Hobo Mojo is a surf shop truck with a real patina and plenty of character equipped with a surfboard, a Coke cooler and a motorized Schwinn beach cruiser. Don’t get fooled by the patina. It has undergone a three-year frame-off restoration and was juiced-up with a modern small block engine, automatic transmission, c-notched rear frame, raised bed floor and Heidts Mustang II front suspension including tubular control arms, disc brakes and rack & pinion steering.
The American made Schwinn is the most iconic beach cruiser of all times. This one was born as a Del Mar model. At some point someone in the States has equipped it with a two-stroke engine. In its current state it’s painted and faux patinated to match the ”Hobo Mojo”. It has a springer fork, custom made gas tank, cognac-toned leather saddle and a headlight made of a vintage fog light with a yellow lens.
The Evileigh is a sort of a what-if study of a British board track racer. What could it have looked like if the board track racing that was popular in the USA, had been brought to the UK in the 1920s or ’30s and if they had built racers of the British motorcycle brands the same way the Americans did. When I found this Raleigh Model 15 from 1927, it was only a pile of parts. Many inevitable pieces were missing but, with the help of some very talented friends, the bike came together little by little and is now in working order with its original engine.
Pappa-Tunturi is a legendary Puch-powered Finnish moped made by Tunturi company. This example has been restored by my father-in-law a few years back. The foundations of the Tunturi brand began when brothers Aarne and Eero Harkke set up a small bike shop in Turku, Finland in the early 1920s. The name Tunturi comes from the Finnish word for a fell. First, the main focus was bike repairs but later on, they started manufacturing Tunturi branded bicycles. By the 1950s the Tunturi brand was the domestic market leader in mopeds in Finland.
This traditional Finnish light horse cart dates back to the early 1900s. It has most likely been built in Southern Finland. The whole thing was in pretty sad shape, yet restorable when I salvaged it from a barn that was already partially collapsed. The restoration project took about three weeks in total.