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Kiyo's Garage

By now everyone has probably heard about the double engine Honda called “Gekko” that won Born Free 8 this year.  The same bike shortly after doing 155mph at Bonneville Speed week then 173mph on El Mirage dry lake.  It wasn’t so much of a shock that Kiyo could build something that would win Bon Free...

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...

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