The Lonely Bull: 1990 Heritage Softail

CALIFORNIA HIGH DESERT – Do you know Herb Alpert’s THE LONELY BULL? If you don’t, click and listen. Ahhhh… the moody wail of Alpert’s trumpet. The tune has become our anthem, of sorts, and inspired the name for this 1990 Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic, otherwise known as the Lonely Bull.

Anya and Ashmore of Babes Ride Out

Road Encounter with the Babes

MORONGO VALLEY, CA – Social media is an odd thing. I’ve made tons of virtual friends through Instagram and Facebook, many I’ve never met, some I’ve had only a brief encounter with, but somehow, I feel a part of their lives, you know? Take for example the Babes behind Babes Ride Out (an all-girl annual motorcycle campout). I’ve…

48 ford f1 with Flathead

Bondorella’s Flathead

My Feller has a saying: “Nobody ever listens to old Brian!” In this case? He was right. I should have listened. When I bought my ’48 Ford in 2006, the truck had a barely running mid-50s OHV6–not the coolest motor. For Christmas that same year, Brian surprised me with a flathead, an early 50s Mercury…

The Great Race Comes Through Winslow!

  WINSLOW, AZ – It’s one thing to admire a beautiful car at a show, quite another to watch one drive through a charming old town like Winslow, Arizona and know this particular classic isn’t going three miles to a local root beer stand, but from one end of the country to the other. We got lucky…

1936 Harley-Davidson VLD Project

February 3, 2014 – If you’re friends with me on either Facebook or Instagram, you’ve probably seen teaser pictures of our new project, a 1936 Harley-Davidson VLD: like the first picture I posted of the gigantic headlight and springer front end, or the flathead engine, or the Picasso-like top of the tank (I first wrote tank…

Astra-Gnome: The Time and Space Car

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA – January 20, 2014 – Never has there been a car with a cooler name than the Astra-Gnome. And the logo! Isn’t that the snazziest thing you’ve ever seen??? And I got to see this phenomenal creation in person! How fantastic is that?? Almost as fantastic as the name… Astra-Gnome! Sorry. I…

The Best Part of Life

Welcome to my New Year’s Ramble! If you’re looking for something profound, you probably won’t find it here. But I can give you a tired old rant about freedom, like Peter Fonda in the Roger Corman classic, WILD ANGELS… [quote] “We wanna be free… free to do what we wanna do… we wanna be free…

Bondorella on the Road!

SIMI VALLEY, CA – Much as I love them, my spotlight-lovin’ motorcycles have been dominating this blog, but I can’t blame them. While Bondorella gets her weekly exercise, she hasn’t had any grand adventures lately, nothing thrilling enough to write about. I mean, how many times can I say “my truck is so pretty”? (She…