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.

5 comments:

grant said...

one of my favorite color combos, sweet bike

The Duke said...

I wouldn't change a thing

Scarlett said...

That's perfect, love it

matt@machine said...

if there is one thing that tony blain can do exactly right....its this...he knows when not to fuck with it so you can see its history....

Gob-Iron Simo said...

this was an inspiration bike for me!!