I am always happy to give a mention to those other nutters out there who publish magazines for – well, I won't call it a 'living' – sustenance. Show Class Magazine is run by genuinely good guys and they run a competition called 'People's Champ' every year to enable 'unknown' back street builders get their machines to Born Free in June. The winner is decided by a process of elimination, decided by online voting. And the chopper-in-progress you see here is one of the entrants. Not only is it the only finalist from a builder in the UK, it was also built by someone I think I can call a friend. Certainly, someone I admire and who inspires me with his never-ending quest to learn every technique involved in bike-building himself; he will read books, go online, ask experts... then do it himself. Whether it's welding, casting, brazing, moulding, filling, filing or bending. Tom Paterson is quite a character. And it would really make him – and me – happy if you would vote for him and his bike. Not only is he a humble, talented man, but this Harley flathead/Triumph/BSA hybrid is almost completely hand fabricated, from the frame to the amazing moulded tank to the magnificent cloud-bothering pipes. You can see more photos and follow the build on his Instagram feed. Please, do it now. Vote Tom Paterson. HERE. Thank you!
Help send my friend Tom to California
Vote Tom Paterson. Thank you!
Words by Guy|Two wheeled porn|March 2, 2015