Frank McGoldrick is one of those people who seem to have a talent for everything they turn their hand to. An accomplished welder and fabricator, he graduated to designing and building bars, shops and restaurants throughout the UK. After selling his business five years ago, Frank moved to the French Alps and was finally able to return to his childhood passion—motorcycles. Finally getting some time on his hands, he decided to build his own motorcycle, “with a style and individuality that most major manufacturers seem to neglect,” he says. READ ON
2012 Once is Never Enough (ONE) Allstate Awareness Program
Allstate's newest motorcycle awareness campaign, "Once is Never Enough" (ONE), encourages other drivers to look twice for motorcycles at intersections.
And to help push this campaign, Rick Fairless is building the "ONE" bike, which will be auctioned off on an episode of Discovery Channel's hit show "Auction Kings" on May 23.
Allstate says all proceeds from the auction will go directly to the donation and installation of "Watch for Motorcycles" warning signs at dangerous intersections across the country; these signs are part of Allstate's "Once is Never Enough" campaign. READ ON
MIDLAND – While it might smell like a french fry truck, Eckhard Schulz’s latest creation is much cooler.
The 57-year-old Midland resident has been restoring old motorcycles for years, but recently decided to take on a unique project – building a motorcycle that runs on vegetable oil.
“I went on the Internet and saw – mostly in Europe – where companies started building or using existing motorcycles and converting them into a different fuel source: diesel and vegetable oil,” he said.
The native of Germany imported three 800cc, 2,200-horsepower engines from China, and then used BMW motorcycle frames to adopt the engine to existing parts. READ ON
Knievel Custom Cycles, the custom-motorcycle company named after the famed stunt rider Evel Knievel, has been approved to offer two new "Fat Tire" motorcycles in Europe - the Patriot Pro-Street and the Patriot Chopper.
This news arrived after the Pennsylvania-based Knievel Custom Cycles was granted European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA), a system that approves motorcycles to be offered in European communities. READ ON
ROOSEVELT, UT (NBC/KSL) – Ron Asay's main means of getting around for more than 30 years has been a wheelchair, but his other ride is flashier and a whole lot faster.
The custom trike with a bored-out 2.8-liter Chevy V6 engine has Asay reaching speeds of 80 mph, collecting local car show honors, and fielding questions from curious onlookers who see him rumble by on the bright blue machine.
"Most of them tell me they're amazed, and can't believe I can do it, and say they couldn't do it, even with the use of their hands," Asay said.
You see, the trike he rides wasn't just built for him, it was built by him. READ ON