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Arlen Ness: The King of Choppers
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Arlen Ness: The King of Choppers

by Michael Lichter, Arlen Ness, Sonny Barger (Foreword by)
 

In the beginning, there was Arlen Ness. Before Jesse James, Billy Lane, and the battling Teutuls, Arlen Ness started the business of building celebrity choppers. He is a long-time custom motorcycle builder whose bikes combine the artistic and the extreme. These rolling sculptures have been covered in motorcycle and even hot rod magazines for decades as Arlen Ness

Overview

In the beginning, there was Arlen Ness. Before Jesse James, Billy Lane, and the battling Teutuls, Arlen Ness started the business of building celebrity choppers. He is a long-time custom motorcycle builder whose bikes combine the artistic and the extreme. These rolling sculptures have been covered in motorcycle and even hot rod magazines for decades as Arlen Ness built a worldwide reputation as an innovator and sought-out builder of themed custom bikes. This book traces the growth of the Arlen Ness reputation, business empire, and custom bike resume and features stunning new photography of all the bikes in Arlen’s personal collection, over 50 in total.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760322192
Publisher:
Motorbooks
Publication date:
07/29/2005
Edition description:
First
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.63(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.75(d)

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
North Shore News (CAN), Sept. 29, 2006

“Brings the journey from backyard mechanic to international success story to life … Brilliant photography.”

Meet the Author

Since the early 1980s, Michael Lichter has been photographing custom motorcycles, often hanging from the beds of pickup trucks during rainstorms, photographing packs of bikers in places like Daytona Beach and Sturgis, South Dakota for the pages of Easyriders magazine. He has written and photographed a number of books. He lives and works in Boulder, Colorado.

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