another perfectly good motorcycle ruined.......

Friday, 5 March 2010


dave stricklers '65 dodge coronet dragster, another one of the loveless collection, saw a picture of the original in 'rodders journal' magazine, [magazine is doing this periodical a massive injustice, it's total quality], and fell in love with it, picked up this scale model in california, it was one of those moments, like derby beating forest, finding some rare vinyl or something going right on the racer project for a change.....

another 'walmart' special i picked up on my latest trip to the states, no front brake, no clutch lever, no brake lever, no front disc, massive yokes, stubby forks, i'm liking the cutaway fuel tank, the engineer boots, stonewash jeans and brown shirt, [because brown is the new black according to trinny and suzannah], dude has no tattoos, he's wearing one of those 'doner' helmets you can pick up over there for ten dollars and oakley 'outlet' shades, beautiful.

first race of the series this weekend, where am i?, sat in the shed dreaming about what could have been, waiting for my swinging arm from the powdercoaters, saving up for a set of tyres, a million and one jobs still left to do, my licence hasn't turned up yet, need to get a rear disc and make the mounting bracket up, wheel spacers, bleed the brakes, seal the tank, paintwork, make a rear sprocket from a blank, get a rev counter, get a chain, make a rear sprocket cover, mount the front mudguard, buy a trailer, make a front number board, alter the clutch cable so it works, make brackets for the expansion chamber....................................................

daytona international speedway, 1969.