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Featured Member: Larry Waimon



ROLLING TRIBUTE

(The Story of the "BOMBER BIKE")

The genesis of the "Bomber Bike" was fostered by World War II bomber nose art, the type immortalized by the celebrated artist, ALBERTO VARGAS. Vargas Pin-Up art adorned the fuselage of the era Bombers, reminding the brave crews "what" and "whom" they were fighting for…

GIs back from the war, were in many ways, crafting the first true customs; stripping bikes to the bare minimum, they would gain speed and individuality. Some went as far as taking the the crude bomber nose art and recreating it on their tanks thus gaining an aggressive, well-ridden personae…

The "Magic Jeannie" is dedicated to the brave crews who flew in the "MIGHTY EIGHTH" Air Force and suffered "staggering" losses. Their selfless acts of bravery & sacrifice permits subsequent generations of Americans to realize the very hopes and dreams that were denied those of, (what's been called), the "Greatest Generation"!

With this "tribute" goes my profound gratitude to ALL who served and continue to do so.

*(Army Air Corps Pilot/Instructor- Matthew "MATT" Waimon, You are loved and sorely missed… Your loving son)…

PARTICIPANTS:

WILSON'S YAMAHA COUNTRY
CHAMPION SIGN CRAFT
Artists: Karl Brenneisen & Steve Emmmerling
Mac the Knife
RAY SUPPLY

With gratitude: Officer/Pilot, (ret.) L.A. Waimon "bligh"





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