These articles feature profiles on some of the great talent in the Motorcycle Industry, from custom builders, artists in paint, and others. If you would like to profile your work here email us at:


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David Lamoureux  of Lone Wolf Custom Cycles bought a 2005 Honda VTX1300R bike at Mickey Finn's Honda in Berlin, CT and built a custom bike to compete with the Harley custom style...


"Lost Angel" is Sam Baldi's latest creation that debuted at the 2013 GNRS and took home the top prize - Sam's third year in a row for that honor!


"Halia" is the latest gorgeous custom to be produced by the collaboration of the AFT Customs Models and AFT Customs' Jim Giuffra.  From the shop to the show room to the salt, she's ready for it all...


DIME Design Custom Cycles in Germany has an award winner with "Drag'n Gold".  Dirk Metzer, owner and custom builder designed and built this amazing bike...


Dirk Metzer, owner and custom builder at DIME Design Custom Cycles in Germany built this amazing Jim Morrison tribute bike.  Numerous fine details...

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Another beautiful custom bike to come out of Kewlmetals shop...


Emerson Custom Cycle has built award winning bikes!  Take a look at their custom bikes while they are being built, and best of all, the finished product...


What do you get when a car guy and a bike guy put their heads together?  One gorgeous 1964 Triumph Bobber...


What started as a dream and a couple of pieces of steel tubing is now a strikingly beautiful trike and the brainchild of a young and promising builder, Matt Ruthig of Gateway Customs...


BT Choppers is a custom shop started by builder Marek Mickiewicz in Poreba Spytkowska, Poland.  In a relatively short period of time, their builds have won several notable awards...


The AFT Customs Models and Jim Giuffra have another show-stopping award winner with their second custom build for 2011 "Sentoh"...


AFT Customs' Jim Giuffra and the AFT Custom Models have embarked on their latest build "Asumati".  The chosen name has a rich history...


Viking Choppers founder Theo Hamer first started messing around with bikes in Kindergarten.  More about this talented Swede...

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Over the last 25 years the shows and articles of their exotic, long, lean and clean choppers helped Hogtech to believe there is a market for their "Swedish Style" choppers with E-type emissions approval.  Check out their "Absolut Chopper"...


Old school is still cool.  Before there were Arlen, Jesse and Orange County Choppers, there was AEE Choppers and Dave Brackett.  Check out his rebuild of "Amani #3"...


After the great success of their first giveaway custom build effort, 3Nails Motorcycle Union are hard at work on their next...follow along as "Metal of Honor" takes shape...


Sam Baldi is back with "Bella Tuono", a bike he had built, with the assistance of Jimmy at Profile Cycles, for his wife.  A lucky gal...


Sixkillerkustoms creates Super Quads and trike conversions.  These are the ultimate bikes.  Take a look at these custom conversions...


John Chambers of Alto, MI fabbed this three-wheeler almost entirely from scratch.  Here's Raptor...


Comfort and safety are not a factor when Tom Novak builds his V8 SidewindersIngenuity and skill...


Sam Baldi and his bike "Unforgiven" have seen some changes.  Here's his story...


American built motorcycles with American parts.  South Side Kustoms are making a solid name for themselves...


Joel Harrison, owner of JH Choppers in Maryville, IL, can build you a custom chopper from the ground up or machine custom parts for you.  Build details...


AFT Customs and the AFT Customs Models have their next build underway.  See the ladies and Kemosabe...


Famed builder Eddie Trotta has another gorgeous custom in Tattoo II.  Check it out and more in his Ft. Lauderdale showroom...


Stoney Straps owner Tony Chavez and his friend, Tomas Sallvin, are taking a pair of 2007 Road Glides and giving them a hot new look.  Watch the progress of their build...


C&C Cycle, Inc. has so many awards and articles published for their builds, it's seemingly endless. For over 25 years, Roy Chamberlin has not slowed down. Read more about C&C Cycles....


John Wargo opened The Custom Shop after graduation from High School in Flanagan, Illinois in 1989.  His innate talent has earned him many awards and an excellent reputation...


