Wednesday, March 20, 2013

My School Project 1989

Still can't figure out how the hell I managed to convince my teacher in Tech Engineering School to build a chopper as my Final Project. I had just turned 19 and I banged it out in the evenings and on weekends, from January to June, -89. It totally busted up all my grades in every class...but that summer was awesome!

Monday, March 18, 2013

John E Franzen

 One of Sweden's most renowned artists: John E Franzen. After his studies in Stockholm, he moved to San Francisco in 1966. Lived the life, painted and rode with the locals like the H-A's, until 1969 when he moved back home.



A series of more recent lithographs.

Probably one his most famous painting:
"Hells Angels of California, USA". Painted 1966-1969. 165X213 cm, oil on canvas.
Hangs at the Modern Museum of Art, Stockholm.
 
San Francisco  sometime during 1966-69.

Longforks Rule

Mashed Kidneys MC: Peder's insanely badass ultimate longfork/fat cartire combo. His girlfriends TriChop in the background. Pic must be from mid -80's

Sick trick Trike littered with hard-to-get shit. Don't remember the dude's name...was it Mike?  Think it was built in the hood of Eskilstuna in the early -90's.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

One of the most hardcore bikes ever built


Stefan Farnell's 1000 cc Hedlund Racer. Built in 1985! One of the hardest and raddest  bikes ever built.
This sickle fucked me up forever! Change the way I looked on everything!
Thank you Stefan!


Saturday, March 16, 2013

Good Times

 Some good ol' parties in Stockholm. Early -80's. Look closely: there's cool shit everywhere in these pics!

Friday, March 15, 2013

The original Cala Steimar!


Forget that new pope Franz the 1st  in Italy and check outta the real  Pope of Performance: the one and only Cala Steimar! What Cala doesn't know (or have) in terms of H-D is probably not worth knowing (or having). A true Living legend!

Cala was the first who started to sell S&S stuff outside of the US. Musta been late -60's or early -70's. 
Luv these pics! Think they are from early -80's...but not sure. Cala: help me out if you see this.
Check out Cala's High Performance amazing workshop and bikes here. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Borås Bobbers early -80's

Klasse Wingrens classy Panhead.

Borås Bobbers: Swedish West Coast Style.


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Sofia Hogs 1968



 Bonafide Legends! Tearing up the streets of Stockholm in -68. So much history! So much respect!

 Mattis and his goddess Urd.
These two Sofia Hogs scoots were built in Stockholm, Sweden in 1968. This is the real shit. Genuine bobbers with cool parts all over. We can only fall to our knees...!


Original Badass


The cover of the very first MCM in 1985 featuring original badass Choken and his epic Pan!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Wicked Wonder Hammer

I was in bad need of a little powerhammer...so I built one out of a 40 buck Tigersaw and some old junk.

In every project it is of utmost importance to start with a very detailed drawing so you can carefully plan every step of the construction phase in order to avoid costly mistakes.
As seen here, constructing the mainframe would have been short of impossible without that first sketch....

 First test revealed some stability problems with the mainframe.

But with a sturdy reinforcement  added, stability was achieved.


Second test. Feel the awesome Power!

Tools of the Trade. Seriously now...I should fuckin' be ashamed of that drawing!

Shit waiting to be beaten' up...

 Forsaken Industries proudly present the Wicked Wonder Hammer in all it's pride and glory. Not as strong as Thor's Mjölner...but twice as fast. "It ain't the meat, it's the movement",  like Eddi Rich sang.
Hope Jesse won't see this...he will call me a wimp: compared to his powerhammers this thing is more like a small annoying gnome...

 But it works purty good. Plus it has a cool sticker!

And it's powered by Akra! I know...it's hard to believe....

Dirty deed, done dirt cheap!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013