Coupes and New Friends

Dirk Peterson and his wife, pictured above, had the best costumes at the Frankensteiners’ Ball. They went as the strong hand of the Lord and passed our poison apples and koolaid. Dirk works with Tim’s Custom Exhaust and also owns Rocket Man Enterprises, specializing in repairs, rebuilds and resto work. He has a great family…

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…

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.

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…

Blue Cat Motors Gathering

Blue Cat Motors specializes in your import & cafe scene out of St. Paul, MN. A tailor/upholsterer we work with recommended checking out their 3rd Thursday of the month gathering so we made a swing through last week. The weather was dismal, but the bikes were cool. I met Casey, who owns this XS650 above,…

Sporty Sunday

Check out this slick sporty chopper with the babe kickin’ it down. That John Harman front end makes the bike, in my opinion. For those of you who don’t know, John’s unique design brought the forks up into the handlebars, and above all else, utilized an internally sprung design. So, there is a front suspension…

70/83 Ironhead: First Build

Herk and I picked up this 1970 Ironhead in the winter of ’07 in original, but very shitty condition and went right after the frame. I hooked up a weld-on hardtail with some other simplicities and had her on the road the following year with the help of my friend, Braduary. 5 miles into my…

Full Tilt Minnesota

Full Tilt is one of Minnesota’s few purist chopper shows. Events like this, the David Mann show in Nordeast this year & Bearded Lady are as good as they come. We can thank Heavy for rounding it up along with support from other crews like Union Speed & HA 81, among others. Columbus&Co hooked me…

More Weekend Whips

Here are some more photos from Saturday’s car shows. Justin and I did St. Bonaventure with Columbus & Co during the midday and then Anoka, MN in the eveing. Justin helped build the Deuce Coupe project (Medusa at top) at Vescio’s when he was working there some years back. It’s a true show-stopper and it’s…