Here is the scoop straight from Biltwell, if you were on your way make plans accordingly!
During yesterday's pre-run of the Slab City venue, city officials in the area strongly advised cancelling the event. Failure to do so, we were told, might result in significant headaches from local law enforcement. To avoid such grief, Slab City Riot 3 is cancelled.
Our sincerest apologizes to the riders, sponsors and volunteers who have invested so much time and treasure leading up to this event.
The Wuss Ride is still pulling out of Temecula, CA, at 11:00 am Friday, and will end at a new undisclosed location for desert riding and camping.
If you want to go riding and camping with friends, please visit the Wuss Ride blog for more information.
Be forewarned: What the Wusses are doing Friday is NOT an official ANYTHING. This means bring your own food, bring your own booze, bring your own everything.
Again, we're sorry. Thanks for your understanding.
Steve sent us these pics of his newly engraved Cast Aluminum Solo Seat. Absolutely amazing work, this is the second one we have seen from Heather @ New Line Engraving, and I hope to see more!
"Thanks to a post on your blog, your aluminum seat and a short drive out to meet Heather of New Line Engraving. Iâ€™m now the proud owner of one kick ass seat... Check out the pictures, absolutely amazing. Iâ€™ve bought a few other things from you guys, when the build is done I send more pictures. - Steve Calgary Canada"
This weekend! Slab City Riot 3 in Niland, California. Last year there were over 1,200 people who descended onto Slab City on the outskirts of the Salton Sea to take in the fresh air and quaint charm of this idyllic getaway. Ride on out (or drive) and enjoy free entry and camping, watch people beat the crap out of eachother with wifflebats in the Coctagon, and have a good time. You won't regret taking this trip when you are an old man so get on it, son.
We sent out a bottle of vodka hand painted and gilded by Shawn Long of Imperial House 71. This is the trophy for the Slowbrow (slow) Race, part of the yard games that will be taking place.
And our friend Josh (who runs our Lowbrow booths at Longbeach Swap and other west coast events) and his wife will be running the free Lowbrow bar. Pretty simple concept, we bought hundreds of dollars in booze and are giving it out for free, until it runs out. So stop by the Lowbrow booth and say a sentence that starts with 'I'll take a shot of...' or ends with 'and coke' and they will have you covered! Tips are appreciated for your gracious bartendress of course!
mi name is bobes, here is my last bike ,wearing with some of the shit you sell.hope you like it...
cheers!!!!!!!!!!!!! builder: me & my pals at speed metal frame: santee goosenek traded for some old bike shit fuel burner: s&s 96, shovel copy... shemale (a.k.a trans) : 70's 4 speed survivor (shifts like crap...) bars: keyno seat: white... tail light: lowbrow oil filter: lowbrow paint: no money...some sitckers and spray. air filter: church of choppers pipes: home made shotguns
gas cap: crashed sportster piston rear fender: old spare wheel cover...i think. wheels: 21'' & 18'' - avon gas tank: sportster modified
We set up a screening of the El Diablo Run DVD (to be released next month!) at The Spitfire Saloon in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, December 17th, 2011. Check out the event page on Facebook here for updates. It is a free event, come on out and eat some free grub, watch the film, hang out and talk motorcycles while it is snowing like crazy outside. Cheap drinks and punk rock, you can't go wrong! Brought to you by Lowbrow Customs, Biltwell, Inc., Four Aces Cycle and The Gasbox.
We knocked out ten new patch designs and they are all finished up and for sale here! A large back patch version of our popular winged motorcycle wheel design, a couple new Sportster patches and a smattering of other cool designs. At only $5 a pop for the small patches ($14.95 for large back patch) the price can't be beat!
Our friend Jon Glover came out to Bonneville Speed Week 2011 with us this past August and took thousands of great photos as well as filming throughout the week. He told us he was going to put together some cool clips, but then sent us this, A teaser for a short film he is putting together on our 2011 race experience! It looks amazing Thanks Jon, we can't wait to see it!
"Hi Tyler, Happy you like it! Been watching the Salt Ghost DVD a few times during the rebuild...
The bike is a 1953 6T Thunderbird sold new in Sweden back in -53. (Still got the original bill of sale and title. IÂ´m the 5th owner!) It was cut up in the 70's as a typical Swedish chopper. In the 90's it was found in boxes and rebuilt to look more or less like this. When I got hold of it a few years back it was fairly beaten up and ran like a sack of shit compared to now.
The engine is rebuilt with .060 oversize pistons and new valves. Still have the original cast cylinder and head. High lift cams and balanced flywheel. Changed the pointsplate and bearings on the Lucas K2FC magneto and got a new ATD for it. Scrapped the single DellÃ³rto carb that came with the bike for twin Amal 928s. Now it runs beutifully. I also rebuilt the gearbox, primary and clutch. And got a new generator so I sometimes got lights...
- Wheels are 21" and 18" on Akront rims. - Triumph TLS front brake. - Magura and Tomaselli controls. - Moon oil tank.
Have not decided on paint yet. Kind of dig the raw finish. It wonÂ´t do any records on the salt but for beating around the gravel roads of Finland itÂ´s a blast!
Our firend The Harpoon is one of the artists at the Oil & Water Art Show coming up November 12th at the Known Gallery in Los Angeles. We sent him one of our P-Nut gas tanks to paint for the show, and he just sent us this update:
"Got the tank in on the weekend. Full speed ahead with prep. I use a primer that dries glossy.
These tanks need very little Bondo to be readied. Nice one Tyler. Thank you, Harpoon"
Also, our bros over at Biltwell, Inc. and ChopCult set up a Shop Crawl to the art show starting from Biltwell HQ in Murrieta, then on to Classic Cycles in Orange, and on to Cro Customs in Culver City and on to the show. Meet up with them at any of the stop sand ride to the show in style.