"The birth of the 3Nails motorcycle brand grew out of a team of men consisting of pastors, executives and business owners that wanted to volunteer their time, talent and treasure (money) to fund the Renovation House program," explains Gary Capone, who is part of a volunteer group that has been dubbed the "Dream Team." 3Nails Motorcycle Union...

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Shane Swindle founded Primitive Cycle in 2002 as a one man operation out of a garage.  Since then, Primitive now has a home on the bad side of town in Tuscaloosa, AL.  The rest of his story...


D.J. Jenkins and Jason Stritenberger of Court House Custom leapt into the spotlight with their build "Glory Hole".  Here's more of their customs...


It's been a year (Sept. '08) since we caught up with Tim DeBusk of Kaos Customs.  He's got a new build...

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Guy Mobbley, owner of Sherm's Cycle Products, has set another record at the Bonneville Salt Flats.  His vintage Indian is one fast beauty...


BUBs Customs in Australia started back in 2002 building custom bikes and providing general service, parts, and accessories along with plenty of good old fashioned service to a growing loyal customer base.   See their customized 2009 Softail Cross Bones and more...


Roehr Motorcycles was launched in 2008 and already they are a force to be reckoned with.  Builder Walter Roehrich has an impressive bike...


Pro Power Performance has been in business for the last 11 years, and was started by owner Casey Chuba. Today he and partner Todd Apple run Pro Power Performance together and turn out some fine bikes...

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Timeless Motor Company, the brainchild of builder Mike Hanlon, specializes in authentic vintage reproduction of 1910 Classic Street and Boardtrack bikes.  The attention to detail is so meticulous, you have to see for yourself...


AFT Customs Models are building their own custom V-Twin Metric Motorcycle guidance from 2008 World Champion metric Builder and AFT Customs Owner Jim Giuffra.  "LowLa" will be unveiled at the 2009 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show.  Look at this beauty as she is created...


Johnny Vaughn has been riding for over 30 years.  He can remember his mother building a custom Pan Head in their living room when he was a youngster. Building is in his blood!  Check out the build and completion of "Johnny's Chobber"..


EC Customs was established in 2003 by Ed Crabtree. In the past six years he has gone from fabricating and machining parts for other shops to building some of the most unique Bobbers around.  Take a look at Protracker...


Founder Doug Morton started Mortons Custom Cycle in 1982 in Concord, NC. He started custom work on American V-Twins and got into metric bikes by request from customers.  Rodney Morton joined him in 1993 and their custom parts and builds are amazing..


Award-winning builder Austin Weiss has once again built a unique bike that bends the rules of design.  "Gettin' Loose" wasn't enough...take a look at this beauty just before paint and dream of the debut...

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Josh Bergeron of OldSchoolHardknock Bobbers does not design and build just any old thing.  His unique designs are eye-catching.  Take a look at "Bloody Knuckles" and a few other custom bikes...


California Customs was established in 1991 by Joe and Debbie Cree.  In the past 18 years they have gone from a local customizing and performance shop to nationally known custom motorcycle builders.  Here are some of their custom builds...


Kundratic Kustom Motorcycles prides themselves on combining innovative thinking with traditional, classic chopper and custom motorcycle styling to create bikes that are impressive beyond their beautiful paint and show quality chrome.  Check out KKM's custom bike builds...

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Thunder Struck Custom Bikes specializes in "made to order" high end custom bikes as well as radical choppers.  Designs range from custom fenders, gas tanks, frames, handlebars, and exhaust - to trick "one of a kind" personalized pieces. Creating one off parts comes naturally while building and designing custom bikes from the ground up.  Take a look...


The Bernice MacNaughton High School Bike Klub was started over 4 years ago.  They started out building custom bicycles and have worked their way up to custom motorcycles.  Take a look at this amazing Nu Skool Bobber "Betty"! CLICK HERE...


AFT CUSTOMS of Martell, CA brings you this one of a kind custom build!  The "ER HED" started as 2004 Yamaha and has been transformed into what you see today.  Take a look at a bunch of great build pictures and the amazing finished product.  Check this out...


O School Choppers of Sin City built this great O School BoBsTeR!  Check out the build pictures... CLICK HERE...


