Thinking of Marlon Brando in "The Wild One", the legendary Steve McQueen in "The Great Escape", and of course, Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper in "Easy Rider", it's easy to see that Americans have had a love affair with motorcycles for over 60 years. This book chronicles a particular breed of motorcycle built by hand for speed and style in true "chop shops". Its a pictorial journey that tells the story of the most talented mechanics and artists who turn chrome, steel, and paint into works of art. You'll learn about the history of the first chopper makers who modified bikes to make them lighter and faster, and how that culture evolved to include style and grace in their designs. Its simply a beautiful book about a special breed of motorcycles and the men and women who make and ride them.
Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our April, 2008 issue.
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