Friday, July 25, 2014

How To Louver 1932 Ford Hood Tops.

Kiwi Kev is the man. Top bloke, loves Hot Rods and Dr Feelgood...what else can I say?!
He was nice enough to expertly Louver my 1932 Ford hood tops with the Louver press he made himself!

Kiwi Kev.

Kiwi Kev lives in Ventura, California and he has an amazing collection of Hot Rod goodies!!

The Welders Wife Life.

Aslyn's Husbands 1971 Ironhead.
"For almost three years, my husband has been building this bike. When we first started dating, I remember spending every other night in the garage as he tore it down, chopped it, and hard tailed it. After that, I hurdled pieces of it in a barely 100 sq ft apartment to catch a bus every morning. This bike became part of our family. I swear it was the first sound my daughter heard, along with Dad swearing because the timing STILL wasn't right. My husband worked on this bike every day after work until he was too pissed off at it to give it any more work for the day. And finally it's reached a point where it's 'done'. I say that loosely because everyone knows these finicky damn bikes are never 'done'. I even earned my stripes on this bike. Hell, my left thigh is still numb from a ride a week ago down a gravel road."
Aslyn Lapham

Coming soon to the pages of the Dee, the Eye, the Sea and the E.

Charlies's Place.

"Hi Matt and Dean,  I've finally got the shop open in Venice. The address is 904 Pacific Ave. I'd love to see you guys if you ever have a free moment to drop by. I would love to head back to TriCo (I live on the West Side now), but I'm working at the store six days a week. I'm trying to get some more ink done by Brian at Dark Horse, so maybe I'll be able to make it at some point after all. Anyways, I wanted to thank you all for the help that you gave me early in this process and share some images of the final product. The store came out looking great. I collaborated on the design with Ben Phillips and Florence Tang, who I think that you guys know. Sonny Boy did the logo and Shawn McKinney did the sign painting, so I've kept it in the family over here! I also wanted to check in with you guys about possibly selling a few issues of Dice each month at the store. Let me know if that's something you might be interested in. Thanks again and ride safe"

Always good to see independent stores opening up. More power to all of us, (slightly) less power to the corporate world.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Two New Items For The Summer

It's a tank-top summer! By far the most requested item on the Dice booth at Born Free was a men's tank-top in black. So here it is. Made in the US by American Apparel and printed with our Moon Chopper design. We only made 100 of these and when they're gone they are gone. A ribbed stretchy good fit so if you want it baggy please order a bigger size.

Dice/Ornamental Conifer design. We sold out of this shirt sometime ago. So by popular demand we  had them redone, only this time it's black on red. A vintage style, super soft Tee.

Both available right H E R E

Sunday, July 13, 2014


Fil loves his panhead. Fil's panhead loves him. Coming soon.

A Weekend At The Harley Museum.

I flew into Milwaukee Friday afternoon and headed over to the HD museum for some chicken wings and cheese curds, a local delicacy, before taking a stroll through the well organised halls. It's such a good place and if you haven't been before then get here if you can, it's so worth a visit. There low and behold and much to my surprise was an exhibit dedicated to the Lost Road movie. What an amazing job Jim, the museum curator, had done. Gentry's pan, Ryan's knuckle and Troy's shovel where all on display still with their cross country road grime and dirty clothes etc along with artifacts and photographs from the journey and some footage projected onto the wall behind the bikes. Josh's ironhead was not part of the display as he was outside riding it in the field games taking place on the lawn in front of the museum Saturday afternoon. Saturday night saw the world preview of the Lost Road movie and despite the thunder, lightning and torrential rain a lot of people still braved the weather. Although still unfinished it looked great and got a fantastic reception. Rocco Deluca capped the night off with a killer live set with the rain still pouring down outside. Good times indeed.
The Lost Road exhibit is on display till mid September.