Mitch Felkin's dad had been ill for some time and recently passed away. Mitch was trying to get his dad's Ariel Square Four bike, which his dad purchased in 1965, finished before his dad died.  Read Mitch Felkin and his dad's story about their Ariel.  See photos from Treasure Valley Street Rod. We will be adding new pictures as the bike progresses. The bike is almost complete!! Take a look


Rick Bedford of BAM Ink builds complete body kits for V-Twin and Metric Bikes.  He currently has 4 different body designs including ProStreet, Bagger, Bobber Retro, and Long Fender.  Check it out...


Steve Morrison and his brother have come up with this idea for an export bike.  Travels to India for business found many people who would like to have an American chopper.  Check out this CHOPPER...


An amazing group of high school students from Howell High School designed and manufactured this custom chopper from the ground up.  The Machine Tool Program, offered through the career and technical education program, enables the students to apply knowledge and skills to something they truly enjoy.  CHECK IT OUT...


At age 24, Austin Weiss of Streamline Design Inc. is among the next generation of amazing builders and designers.  Take a look at the awesome bike he is in the process of building for comedian Carlos Mencia.  CLICK HERE


Maverick Custom Paint - Maverick Motorcycles is a cooperative effort between Kozak Enterprises of Oregon,  Monte Moore of Maverick Custom Paint, and Matt Huntley of Blacktop Choppers.  Check out their latest build "BLACK KNIGHT".    The art is truly a feast for the eyes!     CLICK HERE


For those of you that haven't heard of Nash Motorcycle Company, lets just say you're missing out. Starting out in 2003 in a small shop located behind Goodwill in Vancouver is where it began. The shop started with three brothers and their love for motorcycles. Read the rest of their story...


3D Custom Paint takes 1st and 3rd Place at Gibraltar Trade Center Custom Motorcycle Show in Mt. Clemens, Michigan.  Check out the pictures of these bikes as they were being built... ...  Take a look


Art In Motion, LLC of Kissimmee, Florida New Trike Model  Flyin'entered the World Famous International Rat's Hole Custom Bike Show in Daytona Beach on March 8th with its new custom trike, Flyin'. Flyin' took second place in the 3-wheeler class beating out several other trikes built by nationally recognized builders. ......Take a look


Tim Debusk of Kaos Customs, built this bike just before the 2008 Easyrider Show in Columbus, OH......Take a look


Sabertooth Motorcycles, created in 2005 by Dr. Ben Daniels, is pleased to announce the arrival of the 2008 WildCat™ family of motorcycles. Sabertooth Motorcycles has developed a unique motorcycle brand that pairs the enhanced riding experience of a V8 with a comparable level of quality and style.  ...  Take a look


Walt Latka, is in the process of building this Custom Springer Softail for Ed Janik. It has 103 Accurate engineering Pan Head, 6 speed, Baker 80 spoke wheels, custom tank, dash and pipes by Jason Arrigo. Hopefully I will finish this spring.  ...  Take a look


Walt Latka sent us some bike pictures of The Ghetto Chopper which was found in parts at the Louisville Street rod National's swap meet, and built in 5 days by Walt Latka and  Jeff  Ach ...  Take a look


Tom Baarstad, of Chino Hills, Ca, sent us some pictures of a build project he had started . This is Tom's first experience in building a custom Bike ...  Take a look


Howard Worstadt, of WMB Custom Cycles,  sent us some pictures of a finished bike project he had been working on. ...  Take a look

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Bernt Karlsson has been  building Motorcycles and Hot Rods for many years... but you may know him now as the Body Shop Manager at  Boyd Coddingtons shop and the "American Hot Rod" TV show.    We had a chance to talk with Bernt at the Easy Rider show in Pomona and take a look at his fabulous custom .... which won 1st Place honors at the show.  here are some shots of the bike in progress..Take a look


Extreme Kustoms in California are well known for their Incredible Kustom '49 to '51 Mercury's.... The guys now have this wild trike to add to their accomplishments ....This trike was originally built in the 1970's and brought in to the shop for a makeover last year....  Click here for more details and photos.....

