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Takashi Iwamoto.

Investigating a Laverda I only glimpsed in a single photo led me to a garage in Hawthorne, CA. The bike was a 1975 Laverda endurance race replica built to the nines. Four hours later I walked out of the garage absolutely dumbfounded. "Who the hell is this guy?"...

Gerry Hickson.

A lifetime of racing adds up to a lifetime of stories. I can only try to tell a small fraction of Gerry's life in these few paragraphs but I'm glad to be able to share this much at least. Making personal connections with people like Gerry is what makes this whole project with The Mighty Motor worthwhile... 

Scott “T-Bone” Jones.

His name has popped up in conversation more times than I can remember. Held in high regard by many other builders, his reputation had already reached me before I had even met him. What I soon found out is that I was already familiar with most of his work...

Brandon Mungai.

I had been planning to visit Brandon for a while now. I wanted to see his work firsthand. The bike he just finished is a 1983 BMW R100 in a delicious Laguna Seca Blue paint work. I made it down to see him just in time. He was prepping the R100 for the new owner and it looked as though it had just rolled off the factory line...

Yaniv Evan.

 

"You need something to move that back wheel; that's the Powerplant."

Yaniv's first introduction to two wheeled transport was in his own home growing up. His brothers had vespas they let him ride, and when that wasn't enough, he took his wheels off-road. Yaniv's father had a few dirt-bikes at home and this is where he got his thrills...

Roland Sands.

 

"Being around talented people my whole life is the best design school..."

Roland Sands

Roland Sands was born into a world of motorcycle customization. His father was both a right brain and left brain kinda guy. A designer, engineer and machinist, all in one. He introduced Roland at an early age to product development of the highest degree...

Hugo Gallina.

If all Ducati’s go to heaven, it’s not before Hugo Gallina restores them first.

I had an opportunity to visit Hugo and as I oohed and aaahed over his handiwork I also got a short lesson on vintage Italian motorcycle history. 

Kim Boyle.

Kim Boyle // Boyle Custom Moto

I was a fan of Kim’s work even before I knew anything about Boyle Custom Moto. The 1971 Norton Commando he named “Ed” is now a star attraction everywhere he shows it. The tank and tail section were revised and redesigned with help from Evan Wilcox, the original maker of the alloy bodywork. I could sit and study this Norton for days.

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