Donnie Smith's Heavy Mettle Shovelhead
Sep 2, 2020
Donnie Smith's Survivor Harley-Davidson Shovelhead built in 1982 in the Smith Brothers and Fetrow days was on display as the oldest legacy build in Michael Lichter's 2020 "Heavy Mettle" exhibition at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip.
Jul 26, 2020
Harley riding Octogenarian Gloria Struck having fun at the Broken Spoke Saloon downtown with her Motor Maid MC sisters during the Sturgis Black Hills Motorcycle Rally 2010. Photo ©2010 Michael Lichter.
Gloria Struck recently had her 95th birthday, so just to keep the accolades rolling, I want to wish her an incredible belated happy-happy birthday and add to everyone else’s praises as to how wonderful this woman is.
Coast-to-Coast Multicast with J Shia and Sofi Tsingos
Jul 22, 2020
Jessi Combs in Bobby Green's Overland Whippet at The Race of Gentlemen. Wildwood, NJ. Photo ©2015 Michael Lichter.
Of course, we paid tribute to Jessi Combson to kick off last nights “Women in Custom Biking” episode of the “Coast-to-Coast” podcast that I co-host with Cris Sommer-Simmons, but most of the show was given up to two incredible custom motorcycle builders, J Shia and Sofi Tsingos.
Jul 20, 2020
Flatirons Harley-Davidson Memorial Day MDA run. Broke down on the highway on the way back to Boulder, CO. June, 1983. Photo ©1983 Michael Lichter.
It’s summer and it’s hot, and yes, we break down on the side of the road.
Rhett Holley’s Root Beer Float Scott Peck Harley-Davidson Shovelhead
Jul 17, 2020
Rhett Holley’s Root Beer Float Harley-Davidson Shovelhead that he built for and with the help of Scott Peck. Opening spread from Club Harley Magazine (Japan), July 2020 issue.
Rhett Holley’s Root Beer Float that he built for/with Scott Peck is one beautiful machine. Starting life as a 1975 Superglide, he and Scott Peck, the customer that commissioned the bike and helped with much of the build, found this Shovelhead in a barn with the front wheel sticking through a hole outside the barn.