Like riding a one seat limousine on steroids!!!!!
I WANT ONE FOR CHRISTMAS !…………..
1930 Henderson "Streamliner"…
The motorcycling world loves a ‘barn find’, an old, obscure machine wheeled out of the woodwork for the first time. And this is one of the biggest revelations of recent months.
It’s a 1930 Henderson that was customized before WW2 by a fellow called O. Ray Courtney and fitted with ‘streamliner’ bodywork.
One night in March, 1950, O. Ray Courtney worked until two a.m. and drove home discouraged. He was trying to design
a better motorcycle. He wanted one with the seat forward, with better cooling, better springing and a more beautiful body.
Discarded sketches littered the floor of his shop. That night in a dream he saw a streamlined beauty skim across a flowered
field. Too excited to report for work the next day, he hastily put his dream on paper – and he is riding that dream cycle now
through the streets of Pontiac, Mich.
The art deco influence is obvious; legendary automotive designer Harley Earl could have drawn those curves.
It’s all the more unusual because the mechanicals are hidden: even at the height of the Art Deco movement,
most motorcycles were a triumph of form over function, with exposed cooling fins, brake drums and suspension
springs. The bike is owned by collector Frank Westfall of Syracuse . It caused a stir in June 2010 when it appeared
at the Rhinebeck Grand National Meet, a motorcycle show held a couple of hours drive north of NYC.
Grail Mortillaro (of the chopper blog Knucklebusterinc) had a camera to hand, so we have him to thank for these images.
I took these photos at the Rhinebeck Grand National Meet where the newly restored bike was unveiled. The bike belongs to
Frank Westfall from Syracuse , NY . According to some info I found online, the bike was originally built by O. Ray Courtney in
1936 and is based on a 1930 K.J. Henderson . The bike is powered by inline four cylinder (not a scooter as some have said,
check the shot of the motor below) and as I’m sure you can gather by now, is a one-off custom. What I can confirm is it does
run and while it looked a bit unwieldy, Frank could be seen riding the bike around the Fairgrounds all weekend. But let’s be
honest here (and maybe I’m wrong) – you don’t have this bike in your stable to go out for a long Sunday afternoon ride to get
some ice cream. That said, it was pretty awesome to see the bike being ridden (even when rain started to come down) instead
of being sheltered behind a velvet rope, never to see the rubber touch asphalt again. The bike is a fantastic piece of history,
the craftsmanship is absolutely stunning and it’s surely more of a museum piece than a daily rider. Frank has obviously spent
an incredible amount of time meticulously restoring and rebuilding the bike to its current gorgeous state. Hats off to Frank
for the amazing work he did and for sharing it with all us gawkers. Frank, if you see this and want to send in more info about
the bike, I’d love to share it
Henderson was a Chicago brand and one of the American ‘Big Three’ (with Harley-Davidson and Indian) until the onset of the
Great Depression. It went bust in 1931. But you can see the influence of the ‘streamliner’ style on another contemporary
North American brand : Victory. If there’s a spiritual successor to this Henderson custom, it’s the Victory Vision Tour, a
gargantuan cruiser with completely enclosed bodywork and not a leather tassle or saddlebag in sight.
Chris Hunter of motorcyle design website – Bike EXIF. "If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there." Lewis Carroll
Funny Forward Archive
Like riding a one seat limousine on steroids!!!!!
Subject: A study worth sharing with friends both male and female:
A study conducted by UCLA's Department of Psychiatry has revealed that the kind
of face a woman finds attractive on a man can differ depending on where she is in
her menstrual cycle. For example: if she is ovulating, she is attracted to
men with rugged and masculine features. However, if she is menstruating
or menopausal, she tends to be more attracted to a man with duct tape over his mouth
and a spear lodged in his chest with a bat up his ass while he is on fire.
No further studies are expected on this subject.
I am perplexed that so many of my friends are against a mosque being built near Ground Zero. I think it should be the goal of every American to be tolerant. The mosque should be allowed, in an effort to promote tolerance.
This is why I also propose that two gay nightclubs be opened next to the mosque, thereby promoting tolerance within the mosque. We could call the clubs "The Turban Cowboy" and "You Mecca Me So Hot".
On the mosque's other side should be a butcher shop that specializes in pork. It will have an open barbecue with spare ribs as its daily special. Across the street could be a very daring lingerie store called "Victoria Keeps Nothing Secret” with sexy mannequins in the window modeling the goods.
Next door to the lingerie shop, there would be room for an Adult Toy Shop (Koranal Knowledge?), its name in flashing neon lights, and on the other side a liquor store, maybe call it "Morehammered"?
Mabe a half dozen strip clubs to round it all out!!!!!!!
That should put a stop this BULL#%@$!!!!!!!
Cartoons for the slightly Twisted mind
Vinny C (the C is for Claus now) is out of control!!!!!!! This Maniac is gonna dress like Santa & run a fucking road race out in Vegas!!!!!!! I guess he’s taking a break from Poker Tourneys!!!!!!
Plus he doesn’t drink anymore!!!!!!
This is why I recommend drinking heavily!!!!!!!