Thursday, May 13, 2010

A Very Sexy Hot Rod

Stellan and the Hot Rod




What are the odds on this happening. Just two days after meeting Håkan I spot another Hot Rod. This time in Handen. Meet Stellan Egeland. Who of course knows Håkan. Stellan is one of the best custom bike builders in the world. He is the 2007 World Champion of Custom Bike Building. And has won many other awards over the years. So it's no surprise that he is well known around the world for his amazing motorcycles. If you want to see some photos of his bikes press here. And for some videos try this link. When I met Stellan he was out running a few errands and he sure travels in style! He uses his 1929 Ford as often as he can. It has a very rough look, and I asked him, do you ever clean it? Why would I do that was his answer, point taken. Stellan customized his first bike (it was his bicycle), when he was thirteen years old and hasn't looked back since. You can see more of his work at his website SE Service. Or if you understand Swedish, or just want to say hi, try visiting his blog.

10 comments:

Peter said...

I want one - plus his hat

Jacob said...

This is not my grandpa's car! It reminds me of the hot rods the kids were building in Los Angeles in the late 40s (when I was but a kid, myself, but too young for hot rods; darn it!)

T. Becque said...

Lots of character in this one!

I must give you credit and say that you've inspired me to shoot more people (that doesn't sound good!) - photograph more people.

B SQUARED said...

Has the makings of a real classic.

Hilda said...

If it weren't for the fact that this photo is colored, I feel like I've stepped back in time. I love the car's rough look and heartily approve of Stellan's decision to keep it that way.

Don and Krise said...

Taking a closer look at that car it's the real deal. Flathead motor, and the chassis looks like and original too. Very cool. Nice find Steffe. I'll be checking out his bikes.

Halcyon said...

You must have a large percentage of cool people in your town. I want to move there!!

VP said...

I would have never thought that thing was going to work...

Stellan said...

By looking at these pics, i would think that i was a cool guy. It was a pleasure meeting you, maybe we will meet again when im riding Esox Lucius or driving my -51 Mercury, so you can get some more pics.

Steffe said...

You have to be cool when you design bikes like the Esox Lucuis, and drive around in a Hot Rod wearing a leather helmet! And it would be great to see you ride the Esox Lucius.