Sunday, October 31, 2010

Some T-Shirts that I've had for sale on CafePress for a while...

A few years ago I had an idea for a shirt so I set it up and then found out that I could upload it to and have it made. I found out I could even make the design available for other folks to buy. These days there are quite a few sites doing this, but my stuff is still where it started. Since I haven't been out doing anything lately to post about I thought I'd share these shirts with you. If you like em, there will be a link, if you don't at least I took up some of your valuable time :-)
This is a link to the webpage where you can see them all at the same time...HERE

Here is the first and so far most successful shirt. I've had it sell on shirts, THONGS and even a baby onesie. It's kinda cool to see my design get sold all over the world like this. The design consists of an earlier version of my Triumph and a variation I came up with of the classic HD #1 logo.
You can buy this shirt from here...

The second most popular one is this one...
I created this one after my "unfortunate incident" where I got broadsided by an S-10 delivery truck. I ended up with a broken tib/fib and the inspiration to make this logo. I thought about trying to do something like C.O.B.B. but that site has ended up as nothing more than a money scam instead of what it started as and I don't want to end up the same way. This design has sold pretty well too. I guess there are quite a few of us out there who have dealt with the careless cager. You can buy this one here

There are a couple of other designs you can see on my t-shirt page, but these are the two I like the most. If you want to see the others they are here.

Let me know what you think of these. I'm working on a few other designs, one is even for another blog. If you have any ideas let me know and maybe I'll be able to work them up for you.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Look Who Made The Cover!!

Found out recently the the guys at Garage Company Customs made the cover of Cycle Source magazine. They are also nominated for Builder of the Year, Top 10 Bike and Larry's girl Ashley is nominated for 2010's Motorcycling Woman Of The Year. Go HERE to vote for them. In honor of all this I decided to post some pics I took of this bike a while back. So check out the pics and go vote!

Not much to describe in the pics, just some photos I snuck in one day while hanging out at the shop. A couple were out of focus so I used "unsharp mask" in Photoshop to make them look good. See if you can guess which ones.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Photo Shoot during Barber's

A photographer for a very cool overseas magazine wanted to get pictures of a couple of Garage Company's bikes Sunday. Larry rode the Astroglide over to the vendor area for the pictures and I volunteered to ride the Sportster over (yeah, had to twist my arm pretty hard!). It was fun watching the man at work, but it's amazing how blind and rude most people are. We were constantly waiting or asking people to go around. It's not like there wasn't 40 freaking acres they could have used to stay out of the shots. Anyway, here are a couple of pics I took of the deal, the photographer asked me not to use his picture because of legal issues so I cropped him out. That's why the shots are framed a little funny.

Here's a pic I took of the AstroGlide Shovel, you've seen it before here and in a recent issue of the Horse. Yep, this bike won the chopper show at this years Smoke Out and I've gotten to ride it ;-) It's great having such cool friends.

Larry moving the shovel out of the way to make room for the Sporty's turn in front of the lens

Getting the Sporty into position.

A man I am proud to call friend. Larry is a good guy, not just to hang around with, but just an all around good person. I hope he continues to gain fame and is able to translate it into a good life long living. Meeting and getting to know Larry and Spenser as well as the other Haints has definitely made my life much richer and a HELLUVA lot more interesting. They do a good job of keeping me from feeling old most of the time.

More From This Weekend at Barber's

As usual one of the Wall of Death groups was at Barber's for the Festival. This year it was these guys. Great show as always, if you haven't been to a Wall of Death show you are missing out. These walls are vertical, about 14 feet high and the circle is about 30 ft. in diameter. There are NO safety nets, if they screw up, they get hurt. It's that simple. The bikes are a mix of old 2-strokes and VERY old Indians with a go-cart thrown in for good measure. Here are a couple of pics I took Sunday.....

In this one the bike has caught up with the go-cart and they are really riding side by side.

In this one the bike has almost lapped the cart and they will do another few laps side by side. It's amazing to see these folks in action.

I didn't take as many pictures of bikes this year as I usually do. Just didn't seem as inspired by what I saw this year. One really neat little bike was this little Honda trail bike with a modern inverted fork added on. Pretty much overkill for this bike and that's part of why it's cool ;-P

Not a huge trike fan, but it's always good to see a survivor of the old days still on the road. Some of my friends say they will quit riding if they ever have to get a trike, I say screw that! Whatever it takes to keep me in the wind is what I'll do.

Friday, October 8, 2010

First Day at Barber's Vintage Festival

Today was the first day of the Vintage Festival at Barber's Motorsports Park in Leeds, AL. If you are not here this weekend you are missing out. It's a great time every year with good racing, cool bike shows and nice big swap meet full of all kinds of cool parts. Today I helped Larry bring the GarCo bikes out to display in the swap meet booth and then scoured the area for parts I need. Came up empty on my parts but I did find some cool "critter" stuff as Nick would say.

First up is this funky old Honda covered in Tiger skin material. I was kind of afraid it would bite me it was so realistic :P

The next one we found in the building housing the bikes for the auction on Saturday. What we have here is PROOF that Apehangers make ANY bike cooler, even a simple CB350 is now a bad ass chopper!

This bike is actually VERY cool. It was built for one of the earlier Horse magazine Smoke Outs. Very nice Indian with LOTS of cool one off handmade parts. I hope they get a good price for it.

And finally a picture of OneWayStu doing an imitation of my dog trying drink water. I'll try to get some more cool pics over the weekend and share them Sunday when I get back home.