Yep,that is my baby.
I will try and find some better images than Grant has got.
The front fender is a Ghost Rider In the sky one of the lines from 'Iron Fist' and the Iron Fist album cover.
He is emerging on horseback from a misty night sky with a full moon and the star constellation of Capricorn in the sky. Lemmy's star sign and a classic Overkill track.
The tailpiece is the Dead Man's Hand - two black aces and two black eights with a bullet hole through the 5 of diamonds.
Supposedly the hand Wild Bill Hitchcock was holding when he was shot in the back during a card game. There is some dispute about the 5 of diamonds and hence the bullet hole through it. I think it is correct though. I believe that card is in the Smithsonian museum in the US. The petrol tank is awesome and from a full size promotional poster of 'Eat the Rich' that I got hold of years ago.
It had to be done a couple of times to get it right and I had to add Lemmy's 'Born to Lose, Live to Win' maxim as a tribute.
Side panels are 'Masters of the Universe' by Hawkwind, Bomber album cover, some artwork from Space Ritual. Elric from the Eternal Champion series by Michael Moorcroft, Orgasmatron album cover and Lemmy in full flow. Wish I could have put some more on, but that would have been too fussy and it just says what I want to. My statement.
The leather work on the seats was hand tooled from pig skin and cow hide by a good friend of mine. Ace of Spades and the Maltese Cross with Celtic knotwork on the sides. All have their reason for being there, as you will know.
All hand tooled, no machines where used and he did it in 6 weeks despite being busy himself.
The bike speaks and performs for itself. That is for another site...
Edited by Gixxer (02/11/09 01:46 PM)