Thursday, December 19, 2013

last minute xmas shopping deal

at check-out type in HoHoHo to get your 20% off bro-wave from us at FMA I will personally brave holiday post office hell for you and ship your order the day it arrives. Merry Xmas!

a few of my favorite things

that silly xmas song really makes you start to think...

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Monday, December 9, 2013

More 35mm from Yokohama

More of my film shots from the Mooneyes show

 This panhead belongs to a petite Japanese chick...yes she kicks and rides it!

The feeling you have when you round this corner into the show on a bike is literally breathtaking! At least it was for me the first time and continues to be. I felt it for Big Scott as the doors opened...

Friday, December 6, 2013

back from Japan

We just got back from another amazing trip to Japan for the Mooneyes Hot Rod & Custom Show. I dusted off my old Olympus OM-2 35mm camera to take since another "new" digital SLR was in need of repair, out of date, and worthless. Picked up prints from Costco last night. Feels good to hold em in your hands...more to come. All Fuji 800 through a 50mm 1.8 lens, handheld, no flash.

Thanks again Shige and everyone involved!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Put a new rear wheel and brake drum on the shovel after 5 years on less than cheap but decent Swapmeet parts. 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Analog run

A few pics from Caleb's analog run last month. Some well needed time with friends, bikes, and camping. Thanks dude!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Cleaning out - a few bits for sale

Clearing out the garage and ran across a few bits that some of you might be interested in.  Nice Wico light, corkscrew pegs with removable end caps (these took some time to make), old cast aluminum ribbed pegs, cast aluminum Harley kicker pedal (SOLD), unfriendly lion that'll make a good tail light (SOLD).

Hit me up for prices arobinson0217 at (replace the at with @ symbol).  Thanks.

Monday, October 21, 2013

the Genius of Keith Weesner

I've been talking with Keith about doing a shirt for us for quite some time and well, earlier this year he hit a supreme home run.  Just realised ive been lacking on posting this out there in interweb land, instagram gets all my attention lately.  But hey, here we are splitting the lane of a sweet roadster and Barney Fife himself!  never forget that while SPLITTING LANES IS NOT A CRIME it is dangerous so ride safe please.  Thank you again Keith, and congratulations on baby Violet!

make sure to visit our store if you havent gotten yours already.
, and check out Keith's too!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

American Japanese Fusion

Our friend Hajime drives his sweet El Camino through the narrow streets of Tokyo almost every day...this was leaving lunch on a chilly December day in 2011...looking forward to going back in about 6 weeks for the Mooneyes HRCS!

No phone, no pool, no pets...Analog Run

We were happy to join in and support our friend Caleb of Cro Customs and his much needed Analog Run idea. More info than that might be pushing it, but i am really looking forward to a weekend of riding, camping, and no phones...the blackout starts friday...

Hill Cllimb Fever!!!!

Last weekend at the Hell On Wheels hill climb event our fearless friend Chris Huber straddled an old rigid panhead hillcliber owned and recently brought to life by Mike Davis. After a couple of fuel issues Chris made it all the way up!
Watch the video and click on full screen to make it big

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Iron invasion

Headed to the Chicago area tomorrow for the Iron Invasion show! Lots of hot rods and customs and a growing number of motorcycles from all over should be there. Hope to see you there! 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Greasy Kulture Magazine #35

35 issues ago Greasy Kulture was just a website.  A really cool website that was one of the few links to the modern movement of vintage choppers.  I would check for updates all of the time, wanting, one day to have a chopper as cool as the ones on there.  And now, Guy Bolton, the man behind the magazine has given me the great honor of the magazine cover!  I'm incredibly stoked and had no idea that this was his plan.  My little pile of parts and me.  I was happy enough, and surprised that he wanted a feature!  When I got back from Brooklyn this weekend, I didnt feel home sweet home until I saw my panhead at the Lodge.  I'll always love my bike.  Its a dream come true, and a dream that couldnt happen without friends like Alonzo, Grant and Dom, thats for sure.  just need to fix it now!  Great pictures by a great dude, Mark Kawakami at JoyRidesArtCo

Thank you GUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                                                                 click GKM for yours!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Lookout Weekends

Because here I come. Real excited for this weekend

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Rodders Journal Revival

Next weekend in Baltimore!
We had a great time last year, wish we could go again...

New Pocket TEE!

Penned up by our extremely talented pal EZ, comes this blistering hot babe and front engine rail, harkening back to my first foray into the t-shirt world with my "drag punk" brand in college.

Find yours in the store today!


Up for sale out of the stash are 3 matched pair of vintage Flanders brass dog-bones. All measure 3.5" center to center. Risers are available to purchase out of our webstore.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

tube steak boogie

This weekend in Lake ELsinore, ol' Jason Webber has out done himself. CLICK HERE for all the details.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Escape from LAbor day supersale

Enter code : SNAKE at checkout fer tees discount, hats/tanks already handled for ya!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Watson glassware?

If Larry Watson was still alive, I'd be inclined to send these veiled glasses I picked up over the summer to him.  The carrying case is cool and whoever designed it should get a high five.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Detroit this weekend!!!

If you are in the upper midwest this weekend please go check out the Oily Souls show in Detroit. CLICK HERE for even more info.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Support Lee Bender this weekend

Our buddy Lee Bender got smashed up pretty bad on his bike a while back and his buddies are throwing a good times benefit in NorCal. For all the details CLICK HERE!!!!


Motorcycles are fun! Go enjoy yours!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Design exercise

I took a photo at the train museum in Sacramento and then discussed the meaning of life with some hobos on the riverbank after an education conference last year. Some time back I turned that pic into a design exercise, all but forgot about it...

Monday, August 12, 2013

Rader equipped

Serious setup here. Grabbed this pic from our good pal Chris Kallas-think it was a Roth poster-you should look him up on our sidebar

Looks like a big flattie hooked up to a trike rear with my all-time favorite wheels. Looking for some? I may know where a few are...

Sunday, August 11, 2013


Once again, the best indoor car and bike show is right around the corner!  What a great lineup!  Every bike is from BORN-FREE!!!  Im especially excited that two bikes I painted are headed out!  Can't wait, see you there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Corvette summer

Never know what you'll see at the lodge