Category Archives: Shop News

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Going Up?

In the restoration business, you never know what might be coming through the door next.  But this next project took Al by surprise and it presented a challenge – by weight alone! The Patterson & Kaercher Construction Company in Victoria … Continue reading

Triumph….ant! From Drab to Rad

When this 1969 Triumph Bonneville arrived in the Whiplash Customs shop, it presented an opportunity to give her a facelift and new life to rival her popularity back in the radical 60s and 70s.  She went quickly from Drab to … Continue reading

Easy Rider Revisited

The 1970s may seem like they all happened in a fog to a lot of us but memories of things that were authentically outstanding are sharp and clear. This former 1970s FX Harley must have many stories attached to it … Continue reading

Fabricating Fun

Whiplash Customs doesn't just dabble in the art of metal fabricating – we are now experimenting successfully with the world of Cosplay (short for Costume Play) for followers of Fan Expos, turbo-charged Halloween costumes or just having fun playing grown-up … Continue reading

Remembering the 60s

There were some very good things that came in small packages back in the early 1960s and the Yamaha Campus 60 was one of them.  This particular Campus 60 is a 1965 model and comes with an interesting history.  The … Continue reading

The Greatest Toys

Not every kid back in the day had the privilege of getting a pedal car for his or her birthday or Christmas.  But those that did, still hold the happy memories of whipping up and down the streets and sidewalks … Continue reading

This Says It All

So more on that '70s bike!  This photo taken by fellow rider Nick, is the image-described world of owning a custom bike of your dreams, on a beautiful day, cruising by the ocean. Feel it.  No words – enough said.

That ’70s Bike

When Tim H. started the conversation with Al about building him a retro-style custom bike, the energy around those ongoing conversations continued to grow.  Both fans of old school bikes, this proposed '70s style of awesome ride fed the creative … Continue reading

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Hit The Spot For A Dime!

  When a regular customer of Al’s finally located the 1956 Pepsi vending machine he had been diligently seeking, the challenge became real in turning this rare and sought after vintage keepsake into its once shining glory again. Cold, carbonated … Continue reading