Part 2 of my Vintage hot rod decals posts. They don’t make em like the used to!
This first one is really cool – the company was located in Ontario, CA on Brooks st.
|From Vintage Hot Rod Decals|
This is literally right down the street from where I grew up. There is a lot of cool hot rod history in the Inland Empire and LA area, and I’m always digging up cool stuff that went on right by where I grew up. I searched the address on the logo (1004 w. Brooks St in Ontario) to see what was going on there nowadays. Turns out that Casler Cheater Slicks are no longer on the market, but the old shop is now inhabited by LASER BOATS. Apparently a company making $80,000 custom speedboats didn’t want to invest in a strong web presence. A (gag) flash-template website from hell that took 15 minutes to load is all that remains. I kind of wish Casler and their Cheater Slicks were still around…
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I had the stock exhaust pipe from my ’96 GSXR laying around in the garage. I got rid of the bike in December, but the new owner didn’t want the stock pipe (it had a full D&D pipe on it). I had put it up for sale a few times for $100 with no luck, and I wasn’t really trying that hard to sell it, so I put it up on CL today for free to someone who needed it and couldn’t afford to buy one. A guy came by and picked it up this afternoon, feeding me some bullshit story about how it was his roommates birthday and he needed this pipe for his bike and it was going to be great to help him out. I felt good about saving someone a few bucks, and got the thing out of my garage. Fast forward a few hours, and this shows up on Craigslist motorcycle section:
I sent him a quick email:
seriously man? I give you this pipe for free today and you paint it and put it up for sale? I could have sold it but I hooked you up to help out…and this is what you get when you help people out.karma’s a bitch.
What a dick.