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Gary Wright started in his early teens racing and building bikes.  His racing skills caught the eye of American Honda; and came to be a sponsored rider in the early 1970's.  Bikes are in his blood, and blood is in Gary's shop.  He is an ASE certified mechanic... and, last byt not least, Founder of DreamWeavers Pro-Street Customs.  Click here for more details and photos....


We are Wash's Cycles, we have been in business for seven years servicing Motorcycles with parts and accessories in Central Kentucky area. We have a full machine shop and service department were we customize and completely custom build Motorcycles.  Click here to see "Big Foot"!!!!!!


Austin Weiss at age 22 is considered even by seasoned professionals in the motorcycle industry, to be among the next generation of outstanding bike designers and builders.  Austin's design philosophy is one of clean, uniforn and flowing bike design.  His designs feature pristine lines, while concealing any hardware which would diminish the beauty of the bike's lines.  Click here to check out photos of these great bikes.....


The V-Rex is on the streets of America!!! After spending weeks in carreful study of the images of the design of the V-Rex, Christian Travert stumbled onto the world wide web, rendered by world famous Tim Cameron, motorcycle 3D designer, he knew it was a big enough challenge and decided he must build it and bring it onto the streets of America!!!!  Click here for the rest of the article and more photos....


American Motorcycle Service - Along with the exploding designs and interests in the motorcycle industry, we have adapted and come forth with innovative ideas, builds and products..  We have been located in Framingham, MA for the past 12 years and still going strong !!!!!! Click here for some photos and more interesting details !!


Demon Cycles in South Florida is well known in our industry.... for some interesting background and a look at their products .. CLICK HERE



Bill Dube - Killacycle  One of the most exciting moments of the AHDRA Drag Races in Pomona during Bike Week was watching the Killacycle in action.  This bike is incredible...Powered by 186 pounds of Nano-Phosphate here to read the rest of the article and see photos...

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Northside Choppers just finished up for the Turtle Wax/Marvel Oil, Company..the bike started out as a 2008 H-D Sportster.  "Nightster"  This bike will be displayed at this year's SEMA show in Las Vegas.....Click here and check out the pictures


American Hardcore Customs is a small shop in Northern Minnesota that only does about 6 builds a year.  We build all of our own frames and they are classy bikes!! For the past three years we have been building a custom bike to raffle off for a local charity. In the next month or so we will be starting our 4th raffle.  Click here to check out the photos of previous bikes


The Shickles have been in the tool and die, prototype machine, exotic welding business for 30 years and fabricating motorcycle parts as Tech-Alloy since 1994. We built a frame, front end, tanks, wheel etc. and entered it in Arlen's show and won a FIRST in CLASS! Assisting designers and builders with their concept, integrating state of the art engineering and components into their projects is a win/win situation! Click here to see some pictures of one of 3 prototype rigids.


AFT Customs is a small shop in California, about 30 miles out of Lodi in Amador County. AFT Customs, a division of Amador Fine Tune, has been in business since 1987 under the operation of Jim Giuffra, one of the most renowned metric builders in the world. Jim's reputation for quality, design and engineering is among the best in the industry. He works on all the top metric manufactured bikes while specializing in Hondas. Check out some of his award winning bikes.


E'Ville Twin Motorsickle Co. I began this foray into the motorcycle industry back in 1968.... and in 1999 Lorrie & I opened E'Ville Twin Motorsickle Co. We currently have 4 ground up builds on the go here at our shop. Each one will all be unique and spectacular in it's own right I'm sure ,We continued to strive to build old style customs bobbers, ..for the rest of the story and pictures of Hoodlum and Purgatory click here


James Custom Cycle opened in 1997 as a full time custom motorcycle shop, as it still is today. Not a lot has changed since then .We have had so many bike features in Hot Bike, Easy Riders, Street Chopper, Iron Works etc. We still build our customs on an order only basis. What I mean is we will build the bike once the deposit is made. We don't build bikes and let them sit in the showroom.  For more pictures of My Way and other bikes click here


