2017-04-05 17:31:40+0000 - Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Make:
  • Deus Ex Machina
  • Model:
  • Bel Air 1200
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Via Deus Ex Machina:

“This motorcycle was built by Michael Woolaway for a customer who requested a bike similar to The American, one of the first creations to roll out of Woolie’s Workshop in Venice Beach California. For Woolie, building a bike with a Harley motor is a significant undertaking, and taken with honor to the maker’s American racing heritage, particularly the era of KRTTs on the road racing circuit. This time around, Woolie was also inspired by another American icon: ‘I thought about what I loved about American Design, and it hit me. The 1957 Chevy Bel’ Says Woolaway, having restored a few back in the day at his auto body shop in Hood River, Oregon.

The 50’s style is evident in the fins in the seat cowl, handshaped by Woolie from aluminum. The tank is also a one-offer formed with the help of the english wheel, power hammer, and a healthy assortment of dollies and hammers, all eager to fulfill their purpose in the hands of the well-learned shaper.” Full article on Deus Ex Machina.

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His tanks are like nothing I've ever seen. It sometimes takes him several attempts and he often uses 7 or more different pieces on one tank. His bikes are ridiculous.