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by Martin Bouchard

“Airbrushing” - the inspiration and process

Hello everyone or rather just hello since you are the only one reading this article. I want to chat about airbrushing from the early 90s up to today. Someone who painted a skull on his bike back in 1992 was seen either as foolish or real cheesy as the fashion of the day called for “Miami Vice” graphics and pastel colours. We left the dark ages of art after the abusive 1970s. Moreover, we returned to the big world of gray. When you look at old photos of the late 60s, we see that almost all women looked like Marilyn Monroe and the guys looked like Elvis Presley. We have seen how people sometimes lack originality and every so often follow like sheep. On the other hand if humans didn’t imitate their predecessors in their evolution, man would still be living like primates collecting small fruits to survive. Everyone would carry their experiences and knowledge to their death and not pass them on to anyone.

Here are some artistic references that have inspired many artists and continue to serve the people who apply custom airbrushing today.

 

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Technical

Technical

by André Bobinas

“I am gonna huff, am gonna puff, I’m gonna blow your house down”



said the big bad wolf to the little piggies. In our case the big bad wolf is air and the piggies are pistons. This month let’s talk about AIR! Man has tried to harvest and control this element with more or less results. As harmless as it is while we breathe it in and out, it can at times manifest itself into a merciless devil. We have all seen it in the form of a hurricane or tornado (1), (that’s when you see cows flying in the sky and you haven’t smoked a fat one or drank an ounce of liquor!). Well, I personally want my “tornado” inside my motor and a few ways to achieve this is to turbocharge, super-charge or aero-charge.

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Our Readers

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THE GLIDIATOR

By Francis Paul

Francis Paul is the owner of this very personalized bike, although not the first motorcycle he’s ever modified. “Rider” for over twenty years he is still obsessed with his “customizing” craze. He loves exploring the roads of Quebec in total style. Even his employment gives him the chance to stay close to his passion – he teaches motorcycle riding lessons to beginners. Francis lives, breathes and sleeps motorcycles!

To start, the name GLIDIATOR comes from mixing a V-Rod Muscle with a Road Glide and then adding some true warrior feel. Using your imagination you can sometimes bring forth some interesting ideas. Combining the definitive performance engine and ultimate comfort from the Harley- Davidson family this bike gives you the best of both worlds, a cross between a street fighter and a fat bagger.


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Old School

Old School

DUKE’S HARLEY-DAVIDSON AND THE RETROFEST

When Wayne Pitt of Duke’s Harley-Davidson in Chatham, Ontario called to invite me to their dealership I answered “perfect”! Besides I thought, it would make for a nice ride! He also mentioned that for the past several years (at the end of May), the town of Chatham has worked in conjunction with Duke’s Harley-Davidson to organize an event called Retrofest. So when Wayne suggested we head down for “that” particular weekend it didn’t take long to conclude that we would be there to cover the event.

During Friday and Saturday, the city closes the town’s main street so that hundreds of beautiful classic cars, trucks and Hot Rods can take up position alongside historic buildings, stores and good restaurants. Thousands of people from all over southern Ontario come out to admire the immaculate vehicles from generations past. It is truly a family oriented, fun event.

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Interview - Dukes Harley

Interview - Dukes Harley

Damn Rain! Just when I thought we were getting a break it started piss’in again! “Well screw it”, I thought, “I’m riding to Chatham come hell or high water”! I’d been dying to try out that recently purchased FL of mine on a long haul and seeing that the crew at Duke’s Harley-Davidson was hosting the Retrofest down in beautiful southern Ontario I thought, “Well here’s a prime opportunity to wear out some rubber on the ‘ol 401”. Besides I couldn’t let my buddy Pascal ride up there alone now could I? I mean, what kind of bro would I be? Sometimes you just gotta do what ya gotta do! (That’s my story and I’m stick’in to it!). So nine hours of riding later (and relatively dry thanks to our rain suits) we arrived… and yes it was totally worth it despite the truck spray, unmarked cop cars, Toronto traffic jams, heavy cross winds and chained lightning!

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