Thursday, June 30, 2011


One of the best parts of traveling around for shows is getting to see some great bikes and seeing friends we don't get to see all the time. Larry and Ashley from Garage Co. Customs in Pelham, AL are not only friends but as always bring a little eye candy for us to drool over. This flashback style chopper is a perfect example, after the initial impression you begin to notice all the little things, the narrowed super stretched springer, the killer engraving everywhere, etc.
All the engraving had to be one of my favorite parts of this bike, very cool look, I wish I had the skill and patience to do this! The pictures just don't do it justice.
Support GarCo. by buying one of their shop shirts HERE!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Salt Ghost East Coast Film Premiere September 16th, 2011, Brooklyn, NY

The east coast screening of The Salt Ghost: Return of the Nitro Express is set to premiere at the DiCE Magazine release party on Friday, September 16th, 2011 at The Gutter in Brooklyn, NY! With the Gypsy Run 5 happening the weekend before, and motorcycle events all week, culminating with The Brooklyn Invitational just down the street on Saturday, September 17th, this is a crazy east coast chopper week for sure! Check out The Salt Ghost event page for updates!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Visit To The Garage Company

I just got back from my trip to California with my '59 Pan for Born Free 3. It was a blast, days spent riding around, visiting friends, just riding, no plans of where I was staying or what was going on that day. I ended up at a BBQ at Wil's place in Seal Beach and crashed there for the night along with lots of other people. The next morning a group of us took the coastal route up to Inglewood and visited Yoshi's The Garage Company. The photos above are just a taste of his shop. Unreal stuff. Sorry for the mediocre cell phone photos!

Monday, June 27, 2011

In Palos Verdes... I Think

Best view from a gas station I have ever seen.
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BBQ at Wil's in Seal Beach, California

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Made-To-Order David Bird Frames & Hardtails Now Only 2 Weeks Out

In addition to the In Stock unit Triumph hardtails, you can order your David Bird frame or hardtail to your exact specs now with only a 2 week time from order til ship! Includes pre unit as well as unit Triumph, Oil in Frame Triumph, BSA, and Yamaha XS650 frames. Take advantage of it and get that bike out of your mind and on the road this summer!

Come See Us This Weekend!

This is a crazy week for us! We just released the new P-Nut tanks which we have been working on for the last 6 months, Tyler and his Panhead (we will just name it for him and call it the Pan-T Raid! hah he loves it when people name bikes!) are heading to Born Free 3 where our friends Josh and Rebecca who run shows for us on the west coast will be manning the Lowbrow Customs booth. Katy, John, Todd, Ava and Myself will be heading down to the Smokeout in NC tonight and set up down there for the show tomorrow! Orders will still be shipping out (although we won't have phone availability this weekend) but if you are at either of these shows Come over and say Hey and grab some stickers and a beer!

At the Smokeout we will be raffling off the Biltwell helmet pictured above, hand-painted and gilded by Josh at Old School Helmets. Just come sign up for our email newsletter and drop a raffle ticket in and we will be emailing the winner via email on Monday and this bad boy can be yours!

If you haven't already visit us on Facebook! Interact with us, post pictures of your bikes or from the shows this weekend and let us know what you think!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Introducing The New Lowbrow P-Nut Gas Tank

Today was the culmination of a large project spanning the last 7 months. We are happy to announce a new product now available, the P-Nut Tank. Authentic Wassell Peanut Tank shape and proportions but without the rust, dents, split seams and hassles, the P-Nut tank is a heavy gauge tank featuring the proper British style gas cap bung and updated dual 1/4" NPT petcock bungs. At $159.99 you can't go wrong! We have it available with undrilled, welded mounting tabs, as well as a version that includes the tabs unwelded, ready for your custom mounts. The P-Nut tank was produced in association with Cleveland CycleWerks.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Panhead En Route to Born Free 3

Greg gave me a hand hauling my Panhead over to the local Forward Air terminal and getting it loaded up yesterday. It is now en route to Born Free 3, I fly in to LAX and get to the terminal (thanks Kit!!), dump some gas in the tank and head towards Oak Canyon Ranch area. I can't wait to get out there and flog the crap out of my bike and punish it for snapping a rocker arm on the El Diablo Run.

Me and Darly June riding the wild thunder.

RS750 Alive & Running for AMA Vintage Dirt Track Nationals

Get out to Square Deal Raceway in Harpursville, NY next weekend for the Larry Weiss Memorial Race, get to see Bubba Shobert ride Mike Scott's RS750 that Don Miller from Metro Racing just put back together! Video is of the day getting the RS750 running and finishing the final touches for the Larry Weiss Memorial Race.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Noel's Freshly Painted Chopper Tins

Noel sent us an email and this photo of the tins he just finished painting for his chopper, the Axed gas tank and Gasbox fender look great all laced up. Can't wait to see them on his bike!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's day to everyone! I spent the day with my family but Friday and Saturday I was busy in the shop working away on my Bonneville bike. I got the oil tank repaired and re-mounted, finished my new control linkages and made a new chain guard to pass tech inspection. I am getting through things pretty fast although I still have to finish my fairing which is the big project.Less than 2 months until we leave for Bonneville, I am sure I will be ready but it is closing fast! If you want to help support Tyler and my race efforts you can but a Lowbrow Customs Bonneville 2011 support t-shirt HERE!

