Monday, June 24, 2013

Bikes Of The Triumph Superbike Weekend (Part 2)

Here are the rest of the pics. Not much to add except that I hope you like them.

I want everyone to know that I AM trying to keep the blog current and reasonably up to date. It's been a weird year and I haven't gotten out to do as much bike stuff as I have in the past. Hopefully you'll keep coming back since there is some really cool stuff coming up!

Sweet Pre-Unit Triumph outside the Triumph tent.

Close up of the business end of this machine.

Drive side.

This one is kinda weird, it's trying to be an HD boardtrack style bike, but it's still kinda neat if for no other reason than the craftsmanship is good.

Kawaski W650. This bike was designed and released back before Triumph had built the new Bonneville. It was a really cool bike and should have been more popular. This person took his and decided to make it look like a BSA. Personally I would have just bought a BSA, they're dirt cheap, or at least they used to be.

Cool little Lambretta with a vintage wooden Bud case on the rack. I like the box even if I do hate the swill they call beer.

Front view.

Late 60's Bonneville.

Another view.

Bad ass Honda 6 cylinder Cafe Bike.

From the front.

I really like this sidecar rig. Wouldn't mind having it for myself.

That's it for the non-race bikes.  Until next time, ride your damn bike! And take pictures of what you see!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Bikes Of The Triumph Superbike Weekend (Part 1)

This weekend was the Triumph Superbike races at Barber's Motorsports Park. I was lucky enough to have a good friend give me some passes so that I could make it out there. I had a great time and got some cool pics. Today's post is the first of two showing some of the vintage and otherwise cool bikes, I'm sure I'll also post some of the racing pics as well, but for now let's start with these.

Triumph as the corporate sponsor had a big display tent with lots of new bikes, plus quite a few custom Triumphs and even vintage bikes. It was too crowded in the tent to take many pics, but here one of the cool ones outside the tent.

Nice Triumph with Georgia plates. Very similar to my own Triumph so of course I like it.

Another view.

Close up of the motor. I like the Dice timing cover.

The other side.

Artsy shot of the tank.

Nice vintage CB in the Sales Corral. They set up an area where you could leave your bike and they would try to sell it for you.

CB750F in the Sales Corral.

They also had a bike show on the little spur where the Wall of Death sits during the Vintage Fest. One of those bikes was this Confederate Hellcat. I haven't really like Confederate sin JT Nesbitt left, but it was kinda cool to see this one with an X-Wedge motor.

Close up of the motor with the gear drive set up replaced with a belt system.

Nice old Triumph. The rack on the gas tank was the inspiration for the rack on the rear of my own Triumph.

Old HD Boardtrack racer.

Another view.

I think this is an old Harley JD model, but I'm not sure.

Whatever it is it sure looked good!

That's it for today, I'll have more soon so be sure to check em out, and don't forget to follow me on Instagram at "kustomjeff"

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Boozapalooza And A Visit To The Dojo

Saturday was my friend Boozer's birthday party and he called the festivities "Boozapalooza". It was a fun party and I'm glad I made it. It ended up being only Loaf and I representing our Inbred Brothers because of the 3 Amigos just getting home from EDR2013 (see for details of that adventure). Loaf and I met up near my house and then headed over to where my chopper project is so he could see where I am in the build. While we were there JT called up and we all decided to meet there and ride over to Boozer's together.

Once we got there we started to mingle around and talk to all the folks we haven't seen in a while including some Haints and Boozefighters as well as regular old Biker types. After saying our howdies I proceeded to sample the BBQ and I'm glad I did, DAMN it was good. The meat was cooked perfectly and a combination of white and red sauce did the plate up right. I even went back for seconds. About this time the Haints took off, but invited us over to the Dojo before they left. I tried to take pics of them riding out, but I was using my trusty old Canon G12 this day and it's been so long since I used it I got nothing but blurry pics of them riding out. I guess the other camera has spoiled me.

A little while later I noticed it was getting VERY dark over in the direction of mine and JT's house. Boozapalooza was an outdoor event and after consulting the weather apps on our phones Loaf and I decided to get away from the storm by heading the opposite direction and heading to the Dojo. JT decided to head home and ended up soaked. Loaf and I skirted the edge of the storm and made it just in time.

Loaf has never been to the Dojo so it was about time he saw it. As usual the Haints were most gracious hosts and we had a good time catching up and talking bike stuff. Finally it was time to go since Loaf had an hour and a half ride back home to Montgomery and it looked like the storm had passed. We took off and rode part of the way towards my house where I split off and headed home. Loaf made it home high and dry so I guess it all worked out.

I do plan to take Nick up on his standing offer to visit more often, so maybe with their help I can keep this ol' blog a little more up to date since I don't think y'all want to see the 1200 pics I took of houses old Civil War forts, lighthouses and other stuff in Savannah and Tybee Island. Hope ya like the pics and remember you can follow me on Instagram (search for kustomjeff) if you want a more consistent feed of pics.

JT and Loaf on the ride over to Boozapalooza

Loaf and his bad ass Ironhead Sporty.

Loaf and JT.

JT on his mildly modified and extremely reliable Nightster (can't wait to see him on the shovelhead soon).

Stop light pic

The other side at the light.

Loaf just looks right at home on that bike.

And our very own Roadside Preacher trying to save our souls from the evils of Bikerdom.

Yep, that IS a purple Sombrero. Bean're would be proud.

This guy is out there every weekend with this whole set up doing his thing. I guess if it makes him feel good then go for it.

Haints at the party. I didn't take any other pics at the party out of respect for the other clubs since I didn't ask them ahead of time.

Nick Resty and Nick Brunson at the Dojo.

Nick and the Sportster he rode on the Super Trip a few years ago. Birmingham to Long Beach for Born Free.

Loaf and Garrett looking at the XS650 that the guys at Hugh's Handbuilt did so much work on last weekend.

Ape Knuckles hanging out.

Checking out Loaf's bike.

Duane's Shovel. He goes through bikes like I go through underwear!

Garrett doing some rafter climbing to find another fan.

I guess this was when we were trying to figure out where the other fan was.

That's it for this episode, Hopefully I'll have more cool stuff soon!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Last Of The Show Pics

Ok, this is the final installment of pics from this show. Check em out and I hope you enjoy them...

Good shot of this Vette's interior

Love these taillights.

Classic wheels are always better than modern billet stuff.

Another sweet Vette, but I was nearing overload by this point.

Sunbeam Tiger. A classic British sports car with an American secret lurking under the hood. The best thing is that it came that way.

I've always liked how the Brits put real wood dashes in their cars.

A small block Ford secret lurks to catch the unsuspecting.

Love the lines on the front of this one.

The Tiger badge that lets you know not to screw around with this one.

My friend Anil had this Cadillac Fleetwood on display. It's basically a factory limo.

Classic Caddy lights.

An iconic symbol.

That's a big damn grill!!!

Not many bone stock 442 motors left like this these days.

8-track Player with "America" ready to play.

Another classic badge.

Cutlass lights.

I love this color blue.

Every guys dream.

Early 70's Vette in my favorite color.

Yep, that's a monster under that hood.

I think this is the next to last year for this rear before they went to the plastic rounded rears.

1975 last year for a factory convertible until the mid to late 2000's.

I was in love with this car for years.

I love this view!

OK, enough of this for now. I'm going to see Jackyl tonight at Workplay. I'm sure I'll take a bunch of pics so you'll probably see some of them here. Maybe this weekend I can do something bike related ;-)