"We are a father and son team. My son is Zeke, who is 13 years old, and I am Patrick DeZeeuw. We save stray motorcycles from their lonely existence by rebuilding them in our garage deep in the heart of Texas. Zee and I have ridden together since he turned 7..."Read More
They say lightning doesn't strike twice. Apparently hurricanes don't follow the same code of conduct. When the Dime City Crew arrived at Barber Motorsports Park it was positively beautiful, and hurricane Nathan was still just lil’ ol’ tropical depression 16...
Kevin Taveras knew his friend was never going to finish the basket case project he hadn’t even started, so he told him to hit him up when he was tired of tripping over the boxes and frames woefully aging in the garage. A scant year later, Taveras traded three greenbacks for the pile of potential and loaded up the engine, frames (one was a roller), the many boxes of parts, and headed for his home turf...Read More
"Back in November last year, with months of Montreal winter looming large and my cruiser square- wheeled for the foreseeable, I decided if I couldn't ride a bike for a while then building one would be the next best thing. I found a non-starting '81 Honda CB750K locally and - after asking a mate what questions I should ask the seller in order to sound like I knew what I was talking about pushed it 10kms home after handing over a couple of bills. The nods of approval on that long journey home reinforced my hunch that I had a great bike on my hands..."Read More
Gearing up for Little Talladega, race prep had a new twist this time, and her name was Irma...Read More
When Bob Morris was diagnosed with ALS and his deteriorating muscles prevented him from riding and wrenching on his motorcycles, he started giving his son instructions on how to finish one particular project that was important to him: a 1976 Yamaha RD400...Read More
Giancarlo Sulmonte’s parents didn’t really want him riding on the road so, like any good teenager would, he manipulated the situation. He bought a dirt bike and then promptly converted it into a street racer. His 1973 Yamaha DT250 was wasting away in his friend’s dad’s garage. Sulmonte, then 19, was working on a car project at the time. He thought it was a pretty cool bike but didn’t think about it for a few months. One day he got up the nerve to call his friend’s dad and offer $300. The man countered with $150 (why can’t this happen to all of us?) and Sulmonte took it home...Read More
The Annual Barber Vintage Festival is one of the most highly anticipated motorcycle events in the world. The three-day festival features the fan zone with food and entertainment, Ace Corner, a swap meet with hundreds of vendors selling vintage motorcycles and parts, as well as the VJMC gathering, and the Motorcycle Classics show.Read More