by Martin Bouchard
“Airbrushing” - the inspiration and process
Hello everyone or rather just hello since you are the only
one reading this article. I want to chat about airbrushing
from the early 90s up to today. Someone who painted a
skull on his bike back in 1992 was seen either as foolish
or real cheesy as the fashion of the day called for “Miami
Vice” graphics and pastel colours. We left the dark ages
of art after the abusive 1970s. Moreover, we returned to
the big world of gray. When you look at old photos of the
late 60s, we see that almost all women looked like Marilyn
Monroe and the guys looked like Elvis Presley. We have
seen how people sometimes lack originality and every so
often follow like sheep. On the other hand if humans didn’t
imitate their predecessors in their evolution, man would
still be living like primates collecting small fruits to survive.
Everyone would carry their experiences and knowledge to
their death and not pass them on to anyone.
Here are some artistic references that have inspired many
artists and continue to serve the people who apply custom
by André Bobinas
“I am gonna huff,
am gonna puff, I’m
gonna blow your
big bad wolf to the little
piggies. In our case
the big bad wolf is air and
the piggies are pistons.
This month let’s talk about
AIR! Man has tried to
harvest and control this
element with more or less
results. As harmless as it
is while we breathe it in
and out, it can at times
manifest itself into a merciless
devil. We have all
seen it in the form of a
hurricane or tornado (1),
(that’s when you see
cows flying in the sky and
you haven’t smoked a fat
one or drank an ounce of
liquor!). Well, I personally
want my “tornado” inside
my motor and a few ways
to achieve this is to turbocharge,
By Francis Paul
Francis Paul is the owner of this
very personalized bike, although
not the first motorcycle he’s ever
modified. “Rider” for over twenty
years he is still obsessed with
his “customizing” craze. He loves
exploring the roads of Quebec in
total style. Even his employment
gives him the chance to stay close
to his passion – he teaches
motorcycle riding lessons to
beginners. Francis lives, breathes
and sleeps motorcycles!
To start, the name GLIDIATOR
comes from mixing a V-Rod
Muscle with a Road Glide and
then adding some true warrior
feel. Using your imagination you
can sometimes bring forth some
interesting ideas. Combining the
definitive performance engine and
ultimate comfort from the Harley-
Davidson family this bike gives
you the best of both worlds, a
cross between a street fighter and
a fat bagger.
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DUKE’S HARLEY-DAVIDSON AND THE RETROFEST
When Wayne Pitt of Duke’s Harley-Davidson
in Chatham, Ontario called to invite me to their dealership I answered “perfect”!
Besides I thought, it would make for a nice ride! He also mentioned that for the past several years (at the end of May), the town of Chatham has worked in conjunction with Duke’s Harley-Davidson to organize an event called Retrofest. So when Wayne suggested we head down for “that” particular weekend it didn’t take long to conclude that we would be there to cover the event.
During Friday and Saturday, the city closes the town’s main street so that hundreds of beautiful classic cars, trucks and Hot Rods can take up position alongside historic
buildings, stores and good restaurants.
Thousands of people from all over southern Ontario come out to admire the immaculate vehicles from generations past. It is truly a family oriented, fun event.
Interview - Dukes Harley
Damn Rain! Just when I thought we were getting a break it started piss’in again! “Well screw it”, I thought, “I’m riding to Chatham come hell or high water”! I’d been dying to try out that recently purchased FL of mine on a long haul and seeing that the crew at Duke’s Harley-Davidson was hosting the Retrofest down in beautiful southern Ontario I thought,
“Well here’s a prime opportunity to wear out some rubber on the ‘ol 401”. Besides I couldn’t let my buddy Pascal ride up there alone now could I? I mean, what kind of bro would I be? Sometimes you just gotta do what ya gotta do! (That’s my story and I’m stick’in to it!). So nine hours of riding later (and relatively dry thanks to our rain suits) we arrived… and yes it was totally worth it despite the truck spray, unmarked cop cars, Toronto traffic jams, heavy cross winds and chained lightning!