Thursday, December 27, 2007

Charity Bike

Happy Holidays!

Sorry for not writing this week but my computer has been infected with a virus! So it at the hospitol right now getting some surgery done.

The Charity bike that Sara Liberte and I are building at the Northeast Motorcycle Expo is coming along. We have a week left to get it all mocked up and painted! That may sound like a short amount of time but in Perewitz time that is a lot!! We got the motor last night from Boston Harley Davidson. Some of the other great contributors are Paughco, Russ Wernimont, Gardner Wescott, Black Bike Wheels, Spyke & Compufire, Barb's Harley Davidson, Duane Ballard Seats, BDL Belt Drives, JayBrake and a few others.

Below are a few pictures of the bike as it sits now. Some lucky person will win this bobber for $10! Make sure to check back for where you can purchase a ticket.


Monday, December 24, 2007

Holidays

The Perewitz family would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! We hope to see you next year at a show near you. :-)

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Happy Holidays from all of us.

I actually found this on Kryptonite's blog! Thanks Donna, I thought that some people might know friends that are just like Santa!
Christmas Greeting

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

New Partnership

My father and I just had a meeting with "Bruce Rossmeyers" Boston Harley Davidson. We made a lot of exciting connections with the guys from the dealership. We will be working together on the 2 markets of bikers, stock bikers and custom bikers.
There is a lot of potential for both businesses. Also Boston HD has said they will donate the motor for the bike Sara Liberte and myself will be building at the Northeast Expo. I will keep you updated as things start to move!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Santa's Dance


This has to be the funniest post yet!
We had our open house this past weekend and a representative from the North Pole was here! Check out the video's below! They are absolutely hilarious!!! Everyone here was in stitches laughing so hard! Can you tell who it is?






Thursday, December 13, 2007

Here it comes!


This is at 12:30pm about 45 minutes into the storm!

It's snowing!!!! We are supposed to get 10" today! I will be here looking out my window wishing I was at home watching the snow :-( . Be careful if you are a New Englander!


12:30pm




3:15pm 6 inches later




3:15pm


5:15pm the snow is getting deep! and my dad's plow is broken!!!! HELP we might not be able to get out!


5:15pm


Sebago & Cheech playing in the snow, it is over Cheech's head!


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Friday Morning, 13" later!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Louie & Cheech's new yard!


I know this has nothing to do with motorcycle but Kory and I are excited about this.

Kory and I were at a piece of land today doing a percolation test all day. The two of us have decided to buy this property and build our own estate! Ok so maybe not an estate but maybe someday, for now a GIANT garage will do. We couldn't official buy the property without a perc. test which is for a septic system. Well the test passed!!! Wahooo! Now we cna officially buy the land and starting building in the spring. Looks like Louie and Cheech will have 3 acres to play on!! and maybe their friends Sebago and Zipp too!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Different Plog Post

By: Donna Tocci
www.unbreakable-bonds.blogspot.com

When Jody asked me to write for the Plog, I was flattered…and then panicked. Seriously, what could I contribute to all of you who know so much more about motorcycles than I ever will. But then I started to think…that might just be why Jody asked me to write here every once in awhile. Because I wouldn’t focus on motorcycles all the time. Ah-ha….

I’d focus more on what I’d observe every time I’m down at the Perewitz shop or out and about with them. At one time it seemed like I was there every week and I observed a lot – 50s races in the parking lot, dog stunts (that Zipp-a-roo can jump and spin better than anything!) and met celebrities. I’m not there all the time anymore because life gets in the way sometimes, but when I am you can be sure that I’ll check in here and tell y’all who can’t get to the shop what I see during my visits. Or, who I meet.

So, who was the first celeb that I met there? I’ll tell you the story…..They were shooting last year’s Biker Build Off episodes and one of their popular Bike Nights was being held during the middle of the shooting week. I showed up early to get the Kryptonite tent unloaded and went to see what was going on around back. There was a group of people and I assumed it was all film crew until the a guy who looked very familiar walked by me, heading into the shop…but…nah…Dave would have told me, right? So, I paid no attention until a couple of minutes later Dave sees me out of the corner of his eye, welcomes me with a big hug and asks nonchalantly, “Did you meet Jeremy?” So, it was him! Of course he meant NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield. I’m a huge NASCAR fan so I didn’t think that my eyesight was failing me, I just didn’t expect to see him in Bridgewater. But, then I learned that Dave was building him a bike…of course, makes sense now!

Here’s a fun photo from that day…Kings of the Hill.



