Dave Perewitz: Chopper Master and King of Flames

Dave Perewitz: Chopper Master and King of Flames



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Dave Perewitz: Chopper Master and King of Flames by Dave Perewitz, Mike Seate, Jody Perewitz

In Dave Perewitz: Chopper Master and King of Flames, custom bike genius Dave Perewitz describes the long years, hard work, and unflagging passion that transformed him from a kid with his first motorcycle, a Harley-Davidson Sportster, into a star riding his creations across the television screens of America on Discovery Channel’s Biker Build-Off. The autobiography of a man who has been a major influence in the custom motorcycle industry for over 30 years, this absorbing book offers a rare look at how a self-taught designer, mechanic, painter, and fabricator managed to build the American dream his own way, one custom bike at a time.



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780760323847
Publisher: Motorbooks
Publication date: 12/15/2006
Edition description: First
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 10.63(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Dave Perewitz builds custom motorcycles at Perewitz Cycle Fabrications, one of America’s premiere custom motorcycle shops. He lives with his family and his dogs in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.


Mike Seate is a journalist living in Pittsburgh, PA. He began riding motorcycles at the age of 16, and 24 years later, has still not bothered to learn how to drive a car. His columns on city living appear three times each week in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, a daily newspaper, and he has written hundreds of feature stories and opinion columns for various motorcycle enthusiast publications including Cycle World, Motorcyclist, Super Streetbike, Street and Strip, Classic Bike, Motorcycle News, Long Riders, and IronWorks. Mike has written a number of books, including Choppers: Heavy Metal Art, Technochop, How to Build a Super Streetbike,  How to Build a West Coast Chopper, Outlaw Choppers, Jesse James: The Man and His Machines, Suzuki GSX-R, Choppers, Streetbike Extreme, and Two Wheels on Two Reels.


Jody Perewitz lives in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, where she helps run her father Dave’s custom motorcycle shop.


Photographer Simon Green has contributed photography to a number of Motorbooks titles. He lives with his family in Rockwall, Texas.

Table of Contents


Introduction      Dave Perewitz—Steady On

Chapter 1         Humble Beginnings

Chapter 2         Fabulous in the 1980s—Hard Work and Hard Times

Chapter 3         Big Bikes, Bigger Bucks

Chapter 4         Cycle Fabulous

Chapter 5         The Beginning of a New Beginning

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

Born to Ride, April 2007

“Intriguing book … A must-have collector’s piece for the biker’s bookshelf.”

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