Why is it that you rarely see a picture of more than 3 well known builders together? It’s not because we don’t like each other. As a matter of fact, we have a lot of respect for anyone who pursue a passion to the point to make it a way a life, and who is able to make a living from it. We travel the same cities, work the same shows, have the same joys, same frustrations, and almost the same objectives in life. One day, probably because of my age, I was wondering how we will be remembered in 30 years. For sure by our work on bikes. All customs built by “celebrity” builders are shot by magazines. So, no problem there: our bikes will survive us. We can even expect that one day some magazines will do a retrospective and show the readers what we thought was crazy in our times. Magazines shoot pictures of us, too. But more often, one builder at a time, like bikes. So, one day, during Daytona Bike Week, I suggested a professional photographer that it would be nice if the industry would keep a group picture of all of us together. As a reference and to help the reader from 30 years from now to put a face behind the machines he will look at. Ok, now it doesn’t seem so important. But later? We are getting older, could get sick and are more mortals than our bikes. It’s no difficult to make us meet at the same time at the same place. I think the real question is (to which I cannot and don’t want to answer) who should be in the picture? As a matter of fact, I think we need more than one picture for all of us. Anyway, here a rare picture of 7 of your favorite builders taken during Daytona Biketoberfest. From the left: Donnie Smith, Eddie Trotta, Matt Hotch, Dave Perewitz, Cyril Huze (it’s me), Aaron Greene and Paul Cox. Many more deserve to be in it. It was shot by Ron Galetti from Born To Ride during the IMMBA Hall Of Fame Awards Ceremony. You can even order one from him.