3/21/10

Your Favorite Five #002

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This Week feature in "Your Favorite Five" is Conrad Leach, painter from London, vintage bikes afficionado.

Thanks for the invite boys ...


Here it is ....
1. Gene Romero's 1970 "Trackmaster Special".

Inspired me to get my own 1970 Trackmaster from Buzz Walneck.
Love the story about how Pete Coleman (Team Triumph) made him change to tank paint to feature Triumph not Trackmaster !

2. Brough Superior Pendine.

Named after the beach in Wales where a lot of sprinting took place in the '20's and '30's
George Brough competed and even won, a few times.
This is the bike to aspire to, for me.

3. 8 Valve 1912 Indian.

Boardtrack racing is the most exotic thing to me. We will never see it again, and the huge crowds it attracted must have made the racing a truely atmospheric event.
The bare knuckle style of the bikes, particularly the early Indians, makes any bike of this period totally covetable.
I am working on a Boardtrack influence bike with Caleb at Cro Customs at the moment.

4. Any 1960's Racing Honda CB750.

I are getting all hot under the collar about these right now ... not exactly sure why, it just feels right.
Lots of research still to do.
Style, Speed and Pedigree. Perfect.
5. Kiyo's Knucklehead.

Kiyo works for the Garage Company.
Probably builds more great bikes than anybody in SoCal at the moment.
I loved this bike the first time I saw it in a photograph.
Got to see it in the flesh last week, it's better than I thought.

Cheers
Conrad.


Ah ah ! you like that? rendez vous next week...

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4 comments:

fastidio said...

knuckle one is a panic bike!

YJH said...

#1 MFF was from the USA, #2 from the UK, where will #3 come from... stay tuned, we'll be back_B+F+V+Y

Frank Sider said...

Nice choice Conrad
thanks for sending
my best
Frank

Team Benzina said...

Love Conrad's work

Benzina