Friday, June 28, 2013

Cycle Source - August 2013 "Alabama Issue"

I'm very excited that both Michael Lewis, of Violent Choppers, and my "Long Haul Shovel" are featured in the August issue of Cycle Source Magazine.

Pick one up and check it out!  The "Alabama Issue"!!!

Michael's pictures by Benji Laney

Words by me...Pics by Kustom Jeff

Thanks to "The" World Famous Roadside Marty and Chris Callen, Editor-In-Chief of Cycle Source Magazine for featuring our bikes!

Monday, June 24, 2013

The Catalina Wine Mixer!

I'm happy to announce that Kyle and Tyler from Lowbrow Customs have jumped on board as a sponsor for the event!  There will be some awesome door prizes to raffle off on Saturday evening. 

Thanks Brothers Malinky!!!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Catalina Wine Mixer - Presented by Americana Speed Shop

Mark your calendars for the Inaugural "Catalina Wine Mixer" Presented by Americana Speed Shop - Saturday September 21, 2013.

Pictured below is "Kevinwood" the venue for the event (near Winfield, AL).  Choppers, bass fishing, primitive motorcycle camping and good times will be had all.

$5/bike and $10/car with all proceeds benefiting The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America 

More exciting details to come in the next few weeks.  Keep an eye out on this blog for all event details as they happen!

It's the freakin' Catalina Wine Mixer!!!!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Wallet for a 28percenter

Todd, from the Barhoppers, turned me loose on a tri-fold.  This was a fun project and for a good dude.  There are rumblings from other 28percenters about their desire to own a custom wallet.  I hope to get the chance!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

MotoCamping Trip to NE Alabama

Boss Ross and I headed Northeast this past Saturday morning to do some riding, swimming and camping in a great area of Alabama.

First stop was to visit Rickey Lewis of Rick's Cycle Parts in Rainsville.  It's always good to spend a few hours with Rickey.  I always leave with more information than I came with.  It's refreshing to spend time with someone so knowledgeable about old motorcycles that is willing to share that info with guys like me! 

 Michael crafted some new stainless pipes for "Rosie Palmer".  I love this bike!

"Oh No" - Ross dodged some concrete barriers and got a little loose.  He pulled it out though like a Boss. 

I kept my camera in the bag during our stop to Little River Canyon.  We jumped off "High Rock" and swam around in cool water.  Here are Ted and Ross once we set up camp at Sandrock.

Ted's Shovel and Brent's 103" Shovelhead powered Tour Glide.  This thing could haul the mail!!!

Good morning Michael..."that rock is as hard as a rock".

Early morning view from Sandrock.  I LOVE this campsite!

We all got packed up and headed home to begin Father's Day festivities.  I got the Barhoppers together for a group shot.  These guys are really fun to hang out with.  Let's do it again soon boys!

I read somewhere that Blackberries are ALWAYS safe to eat but couldn't muster the courage to test that fact.  Still pretty cool though.

That's it...I kept the camera down most of the trip.  It was great riding, weather, and people - the perfect recipe for a Moto Camping adventure!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Shop Truck for Sale

It's time to let the "Shop Truck" go.  Hahaha.  I'm getting a new company vehicle with towing capabilities so this guy needs a new home.

2001 Nissan Pathfinder 3.5 LE.  224,380 miles (I've owned it since 72,000 miles).  5,000 miles on new Goodyears and the battery is a week old.

Located in Birmingham, AL

Email me if interested -

Sunday, June 9, 2013

More EDR5 Pics

Biltwell announced that they will continue EDR on an every-other-year rotation.  So no EDR6 in 2014 but they will host "like-minded motorcycle enthusiasts" in 2015.

RSVP YES!!!!!  High-Five!!!

Friday, June 7, 2013

More from the Hot Rod Power Tour

More from the trip to the Hot Rod Power Tour in Hoover, AL.

"Seized" hahaha

The owner of this wagon started the company "Tap Out" - MMA clothing, etc.  He looked like Sideshow Bob from the Simpsons to me.

Closed Course truck with a 357 ci V8 stuffed into it.  Looked like a blast to drive!

I do love a clean Mopar!

"Weird Load" indeed!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Hot Rod Power Tour - Birmingham, AL

Ross and I headed over to the Hoover Met to check out the Hot Rod Magazine "Power Tour".  This event is a hot rodders dream!  The tour started in Arlington, Texas on June 1st and will end up in Concord, NC on Saturday.

I took several pictures of what caught my eye but the weather turned against us and we missed out on seeing several hundred cars.  Most of what I shot were in the "Vendor" area and were quality builds.  I'll drag these out over several posts so keep checking back!

Apparently that's 727 ci stuffed into a Pontiac G8!

Rutledge Wood, Gearhead TV Personality, was at the Magnaflow booth signing autographs.

One of my favorites of the afternoon.

This demonstrator from MSD caught my attention.  This hobby is for dudes with deeeeeep pockets!

I was really happy to catch up with Jonathan Goolsby, of Goolsby Customs in Bessemer, AL.  I met Jonathan several years ago and have always admired his work.  This Camaro was built for the company Lokar, and was featured in their booth at SEMA.

My favorite custom car of all time, Pegasus!  A 1971 Mach 1 Mustang that was given the royal treatment by Goolsby Customs!  This thing is a luxury car.  XM radio, air conditioning, awesome interior, the works! Of course I spent most of the time talking with Jonathan and not enough taking pictures of this car!

This was the entrance to the non-vendor sponsored area.  The thunderstorm kept Ross and I from exploring row after row of awesome muscle cars.

This wagon caught my eye on the way out.  I really wish I had more time to walk this show.