Category: Contributors

Articles and photos contributed by our friends.

FLAKE N LACE

You could say it’s all my Uncle Doug’s fault… In 1969 he and his buddy Jim painted a ‘64 GTO Competition Orange with Black Lace Stripes in our home garage. I was seven years old and can see the overspray…

Nitto Auto Enthusiast Day

Did something a bit different on Saturday August 12th, and went to the Nitto Tire; Auto Enthusiast Day at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. Great to see so many young people into cars. Reminded me of when I first started…

Getting Ready To Ride

It seems to have been forever since we’ve been behind bars.  Handlebars, that is. Born Free Motorcycle Show is coming up and we need to get the bikes ready. I tell you what, I am itchin’ to just get on…

A Bit About Batteries

A Blacktop Magazine Daily Driver Report: I am trying to imagine a time before there were batteries. In the mid 18th century Benjamin “don’t call me Benny” Franklin first used the term Battery to describe a group of Leyden jars.…

Peter Ström’s MOON BIKE

MOON Bike Building story. My name is Peter Ström and I am 54 years old from Stockholm, Sweden. I have a few bike-builds behind me – I built my wife’s FXR trike, Sportster chopper to myself, Sportster bobber whit a…