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2012 Unfinished Projects show

February 26, 2012

Last night was the 2nd annual Unfinished Projects show, featuring bikes that were under construction.  It is an inspired idea that Jason and Jason came up with, to expose folks to bikes before they are all done up pretty with fancy paint and plating.  And the perfect time of year too, as the winter doldrums have just about passed us by and we prep for the spring riding season. 


Bikes featured this year included a special 2 cam Harley, made from some 1929 parts as well as some ‘36 knuckle parts, an Indian big Chief and a Four, a crazy 6 cylinder Benelli in a Honda chassis, some old school chops, a Rudge Special, Velocette Endurance in bits, a Dirtbag Honda twin, Norton race bike, BSA triple racer and many others.  And there was also some neat artwork on the walls with themes of bikes, tools, workshops, etc.


Several hundred people came by throughout the evening, with abundant discussions flowing with the adult beverages.  One neat development in this writer’s opinion were the frank conversations about HOW TO DO THINGS.  With the theme of the show being to actually work on motorbikes, it was very pleasant to discuss fabrication techniques or tuning tips or finding vendors for certain parts, etc.  These nuts and bolts topics get overlooked during the big bike shows on the golf courses or the money fascination on the auction floors, and it was a great thing to see and hear the background stories.


Thanks again to Jason and Jason and the rest of the team!


Jason and Jason



Artwork by Charlie O’Hanlon.  made from misc Honda rims, sprockets, gas tanks, chains, mufflers, etc.



a lot of pipes and carbs.



Jason’s Triumph project






More photos here:

6 Comments leave one →
  1. February 26, 2012 3:06 pm

    I love this concept…so funny, but so process-oriented and conceptual. I wouldn’t be surprised if a museum stole the idea for an art show!

  2. elsolitariomc permalink
    February 26, 2012 3:36 pm

    Thx Pete!!
    lookin great the unfinished show.
    love it!!!

  3. February 27, 2012 1:55 am

    Unfinished projects – What a great concept! I only wish I could have gone.

  4. February 27, 2012 2:29 am

    need to organise one of those shows here. its all about the build….great idea.

  5. February 27, 2012 10:14 am

    Thanks once again Pete. Let me know when you guys need a monster painting.
    I put up pics at my blog

  6. March 5, 2012 11:34 am

    good idea ! to mix unfinished projects and adult beverages…

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