Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Kawasaki Z 750 B by Wrenchmonkees

Kawasaki Z 750 B by Wrenchmonkees

Monkee #17

Engine rebuilt, heat resistant paint, K&N filters, hand made muffler, rear frame rebuilt, hand made: seat, headlight, grips, foot pegs, paint.



Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Ferry Clot - Panafina - 2009 AMD World Championship Competitor

"Panafina" by Ferry Clot, Hot Dreams Marbella

Harley Davidson FL 1956, original Panhead engine & rigid frame.
Engine rebuilt at home to OEM specs. plus magneto Morris, carburator Linkert M74 with Sidevalve velocity stack, Colony pushrod covers and modified S&S gear cover.
Frame modifications: Front downtubes replaced. Rear end shortened 2" and rised 2.5" with top tubes replaced. Tranny mounting plate raised 1".
Fork: Harley Davidson Springer fork converted to girder.
Hand made components: Petrol tank, oil tank inside petrol tank, oil lines, front and rear fenders, wheel axles and hubs, handlebar, grips, headlamp bracket, forward controls, seat, upper motor mount, tail lights, kick start, hot rod style spark plug caps and many more.


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Volvo Polar - Wood-burning stoves

Europe is currently experiencing a pretty nasty cold snap. With plummeting temperatures, huge amounts of snow, and treacherous roads, it's hardly surprising that a number of people have lost their lives as a result of the bad weather. However, it seems one man in Switzerland is determined to ward off the cold no matter what -- even if it means resorting to rather unconventional methods.

This is Pascal Prokop. Pascal drives a 1990 Volvo 240 station wagon, which he has, uh, improved, with the addition of a real wood-burning stove. According to the captions on the photos, which are credited to Reuters, Mr. Prokop obtained an operating permit for his stove-car from the Swiss Technical Inspection Authority, making it perfectly legal to operate. We're sure it's perfectly safe. Apart from the fire.

Friday, July 27, 2012

BAGGER by Battistinis Cumost Cycles

Battistinis, Arlen Ness Retro Bagger . . . . .
Arlen Ness has developed a ton of new bolt-on products for Harley-Davidson® motorcycles, concentrating on increasing the depth of the Arlen Ness ‘Retro’ product line. This is primarily geared for “Bagger” models which have become the weapon of choice for a lot of HD® owners. Developing floorboards, saddlebag latch covers, fork boot covers, grips, foot-pegs, wheels, plus much more Arlen Ness has given owners the options to customize almost every piece of their motorcycle. With all these pieces being developed with the same theme in mind, a customer is able to buy a piece at a time and end up with a bike that looks like it was done all at once.

Battistinis UK Ltd
Unit A 107 Southwick Road
Southbourne, Bournemouth
Dorset, England, BH6 5PS
Telephone: +44 (0)1202 437400
Email: sales@battistinis.co.uk
Website: www.battistinis.co.uk
Blog: www.battistinis.blogspot.com

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

RAD 02 WILDCAT (2012)

RAD 02 WILDCAT (2012)

Technical Schedule:
- RAD 02 Montjuich alluminium subframe
- RAD 02 Cromo Molibdeno frame
- RAD 02 Montjuich alluminium front bracket
- S2R swingarm
- BST carbón fiber wheels
- Alluminium RAD 02 fuel tank
- RAD 02 Montjuich carbón fiber front fairing
- RAD 02 CORSA EVO vcarbon fiber seat
- RAD 02 racing wiring
- LiPo Battery
- RAD 02 two valves engine carbón fiber airbox
- Monster 1100 EVO engine
- Wolfman exhaust system
- BMW silencer
- Extreme tech rear schock
- 749 tin fork
- Discacciati rotors
- Discacciati radial calipers
- Discacciati radial pumps

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Friday, June 22, 2012

Wonderful Hot Rod - Citroen 2cv

Not what you’d expect in a rat rod at all, but what would kinda naturally flow from what began as a front-drive rattletrap of a car. The Citroen 2CV is pretty rare here in the US, but they’re common as houseflies in Europe, so it makes sense that people mod them into every conceivable form, as evidenced by this video. There are some who go so far as to convert them to four-wheel-drive.

