Obsolete Iron hereby bestows "Builder of the Year 2011" to Jesse Jordan. Jesse can be found at Chopped Stock and Just Plain Fun blog. He built this Shovelhead for the Born Free 3 event just after completing the Pan below. Congratulations, Jess. We're not talking billet shit here, but a good old fashioned just like the real shit build it in my garage kind of build. Kind of a hammer and chisel build, if ya know what I mean...
Many thanks Jess for letting me take so many photos of your cool stuff. I made one for you too!
And so 2011 comes to an end. Kick ass year... wonder how we're gunna top this one?
How many of you are still looking for that perfect Christmas gift for your buddy who doesn't have everything but you don't think enough of him to give up that Wassal tank in the shop you've been hangin onto for so long? I have just the answer... get him one of my Obsolete Iron Calendars! The paypal link is just above this post and to the left. It's the button that says "BuyNow" ... You can use your paypal account or a credit card.
Ok, business done, here's what I got last February. It was the Unfinished Projects show above the scooter shop in SF. Re-vamped a couple of shots just for your viewing pleasure.
January: All my stuff is scenic and without bikes so I am borrowing from my kid, Jesse over at Chopped Stock blog. I have backed up his pics on my external hard drive in case... Anyway, taking poetic license... here's some from January 2011.
These shots in Jesse's garage/shop are of his build for the BF3 Shovelhead. This bike for some strange reason was completely invisible in all photo accounts of the event. It turned out clean and very nice and I am still surprised at the lack of photos of the finished product. Of course, he parked his 64 Pan next to it wherever we went, so most interest went in that direction. Whatever, I rode it to the event from the camp spot and back and it is a strong running bike. Thanks, Jess for letting me ride your bike and for letting me abscond with your photos.
What a great year ... I would like to do the year in pictures to commemorate the end of 2011. First I have to start with the season opener: Giving Thanks
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... here's some shots thanking you all for having such cool shit. Shiny is ok, but creative and ingenious is always a step above. I raise a toast the the "Yankee Ingenuity" you show.
That's all for now... hope you enjoyed the show. I have more editing to do with some of the shots. Creative shit comes later when I have time to play. Thanks for stopping in. Subscribe to the blog and you will be notified when I post more. Don't forget the holidays are coming and the 2012 calendar is a great gift. Just click on the link at the top to take you to the page to order via Paypal.