don’t do any retail.

I want to give out a big shout out to JRC ENGINEERING and a big thanks to Bill himself for helping out with our Bonneville effort this year. He sponsored me with a whole wad of trick parts to help me rebuild my motor to tip-top condition. Thanks Bill and thanks to the staff for filling all my orders and dealing with my obscure questions.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Don't Forget the Outlaw Races in Ventura

Thanks to friends of the shop Jenny and John Parker, the OUTLAW RACES in Ventura are still going strong. They are also responsible for the ultra popular Back to the Beach and the Primer Nationals car and motorcycle shows. Don't forget to check them out.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Wingnut Derby Commemorative SHIRTS!!

Yep, that is right, we will be selling a LIMITED number of Wingnut Derby shirts at the Derby this weekend. Shop early, shop nasty!! Thanks to Jedd for putting the artwork together and for being the suave model you see here!! $15 Cash-Ola or $18 by Credit card!!

Even if you don't want a shirt, make sure you stop by and join in or just watch the festivities this coming Sunday. Ride at 9am, show and stuff around noon when we get back.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Check it out. CHOP MEET By Biltwell, Four Aces and Friends

Hey check it out. This is gonna be the show to end all shows. Yep, the Southern California CHOP Meet. This is gonna be a bike show for bikes tha WE like and stuff that we need. Combine the swap meet, the trade show, bike show and PARTY and you get the Chop Meet. Watch for the changes, folks, the website will be up soon. Meanwhile drool over the poster.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Grand National Roadster Show WIN!!

Hate to blow our own horn here, but if we don't who else will, ya know?? We took the WL to the Grand National Roadster Show this past weekend and won first place in the Early Chopper category. You may also notice the WL on the front of the Horse Magazine this month. The WL is racking them up. Thanks again for the hard work of Jeff, Andy and Frank. They ran out of First Place Trophies by the time they awarded the motorcycle awards so it is arriving later. Here is the "Outstanding use of Color Award" we also won. Big props to the short but infamous Nick-O-Teen on the paint.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

TRIUMPH Hardtails The David Bird Connection

David Bird is a talented guy in the midwest who likes to make things out of metal. For us that means HARDTAILS and lots of them. David is making a hardtail for the venerable Triumph 650cc and 500cc unit construction motorcycle. They come in zero stretch, 2 inch over, 4 inch over and 6 inch over. He is also making them for the 1954 to 1959 Triumph swingarm pre-units. This is something the market has been demanding for some time now. Unit 500 and 650 tails are $250 plus shipping and handling and the pre-unit tails are $525 plus shipping and handling. Custom frames for the BSA A65 are available as well. These frames and hardtail sections are beautiful and and of top quality construction. You can get them through FOUR ACES. Please contact us at the shop for your custom built hardtail or frame.

These frames are MADE TO ORDER and usually take a week or two to get out to you. Order now, there is sure to be a backlog.