Since the car is front drive, there is no need to do much of anything with the rear wheels, so the builder took the opportunity to emphasize the rear swingarm. While I’ve never seen a 2CV’s rear swingarm, I can only guess that this is an exaggeration of the original; or maybe that’s just its normal size. From what I’ve seen in photos on the net, both the front & rear suspension consists of swingarms attached to torque tubes, utilizing a funky horizontal spring and shock absorber setup for each corner, similar to a VW’s rear end.

Citroen 2cv Hot Rod

Citroen 2cv HotRod miniature 1/25
by coincoin652

Monday, June 18, 2012

Friday, June 15, 2012

Ralph Lauren's 1960 Ferrari GTO

Almost "Millecavalli" - Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak (987hp)

The Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak Version was designed for competition, specifically for hill climb events. It was given a bodyshell to resemble the Escudo, built atop a spaceframe, fitted with four-wheel drive, and powered by an engine tuned to produce an astonishing 987 horsepower. The car had large aerodynamic aids to help it stay stable at speed.

Along with its fabulous racing career, it has also stared in the popular video game, Gran Turismo, where it was listed as the Pikes Peak Edition. Suzuki never referred to it using that name.

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb takes place in Colorado. The course is 12.35 miles long, begins at an elevation of 9,200 feet and finishes at 14,100 feet. There are 156 corners throughout the course.
By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2007
The Suzuki Sidekick, as it was known in North America, was produced under various names from 1989 through 2003. The Sidekick was known by many names; in Europe it was the Vitara as well as North America after 1999, and the Suzuki Escudo, which was produced from 1989 through 2004. The project was a joint venture between General Motors and Suzuki. GM's version were known as the Geo Tracker, after 1998 they were the Chevrolet Tracker. In Canada they were the Pontiac Sunrunner, in Spain it was the Santana 300 and 350. It even carried a Mazda badge in the Japanese market. 

For the North American market, the Suzuki Sidekick was first introduced in 1989. It was offered in two bodystyles including a two-door convertible or hardtop. The JA version was fitted with a 1.3-liter engine. The JX and JLX trim levels had a 1.6-liter engine rated at 80 horsepower and given a four-wheel drive system. The JLX version was removed from the line-up in 1990. A four-door version of the Sidekick was introduced in 1991, sitting on a larger wheelbase, and greatly enhancing the versatility and appeal of the vehicle. A Sport version appeared in 1996, featuring a 1.8-liter engine that was good for 120 horsepower. The package included 16-inch alloy wheels, a two-tone paint scheme, and dual airbags for safety.

1996 was the same year Suzuki introduced their X-90, which was basically a Sidekick with two doors, seating for two, a trunk, removable T-bar roof, and a much rounder body. Mechanically, they were identical. The X-90 never sold well as the public did not agree with the design. Production lasted for a short time, ending in 1998. 

In 1999, the Sidekick/Escudo/Vitara was redesigned. For North America, the name 'Sidekick' was dropped in favor of Vitara. The four-seater vehicle could be purchased with a 1.3L, 1.6L, or 1.8L four-cylinder engine with carburetion or electronic fuel injection. Diesel engines were made available in Europe. A four-speed manual was standard, with a five-speed manual and automatic being offered as optional equipment. The Vitara came in two- or four-door models or soft-top 2-door models.

The Vitara remained in production in North America until 2003. Its twin, the Chevrolet Tracker, follwed the same fortune the following year.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Andy Bell Stunt Reel 2011 and Pictures

More about ANDY BELL
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 195 lbs
Born Penticton, BC, Canada
Resides in Long Beach, CA

Andy was born to be a stunt man from day one. He started walking at age 8 months, running at 9 months and was downhill skiing unassisted at 16 months.
A natural born showoff with a knack for sports, Andy mastered horseback riding, skiing, swimming, SCUBA Diving, kickboxing, motorcycle riding and all other things that involved adrenaline with ease. He quickly became certified as a Life Guard, Ski Instructor, Horse Wrangler, SCUBA Diver and First Aid attendant while pursuing his passion of becoming a professional Motocross racer. Through his career in both Professional Motocross Racing and Freestyle Andy racked up championships around the globe, culminating in earning 9 Guinness Book World Records in a single day in 2009.