This week I’ll be down at the Perewitz shop twice (yeah!) so I’ll be sure to check in and let you know what’s going on there, especially with my buddies Zipp, Cheech and Little Louie…and of course Dave, Susan, Jody and the rest of the crew.

Friday, December 7, 2007

On the subject of food

By: Ann Donati @ PPG

Here is my thought for the day.

I think it is interesting that there are certain foods that separate the public into two distinct categories. And more times than not, people have VERY strong views on what their preference is over the other.
For example;
There are Coke people and Pepsi people.
There are Mayonnaise people and there are Miracle Whip people.
There are Crunchy Peanut Butter fans and there are Creamy Peanut Butter fans.
There are coffee fans and there are tea fans.
There are Dunkin Donuts fans and there are Starbucks fans.
There are Budweiser fans and there are Bud Light fans.

And I find that usually, people like one-or-the-other, but not both.

What have I missed? What other foods segregate people to take sides?

Here is to all the Coke, Mayonnaise and Crunchy lovers out there!!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Holiday Eating Tips

As most of you know the Perewitz like to eat so I thought this was appropriate for the holiday season.

1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they're serving rum balls.

2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. it's rare. You can't find it any other time of year but now. So drink up! Who cares that it has 10,000 calories in every sip? It's not as if you're going to turn into an eggnog-alcoholic or something. It's a treat. Enjoy it. Have one for me. Have two. It's later than you think. It's Christmas!

3. If something comes with gravy, use it. That's the whole point of gravy. Gravy does not stand alone. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the volcano. Repeat.

4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they're made with skim milk or whole milk. If it's skim, pass. Why bother? It's like buying a sports car with an automatic transmission.

5. Do not have a snack before going to a party in an effort to control your eating. The whole point of going to a Christmas party is to eat other people's food for free. Lots of it. Hello?

6. Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New Year's. You can do that in January when you have nothing else to do. This is the time for long naps, which you'll need after circling the buffet table while carrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of eggnog.

7. If you come across something really good at a buffet table, like frosted Christmas cookies in the shape and size of Santa, position yourself near them and don't budge. Have as many as you can before becoming the center of attention. They're like a beautiful pair of shoes. If you leave them behind, you're never going to see them again.

8. Same for pies. Apple. Pumpkin. Mincemeat. Have a slice of each. Or if you don't like mincemeat, have two apples and one pumpkin. Always have three. When else do you get to have more than one dessert? Labor Day?

9. Did someone mention fruitcake? Granted, it's loaded with the mandatory celebratory calories, but avoid it at all cost. I mean, have some standards.

10. One final tip: If you don't feel terrible when you leave the party or get up from the table, you haven't been paying attention. Re-read tips; start over, but hurry, January is just around the corner. Remember this motto to live by:

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Travel



We have recently launched our own travel site! www.PEREWITZTRAVEL.com check it out for yourself! You can book flights, hotels, cars, cruises, sporting events, concert tickets, buy flowers and much more! Our site is partnered with Travelocity. We have competitive rates and great deals!
Take a look and book all your travel with Perewitz! Grab your credit card and plan your next vacation!!

Naples, Italy

Monday, December 3, 2007

Garage Girls


Sorry I didn't write! We are really busy yesterday at the shop. Sara Liberte was here from Pittsburgh for a photo shoot. Sara and I are going to be building a bobber at a couple of shows in January and Febuary. So we had people here from the show and also the charity and Mike Keegan our photographer.

It was a busy day and of course the weather didn't help. It was really cold out and snowing and icey. Just a cold wintery day.

You can check out Northeast Motorcycle Expo for more details on the shows. The bike will be raffled off and all the money will go to the Susan G. Komen foundation.

Below are some pictures from the day and also the truck that you have been watching getting flamed!
Before it was striped!
Getting Stripped!

Friday, November 30, 2007

Things being worked on today

Below is what some people are working on today including the flaming truck. Its at the next stage!


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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Joe Pro's Helpers

Joe Pro is a great guy! If you have ever met him you will agree. He has been my fathers friend for as long as I can remeber. He is on his 15th Perewitz custom!

He comes to the shop a couple of times a month for a few days to detail bikes. He will spend easily 10 hours cleaning a bike. When he comes he has 3 little helpers, Zipp, Louie and Cheech! The three dogs absolutely love Joe. It is unbelievable, they will stay downstairs with him all day. They are glued to him.

It is something to because Louie is very timid and doesn't really bond with people he doesn't know except Joe and maybe Donna. Joe hasn't been here in at least a month because he was traveling but the dogs didn't forget him! As soon as they heard him they started to get excited!

