This is a friend of mine called Sarah Bradley on her WL45 at The Trip Out. I’ve known her since she was 19 and an editorial assistant on Classic American magazine in the UK which she eventually edited. She’s a freelance journalist owns a bunch of bikes, a hot rod,a muscle car, an old Pick Up truck and a Studebaker and is a Rockin’ girl.
Caz’s 45 chopper. Caz edited the UK magazines Back St Heroes, Live To Ride and Big Red Machine and I used to shoot bikes for him. This is his own chopper a classic flamed Flathead.
WL45 Bobber. This is Paul Bairstow’s bike photographed in London on a bridge over the Thames river. Paul and his father Tony have supplied parts for WL 45s for many years.
Dale Walksler on his WL45 bobjob. Dale has created one of the world’s best American Motorcycle museums in Maggie Valley North Carolina.
It is called ‘Wheels Through Time’
Over 100 old bikes dating from the beginning of the 20th Century and they all start and run as Dale will often demonstrate.
Prof riding his WL45 Chopper. Now those are Apehangers alright. Photos from this photoshoot appeared in a book that Caz Carroll and I published called ‘Harley 45s Warhorse and Workhorse’. Apparently it’s quite collectable nowadays. The chain drive is on the left because he fitted a British gearbox, a BSA I think.
Flathead Phil’s 45ci Chopper. It doesn’t get any cooler than this.
I shot this for the British Back Street Heroes magazine way back in the 90s. Film: Fuji Velvia transparency.