Previous Stunts

Holder of 9 Guinness Book World Records                                              

Longest car drift (4137 feet)

Longest nose manual on a motorcycle (dirt bike) (188 feet)

Longest motorcycle jump with 3 people

Most people motorcycle ramp jump

Longest tandem ATV wheelie

Longest three person ATV wheelie

Longest UTV (rhino) wheelie (960 feet)

Longest UTV (rhino) jump

Fastest speed in a towed trash can


Mercenary for "Last Stand"                                                                                                             2013
Coordinator: Wade Allen  

Motorcycle jump for Jackass 3D                                                                                                     2010
Coordinator: Charles Grisham

Motorcycle tow in for Jackass 3D                                                                                                   2010
Coordinator: Charles Grisham

High fall to blob for Jackass 3D                                                                                                      2010
Coordinator: Charles Grisham

Utility Stunts for Jackass 3D                                                                                                          2010
Coordinator: Charles Grisham


Motorcycle stunts/riding/wheelies for Time Warner "Enjoy Better" Superbowl commercial (1 of 2)         2012
Coordinator: Sean Graham

Motorcycle stunts/riding/wheelies for Time Warner "Enjoy Better" ESPN commercial (2 of 2)               2012         Coordinator: Sean Graham

"Whipped" jump builder for car stunts                                                                                               2012
Coordinator: Alex Daniels

Fight Scene w/ Jason Ellis for “The Daily Habit” Fuel TV                                                                   2011
Coordinator: Andy Bell                                                                                                                 

Parkour (Freerunning) stunts for “Ultimate Parkour Challenge” (MTV) (also was the Host)                     2010
Coordinator: Paul “Diddy” Darnell

Harley Stunt for “The Dudesons in America” (MTV)                                                                           2010
Coordinator: Chris O’Hara

Dirt bike stunts (wheelies, car chase) for “Nitro Circus” (episode: Hollywood Nitro)                              2009
Coordinator: Scott Rogers

Dirt bike jumps / FMX “Nitro Circus” (episode: LA Nitro)                                                                    2009
Coordinator: Monte Perlin

Big wheel flips/stunts for Nitro Circus                                                                                              2009
Coordinator: Andy Bell

Waterski stunts (big waves and pyramid) for “Nitro Circus” (episode: Aqua Circus)                              2009
Coordinator: Andy Bell

Downhill skiing (flips and stunts) for “Nitro Circus” (episode: Winter Wonderland)                                2009
Coordinator: Andy Bell

Boxing stunts for “Nitro Circus” w Miguel Cotto  (episode: Puerto Rico)                                              2009
Coordinator: Andy Bell

Bull riding for “Nitro Circus” (episode: The Circus Heads West)                                                          2009
Coordinator: Gary Leffew

LA River Harley jump (hardtail Harley over LA River) for “Nitro Circus” (episode: LA Nitro)                   2009
Coordinator: Andy Bell

Tandem backflip streetbike w/Travis Pastrana for “Nitro Circus” (episode: Hell Compound)                  2009
 Coordinator: Andy Bell / Travis Pastrana

Helicopter jump to lake for “Nitro Circus” (episode: Lake Medina)                                                      2009
Coordinator: Andy Bell

100 ft Suburban jump for “Nitro Circus” (episode: Mud and Guts)                                                       2008
Coordinator: Dennis Anderson

NASCAR stunt driving (race and drift) for “Nitro Circus” (episode: Southern Discomfort)                      2008
Coordinator: Andy Bell / Travis Pastrana

Sea Doo Stunts (riding up class 5 rapids) for “Nitro Circus” (episode: Southern Discomfort)                 2008

Fire Stunt / Exploding car for “Nitro Circus” (episode: Southern Discomfort)                                       2008
Coordinator: Dr. Danger

Live Shows
Nitro Circus Live (The Tour)                                                                                                   2010/2011

Big wheel backflips on the Mega Ramp

World Record UTV (Rhino) jumps

BMX flips on mega ramp

Stunt Coordinator Experience
All of my own stunts for Nitro were set up and coordinated by myself (other than listed otherwise)

MX/FMX/Truck and Monster Truck crossover for Nitro Circus                                                           2008

Multiple FMX and BMX stunt shows                                                                                       2001-2011
Stunt References
Charley Grisham
Johnny Knoxville, EP “Jackass 3D”
Travis Pastrana, EP “Nitro Circus”