It was one of those last minute road trips we take, the ones that usually start like this, “Hey wanna got for a ride?” “Sure, lets take a cruise.” Next thing I know He’s bringing me to Arkansas, just a short 10 hour trip. I had heard about the people we were going to visit from him before, and actually saw some of Boyd’s work, but getting there and seeing his work in person was, of course, way better then some cell phone pics could ever try to relay.
We were in a little town just outside of Eureka Springs, Arkansas and at the shop of Boyd Lemons Hillbilly 223 Custom Firearms and Finishing.
Boyd’s business started in 2008 and he has been doing one-of-a-kind camouflage patterns and custom ‘paint jobs’ on knives, rifles, handguns and accessories since. This is a family run business and I had the pleasure to get to know his wife Val, who is no doubt a Garage-Girl like us, Val enjoys being outdoors, bonfires, gardening, good healthy organic food, hiking, shooting, like I said, all the same interests we have here.
Anyway, I wanted to share the talent from Hillbilly 223 Custom finishes because I know first hand a ton of our readers have quite the collection of personal firearms. If you are interested in a custom finish on your piece or pieces (Think gift for your old man too) I wanted to be sure you knew how to get in touch with these guys. Our road trip was an awesome experience and even better time getting to know these extremely talented, awesome people! Check out the webpage and go “like” ’em on FB. Nothing better than supporting American Made! Tell em Garage-Girls sent ya!
Looking for a new way to do “Bacon & Eggs” Sunday Morning Breakfast? We tried this recipe and it was so well received, we found it worthy of sharing with all of you!
4 slices bacon, cut in thirds
Salt and ground black pepper
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
2 tablespoons sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil or butter, melted
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Maple or cane syrup (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a large skillet cook bacon just until it begins to crisp. Drain and reserve drippings. Return 2 tsp. drippings to skillet. For scrambled eggs, in a small bowl beat 3 of the eggs, 2 Tbsp. water, and a dash each of salt and pepper. Cook eggs in hot skillet over medium heat without stirring until eggs begin to set on bottom and around edges. With a large spatula, lift and fold for uncooked portion to flow underneath. Cook until set yet still moist. Transfer to bowl; set aside.
2. Brush twelve 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with some of the remaining bacon drippings. Set muffin cups aside. In a medium bowl stir together flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and 1/2 tsp. salt. In a separate bowl combine milk, oil, and remaining 2 eggs; stir into flour mixture. Fold in scrambled eggs and cheese. Spoon into muffin cups (cups will be full).
3. Place one bacon piece on each muffin. Bake 15 to 17 minutes, until light brown and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in cups on a wire rack for 5 minutes. To loosen muffins from pan, run a small metal spatula or table knife around edges of muffins; remove from pans. Serve warm with maple syrup.
At age 20, Effie Hotchkiss dreamed of seeing California. Her brother had taught her to ride and repair a motorcycle at age 16, and she aspired to convince other young ladies that motorcycling was a healthy sport for women. To achieve her goal, Effie set out to accomplish something no other female had before: a cross-country motorcycle trip. Effie’s mother, Avis, had been a frequent passenger in the sidecar of Effie’s three-speed Harley-Davidson, and she decided to accompany her daughter on the trip.
The two women left Brooklyn on May 2, 1915 and traveled through bad roads, bitter cold, extreme heat, torrential rains and just about anything else Mother Nature could throw in their way. Effie spent time on their trip making repairs—once even using a piece of her rubber poncho to patch a tire. After two months and over 9,000 miles, Effie and Avis made history when they arrived at the World’s Fair in San Francisco.
How many of you riders were taught valuable lessons from a brother, friend or relative? For most the passion seems to start this way.
Thank you Garage “Mums” for all you have done and continue to do for us! Happy Mothers Day!
Anyone who rides a motorcycle lives, to some degree, in the margins of society. Where members of the herd drive Toyota Camrys and hipster hatchbacks, bikers opt for Harley-Davidsons, Triumphs, and Ducatis, putting themselves out there like raised middle fingers thrust at the ordinary citizens of the world. And just as motorcyclist’s ride is an affront to the sensibilities of the meek and the conventional, so too is the ink on his or her skin. Tattoos have long been an integral part of this culture, the result of the overwhelming number of ex-military men who formed the nucleus of the postwar outlaw motorcycle club scene. These soldiers, sailors, and marines returned from war with statements etched in ink upon their bodies, and they continued that tradition when they formed the clubs that came to
define motorcycle culture. In 1000 Biker Tattoos, motorcycle photographer Sara Liberte celebrates this most personal of art forms by capturing the wild abandon of the motorcycle lifestyle as expressed through tattoo work. Featuring 1,000 photos of tattoos and the artwork used to create them, along with profiles of the most renowned tattoo artists in the biker community, this book provides an unprecedented window into the most intimate aspect of motorcycle culture.
Order a copy copy today visit Ebay Sara and Chad will even sign it for ya!
A legend was born when Dave Perewitz built his first bike back in 1973. Since then, Dave’s artistry and skills have earned him a worldwide reputation for building custom bikes, particularly baggers (or “Baggas” as Dave says with his distinctive Massachusetts accent). Dave and the team at Mustang have worked closely together to create the Signature Series, comprised of one solo seat and four Fastback styles. Most Harley-Davidson® FL models from 1997 and up are encompassed by the collection.
The Perewitz Signature Solo seat fits the 2008-14 FL Touring line. Only 11” wide, it is narrower than any stock seat. It also features an innovative hidden installation system so there are no visible bolts or brackets. Matching fender bibs incorporate the diamond stitching with braided edge trim found in the seats. These bibs are felt-backed to protect paint and contoured to fit the fender with no gaps around the edges… and better yet, retail for less than $50.
The four Perewitz Signature Fastbacks are a full 12-inches wide up front, tapering to a sleek 7-inches at the back. Like all Mustang Tripper style seats, the Perewitz Signature Series Seats are cut low to the ground, yet retain enough molded foam to be comfortable. That svelte rear section flows smoothly to the fender, yet has adequate padding for use as a passenger seat in a pinch.
“Superb styling combined with Mustang’s reputation for all-day comfort makes a superior seat,” says Mustang Marketing Director, Marilyn Simmons. “Designed by Dave Perewitz, made by Mustang… what could be better?” Visit the site to check em out!