Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Eddie's Ariel




I met Eddie Mendes at some hyped up motorcycle gig last summer.  A funny Brazilian chap with a taste for the booze similar to my own.  We had some good laughs, cold beers and a few too many swigs from that god awful Jim Beam bottle that Paulo kept near by.  I hate bourbon by the way,   i think i had a few too many bad experiences with it in high school.  I guess i just drank it to be polite.  None for me this year thank you.  Make it Jameson and we might have a deal.  Anyways, Eddie lives in Sao Paulo, Brazil and this is his awesome 1951 Ariel 350cc that he has apparently had for over 25 years.  It has a WL hardtail section and many hand made bits and vintage pieces.  I love the look of this bike and mostly i love the look of that vintage ariel motor.  Very cool man.  I think Eddies ahead of the game with this bike.  Once all the knuckles and pre-units are dug up and bought up by those with the thicker wallets, you'll start to see some of the lesser  known and lesser popular yet stunningly gorgeous vintage motors and bikes being customized and ressurected.  Very cool bike man, great job.    See ya in a few weeks man.

3 comments:

Paulo - Joe King said...

would you like some cookies with the Jameson?

Loco said...

I can bring the cookies.

Loco said...

I can bring the cookies.