Monday, March 23, 2015

Big Twin on cover of Street Chopper once again 45 years later...and a party too!

AEE Choppers Big Twin built in 1970 and restored perfectly by Bones legacy Choppers is back on the cover of Street Chopper. The new issue premiers soon.....starting with an issue release party on April 4th 12-6 at Gasser Lounge in Redondo Beach. Paul Ponkow of Bones Legacy and I intend to be there for it.
And don't forget you get to see and hear (!) Big Twin March 31st on Counting Cars on the History channel.......

Tuesday, March 17, 2015



Air date for Big Twin's big reveal has moved to March 31 on History Channels series Counting part is the episode is now named "The Return of Big Twin"!!!!!

Mark your calendars now! And here are some more shots from the TV filming......

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Big Twin on Counting Cars on History Channel March 24th

Don't miss the show and see and hear Big Twin roar to life.....this picture is of Paul Ponkow of Bones Legacy who did the restoration in Big Twin, Dave Brackett builder of Big Twin has his back to the camera (I am off to right out of frame). We were moving Big Twin around to get it in the right position for the TV taping.

Again don't miss it....March 24th, Counting Cars, History Channel.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Big Twin on TV !!!! See and hear it soon!!!!!!

Huge will be able to not only see, but hear, Big Twin by AEE Choppers on March 24th (tentative schedule) on the show "Counting Cars" on the HIstory Channel. 
As some of you know Big Twin has been restored to its original glory by Bones Legacy Choppers of Las Vegas. It was a huge undertaking and they are to be congratulated for saving this icon of the chopper world. At this moment it is the only AEE Choppers build known to exist and they did it right. 
The principals at Bones Legacy are Paul Ponkow and the famous artist Seen (Richie Mirando) considered the godfather of graffiti. They spent uncounted amounts of time and money to bring Big Twin back to life. The paint is so good that Dave and I agreed it was better than Molly's original!
A few weeks back the original designer and builder of Big Twin Dave Brackett and I traveled to Bones Legacy and met up with Paul and Richie and their crew. We immediately got in with them and started working on Big Twin to ready it for the expected TV shoot. Ever try to get two Ironheads running at the same time? Big Twin didn't go willingly but eventually she came to life and then some! In between a couple days of thrashing to finish up we visited with Ryan Evans and his crew at Kounts Customs, touring the facility and museum with him. Ryan did the paint on Big Twin. I'm not sure of the details but somehow the producers of Counting Cars got hooked in to the Big Twin story and wanted to follow up on it. 
Following are a few picture from the trip and upcoming big reveal on Counting Cars. One last note, Bones Legacy has collected an untold amount of old choppers, a truly mind boggling amount and should be thanked for doing so. They are working hard and trying to get it right to save these classics before they are gone. I can't thank them enough for what they have done. Over the next few days I'll add some pictures...for now one of Big Twin (plus me and Seen) and one of me and Dave with Danny "The Count" Koker.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Molly Ride 2015 update

Hello Friends of Molly,
Hope this update finds you well and ready for the Fifth Annual Ride on Molly weekend.

This is truly shaping up to be a wonderful gathering with a Beautiful Hotel on the beach in Ventura. Sponsored Breakfast Saturday morning before the Drivers meeting promptly @ 9am. A scenic ride and drive through the hills of Ventura County. Sponsored lunch at a private Motorcycle Museum featuring some significant and historic machines followed by a leisurely route back to the Hotel and the beach. Saturday evening will feature a sponsored cocktail reception and a variety of fine cuisine for your enjoyment. All this while we share  and celebrate the life of our dear friend Molly. Sunday morning will feature another sponsored farewell breakfast where in we have the chance to say our goodbyes until 2016.
If you haven’t done so yet, make your reservations for the weekend of April 24-26.

The contact number for reservations at the hotel is as follows:

Christine Smith  805-652-5119
Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach
450 E. Harbor
Ventura, Ca.

If you have questions you are most welcome to contact Alan DeCarr or J.R. Smith

We look forward to seeing you there.

The Molly Ride Committee

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Big news on Big Twin coming soon!

In the next week or two we will have some awesome news for you about Big Twin. Hang in there....and until then here are some pictures of Big Twin restored and Dave Brackett the designer and builder for AEE Choppers with the artist SEEN and Big Twin:

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Rare shot from Laconia

Here is Tom McMullen at Laconia in 1970....AEE went to Laconia and Daytona long before many others even thought about it...once again way out in front of the curve....

