Woke up stupid early, got the old shovel out, and hooked up with a good buddy of mine at Town Topic for some breakfast. I didn't have anything to sell and I didn't need to buy anything, but we rode to the swap anyways, just as a destination. Visited Curt and his old blue shovel after that. Awesome weather, good friends, and cool bikes = a great day.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Sunday, May 6, 2012
It was an interesting and profitable weekend. Billy and I loaded up his '46 Ford truck on friday afternoon and headed toward the swap. Because of the way that it was sitting in his driveway, we decided to load it facing backwards on my car hauler. Bad idea. With more weight on the back side of the trailer axles, the frickin thing goes into a death whip at around 45mph. Kind of embarrassed to admit that, but learned a lesson. Stopped, unloaded it, spun it around, and made it to Lawrence in one piece. It did not sale, so we had to haul it home too. The swap was packed ass on Saturday and was a ghost town on Sunday. I made enough Saturday to justify the time spent. Also, got to hang with my bud, have some awesome conversation with a blind mechanic, opened up a lil room in my garage, and got to do some of the best people watchin this side of the Mississippi!
Billy's '46 Ford
The blind mechanic's old military duckling?
Posted by Tommy's Garage at Sunday, May 06, 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
First let me say, "to each his own." Your custom, anything, should be done how you like it. Sometimes, people take it too far and do something that should never be done to a vehicle. Sometimes they make something so hiddeous that you couldn't come up with a just punishment, so you need to go right to the source of their lack of good taste and "smack their mama!"
click on picture for a closer lookThis is the first recipient of the " smack yo mama " award. I think it speaks for itself. Everytime I see this at a local bike show, I cringe. The ONLY way I could justify someone doing this to a motorcycle is if it were done with the intentions of advertising for a chroming or plating company. Since I never see a sign or business cards, I don't believe this is the case. Someone should "smack yo mama"