Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

Joy Division

Joyrides Art Company

Mark Kawakami is great artist far beyond his photography most of us know him for. And, even though you've seen his work in a few magazine features, most of the photography he shoots, he shoot for fun. anyway, about six months ago he told me he really wanted to put together a collection shots for a picture book. He wasn't sure he could come up with the cash to get it done though. Well, like anyone with a worthwhile goal, he found a way to make it happen and, it really came out nice. The layout, the collection of photos and the quality of the book really show the passion he has for his hobby. It's about 150 pages and I don't even know how many photos, but there are a lot. And, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more currant look into the community of custom cars and motorcycles he focuses his lens on. You can get a copy this weekend at the Viva Las Vegas event or on his Joyrides Art Company web site on Monday. I think he said he only did a little over 100 copies so, hit him up soon if you want one.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Angry Samoans

Top Shelf Customs Brass Motorcycle Grips

We did a short run of Smasher Series Knurled Grips in brass and the look sick! Designed for 1" bars and like all of our parts, made in the good ol' US-of-A!

Call 714-903-8042

Big Game Hunter...

Anybody remember these little gems? As kid, my brother and I had all kinds of Daisey, Marksman and Crossman bb and pellet guns. They were all okay and reasonably powerful but, none matched the power and mystique of the mighty 8 pump, 20 cal. Sheridan. It was believed to be able to drop a crow with a single shot, something none of our gun were capable of. As kids, we never got our hands on one, they were just too expensive. Well, I finally saved up enough cash and was old enough to go into the store by myself and buy on, I did. I don't want to say why I got it when I did, right now, but a few people out there know the story. This is it, I originally purchased it at the Gemco store in Gardena (Redondo Beach Blvd. And Van Ness). That was many moons ago, 1981, I think. It's as strong and accurate as ever too.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Hippy Killer Hoedown

Lot of people in the shop the past couple of weeks talking about Hippy Killer Hoedown. Hes got a bunch of cool vendors, a great line up of bands and tons of bikes. It takes a lot of effort and balls to throw a gig like this so, go out and show him you appreciate it. It's going to be good and it's going down this weekend.

The Countdown Is On!

The ranch, the people, the builders, the vendors, the bikes, the giveaways, and of course, the freedom. You don't want to miss this one! The clock is ticking, for sure.

Top Shelf Customs Has It...

We'll Help You Get It Together... Top Shelf Customs 15102 Bolsa Chica Rd H.B., Ca. 92649 714-903-8042

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Elvis Costello Detroit 1978

'62 Chevrolet Bel-Air

Saw this little gem for sale in Orange yeaterday. Couldn't find the owner but I shot a couple pics anyway. I'm not sure if it was a real deal 409 or not but, other than the four wheel disc brakes, it looked the part, for sure. Check it out...

Monday, April 11, 2011