Thursday, February 28, 2013

more Wild Rose

This shot is also courtesy of WArren Bond, its the other side of Rose's car. Note Tom's name on roof and sponsorship by Auto Electric Engineering....from which the name AEE Choppers came from.

New AEE kit bike picture

This is courtesy of our great friend of the blog Warren Bond. With intense digging out on the web he found this. The AEE Kit Bike with Tom and others. Behind him is the white AEE Panhead.
UPDATE:  Here is the story behind the picture:::
It was in the late spring of 1972, we had just finished fixing up a van to take two bikes to Laconia ( the ones that got stolen). Tom wanted to do a test run, so Tom and Dean Rediger, the guy on the harley, put the bikes in the new van, it had a platform built on the roof for photographers. They drove out to Lake Elsinore, there was a motocross bike race of some kind going on there, parked outside of town, unloaded, and cruised the event. You can see in the photo girl scouts selling cookies behind the bikes. There was a lot of bikers there. They hung around most of the day, loaded up and came home. The bikes were the Kit Bike sportster, Dean had just put the narrow square springer front end on, and the Harley "Panhead 74", "How to Build a Chopper" bike.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Another Big Twin update

I apologize for length of time between posts but I have some personal things sucking up my life but soon they will be past and all will be on to Big Twin!

Here are three recent shots...Big Twin with it's original girder back installed, two shots of the rebuilt and rechromed engines being made ready to install. Bones Legacy in Las Vegas is handling the restoration and from the looks of things doing quite well. I can't wait to go to Vegas and see Big Twin once again. I need to get Dave Brackett the builder, Lenny Cenotti our parts manager and any other former AEE employee to be there to see Big Twin rise again!