Friday, May 30, 2008

The Golf Cart Tradgedy




This past Memorial Day was a pleasant day here in New England. My parents were at our house on the cape for the weekend. Well they decided to take Zipp down the beach on the golf cart so he could go swimming. Instead of parking in the parking area like the rest of us would do, my dad decided to drive up on the beach! Wouldn't you know the golf cart got stuck. So my dad gets off and say "hey hun, you drive while I push"! In the mean time Zipp jumps off and watches from a safe distance. As my dad pushed my mom gave the cart gas but didn't realize the wheel was cut. When she gave it gas the thing took off and the wheel snapped back. With her hands in the steering wheel this was a recipe for disaster! It's was like Zipp knew!


Her hand hurt but according to her not that bad so they jumped back on and proceeded to go around the neighborhood to another pond!


Tuesday morning when she came to work her hand looked like she had a baseball glove on! It's funny the first things anyone says when we say "oh my mom broke her hand" everyone says' what from punching your father! Ha, I bet she wouldn't mind doing that now!


Yesterday they operated on her hand to fix all the crushed bones with pins and rods. She has to wait a week to get a cast and then 4 weeks from that she can start, writing, using the computer mouse, washing her hands, opening doors, the list is endless of things you do with your right hand!



She wants to know if my dad will do a paint job on her cast when she gets it...

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Come Join Us HERE June 19th

Women's Riding Essentials Program Starts National Tour
Taught by accomplished women riders

More women are riding motorcycles than ever before and many have questions or need advice they might not want to ask of "the guys." A new program called Women's Riding Essentials is being taught by accomplished riders Jody Perewitz and Nicole Hoffman Roesch who share their extensive experience and knowledge with other women riders. The series starts in June with several stops throughout the country.


Jody Perewitz, the daughter of custom motorcycle builder Dave Perewitz, has been around motorcycles all her life. Jody took to the family business right away and has had a hand in building numerous motorcycles, most notably her own 1963 Harley-Davidson Panhead. She's ridden small 50cc bikes to motorcycles with a suicide shift and everything in between.


Nicole Hoffman Roesch is a member of Team Rightsforbikers.com and competes in the SunTrust MOTO-ST series, a national road racing endurance series. Nicolehas raced for the past seven years winning the National CCS Ultra Lightweight Superbike Championship in 2004. She was part of the 2006 winning team in the Inaugural 8 Hours at Daytona and has placed second in the ASRA Team Challenge. Nicole has a great amount of knowledge about safety, handling and resources available to women riders.

The series of events is sponsored by Kryptonite, innovator of the bicycle U-lock. The first three dates and locations for the Women's Riding Essentials program are at the following Kryptonite partner locations:

Thursday, June 19, 2008 at Perewitz Cycle Fabrication in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Visit Perewitz.com.
Thursday, June 26, 2008 at Barb's Harley-Davidson in West Collingswood Heights, New Jersey. Visit BarbsHD.com.
Thursday, July 10, 2008 at Scuderia West in San Francisco, California. Visit Scuderia.com.

All events start at 6 p.m. local time. Both Jody and Nicole will lead the one- to two-hour class. They will talk about their backgrounds, safety, simple maintenance, riding gear, resources available and security tips. Ladies will be treated to snacks, raffle prizes and receive a certificate at the completion of the event.

For more information on Kryptonite and to keep an eye out for future stops, visit Kryptonite.com.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Kryptonite and Lowe's Motor Speedway



By: Donna Tocci

If any of you are going to Lowe's Motor Speedway for the Coca Cola 600 tomorrow, feel free to ride your motorcycles. There's a huge motorcycle parking area there where you don't have to park among the cars! Just look for the Kryptonite banners along the fencing outside the track (where the front stretch would be). You won't be able to miss it!






While you are at the track, there are a lot of nice ladies who are handing out free Official Fan Guides. Pick one up - it will give you the lay of the land and all the info you need to know for a fun day at the track. Here's one of the ads you'll see....recognize the motorcycles in that shot??





Wherever you are this long weekend, I hope you are not only spending some time riding and relaxing with friends and family, but also remembering the true meaning of this holiday.





Safe riding everyone! And go Hendrick Motor Sports - let's get a win this weekend!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

On the Ground

A Great Post

Once in a while I read something on someone else blog, website, or story that I just can't help share. This is one of them!

http://www.thebeachcruiser.com/blog/2008/05/22/dave-perewitz-the-king-of-flames.html#comment-170828

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Busa



The Busa is moving right along and should be done today. Here are some pictures of it along the way.





Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Kryptonite Outlet!

Unbreakable Bonds

Have you been looking for a Justice League Padlock? An M-18? A Chopper Chain? Can't find 'em anywhere? Well, look no further! We've just opened the Kryptonite Outlet! C'mon in and be one of our first customers.

What will you find there? Overstocks and discontinued items. Maybe an additional treat or two as we go along. But, there are limited quantities so if there is something there you want, I'd snatch it up now. Because when some of them are gone...they are gone for good. Also, the inventory there will change frequently so check back often...you never know what you might find there. C'mon in...we're always open!

Monday, May 19, 2008

What's going on?

We have a lot going on for a Monday. Kory is working overtime getting the Hayabusa done for Black Bike Week in Myrtle Beach this week. Ya that's right this week! Kory has 2 days to finish the Busa. Then him and my dad are driving back down to South Carolina. They are leaving Wednesday to debut the bike. It will be on the cover of 2-Wheel Tuner Magazine. I will get you some more sneak peaks when it's done.

Joe Pro is here cleaning bikes therefore I have not seen the dogs all day long. Louie has obtained a permanent post next to Joe in his red bed! They just love Joe! It's so funny they get so excited just to hear his name.

Tomorrow the infamous Street's and Thug will be here to pick up Thug's Baggah and Bobbah!

Dirti is working on the 60 Panhead he is building. Maybe he will have it done for this Myrtle Beach? I will get pictures as soon as it's done.

Big Ron is working on a sidecar bike. The bike is for Rubin Brown. He wanted something his could take his kids in. This bike is going to be a cool ride with an ultimate system and a TV installed by Detailz. Wait till you see it!

Tomorrow I will bring you lots of pictures!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Sneak Peak



I just took some pictures of a bike that we are going to have finished by next Wednesday. Kory is going to have his work cut out for him when he gets back from Myrtle Beach. The paint job is coming out really cool! It is still far from done but getting there. What do you think?


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

66 Could be yours!



We just finished the 66 Shovelhead, we were building, last night. Dirti no sooner finished it and my dad was on it going for a ride. Big Ron and him took it for a ride in the parking lot and then my father took it on the street. He wasn't gone to long because it was a bit chilly out yesterday. He said it ran "pissa". It looked wicked cool too! So did my dad and his pink helmet! He couldn't find his helmet so he grabbed the first one he saw which happen to be pink!

Sorry I couldn't get my camera out quick enough!

The 66 is on it's way to Myrtle Beach as I write, so if you are fortunate enough to go make sure to go by Broadway at the Beach and check it out! It is also for sale so place your bids!

I have to say this bike came out really cool. It has a cool taillight and on the rear fender is some dice that give it just enough, it has ceramic coated pipes that Big Ron made, a modified Springer front end, and a ton more trick stuff.
Be sure to check it out!

Monday, May 12, 2008

A motorcycling Legend

I just learned that well known female rider has past away. Sam Morgan Storm has past away. She was the only female remaining who rode the infamous Wall of Death. She had been riding the wall since she was a teenager. She could put on an unbelievable show. I was fortunate enough to see her perform! What a show!




Sam, Dave & Jay Lightning

I got this off http://www.thrillarena.com/



My name is Sam. I ride a 1931 101 Indian Scout motocycle on the side of a 90 degrees (straight up & down) wooden barrel board wall. It is the sport of motor drome riding, more commonly known as the “Thrillarena” or “Wall of Death”. I have been a drome rider for most of my life and have had the priviledge of riding 11 different dromes...2 of which were in Europe - 1 for the Varanne Family(from France) on a German Drome(Pitt’s Todeswand), and the other their Drome in France! Presently I ride for Jay Lightnin’& the American Motor Drome. Herein you will experience the rich history of motor drome riding, told both in pictures and stories. Included are walls, riders and sites from around the world! This site is dedicated to the memory of my mentor and savior, Sonny Pelaquin, who took me off the street, taught me to ride and to laugh... and gave me my wonderful life- high on the wall!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

AMA Supercross



Ok so as I wrote in the previous post "Trip to Vegas" we were supposed to have tickets waiting for us but there were none there!

Not having tickets to the Motorcross was huge disappointment. We figured we came all the way out to Vegas so we might as well try to get in to the sold out show.



