Yesterday Monday January 30, 2012, Billy Lane received a pile of parts for the Rolling Thunder 25th Anniversary commemorative build. Steve Broyles of The Horse Backstreet Choppers Magazine had his first meeting with Billy to go over what else is needed for the build of a lifetime. The prison officials gave a tour to The Horse Mag, Rolling Thunder DC and Jay Allen, too, to see the facilities where the build will take place. The S&S Knuckle motor and Baker transmission put a smile on Billy.
At the New York Motorcycle Show backstage, Dar Holdsworth proudly shared photos of the highly custom skins that will go onto his rolling and riding piece of artwork honoring the Navy. Dar is also still in need of parts for his tribute build, so the mission is on to secure crucial components as this build is extremely near and dear to his heart.
Kiwi Mike says, “This is quite an honor to represent the US Coast Guard and even more so since I became a US citizen in 2009. Since my expertise is Indian Motorcycles, I believe it to be appropriate that I build a tribute bike for the USCG, a 1945 WWII era Indian that I’ve had stashed away in boxes for many years for these fine Gentleman and Ladies. This is truly an honor. And to do the US Coast Guard right, I will ride this bike from San Diego Calif to Boston Mass, from sea to shining sea.” And word has it that Dar just might join him in that ride when Kiwi Mike hits Oklahoma.
I hear that Bourget Bike Works is eagerly working away on their secret build…we’ll try to get some info out of them soon!