Friday, May 20, 2011
2nd Annual Fresno Dragways Reunion – May 21, 2011
Saturday May 21st 2011 for the 2nd Annual Eagle Field Fresno Dragways Reunion. This year we’re reducing the Drag Race entry back to $20 a car or mini bike after paid $15 admission and hope you’ll join us for some good ol’ Run Whatcha Brung Runway Drags.
If you have been to the North West you have probably seen people wearing Filson coats. The wool coats have gone unchanged since their inception about a century ago. Everything is hand made in Seattle. They also make bags, they may cost a pretty penny, but they are strong enough to hold a VW long block.
Monday, May 16, 2011
I don't normally promote the mainstream or big business but I have to say that Easyrider's decision to chronicle their first five yearly covers and the best bikes from each is a great way to see the history of 1970's choppers. Of course Issue one with Armond's Frisco knuckle is amazing. Check it out, it is worth the money.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Above the rear head.
1947 FL, highly modified.
You can see the re-purposed five gallon tanks.
"Radiator tubes" for the right hand tank radiator.
Hoses and intakes for the radiator. It even has a water pump to circulate the coolant.
1930's RL Forks, S&S aircleaners made into an oil bag, S&S custom jetted carb, Ford spare tire ring, Goodyear Grasshopper rear tire, magneto and so much more.
The mouth and custom pipes below.
This little chopper is a 105" water cooled knucklehead, hand made based on the midget designed Drake heads. Though it has a kicker it has to be pushed to get started. This is a mind blower.
Eva matthews and her all original XL with personalized seat.
Dirt from various tracks around the world and even Bonneville.
Tom Sifton's (of Siftons Cams) personal, hand made cam lobe grinder.
Memorabilia from all periods.
For all the FXR fans out there.
This had to be one of the best shows I have ever been to. Not only were the bikes amazing but the crowd was great. I got to meet Dave from the 5C's motorcycle club and get to know a little more of the history from the central valley. I want to thank and congratulate Dan on twenty years of preserving history and everyone that put it on, it was amazing.