We ended up over paying for tickets from an "unauthorized" seller in the nose bleed section but it was a blast. The entertainment that those riders put on is one of a kind. There was tons of pyrotechnics, stunts, jumps, and the fighter jets that fly overhead after the National Anthem is one of my favorite parts of a big event. It is so patriotic!




The first race of the event was a mini bike race. They looked really small on that big track but they still flew through the jumps! There there was a ton of other races including the Kid's KTM challenge, where about 15, 8-12 year old race on KTM mini bikes. Some of them were wicked fast! It was the future of Motorcross.



The Australian born, Chad Reed won the Supercross Championship. When he came into the arena the crowd went nuts. He definitely has a lot of fans out there including 3 from MA! He puts on an unbelievable performance. He is very competitive and and excellent rider. He was nursing a broken shoulder from a previous race but still managed to beat Kevin Windham who was also a contender for the championship but there was no catching Reed by the 16th lap!


Motorcross is so big in the Vegas/CA area. We were in heaven just being among great riders, fans, and bikes. There are very few races in New England and the ones that are here are just boring. So you can just imagine how cool it was for us to attend an event like this. This was definitely a wicked good trip.



New Perewitz Poster!




There is only one thing that can improve the look of a Perewitz motorcycle and that is by adding a beautiful girl to it.
I had the pleasure of photographing Brian Gould's bike last week for a project he is working on. He brought with him a beautiful model from Florida, Samantha Harris, to be shot with the bike.
Before we started. Brian and I spent a few minutes admiring the long lines, beautiful curves and bodywork in front of us and then we went over and checked out the bike. It was very nice to look at, too.
Brian made a great choice and Sammi did an awesome job and was a pleasure to work with. She brought out the best in the bike and made my job very easy. The only hard part was keeping Brian from jumping in all the shots, but honestly, I can't say that I blame him.
I think between the three of us we got the shots he wanted and I am looking forward to seeing the final product.
Oh, and its days like this that I remember just why I love my job!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Bike Sheds

By: Susan Perewitz

Perhaps you have noticied riding by our building the new addition to the parking lot. Yes, a shed custom made by Ponderosa Pines Wood Products of Kingston, Massachusetts. Dave approved these sheds and is impressed with the quality of the work. Joel from PPWP will be bringing over one of his custom made ride thru bike sheds soon. PPWP can build sheds for all your needs. Come by the store for a catalog and you can place your order thru us too. Stop by and check out the "new" sheds.
Drive in and out of this shed with double side doors.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Trip to Vegas

Kory, Jeff and I had a great trip to Vegas! There is so much to see and do in the Vegas vecinity. On Thursday we went to the Hoover Dam. It is just enormous and beautiful. That part of the country is so different and dry! Along the way we stopped in the town of Boulder City and got some BBQ. On the way back we stopped at the Orleans Center to watch the qualifing for the Mini Moto. All 3 of us were wishing we had our mini bikes so we could race too!


On Friday we hung out at the Mini Moto all day until the big race at night. Those mini bikes are definitely underestimated. They are wicked fast! We have been waiting for this trip for so long, just to give you an idea, I bought the tickets for the race in August 2007!




On Saturday we milled around the hotel until early afternoon, then we drove out to the desert and got some lunch before we headed over to the AMA Supercross. We arrived to the Sam Boyd Arena early so we could watch qualifing and maybe check out the pits. Unfortunately the tickets that were supposed to be waiting for us weren't waiting at all. It was huge disappointment.



Check out tomorrow's post to hear the rest of the story!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Reporting Live from City of Sin

Kory, Jeff and I arrived in Las Vegas last night late our time but early Vegas time. We came out here to see the Mini Moto SX, which is the Daytona 500 of Mini Bikes! I am excited as I know Jeff and Kory are too, to go to the track and watch the bikes fight for first. We are also going to the Supercross on Saturday thanks to Ann at PPG! That should be awesome too!
I am waiting for everyone to get up and then we are probably going to roam the strip and then later this afternoon go over to the
Orleans Center to see practicing and qualifying.
My dad and Dave Silvia are also on their way to Virginia Beach! We have a big show there too this weekend. If you are in the area make sure to go by the
Virginia Beach Classic! He brought some of the newest and oldest creations that have come out of Perewitz.
Also at the shop Dirti, Susan, and De and if you want to count Jaren, are running the show. It will probably be a busy weekend for them too because the warm weather is about to hit New England. People are getting antsy to get their bikes out and ride! Nothing like last minute repairs.
I will bring you some photos later!
Have a nice Thursday!