Knuckle Of Autumn

On October 25th, I announced the annual Wheels Through Time Museum Raffle with the winner receiving this November 12 a gorgeous restored 1936 Harley-davidson EL 61 c.i. Knucklehead.

It’s still time to buy tickets by jumping HERE. And the extra good news is that the winner will receive a print of his bike from this painting completed yesterday evening by Master Painter David Uhl.

David wrote to me: ” Cyril. I have been here night and day, but here it is. I know it looks like a photograph, but that is because it’s so accurate. The actual oil painting is quite rich and has a life far beyond any photo. I couldn’t help myself, it was so lovely I had to give the machine it’s due. I called this painting “Knuckle of Autumn” Every now and then I have to paint ultra realistic to ground myself.

There will be a few prints for those who care for one. Contactย Uhl Studios

9 Responses to “Knuckle Of Autumn”

  1. 1 Shifter Nov 5th, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Like. Posters available when? Size?

  2. 2 Kirk Perry Nov 5th, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    I don’t think a photograph can accent the highlights of a knuckle motor well enough.

    Dragging people up close to the “banjo” tube fittings at the aluminum rocker covers, then over to the big hex nuts for a look, and then down to the fuel filter, gives the observer time to wonder, if that bent-tube riser goes up to the banjo fittings or what, before becoming distracted by the oil pump appurtenances and brake lever linkage. Is it motorcycle or locomotive?
    That was 1936. One year later, the oil-filled lower spring covers still didn’t even have complete top-covers. Riders were still getting blasted by warm oil from the open slot of partially exposed rocker arms! Yet, Harley-Davidson could still sell all of the 61 cu. in. OHV machines they could produce.

    And in that same year, 1937, the “Harrison Heroin Act” roped-in Marijuana in the class of Hard Narcotics, and the “church view” has prevailed ever since.

    74 years of persecution for the marijuana user, all the while the “church” is force-feeding the USA alcohol. Too bad for Jesus and dictators, someone invented the internet. ๐Ÿ™‚

    2012 is going to be a year of Big change. A long-time and popular San Diego city councilman, Bob Filner, is running for Congress and has along with other peers, petitioned the federal government to re-classify Marijuana as a controlled substance, and challenged Obama on flipping on his “leave MJ dispensaries alone” policy directive to the DEA.

    And you thought the 1960’s were turbulent? Times a jillion with the internet.

    Nice art work. Should be one hanging in every household/shop.

  3. 3 Woody Nov 5th, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Painting looks great, don’t no if I have a wall that’s worthy but I’m willing to look ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Great cause, if folks have forgotten to get their tickets just do it now. Even if you don’t win the bike you can get some nice T-shirts out of it. The Tees are high quality gildan pocket Tโ€™s and the back printing is big & bold, with a tasteful logo on the front. Worth the price of the tix even if ya lose, and supports a great cause!
    Tee shirt back:

  4. 4 Kirk Perry Nov 6th, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    These are fine-times for calculated investments, for anyone who can buy-in a rock bottom into anything, or add a revolutionary product to their established line.

    An example could be a successful, but hidden, transformation of the 1935 slash-cut “rock filter” air scoop into an actual air filter.

    “Not enough air space within the scoop chamber itself!!”, and, “Can’t be done!!” is a common disgruntled response.

    I like the “rolled lip” this ’36 appears to have, instead of the original raw-edge original.

    Were someone to make an “extremely similar” air filter exterior shell (that the “antiquers” could still live with), and remove the entire interior sidewall of the backing plate, replaced by a contoured wire-frame “structure/filter element combo”, the result could produce enough drum capacity to feed a 74 cu. in. motor?

  5. 5 vintage bobbers Nov 6th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    wow amazing painting, Hope I Could Buy A Print..

  6. 6 Kroeter Nov 7th, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    So real, I can almost see the oil leaks

  7. 7 Matthew Olsen Nov 8th, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Good Job David, you always deliver in a huge way. The painting is spot on

  8. 8 Kirk Perry Nov 19th, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    This bill could end 74 yrs of prohibition. It takes a concentrated minute to fill-out your name, address, etc. (and then again inside the document, at the bottom of the petition. Just click after “name” to start.)
    This bill is timed right, so please consider cut & pasting the entire url to your menu bar. Thank you and act now. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Tell your legislators to cosponsor Rep. Frank’s bill to end federal marijuana prohibition today!

    Right now a bill is sitting in Congress that could end federal marijuana prohibition and protect the ability of states to make their own marijuana laws without federal interference. Urge your legislators to end the federal war on marijuana!

  9. 9 nicker Nov 19th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    It may be an oil leaker but it’s a drop-dead gorgeous scooter.


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