Monday, April 30, 2012

Oley PA 2012...Part 2...Cell Phone Pics

My NOS rear Goodyear took a beating...I couldn't help myself

On Wednesday I was heading to Oley on 73 going through Boyertown PA and saw a small crowd at a store front in town. I was sitting at a light looking over and there was Mike Wolf sitting in his (now famous) white van on the phone...later Wednesday evening Mike and Frank stopped by the meet for an hour or so and we shot the shit. I haven't seen those guys since the show took off.

Matt Walksler's Flatty (Wheels Through Time)

The "No Pics" 47FL prior to the sign being posted

Close Up

I rented this little camper and plugged it in...28 degrees Friday night and I had to sleep with the windows opened cause it was so hot in there (electric space heater!). Bought a pile of new Firestone's for future burn outs...

Dale and Matt Walksler picked up this mechanical marvel built in the 50's. 
I could have stared at this thing all weekend!

From the Harry Buck collection

The wind was fierce and overnight Frank's gigantic circus tent took to the skies!

Marty borrowed my electric and table to fix his rear stand...

OHV custom 45

Check out the AMCA Facebook page for conversations regarding this 1903??? Indian

Jason's CRAZY VL this thing is unreal and runs great! He rode it to Oley from North Jersey

"The Kids" from Jersey made a strong showing


Billy on Jason's VL while Jason look's on

Fixin' stuff

An original Basket Weave oil tank...super friggin' cool!

Wow...Ernie nice score!

"Wild Bill" heading back to Jersey on the shovel he bought new...63 years old and he rode out, hangs tough, slept on the ground and rode home...always a pleasure my friend!

As promised above are my cell phone pics from Oley. I still didn't get enough people pictures. The cold, windy weather on Friday didn't deter anyone. It was a great time and a shitload of guys from Jersey rode in. It was great hangin' out with everyone. There were tons of bikes and parts to check out (for some reason all I bought were new Firestone tires for a couple bikes and a set of Whitewalls for my 51 Buick from Coker). Now that the 41FLTT is done I'm back to building crusty stuff and don't need to get mt $100 bags (of hardware) from Old Dude's liberating (although Bart always treated me right)! 
I will be converting the 41FLTT into a road machine ASAP (what else am I going to do with it?)
Oley was outstanding! Thanks to Barry (who pretty much runs the meet) for putting up with me for another year!


  1. I've wanted one of those basketweave oil tanks since I saw one on a UL in Iron Horse magazine about 18 years ago... and that's the only other one I've seen!

  2. Yeah Guy too fuckin' cool. there is an interesting history on those oil tanks. I'll have to get the details from Ernie.

  3. why the "no pics" on the knuckleheads? must be a first time bike owner....

  4. Billy, I know the guy, he's a vendor at all the AMCA meets. Not sure what that was all about but he wanted 45K for it.

  5. Krazy Kevin (R.I.P.),had one of those oil tanks on his Satan's Dream Flathead. Here's what he said when I featured the bike on my blog. KK: Actully 3 were built by Spainish Louie from the Bronx N.Y.. One was in Tommy Nelson 80 who is one of the owners of Rolling Thunder Cycles in Hempstead N.Y.. Tom sold the 80 to Fat Ralph who moved by Greenwood Lake in Northern N.J.. The second was in Bobby's bike. The third is the mystery tank which I looked for for years before we built the one in my 80. I'll have to ask Bobby what ever happen to the one he owned.

  6. Yeah Chris, that is what KK told me as well. I couldn't remember all the fate would have it Ernie is the "we" that made the one for Kevin and is the one that scored this "missing" tank at Oley last week! Awesome story...

  7. Very Cool. I figured there would be a KK connection.