More on Frankensteiners’ Ball

I posted a few back on the Frankensteiners’ car club Ball in Anoka, MN and here are a few more photos and stories. Justin & Tahn’s pup Holley came to enforce integrity and schedule. She is a dog of action.We had the privilege of meeting Robert Beck, who is pictured above. He was a Huey…

Barn Homes & Layin’ Roots

Before dropping roots, buying a kid, building 1.5 houses & a few cars I’d like to rebuild/resto/retrofit an old barn into a home on a solid plot of land. The ground level could make for an excellent shop while a segregated upper level would be the living space. It’s a lot to ask from an…

1922 Harley Davidson JD @ Frankensteiners’ Ball

This 1922 Harley Davidson JD stole the show for me at the Frankensteiners’ Ball last Sunday. There weren’t many bikes there, but the ones that showed face were all unique with this being the icing. I had the opportunity to meet John, the owner, and get some stories on its life. John bought it completely…

Frankensteiners’ 7th Ball in Anoka, MN

The 7th annual Frankensteiners Ball was the best show I’ve been to this year. They do a great job at throwing together an event that you can bring a kid or dawg to, but still get gnarly. The cars were great with over 1000 in attendance and burnouts were plentiful. We met a lot of…

Roach Custom Pinstriping & iPhone Flair

Monte Roach owns and operates Roach Custom Pinstriping out of Cambridge, MN and we got to kick it down with him a little today at the Frankensteiners Ball, which was a killer show, but more on that later. Monte had his booth setup with some of his wares, but the coolest part is that he’ll…

Vescio’s Customizing & Resto

Justin worked at Bo Vescio’s Customizing & Restorations some years back and they still maintain their friendship. We were in the area the other day and took a pass through the shop. Although it was a beehive with all the customers, employees and cars in constant motion we got a chance to shoot the shit…

Wishbone Wednesday is always Thursday

I don’t know who owns this incredible bike, but I’ve stashed these two photos throughout the year. I can’t remember where the top one came from, but the lower photo is from a Born Free 4 thread on Chop Cult. The bike is incredible, to restate my point. The narrowed fatbob tanks are spaced and…

A Few Black & Whites from Summer

The Crown Vic was at St. Bonaventure’s Fall Show in Bloomington, the Deuce is Steve Anderson’s Medeusa which has been here before and the Panhead is cool…. it was chilling on the street at Messaround. Summer’s coming to a close and I’m a little bitter about it here in Minnesota.

Best Properties on the Market

The Week Magazine is pretty much my exclusive news source. It presents both sides and maintains relevant content while appealing to our useless curiosities. They have “Best Properties on the Market” every issue and this week’s theme was rad pads with epic garages. This is for those of you home shopping in Sonoma or wanting…

Wishbone Wednesday was Yesterday…

Wishbone frames can be an excellent compliment to a bike’s design when left exposed on a narrow build. I snagged this bike above from a writeup on Chop Cult and it belongs to Herb from Holden, MA. It’s a ’51 Pan/Shovel with a cool, simplistic design. The lower bike I found on the Jockey Journal…

Suicide Front Axles

I have mixed feelings on the rat rod thing… an old and original build that’s put together haphazardly and aged aggressively has some organic beauty, but gluing rubber rats and barbed wire to your car with a flat paint job can get kind of hokey. This guy with the Case tractor grill and suicide front…

Tom the Tailor

Tom the Tailor works out of his home-shop in Minneapolis, MN and offers a broad range of leather and cloth working services. He’s a passionate motorhead too so we paid him a visit the other day to talk shop on current and future projects. Here’s the yield: One of the challenges that buyers of custom…