In the beginning, there was Arlen Ness. Before Jesse James, Billy Lane, and the battling Teutuls, Arlen Ness started the business of building celebrity choppers.
Arlen Ness: The King of Choppers takes you through the whole of Arlenâ€™s career as a builder of what have become some of the classiest, artistic choppers out there. Itâ€™s the story of one manâ€™s initial investment in a $300 knucklehead and the passion that drove him to escalate his love for motorcycles into a multimillion dollar chopper business.
Chock full of pictures, The King of Choppers features a breathtaking collection of Nessâ€™s bikes, from the all-green Smooth-Ness (based on the 1932 Bugati Roadster) to the Ferrari Bike– a red, twin blower, twin nitrous, quad carb creation with a car tire in the back, because the fat tires of today hadnâ€™t been developed yet. Youâ€™ll notice that the nice thing about Nessâ€™s creations is that theyâ€™re actually rideable, unlike the ridiculously hyped-up bells and whistles gigs you find TV.
Metric Thunder highly recommends this book. And you donâ€™t have to be a chopper guy to enjoy its message: With hard work and passion, the American dream can come true.