Most folks into old cruisers are familiar with Klunkerz and the history behind them. If not, you have to check out the documentary produced by our friend Billy Savage sometime. Forum member “sandmangts” recently built up a sweet Klunker from a 1941 Schwinn Excelsior that’s a must see. Check it out here…
Dominick and Boogie from Behind Bars Inc. put on another great show in San Jose, CA at History Park. Check out this killer video of the event.
A big congratulations goes out to Jason Pataska, aka ”Petrohead” from Mesa, Arizona for taking the top spot in this year’s Rat Rod Bikes Build Off! His “Deluxe 6 Rat Racer” is truly a work of art with so many cool details. There was some serious competition this time around, but it was clear that Jason’s bike could not be touched. Thanks to everyone who participated this year and helped make this build off a fun and creative experience! Check out Jason’s bike here…
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Got to see Ray Barbee and the Mattson 2 live today…it was awesome! Ray and the Mattson brothers are some super friendly guys with incredible talent. They are about to start their West Coast tour soon so if you live on that side of the planet make sure you go check em out. Here are a few pics from today’s show at the Vans Store.
With 106 finalists, Build Off #6 isn’t going to be an easy one to vote on. So many great bikes with so much creativity and style…picking your top three bikes could prove to be a challenge. The voting poll is now live and will run for 7 days. Click here to view the new photo gallery which contains all of the finalists bikes. Click here to place your votes!
It’s hard to believe that the end of Build Off #6 is almost here. With just a little more than 24 hours remaining in the competition, there’s no doubt that there are folks braving the heat in garages all over the U.S. right now trying to finish up their bikes. In order to have your bike included in the voting, you need to make sure that you post your finished bike photos in the “BUILD OFF #6 FINISHED BIKES” section by 9:00 p.m. CST on Monday, August 1st. Good luck to everyone involved and remember, the real prize is the finished ride.
Sometimes you see a post on the forum and you have to say…okay, now that is just too cool. Forum member 82ndpsycles recently posted some pics of his latest creation while on deployment in Iraq. We here at Rat Rod Bikes want to thank you for your service and sacrifice and thanks for sharing photos of your cool cruiser! See more here…
Russian builder Dee Troy recently finished his tribute to George Lucas which he aptly named the “Phat Stormtrooper.” The paint work and attention to detail on this bike are incredible. Check out more photos of his intergalactic build here.
As if trying to resist Ebay’s gravitational pull wasn’t hard enough for you bike collectors, RRB has found a way to make your spouse even more upset with your “problem”. Yep, we’ve gone and inserted a custom Ebay search tool right at the top right of every page in the forum. Now you can click on the menu, select your favorite bike brand and bada bing….instant results. This is a free way for you to help support the forum…just click on this menu anytime you want to look at all of the stuff you’re not supposed to buy. Enjoy!
At first glance, your mind may lock up due to it’s inability to focus on so much mechanical goodness in one photo. Because this is a bike centered website, I want you to try with all of your earthly power to focus in on member Dowie Soetenga’s 63 motorized boardtrack project…it’s the thing in the middle. See the complete build journal here.