We stopped at Dee’s place for a BBQ lunch, to kick tires and swap lies. This could have taken several days, but we only had a few hours to spare.
Dee with one of his racing Velocettes. He’s been to Catalina, he’s been to Arizona, he’s been around.
In addition to playing with old motorbikes, Dee also likes to mess around with trucks. Here is his hotrod 1927 Autocar, with a wood body, canvas side curtains, brass doohickeys, etc. He’s dropped it onto a modern chassis with a big diesel Cummins motor and a blower, air brakes, etc. It goes right down the road. His model A is on the back.
Here is the Crocker that his dad John Cameron built. Lots of holes in that HD frame, BSA gearbox and I especially like the tips of the exhaust pipes. That was one of his things, he’d bell-mouth and square end the pipes into that particular shape. In the background is a neat mill/drill, and experimental 2 stroke V4 diesel, some old Boozefighters stuff, etc.
This old JD has been around the block. He’s fitted drop center rims to help keep the tires in place. But no brakes on the chair nor on the front wheel.
This early cutdown has a lot of things to see: plating, pinstriping, the exhaust tips, etc.
Mike Jongblood is a Velo Fellow with very highly regarded talents. He can fabricate just about anything, as well as repair bikes on the side of the road.
Here is a JAP powered single that Dee is prepping for racing. It has a 4 speed BSA gearbox, with a cable to a left handed shifter on the side of the tank, per class rules. The frame is heavily modified, and not quite done yet. Lots of brazing can be seen down by the gearbox.
Another image of the Crocker.