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Parking Lot Bike of the week
In a word, “No!” If somebody today wanted to build an Old School chopper, you could use this build as the perfect template for a truly traditional chopper from the days when Old School was new school. Although they didn’t label it anything but a chopper back then, it’s Old School in spirit and honesty of design. But, it is the intent of the builder that intrigues me the most. He wanted to build a chopper that wasn’t trying to be Old School, it is Old School. Back in the day, this was a real honest-to-goodness radical chopper and something you really didn’t see too much.
Danny “The Count” Koker didn’t need a TV show like his current History Channel show, Counting Cars, to make a name for himself. He already had as Count Cool Rider, horror movie host of Las Vegas’ KVCW’s Saturday Fright At The Movies, and a running legacy of building crazy cool custom bikes and cars. Count Cool Rider morphed into The Count and the rest is history.
Just hung up the phone after talking with photographer Jack Cofano about what he plans to cover in Daytona this year. Our blabfest covered everything from what shows he was shooting to Indian Larry to wondering what to expect at the shows this year. Jack brought up the point that baggers have so taken over the custom bike scene it’s getting hard to find anything non-bagger to shoot and I couldn’t argue that point one bit. What we ended up trying to figure out (along with the rest of the industry and, of course, you) was what’s next after baggers have had their day? The only thing we could come up with were customs with an authentic Old School vibe like our black beauty feature bike belonging to Thad Johnston of Cramerton, North Carolina.