Monday, 7 January 2013
"ANCHORED DOWN IN KC TOWN" OR "ANGER IS AN ENERGY - THE GRUMPY GUIDE TO COOL SCOOTS" . . . . LIKE MANY OF YOU, I'VE FELT QUITE PRIVILEGED TO FOLLOW SOME EXCEPTIONAL BIKE BUILDING OVER THE LAST YEAR . . . . AND NOT JUST THE HIGHER PROFILE DUDES EITHER, LOVELESS ENGINEERING IS ONE, NOOT IS ANOTHER AND HERR VON HERR TO NAME BUT THREE . . . . AND KC's ANCHOR MOTORSICKLE.
Since the end of the Northern summer, Anchorman has been hunkered down in Hermit HQ somewhere in the general vicinity of Kansas City ['Well I'm goin to'] and focused on rebuilding what was already a fucking universally cool ironhead chop in between running a business, doing the family thing and fighting with himself on a near daily basis . . . . I just dropped into home for a late lunch today and had a quick squiz at what was a happenin in Blogland and there it was, staring me straight in the piehole, the finished article, the baddest, coolest, sweetest, skinniest Crack Pipe in existence, a totally done deal . . . . shame it's the middle of winter !!!
I know I tend to get all moist around the edges at moments like this, but frankly, I couldn't give a fuck, when something moves me, whether it's music, art, film, cars or bikes, I'm gonna jabber my ugly head off and this black beauty is certainly worthy of some serious wet spotting . . . . so perfectly considered, so precisely poised and so marvelously minimalist in every conceivable way, you wanna talk about 'balance', 'proportion' and just plain old getting it right, then Anchorman's Crack Pipe is the text book illustration of it. And like all great builds before it, while the overall theme is classical chopper in every respect, it's inevitably like seeing it all for the very first time, with innocent, fresh, childlike eyes and the feeling is always . . . . fan-fucking-tastic !!!
Check out the Anchorman at http://theanchormotorcycleshop.blogspot.com.au/ and get hip to so much more than just period correct motorsickles . . . . good on ya mate . . . . bloody perfect !!!