Wednesday, August 24

Ironhead fever: be careful, it's catching


Two tasty – and contrasting – Sporties, both soon to be featured in GKM.

TOP: Benny's Cutter, currently for sale on Ebay starting at £2500 with no reserve. Early seventies chopped frame, '79 motor.

Bottom: '73 Sporty built by The Gas Box in Lakewood, Ohio. Handmade fender, sissybar, handlebars, pipes.

Mop my brow!

6 comments:

Sidevalve Sid said...

You're right about Ironhead Fever; in a pick-up, west on the M50 on Saturday we overtook a bunch of bikers. Coolest I've seen in ages; Greasy Kulturists - rigid ironheads, Triumphs, flatties -nothing newer than 1970. All the guys had mini shades and metalflake helmets, retro leather jackets - it was a sight very reminiscent of the old days of Hunter S. Thompson - 'a burst of dirty thunder...' No idea who they were - no patches but a bit like a retro chopper club... Cool as.

Guy@GK said...

I have an idea who they were...

Sidevalve Sid said...

I haven't had to worry about getting custom bike features in magazines for years but after we passed them I kept thinking how a tracking shot from the back of the pick-up of them all in the sunshine would have been a great opening spread shot... Old habits die hard. Caz

23bricks said...

haha

I do too - especially as you overtook them in a pickup.

BOB'S BLOG said...

I think that may have been us! Hunter S Thompson 'The Edge'

Don Giulio said...

Real small world huh!