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Reply to Where can I get this sticker kit? 1993 CR250 build. 9/29/2014 1:08 PM
Why would you do that? Not only would those wheels stick out like a sore thumb, if you are trying to do a faithful rebuild of the bike in the picture you would be straying pretty far.
Reply to What's the story behind your Avatar? 9/26/2014 7:59 PM
Mine is a dream airport... I'm an airline pilot, and picturesque airports are my equivilant of the track Reynard was on in the Deam On ads back in the 90s
Reply to Custom Paint Pics, Time for a New One 9/3/2014 10:15 PM
OCD does really good work... I really like the grandpa side of your helmet, that's a sick job. 99% of the time when people posts their own helmets that have been painted by someone I don't much care for them, but that one is really good.
Reply to Riders Fly Private? 9/3/2014 9:02 PM
No that is WAY too much in this case. Well, not for the type of plane they would be flying. A few thousand an hour for a smaller Citation or Learjet. Your estimates are way too high for the utilization these guys are getting from private AC. I'd say ... more »
Reply to Riders Fly Private? 9/3/2014 8:59 PM
Reply to Riders Fly Private? 9/3/2014 8:59 PM
Kevin Windham told me he spent over a million dollars flying private. I interviewed him for a story I wrote that is lost on Davey Coombs' desk! Here's a pic from our interview... that's my uniform he's wearing.
Reply to Custom Paint Pics, Time for a New One 9/3/2014 12:33 PM
Personally I think that WAY too many artists directly copy TAGGERs work. Very unoriginal when they do. For example, Shades of Gray. Brian I think his name is is a great artist, and his Emig replica is awesome, but nobody can do TAG like Tag.
Reply to Custom Paint Pics, Time for a New One 9/3/2014 12:08 PM
Ya Mike Jeff Long does amazing work... I posted one of his helmets. It has that "1990s Texas Paint" feel to it, kinda like Ric Duppstadt, remember him? He still paints I think, although not so much mx like he used to.
Reply to Custom Paint Pics, Time for a New One 9/3/2014 11:02 AM
I agree with your statement that Brett King is the new Troy Lee... he even says in a youtube video that he just kindof lucked into it, and before he realized it he was oing f1 helmets. Seems to be a really cool guy. I checked out one of the designers ... more »
Reply to Custom Paint Pics, Time for a New One 9/3/2014 11:00 AM
Here is a helmet design by the TLD guys that I am turinng into a half-chestpiece tatto...I'm gonna mesh all of these elements into a mural going from my left pec across my left shoulder.
Reply to Custom Paint Pics, Time for a New One 9/3/2014 10:37 AM
A designer I've been emailing with did an entire series of illustrations based on popular helmet designs...here is the fernando alonso one, followed by the helmet it was inspired by
Reply to Race Worn Jerseys and How much they are worth 9/3/2014 10:25 AM
I have some pretty strong connections into the industry that I've tried to keep current through the years, but for some reason I've just never had the gall to acquire jerseys. I've been in a number of factory semis over the years, and have seen piles ... more »
Reply to Race Worn Jerseys and How much they are worth 9/3/2014 10:19 AM
I suppose it is different if you were acquired it through a second hand purchase. I'd just assumed with the photo you included of the block pass that you were the one he originally gave it to... altogether different story since you were already a few ... more »
Reply to Race Worn Jerseys and How much they are worth 9/3/2014 7:11 AM
EXACTLY. THat's why some riders won't give away jerseys. I've heard them flat tell kids in the pits "WHy so you can sell it?" If you get it from a charity auction, that's different, sell away. But if a rider is nice enough to give you a jersey form a ... more »
Reply to Race Worn Jerseys and How much they are worth 9/3/2014 7:08 AM
You guys are ridiculous with some of these prices. First off Chad Reed didn't give you that jersey so that you could demand 800$ for it. ANd why you think that, outside of a charity auction, a normal race jersey by Reed is worth that much is beyond me. ... more »
Reply to Custom Paint Pics, Time for a New One 9/3/2014 7:06 AM
8 months? Holy shitballs that's a long time. Although his list of priorities goes like this: ALL F1 DRIVERS Jason
Reply to Custom Paint Pics, Time for a New One 9/3/2014 7:03 AM
It's another Brett ing helmet. I'ma telling ya, King does amazing work. There are some awesome youtube videos about him.
Reply to Wes Welker - 4 Games for Amphetamines 9/3/2014 7:02 AM
Molly is a form of amphetamine. Google what MDMA actually stands for!.