Sunday, November 3, 2013

Eddie Fisher Inspiration

It will surprise no one I'm somewhat obsessed with some of the bikes Eddie Fisher campaigned in the early 50's. I added the photo of his #42 Triumph to the margin of this page a several months ago so I could easily access it whenever I needed inspiration for my my current bike build. I was actually considering building a street legal replica of Eddie's #42 at one point. Needless to say I was thrilled to find this cache of photos. My plans of morphed slightly but I'm still spending ridiculous amounts of time studying early 50's dirt track and drag bikes. Who know what the end result will be.

I feel like I'm straddling the restoration and custom worlds in a really weird way lately. A lot of British restoration guys really look down on anything non-stock. My taste is often too historically rooted and unfashionable for the current custom world. Either way I feel like a bit of an outcast. Fuck it. As far as money permits I'll keep building what I want I guess. That's what got me into this whole thing in the first place.

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