Here are the first 6 pages of the very first issue of Street Chopper. Read the editorial and you will see even in 1969 AEE was trying to tell everyone it isn't all about Harley's! Chop what ya got! The cover of course is the Mindbender and the Corvair Trike. In 1969 there was only 4 issues and my intenet is to post all of each issue. hang with us this is very labor intensive and I have a chopper I'm building so I must choose my battles.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Friday, August 17, 2012
here is the first ad for the AEE Sportster rigid frame. Designed and built by Dave Brackett our designer, engineer and all around craftsman and inventor! We sold a lot of these along the way as did Dave on his own. High quality and well thought out. This is from the August 1970 Street Chopper which means they were in production earlier in the year.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
I sent an AEE seat over to the Haifley Brothers in Phoenix for them to renew it. Came back looking perfect! I highly recommend them, great work and good guys, they went the extra mile to match up the stitching to the original that was falling apart.......check it out.
Friday, August 3, 2012
Sadly very few color pictures exist of most of the AEE bikes. At that time most things were published in black and white so it's hard to find much. Also the shots that I do have are in the catalogs and Street Chopper's of the time and they are now over 40 years old. very delicate and tough to scan them without wrecking the publication. However here are a couple more shots....and the Molly paint on this and the Shovelhead were unreal. The red and gold and striping and design were spot on. I wish I had taken some shots when I worked there but when you are around something every day you don't think much about it.