Cards on the table… Choppers ain’t my thing. When you put the list of various custom scooter categories together (and I should do that one day), Choppers would come close to the bottom. For me.
Saying all that, once in a while a chopper comes along that is just SO good that you can’t ignore it. It imbeds itself in your brain, and comes to define the category. Future Shock is the machine that does this… a completely radical, stunningly executed concept that has become, well, iconic. With numerous appearances in the scootering press over the years, you can’t help having noticed it, and admired the vision, time and artistry that has gone into it. Now you can own it. It’s on eBay now, sitting (at time of typing at a tad over £4k). Here’s the eBay link.
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Based in Purley. Myself and Myke Taylor, of “Taylors Creative Customising,” Made all the custom parts, built, assembled, painted and chromed the whole thing.
It was a commission from a customer who just said “I want something completely different”.
We also painted Exile, Illusion, and the Romantic Warrior.
It certainly was something completely different… as I said in the post, not really my cup of tea, but the workmanship and attention to detail is first class, and I can’t help but admire the skill in the paint, parts and build. Lovely, lovely work. You must be really proud when you complete jobs like that…
Have you got a website I can give a plug to?
Taylors Creative Customising ceased trading around about 1989.
Fundamentally we couldn’t afford to carry on. But speaking for myself I had a great time doing it, in the five years of our existence.
I am pretty philosophical about it. After all how many people get the chance to do something they really enjoy, for a job.
I’m incredibly grateful to people like yourself for acknowledging our work, archiving the history and keeping it alive for future generations.
Well done and good luck in the future.
Well, your very welcome. As I said, real quality work.