ROLLER Magazine Vol.42 Full Color 146P, Japanese/English
長瀬智也 / 純正御免
TOMOYA NAGASE / ANTI NORMAL
DICK ALLEN’S LOCO MOTION
Legendary Long Bike Left Behind by Custom God
In the mid-1970s, a shadow was cast over the brilliant counterculture that peaked in 1969. One builder silently faced choppers in the holy land of custom bikes, Southern California.
His name was Dick Allen and he was a renowned genius and a party animal, a man whose unheard-of words and actions branded him an eccentric. The out-and-out biker earned respect even from 1%ers.
Fast forward to 2021, Ryan Grossman found and laboriously restored the bike Dick Allen rode with across the U.S. - Locomotion and rode 2,800 miles (4,500 km) with it from Bay Area to Sturgis and back.
The legendary long bike revived by tireless passion of West Coast’s top genius builder becomes a clue to uncovering the pride of a custom god.
HOTROD CUSTOM SHOW 2021 The Cutting Edge of Custom Culture From Yokohama to the World
5 December, 2021 was a clear winter Sunday near the end of the year.
Polished hot rods and custom bikes gathered in Pacifico Yokohama and the venue filled with freaks who had their eyes on these shining stars.
Due to Covid-19, overseas guests were unable to attend but nevertheless the big festival came back after 2 years with strict infection prevention measures in place and the overwhelming scale and quality lived up to its reputation as “the world’s no. 1 custom show”.
R75 & KS750
Two Greatest German Third Reich Military Sidecars World War II was the biggest war in human history that swept over the entire world. The fierce battle unfolded between the German Third Reich and the Allied Forces continues to be studied by many war historians even today.
It was a war of ideologies but at the same time it was also a war of industrial technology of countries at the time.
German WWII weapons and military vehicles especially were developed with a completely different approach than in the UK, the U.S. and other advanced nations and this solid technological capability gained an upper hand in the war.
Let us turn a page in history and introduce military sidecars.
PARADISE ROAD SHOW Annual Vintage Car, Moto & Hot Rod Show