Posts tagged with "Chopper"

Paul Cox Industries, Brooklyn – New York

…creativity, enthusiasm, skills, endless talent, craftsmanship…


Exceptionally i’d like to quote some words of ’samuelpolis‘, posted on instagram to Paul: ‚In looking at your posts (of Paul’s work) I sometimes think that God lined up talent for people like shot glasses and when running the bottle over the top got more in some than others. Your work is stellar, of course we all know that talent is only great if it has hard work behind it. You are an inspiration.

I couldn’t find better words to express what i experienced these few hours when i worked in Paul’s atelier.


The question was, where to start and where to stop the tour?

No start, no end,…it’s a process, one job hands you over to the next, metalworking, painting, leatherwork, knife making, chopper building, and again….a cycle that never stops!


Brooklyn, New York – October 7th, 2015



Thank you Paul to make this happen and thank you Mario Burkhardt ‚MB Leathers‘ to bring me and Paul together!

And, of course, also many thanks to Carrie for your help and to be with us!

Check out and ‚paulcoxindustries‘ on instagram.


Le précieux, …le breton!

At a mystic place with Stéphane Moullec and his ’77 rigid Shovel Chopper.

all photographs by Franz J. Venzin


We met Stéph one day of our summer vacation at the westcoast of Brittany. Him and his straight white Shovel Chop.

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…built to rumble!

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…dedicated to his death brother.

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Landudec, France – 10 août, 2015



Thousand thanx to Stéphane and his family for this great afternoon.





The simplicity of art and function.
all photographs by Franz J. Venzin

Established in 2005 HEIWA MOTORCYCLE became very popular with it’s slim and low interpretation of almost any kind motorcycles. The unbelievable attention to the details, the reduction of the structures to the max and their very clean line make these builds unique in the world of custom bikes.


‚Yaniv’s‘ pick at the 2013 Yokohama Custom Show, Kengo Kimura’s Triumph T20 Derringer 200, a 199cc brit single of the early sixties.


Just …slim!

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Treasures in the attic…

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Heiwa’s NORTON Model 50 Gentleman, a 348cc Norton single, was built for the 2011 Yokohama Custom Show.

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The lounge with view to the workshop and a sales shop for antique ‚must haves‘.

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Hiroshima, Japan – April 30th, 2015



Thanks to Kengo and his team for their help and the pleasant and interesting stay. Hope to see you again soon!


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