Update About The Rolling Thunder 25th Anniversary Custom Build

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!

Zipper's

10 Responses to “Update About The Rolling Thunder 25th Anniversary Custom Build”


  1. 1 rebel Feb 1st, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    The Horse magazine as well as everyone involved in this project are class acts, my hats off to everyone. I’m partial to Billy’s style but there will be nothing but winners all around. It’s still an exciting time to be alive and witness events about the things you love.

  2. 2 Rogue Feb 2nd, 2012 at 8:18 am

    I am happy to see this happen for many reasons

  3. 3 DynoDave Feb 2nd, 2012 at 9:14 am

    So a little remorse while in prison for killing is grounds for becoming todays Role Model?

    I must be missing something, what is it that people see in this guy?

    Does he deserve to be reworded for his lifestyle, actions and behavior?

    We need to thank these sponsors for making all this happen.

    People we can do a lot better.

  4. 4 Branden Feb 2nd, 2012 at 10:37 am

    If you ever met Billy you would understand

  5. 5 DJ Feb 2nd, 2012 at 11:47 am

    DynoDave.. Your a schmuck..Crawl back in your little hole

  6. 6 burnout Feb 3rd, 2012 at 11:20 am

    I am excited about these builds. peace

  7. 7 Biker Feb 4th, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Hey, if Billy is turning things around and getting is life straight, good for him. No one is perfect and all of us have screwed up at one time or another! Good thing DynoDave aint God or we all would be going straight to hell!!!

  8. 8 Hammer Feb 6th, 2012 at 8:45 am

    It was great to see Billy after all this time. Billy is well respected at the facility and has done a lot with the other inmates to bring the maintenance shack up and running. There were four vintage lathes that sat idle for decades. Billy and a couple of inmates got them all up and running. As we helped unload the parts, the guard tossed Billy a knife and had him help unpack. Steve and Billy sat there for three hours mentally gathering the parts needed for the build, identifying the gaps we needed to fill. We have received a lot of donations and when we fall short, we’ve been buying the parts ourselves for Billy.

    For the guy who wondered if he missed something, the answer is yes, but the rest of us get it.

  9. 9 Louie Mar 27th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Hey DynoDave,

    Everybody has an opion. Just because it’s not yours dosn’t mean it’s wrong. You should stop being a Dick in life and see both sides. I don’t agree in what Billy did was not wright but, almost all of us have had a few drinks and gotten behind the Wheel of a car or bike.
    What is the reason a person is put in jail? To serve time for their crime, get help and help others at the same time. Billy is doing that, so why are you condeming him.

    DynoDave when you can walk on water like Christ did, thats when I’ll listen to your opions.

    Get your head out of your Redneck ass and be a real man.

    Have a nice day

  1. 1 Exclusive. Billy Lane Rolling Thunder 25th Anniversary Bike In Progress. at Cyril Huze Post – Custom Motorcycle News Pingback on Mar 8th, 2012 at 9:05 am
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