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REAL DEAL: Jessi and Theresa

June 10, 2016 – SO-CAL A while back, while spinning through my Instagram feed, I scrolled across a meme, the kind of thing I usually roll right past, but for some reason I paused on this one: There’s so much truth in this. You want leg muscles? Gotta do squats. Want to be a guitar god? Practice, practice, practice,…

Nicole and her ’53 Ford Project

Chicago, Illinois – Sometimes, we find our cars. Sometimes, they find us. For Nicole with her ’53 Ford and me with my ’48, the latter rings true. In 2006, shortly after getting my Ford F1, I wrote a short story based on how my truck found me–with a few mystical elements added in. The story is told from two points…

Tara Hurlin’s Hagerty Write Up!

Many thanks to Tara Hurlin for reviewing Motor Dolls and for this great writeup on Hagerty’s website! A little about Tara… TARA HURLIN has an addiction. An addiction to fast cars, Kustom culture and overlanding. An addiction to vintage fiberglass boats and motorcycles. An addiction to anything with a defined style and an engine. From…

Nurse Ratchet and her Toys

Dover Plains, New York – Jessica Long, aka Nurse Ratchet is a nurse and a car girl–thus the clever play on Nurse Ratched.  Don’t worry, though. Jessica won’t put you in a straight jacket or anything. She will however stick a ratchet to any loose nuts or bolts on “Fancy,” her 1961 Ford Falcon. This car gets driven, and I mean, DRIVEN, even when snowed…

MotoLady Fifth Anniversary

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – Alicia Elfving (aka MotoLady) had a party celebrating five years of her hugely successful female-motorcyclist-focused website, MotoLady, and invited me to show the Chromester in her first ever All Women’s Motorcycle show. I explained the bike wasn’t “custom,” rather customized, but she said she wanted to demonstrate different levels of what a rider can do…

Sportster Makeover?

ORANGE, CA – Over the last couple of months, I’ve been contemplating a Sportster makeover, but when Anya and Ashmore of Babes Ride Out asked me to write a bit for their blog’s Roll Call segment, the decision became clear.Here is the article as it appeared on Babes Ride Out. Or, you can read on their…

Babes Ride Out 3

JOSHUA TREE, CA – No matter what I write here, my description of the event is going to sound cliche. Seriously. Babes Ride Out was one of those events you simply had to experience. But… I’ll give it a try. First of all, there were no pillow fights. We didn’t stand around talking about how empowered we…

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.