The Smokeout and Born Free 3 are this week, and The Salt Ghost World Premier and Mid-Ohio are coming up in July as well.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Katy's First Bike

We just picked up Katy's first bike today, a 2001 Honda XR100. She is stoked, it is the perfect size for her to get a bit frisky in the dirt here at the shop. She learned to ride on Todd's early '70's Yamaha swap-meet-cruiser but was ready for a bike of her own. We have 22 acres of land to ride on, and with everyone here having a dirt bike (mix of vintage and modern) it is a good time for sure.

She sent Shawn Long of Imperial House 71 her helmet and he lettered it up for her, killer job as always!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Lowbrow Panhead: Painted and Done (for now)!

Just got the tins back yesterday morning from Joe Koenigsmark / Angel Dust Cycle Paint. Joe is the talented gent who painted my green '55 Triumph land speed bike last year. Along with his brother Jerry they run Jerry's House of Kolors in Elyria, Ohio. If you have a bike or car and you want a killer 60's paint job, hit them up. Their dad started the shop in 1957, so it's in their blood.

Got the pipes chromed as well, and Kyle's girlfriend Ava went OCD on my bike with a bunch of q-tips, rags and polishing compound and made it look nicer than ever. The bike and myself will be out at Born Free 3 next weekend, hope to see you there!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Benck*Mark Back in stock!

That's right. Back in stock...Get it while you can!!! Bench*Mark

Monday, June 13, 2011

NE Ohio: Bike Needed, Get A Free Pair of Biltwell Bars!

We are looking for someone in northeast Ohio who has a late model Sportster that we can use to fit a pair of 1" chrome Biltwell, Inc. Tracker handlebars to. We are going to photo a quick bar swap how-to and need a bike to do it on. If you are in the area and want a free set of bars installed on your bike, email me. We need the bike for just a short while to do the swap, and it needs to be during the daytime on a weekday, so Monday - Friday some time next week.

Friday, June 10, 2011

The 2nd Annual Lowbrow Holeshot September 24 - 25 Salem, Ohio

The Lowbrow Holeshot is back for a 2nd year at Western Reserve Motorcycle Club September 24th and 25th, 2011! For more info and for any updates check out the Lowbrow Holeshot event page. Last year was a blast and the club welcomed us back to another night of flat track races, partying and camping. This year we have a couple nice events planned including a chopper dirt track race with a cash prize and screenings of The Salt Ghost and El Diablo Run (both coming soon!) videos outdoors under the stars! McGoo of ChopCult and Biltwell will be in town as well visiting Lowbrow, attending the Holeshot and shooting bike features for ChopCult. Should be an epic weekend, so start making your plans to be there now.

1972 Harley FL Shovelhead For Sale

Our friend Fritz here in Ohio has his '72 H-D FL Shovelhead for sale that he chopped. He also has the original frame, sheet metal, saddlebags, and other parts and is looking for $8,700 OBO. Email him for more info at

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Salt Ghost: Return of the Nitro Express West Coast Film Premiere!

We are almost done with a project we have been working on with Wes White of Four Aces Cycle for almost two years, a documentary entitled The Salt Ghost: Return of the Nitro Express. We are pleased to be doing a west-coast premiere in the city of Orange, California on July 30th. Check out the event page for more details here. A midwest and east coast premiere are in the works, stay tuned for details!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Alan 'AL' Lonneville #9 Lowbrow Customs Sponsored Flat Track Racer

"Here's some pics of the bikes I'm racing this year and a pic of me back in 1976 on my Yamaha YZ 250 Flat Tracker, boy how I wish I still had that bike and the Bates leathers! I'll be racing the Triumph at the BIKEDAYS 1/2 mile vintage race on May 28 & 29th at the Stark County Fairgrounds. I'll be racing in the 500cc Brakeless Class, Yes NO BRAKES! They only slow you down anyhow.

Here are the dates I'll be racing the Triumph:

- May 28th &29th Stark County Fairgrounds in Canton, Ohio 1/2 mile
- July 15th at Wauseon at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in Wauseon, Ohio 1/2 mile
- July 16th at Western Reserve Motorcycle Club in Salem, Ohio 1/4 mile

Can't thank you guys enough for your support! You should see my leathers with all the Lowbrow Customs patches, very cool! Thank once again,"

Alan "AL" Lonneville
(taking care of business below at Western Reserve M/C)

Biltwell Banana Seats for 1986 - 2003 Sportsters

The new Biltwell, Inc. Banana seats for 1986 - 2003 Sportsters are here, and they rule! Available in Tuck 'N Roll and Diamond, in any color as long as it's black! Check them out here along with some other products that we just got in stock.