Thursday, February 11
Tony Blain's '34 VFD revisited
Here are a few outtakes that didn't make it into the feature on Tony Blain's '34 bob-job in issue 3 (now sold out). It was one of the best bikes I came across in Australia, and Tony's business Redfern Motor Parts is more like a Harley museum than a shop. The bike is nearly all '34, and all H-D... built out of parts Tony had lying around the shop.
I love the exposed timing gear and as-found crust on this bike... you cannot fake patina like this! And this old Harley is ridden... we saw it at Sydney's Bankstown show, where it had been ridden – not trailered – from the shop, a 160km round trip. Tony has campaigned his WR at Daytona and is an all-round cool bloke... look him up at Redfern Motor Parts if you get a chance.