by Alain Panneton
In this issue we will meet another master of
custom motorcycle painting and I will begin to
show you how a motorcycle gas tank is painted,
from the initial preparation to the painting,
airbrush and final clear coat.
In last issue we met one of the true masters of
airbrushing, Martin Bouchard, alias “airbrush Fitto”.
While Fitto operates in Montreal, Quebec, we can find
another master of airbrush and design at the other end
of our great country – in Calgary, Alberta –, Blake
McCully, better known as “Crosseyed”.
In addition to completing a degree in Graphic Design at
the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary,
Alberta, Blake attended the prestigious Masters of
Illustration Program at New York’s School of Visual
Arts. This experience provided him...
by André Bobinas
Well back to chatting again. Thanks for all your
support, so I would know how to help or
enlighten you. By popular demand frames is the
elected subject, chassis for those with a fancy
tongue. I was surprised with all the articles
written about frames. It seems that’s what you
want to know about.
The starting point to building a killer custom is
to start with the frame. Add on glider only gives
you a hot stock bike. But when you modify or
replace your frame you can achieve a much
higher level over custom. There is a big difference
between sitting on a bike and sitting in a
bike. If you are tall or short, long arms or short
legs, if you put in 1,000 miles or 20,000 miles a
year, making a frame fit you instead of you
trying to be comfortable on a...
I am writing this email to inform you
that we now have a new magazine
totally Quebec Made that talks
mainly about custom American
bikes. This new magazine is called
Revolution Motorcycle Mag. Bike
creators who would like to meet their
peers and share their culture, their
passion which is alive and kicking.
This is an art of its own.
I bought the rag last week at the Bike
& Tattoo show in Laval and it is very
interesting. I recommend it strongly.
It’s up to you of course, it’s only a
You may find attached to this email
the picture of the cover page of the
first edition. 100 pages of great
reading, enough to get you dreaming.
In stores now.
HOG Repentigny Chapter 9968
Show us your pics!
Send photos of your bike, your trips, your
parties, Memories, events, etc.
The funniest will be published. Winner of the year will get full page (once a year).
You must leave your name, address and phone number at the back of each photo
with short description. If you include a pre-stamped and pre-addressed envelope
we will send it back to you.
Send digital photos to :
Postal address :
REVOLUTION MOTORCYCLE MAG
1302, Avenue Garden, Mascouche
Québec J7L OA4
by Christian Fafard
Some of you might already be familiar with the art of Mr. Larry Grossman, an art that truly
depicts the lifestyle of yesteryear. His flare for drawing cool hot rods has sparked the interest
of many, but he is most famous for his work in the movie industry.
He studied film and photography at the California College of the Arts. He is an award winning
animator with his films “Rude Vagabond” and “The Big Sleeze”. He has worked with Disney
Studios on the project “Tron” in 1981 as well as with Warner Brothers and Dreamworks.
He’s also touched the music business by illustrating album covers for the legendary Frank
Zappa and Hank Williams Jr. Quite impressive...
What do Ozzy Osbourne, Tomme Lee, Vince
Neil and Nikki sixx of Motley Crue and Godsmack
have in common? They’re all rock stars! They also have the same experts for their bikes
which is Count’s Kustoms of Las Vegas.
Located in the world capital of fun and game, smack in the middle of the desert since 4
years now, this shop specializes in custom bikes and hot rods. Of course the location and
the weather are ideal for riding these kinds of rides all year round. As a matter of fact sometimes
it’s just too damn hot, total opposite of what we have to suffer here in our neck of the
woods. No way we can ride in the winter time, although we certainly would like to.
As you walk into Count’s Kustoms you notice a well garnished showroom with choppers
totally different and original one from the next. Although they have over 23,000 sq. ft., there
is hardly an empty space: it’s all covered with fantastic looking vehicles. I saw Ozzy
Osbourne’s chopper, Godsmack’s, Vince Neil’s and then some.
Among the celebs for which they’ve built bikes, there is one
built for the illusionist Criss Angel that is called “Criss
Angel’s Mindfreak Chopper”. I also saw a few...