Every year I can’t wait for The Horse Backstreet Choppers Smoke Out Rally even though I’ve never been to it. But, our intrepid photographer, Jack Cofano, always does and brings back wonderful photos of bikes built by owners who don’t give a damn about any newfangled trend. They build the bikes the way they see them in their head with imagination, old parts and usually extremely good taste. Possibly the best part is that there’s not a big-wheeled peacock bagger within a hundred miles of the Smoke Out camp. The bikes are just cool, often Old School, and have the ability to never get lost in a crowd. Plus they’re all riders of one sort or another. You can’t ask for more than that. 
Published in Bobbers
  Old School, Old School, Old School. I hear it all the time from people describing their custom bikes. “It’s got an Old School look.” It’s got an Old School feel.” It’s got Old School paint.” “It’s got Old School touches.” Whatever. If I let my imagination really go wild, I can see what they’re trying to intimate to me, but often what they’re talking about is a personalized late model Harley-Davidson like a Road King with a fishtail exhaust and some pinstriping or a Sportster with very tall ape hangers and short header wrap open headers. Not exactly what I think of when I think Old School, but what do I know anyway?
Published in Choppers
    What a little gem! Yup, that’s what I was thinking when I came across Jack Cofano’s photos of this jewel of fabrication, a Norton-powered hot rod/bobber/board tracker built by Lance Dodson of Dodson Machine Company in Nashville, Tennessee.
Published in Non V-Twins