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Big Twin runs!!!!

click the link and hear it just a bit.....more photos and videos soon!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Info on the Molly Ride......2015

Hello friends of Molly.  Happy New Year to all and we wanted to let you know that the "Ride on Molly" Committee is working hard to ensure this year is our greatest year yet.

Hopefully, by now you have booked your rooms at the Crowne Plaza in Ventura and are excited about joining your friends in our 5th Anniversary ride.

Included in this years ride will be an opportunity to visit a private collectors Motorcycle Museum in Simi Valley.  This private collection of motorcycles contains over 300 specialty motorcycles, many previously owned by some very famous celebrities/personnel.  All have their own unique story.  This collection will be made available in a private showing to our group with lunch on-site, thereby providing you an opportunity of a lifetime to view these bikes up close and personal.  There's also rumored to be some "Molly design" showings at the museum.

Future emails will provide some additional details of the ride, however the main purpose of this update is to discuss room accommodations.

The room block only has a couple of non-reserved rooms left, but we want to make sure all of you are able to book your room at the "Ride on Molly Ride" rate.  Therefore, we are actively working with the Hotel management to ensure additional rooms can be made available.  For these reasons, I would request that all future room reservations be made NOT through the website, but by contacting the Crowne Plaza directly.  If for any reason you have been/or are informed that rooms are not available, please email me directly and we will assist you.  Obviously, if you have already booked your room and received a confirmation number, nothing further is needed.

The contact number for reservations at the hotel is as follows:

Christine Smith  805-652-5119
Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach
450 E. Harbor
Ventura, Ca.

Please reference "Ride on Molly" to ensure you are included in our group.  Christine has been most helpful in assisting in the coordination of this event.

Rooms will be available for check in on April 24, 2015.  The actual ride date and activities will be Saturday, April 25, including an evening function.  At the time of your reservation you will have the option of checking in for either a 1 or 2 day stay.

Additional ride and activity details will be forthcoming via email, so stay tuned for more.

See you in Ventura

Friday, January 23, 2015

Big Twin is done!!!!

here are shots from a photo shoot by Street Chopper magazine a few days ago. Big Twin was in Street Chopper many times, on the cover of AEE's catalog, in Hot Rod magazine and many other places over the years. And now its back thanks to Paul Ponkow of Bones Legacy, Dave Brackett of AEE Choppers and all of you fans of AEE and Big Twin. Go to Street Choppers website and Facebook page for more on Big Twin.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Bones Legacy did AEE more than proud!

Paul Ponkow at Bones Legacy can not be thanked or congratulated enough for the work they did on the Big Twin restoration. I'm not sure many people would take on such a project and be able to pull it off. It's mind boggling how well its been done. I saw Big Twin every day for a couple years and they flat nailed it.
Go to Bones Legacy on line or on Facebook and check out their other builds.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Big Twin almost there....just so close!

Only missing throttle and cables and a couple other items....very close to done...Paul with Bones legacy says it was the hardest build/restoration they have ever done.....enjoy!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Big Twin pipes are on!

Dave Brackett of AEE Choppers figured out these pipes the first time 45 years ago and did them again this time for Bones Legacy....looking perfect! Note the symmetry side to side...also left engine has exhaust coming out where usually intake goes in! More AEE Choppers wizardry.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

AEE cast wheels available!

A great friend of AEE Choppers, Grant Peterson, came across these two original AEE cast wheels. Very rare, only about 50 ever made. These are available for me and I can hook you up.
UPDATE: got pricing as follows "$700 on the used one with tire and $1000 on the basically NOS one marked AEE. Both for $1500. Plus freight from SoCal"

Big Twin lights up!

Wiring and lights are done....motors turned over.....getting close, very close!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Pictures from Sweden

A friend of the blog and AEE  Klaes Palmgren sent us these photos.....Tom McMullen on the Corvair Trike (could be from the film The Babysitter), Klaes filling up his chopper that is loaded with AEE parts and style and the last of our Supersport (red bike). Note on the rear of the Supersport is one of the 50 cast wheels AEE produced in the early 70's. Didn't really get production going before AEE shut down but interesting piece of history to see.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Big Twin wiring

wiring going in....going to be able to fire soon....maybe another month and she will roll once again!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

original drawings of Big Twin!

Never before seen original drawings by the builder of Big Twin, Dave Brackett. These are the sketches Dave drew up prior to construction.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Big Twin upholstery

upholstery in....that's Paul Ponkow of Bones legacy trying it on for size....