When minibikes are outlawed, only outlaws will have minibikes. You can have mine as soon as you pry my cold dead hands off it.
I love metal and making things out of it. Even as a kid I collected brass objects just because it was so cool. I was awarded the “Senior Metal Worker of the Year” in high school. It was helpful that I was only one of two seniors in the whole metal shop. I was working on hot rods out in West Texas in my teen years and built a “Custom Van” at age 16 out of a seventy-five dollar ’63 Ford bar-b-que delivery vehicle. Spent a number of years doing jewelry and small sculpture in the Eighties, casting, fabricating and selling pieces made from gold, silver, brass and copper. Vintage cars, especially sports cars, have always been a passion, and occupied a lot of my constructive energies in the nineties. Upon moving to my current home in late 1995, I found a box tucked up on a shelf. The previous owner left a bunch of stuff, and in this box were two 1969 Honda Z50A headlights, a yellow one and a candy red one. They were like jewels to me, and took me back to my childhood, and the yearning I had for one of these very bikes. Well, perhaps it would have been better if there was a Playboy magazine in that box, as I have acquired more than a few of those bikes since that day. Now I am making custom bikes. A lot of small bikes are still around getting the “treatment,” but bigger bikes, Triumphs, Norton, BSA’s,Suzuki’s, Harley-Davidson, and of course Honda’s are filling the cue. Still doing big sculpture and boutique electronics, but this site is mostly going to be about the bikes.
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