Let’s go to the swap meet…

Swap meets are great. Parts and vehicles for sale with something for everyone.


Here is a very manly 4X4. All of the truck was powder coated. Very nice. Displayed by a powder coat company.


1948 Chevrolet sedan delivery. Total restoration and for sale for $16,500.00. You could not restore one for that.
Model A truck project
Another manly truck.
There is that word again. I wonder if it’s a complex issue?? I may have to talk to my psychiatrist…or bartender…they do the same thing.
1973 Fart…ahem, Fiat convertible
Super clean model  A roadster
Street Rod thingie
Very clean 60’s Chevrolet truck
Straight and complete model A roadster pick up. You can haul stuff and get a tan at the same time!
This swap is one of my favorites. Here are some two wheeled reasons:
1907…something-something. Forgot the brand. Cool bike, though…
Cool Indian project
How about a Harley Davidson for $500.00? Pretty decent and could be a runner.
Like new 1974 Kawasaki 900. Mint condition. Love that color!
You meet the nicest people on a Honda…or?
1974 BMW R-90 with side car. That seat and the Hella light looks a little out of place but a beatiful bike and color combo.
Ariel. Don’t know the vintage.
Very nice 1946 Indian
If one carburator is good three must be better! For a Chevrolet small block.
There you go, another swap in tha bag. Looking forward to the next one.

A Visual Virtual Motorcycle ride

This was posted back in 2010 but your Humble Editor was reminded how great motorcycling is after a ride in a horrendous Seattle down pour yesterday. I was so starved for riding that the rain was not an issue. I had to get some steering parts for the ’31 hot rod build and this would also allow me to use the HOV lanes for some rapid transport. When I need hot rod parts they have to come fast…this is serious business!

Hydroplaning with a bike is…interesting though. Ride Safe!

Not a fair weather rider

That brings me to memories of warmer days. Washington state offers some great roads and views but the soggy winters can take it’s toll on the spirit sometimes. That is when you have to pull up some digital memories and warm the soul:

So let us take a virtual motorcycle ride on Whidbey Island. Located in Washington state’s north west corner, the island offers unprecedented views  and great riding roads. Be warned though: Local and state speed tax collector are standing by in large domestic sedans waiting for you to support the local budget.

It is not a very big island so you can hit all corners in a day.  If it looks like a BMW commercial…well, so be it…I love the bike.

The pictures were taken Dec 25 2010

By Port Townsend ferry landing.

Penn Cove, home of the famous Penn Cove mussels.

This building started life as Grennan and Cranney’s general store, Coupeville, ca. 1933. It was later used as the first court house on Whidbey Island. It was once filled with liars and cheaters…and maybe some criminals too!

Penn Cove…doesn’t get more peaceful than that…

 BMW motorcycle riding on Whidbey Island

 BMW motorcycle riding on Whidbey Island

Two Silver Bullets

BMW motorcycle riding on Whidbey Island

Fort Casey State Park

Well, there you go.

You know what they say: A bad day riding is better than a good day in the office…Well, a GOOD day riding is…REALLY good.

Yamaha Custom Bike

Marco Yaya from Redmond, Washington is a car guy that I met at a classic car event. As all car guys we tend to fiddle with all things powered by combustion engines and Marco is not an exception. This full custom is his latest creation. If I had to pigeonhole this ride it would probably be a cross between a bobber and a board track bike.

Mixing different styles can be a treacherous area but Marco pulled it off. Regardless, we dig the all business style of course.


Marco is now working on some old school Benellis that will get the custom treatment. We can’t wait to see what he will come up with.


1971 Yamaha XS1 Engine (650cc) Parallel Twin (completely overhauled to new specs) Customized frame with hard tail rear section

Customized fuel tank and owner built seat.

Custom adapted 19″ rear wheel and 21″ front.

Custom built up and over exhaust system with custom silencer baffels.

Custom built wiring harness with cloth wires and battery-less ignition.

Custom built handlebars and controls.

In other words: ALL Custom

Thankd for sharing you bike with us.