One time we were watching a home video with Joe in it and Zipp was sound asleep on the couch. As soon as Joe came on he jumped up, looked around and went over to the door. He knew he heard Joe!

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

55 Monster!

My dad ended up putting the 55 in the shop. Not like there is any room but he made room in the fab shop. I will write about that tomorrow.

Well today Dirti called me out back and when I got there he said isn't this a nice hood ornament. I knew something was up! Sure enough Jeff jumped out of the hood but after he grabbed my leg. Oh this could be good we thought. Leave it to Dirti and Jeff to think of some prank like this.

Jay went out in the showroom while I climbed on the mezzane above the assembly room to take pictures.

The next victum, the UPS man, Andrew!! Sure enough he comes out back and Jay says "oh can you help me measure Dave's car". Andre went right up to the hood and Jeff grabbed his leg! Scare number 1!

Then we decided to get Jaren, she comes trotting out back and goes up to the hood. Jeff grabbed her leg and she let out a screem and jump!

Next Zizi and my mom, Jay tells them he needs help measuring the car again. Sure enough they come out and go to the front of the car and hold the tape measure. Another scream and jump is let out. Scare number 4!

We are going to get Kory and my dad as soon as they get back from picking up a bike!!!


Name Contest

Got any ideas for a name for the 55?

Monday, November 26, 2007

One Sold & One For Sale!



Sunday morning my dad was ecstatic. He finally bought a 55 wagon! The one in Missouri that I previously wrote about got sold so the search has been on. Saturday my dad went to upstate New York to look at a 55 we saw on the Internet and ended up buying it. It is definitely a cool car but needs a lot of work, or should I say needs a lot to make it a Perewitz car!
Now where to put the 55 wagon? My parents have a gym in one of the garages at their house, so until we sell the 66, the 55 has to go in the "gym garage" because the 66 is in the "car" garage so theres no room for the 55. eiiii lots of numbers and not enough garages!
I will keep you updated as work gets done to it. Also don't forget the 66 Chevy wagon is for sale still, tell all your friends so we can move it out of the garage!!!!





Friday, November 23, 2007

Turkey

Hope your thanksgiving was delicious!


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

NH Flathead



My dad's friend Mike was over today. He is from New Hampshire. Mike collects old bikes. He recently bought 3 Indians we had here in storage. Anyway he brought a couple of bikes down with him today. One of which was a 1946 Harley Davidson Flathead.

The bike was just about all original except the fenders! It was a cool bike. My dad came up to my office and said "Jod, you have to come ride this bike!"

Outback the bike was already running. It was a jockey shift with a foot clutch AND the front brake was on the opposite side of the handlebars. Definitely rearranges everything you know about riding a bike. but nothing a Perewitz couldn't handle, right!

So I got on the bike and got a short lesson about it and off I went around the parking lot. It wasn't that hard to ride at all! When I got off Kory jumped on and took it for a spin. Both of us agreed that it was easier than Franks's Bobber that we built.

It sure is a cool bike and fun to ride.... Could one like this be in store for Perewitz? Maybe a goal could be the cover of The Horse magazine? That's one I don't think we have ever been on...








Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Taste of Winter!


The sky was very grey this morning when I got up. For people from non snowy states, that always is a sure sign of snow. Sure enough by the time I got to work at 10 the snow was coming down. The ground fortuatley isn't cold enough for it to stick but the air was cold enough to turn the rain into snow.

Unfortunatley this means that winter is apon us. There will be fewer warm days and even fewer riding days! But as the true New Englander complains about the cold, I just look at it and think by do I love summer! It make you appriciate the warm weather more!

This photo was from boston.com today.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Winter Shows

My father and I met with Lou-Ann and Kevin from Kev-Marv Productions for lunch Friday. They run the Northeast Motorcycle Expo's.
The NME wants myself and Sara Liberte to join there shows in 2008. We will be building a bike on stage at a couple of the shows. There will be a time limit for the two of us to complete a custom bobber. Sara and I will be answering questions and explaining what we are doing as we build. The motorcycle will be raffled off and all money will be donated to the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
We will have a lot of work to do before the first show in January so hopefully we can get everything together and make it happen in a month and half! The definite shows will be Hartford January 5-6, and Boston February 9-10. I will let you know as more happens and we set official dates.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Doggie World

I was doing some work in my office and I realized all the dogs were in here with me. They truely are my best friends! I love them!

Zipp was on my lap, Sebago was snoozin under my desk, Cheech was on my backpack on my extra chair, and Louie was in his doggie house.






Louie has his PPG shirt on, it is getting cold out!