Take a look at Custom Painter Terry McCall at work at McCall Colors. Terry has been custom painting motorcycles for over 20 years, producing outstanding paint jobs, stock to wild, in the Dayton, Ohio area. His work began with cars in the typical shops; several years later he realized it was not rewarding enough. . CLICK HERE


GENTLEMAN JIM CUSTOMS, LLC  - Who is GJC you ask? Well let me tell you. We are a southern theme custom motorcycle company based in the heart of Dixie , The Magnum was my first bike which has won several 1st place awards and The Southern Gent has also won some awards and been featured in Outlaw Biker magazine. All the shapes that are on the bikes were created using basic hand tools. Read more about GJC and see some of their other bikes.


The Morton's Custom history   - The Morton brothers started building custom bikes as early as 1983. After working for other companies, Doug and Rodney decided to open their own shop. Rodney went to AMI Daytona Beach to receive his degree in Harley-Davidson maintenance.  Here at Mortons we specialize in custom pipes for metric bikes. We have a wide variety of pipes for many different bikes.   Click here to see more pictures


Precision Concepts was formed by brothers John & Joel Stoick 16 years ago, after many years prior experience in the composites industries. Eight years ago the decision was made to develop a new proprietary line of custom motorcycles. Precision Concepts, Inc. expanded and built a new metal working division (Precision Cycle Works) with all new equipment.  Click here to see the newest Trike unveiled at Sturgis!


Kat Daddy Customs was started 3 years ago by Rick Abbott and his wife.  They are located in Auburn Indiana and their bikes are one off customs. We have featured them before and they have just completed their 4th build and we are pleased to be able to bring you this bike! Click here to see more pictures and get all the details and specs.


JJ from Gargoyle Custom located in Covina CA wants you to know "our services range from custom builds, full service, after market parts & manufacturing". Actually my dad, pictured with the Panhead custom build, came up with the name.  Kindred spirits or something of that nature, it's a name he feels proud to represent on any level, so I guess it fit well enough to run with and so began Gargoyle Custom! Click here to see more pictures and after market products they carry.


Sam Morgan is amazing. She is the ONLY female trick rider in the world.. For the longest time she was also the ONLY female rider in the US.. until Sandra Dee <California Hellriders out of Mass> came along. Sandra is the 2nd female rider in the United States. Sam was Sandra and her husband Doni's trick rider for about 4-5 years and now Sandra is taking time out to be a mom
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Sherms Cycle Products invites us to take a look at some of their bikes they race at Bonneville Salt Flats as well as meeting a couple of their riders, known as the "Wrecking Krew! They have broken their own land speed records at some races! CHECK THEM OUT . CLICK HERE


Natli's Enterprises offers us a peek at how they do custom "DOWN UNDER" They are a family owned business and have been around for over 25 years. One of the leading Bike builders in Australia Natli's also has a fine line of products and apparel as well.  Click here to read all about them and see some of their bikes!


Beaver Custom Choppers carries a detailed and extensive line of Blueprints for all your build needs. They also have T-shirts and stickers. Look for the pics of Rick's Tribute bike < to his wife> supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Check out Rick's website for all the details! CLICK HERE


After 20 years of building custom choppers as a hobby, the founder of Don Gray Customs, Don Gray, turned his passion into a reality. In April of 2003 Don gave up his profession as in the construction industry and began building customs in Nashville, Tennessee. After exhausting research for components to customize the metric Yamaha Road Star into a sleek custom-built chopper Don parlayed his imaginative and technical knowledge........CLICK HERE


Chrome Dome Motorcycle Products, Inc. Chrome Dome Motorcycle Products is all about two guys displaying the true grit it takes to brain storm dynamite ideas and making them happen. This is not just a fun thing to have for a hobby, it's a true passion. Our products are first sculpted from clay by John Ketner one of the most artistic guys in the business. John is also 1/2 owner of Chrome Dome Motorcycle Products, Inc.   Check here .


