Friday, October 21
A good catch in Grimsby
Went to visit Toddy at his workshop yesterday to shoot his extraordinary Triumph and Chubb's Shovel.
The amount of beautiful fabrication visible on both bikes is amazing. Toddy's Triumph in particular is something else: the details are astounding and it's almost impossible to imagine how many hours have gone into its creation.
Toddy told me something I've heard a couple of times before from other top-notch builders; when I asked what had taken longest on the bike, he replied "sitting, looking at it with a fag and a cup of tea." It's hard to appreciate how much thought goes into getting the lines on a bike this right: how the seat profile from above follows the flare of the carbs; how the petcocks emerge from the tank at exactly the same angle as the frame rails.
Inspirational. And coming soon in GKM.