I spent some time early in my career in aviation as a professional pilot. It’s the opposed cylinders you find in general aviation aircraft that led me to look for a BMW.
This bike belonged to Kurt Schreiber, the father of the gentleman I purchased the BMW R90 from the previous year.
A Welcome Interruption
"Hey, you don't have any old motorcycles lying around, do you?" That was the question I asked Hal on the phone one day at my desk.
A family Affair
So one drizzly, overcast Friday afternoon I was out in a well-known area of Alaska.
The Gatsby bike is a motorcycle that haunts me. I keep it in a friend’s shop so it’s out-of-sight but, at least once a month my mind explodes with ideas for the bike.
The Wrecking Ball
My passion for finding, preserving and telling the stories of the vintage pieces of our past was growing.
The Date Bike
Slowly but surely my vintage hobby is becoming my family’s hobby. The Honda CB550 is a perfect example.
The Legacy Chair
Over the course of a few bike builds, though, I slowly transitioned away from the specific café racer niche into all things vintage motorcycle and my appreciation for all things old grew tremendously.
Alaska Vintage Motorcycle Show
2015 - To uncover anything cool and worth preserving in Alaska, you had to have engaging relationships with all sorts of individuals.