KAT DADDY CUSTOMS where their motto is "You can't buy custom from a catalog"!! Come check out Rick & Melissa's website! See some of their outstanding tank and fender work along with pictures of the award winning WRAITH and TIGER BIKES. Check here for more info


My name is Vinnie Minichiello. I am the owner of CMX Choppers (formerly known as The Hot Rod Shop). We are located at 104 Beaty Lane in Summerville (out towards 17A & Dorchester intersection.) We built our new 6400 sq. ft shop in July of 2003. I am originally from Boston, Massachusetts. I relocated here in 1991. I am married to Lourie and have 2 children (Alec 17 and Charlsey 11). I have been building cars and bikes for 30 years.  Check this OUT...


Southern Metal Choppers opened their doors December 1, 2003 and while this may not seem out of the ordinary these days, cousins Bronson and Jason Willard did it la Field of Dreams If you open it they will come.  Bronson like many of us got the motorcycle bug at an early age with messing with dirt bikes, he then made the natural progression into street bikes, finally getting his first Harley 10 years ago.  Check this OUT..


Amandalynn of Underground Color in San Francisco has a fascinating story and great talent... Check out her work in this story ....CLICK HERE


3D Custom Paint in Willis, Michigan, owners Donna Preston & Daniel Lewis are raking in the prizes with their custom paint, fabricating, and everything else they do! CLICK HERE to read more about them!


Roland Sands from Long Beach, California, is an AMA Superbike national champion road racer, an award-winning designer, and owner and founder of Roland Sands Design (RSD), a design studio with deep roots in the motorcycle industry and aspirations to catalyze the field of industrial design. Roland Sands is the son of Perry and Nancy Sands, owners of Performance Machine.......
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Building upon a reputation for affordable, highly dependable and unique custom choppers, Guilty Customs was able to have quite a showing at this years AMD World Championships with Lucille, their debut custom bike. Her name is from a line George Kennedy made famous in the 1967 movie Cool Hand Luke. Anything so innocent and built like that just gotta be named Lucille.           CLICK HERE to read more.


"One Guilty Indian!" These words resonate loud and clear as the sound of a legend, the 84 cubic inch Kiwi Indian V-Twin comes to life as a bobber at the hands of Mike Tomas of Kiwi Motorcycles and Cj Hanlon of Guilty Customs. The heart of an Indian in the hands of craftsmen.  "Indian motorcycles were recognized and respected throughout the industrialized world for its leading edge design, durability and quality coupled with style and beauty. Click Here to read more


Siscoe Custom Creations is located in a small Illinois farming town with about 2,500 people. S.C.C specializes in Harley that have been damaged by water and fire, they also repair and customize hogs. S.C.C.. prices vary, depending on the work performed. S.C.C latest project was a 1996 FXSTC, this bike had to be removed by crane from a tree. The FXSTC had major flood damage. It took over 100 hours to repair this bike.  CLICK HERE to read more


Semper Fi It is in this vein that the Marine ( Tribute-Memorial) Bike was started. It was built for one, dedicated to a few, and in honor of all who have fallen defending our great nation This is the story about a "tribute bike" built by a father who lost his Marine son in Iraq.  Take a Look


Hot Rod Grafixxx, a premier paint shop located in the foothills of South Carolina does any type of paint customization available. We can create or recreate any graphic imaginable to suit your needs for any custom project that you may have CLICK HERE


W.M.B. Custom Cycles of Southern Florida.  The chopper you see in the pictures was on display at the Broken Spoke saloon in Daytona Beach during Biketoberfest 2005 CLICK HERE to see their profile


Chica Custom Cycles - World renowned Custom Bike Builder of Huntington Beach, CA. A bit about his Bikes: A Bike from Chica is completely one of a kind. Each bike is fit to the Customer's needs, in size as well as style.  CLICK HERE to see their profile


Northside Choppers of Northlake, Illinois. Northside Choppers is a SAE & NHTSA certified motorcycle manufacturer. They fabricate their own tanks, fenders, handlebars, exhaust etc.
 CLICK HERE to see their profile.


Doug Batchelor of Doug's Design in Mountain Home, Idaho is a very talented young painter who we have watched grow and excel in his work... Doug did the flames on both the HRHL Durango and our new van... See our first tour of his shop back in 2000 CLICK HERE


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