One from The Vault.......

Talking to Robert Williams in '02 one time, Suzanne Williams had overheard us talking about Roth's Choppers Magazine. When we were finished, she said she'd overheard me saying I had a full set of them, and I told her yes, that I'd had them since they first published.
She asked if I had an issue that had a paragraph cut out of one of the stories, and I said yes, and that I'd always wondered about that. She proceded to tell me the story
behind it.

It seems in a story about one club , there was a paragraph in it that another M/C Club had objected to. The member of the objecting M/C had been in the shop when the new issues had come out, and had picked one up to read, saw the offending paragraph, and told Roth no fucking way was that going to stay, and he wanted it out of the story.

Well, Suzanne said, Ed had them all printed and ready to go out, and he was too cheap to reprint them over again, but he knew he was in a tough spot, so he took all the issues out in the shop, and had the young Roth boys all sit down and take razor blades, and cut the offending paragraph out of every single issue. As they were cutting the paragraphs out, Ed was bundling them up, and that's the way they all went out!

Well, when issue # 12 of Garage Magazine came out, There was an article in it intitled "Lost Prophet, The Forgotten Ed Roth.......Almost". It was an article with Darryl Roth recounting some of his memories of his father, and of his time spent at his father's shop. In it he recounts how he and his brothers had to sit in the shop, and cut these paragraphs out of one of the Choppers issues, and he says there were 10,000 copies!

Soooooo....after I finished up reading Garage, I went down to "The Vault" (as everybody calls my den that has most of my collections) and dug out my May '68 Issue of Choppers. I took this picture, and sent it off to Stoner, the editor of Garage, and he printed it in issue #13, in the "The Family" section of the magazine.

Comment with Facebook


Comment with Chopcult (0)

Please Login to Comment

Recent Blogs

Upcoming Event: Backroad BBQ Run II

Click here to read Panhead Jim's article focusing on the upcoming Backroad BBQ Run. We want to thank Jim for his help and welcome him to the ChopCult Family.

Congrats Billy!!!

Huge congrats to our buddy Billy Applegate who took the win in both of the classes he entered at this past weekend's Sons Of Speed races!  What a maniac!
So awesome man!

Do you use the classified section? If yes, please read.

- Please don't use ChopCult Classifieds to direct members to listings on other sites (Webpages, Bigcartel stores, eBay, CL, Instagram, etc).
- Ads with nudity will be removed.
- Please add the item name, your location and price to the title, upload a photo and give a brief or detailed description about the item for sale.
- Do not post more than five (5) ads in a single day, combine your listings if needed.
- Please delete your classified listing once the item is sold or edit the listing as sold
- Do NOT send money through PayPal as a GIFT or FAMILY for payment on any classified.
- We highly recommend that you use a escrow service (such as for large amounts to prevent fraudulent deals; it gives the Buyer the chance to get his/her money back before funds are released to the seller.
- If your having trouble logging in, please log out and clear the Cache in your browser.

People's Champ: Vote for your favorite 13 NOW!

The poll is officially open for the People's Champ Competition. You can cast your vote for your favorite 13 builders here.

Fridays Are For Racin'

One major update for Strange Days 9, is that the flat track racing will ONLY take place on Friday night, July 12th 2019.  This should make everyone else that's not looking to compete, and just have a good old time happy!  Saturday July 13th will be all about the chopper show and old bikes that fill the grounds each year; as well as the amazing live tunes that will be cranking all day and night.  (More on that stellar music lineup coming soon!)  So get your hot shoes ready for Friday, and set your barefoot party feet free on Saturday!
Stay tuned!

Pipe Diameter

These pipes are small diameter 1 1/2".... I guess back in the day, the factory felt the K Model 750cc side valves worked best with these smaller diameter headers?  Similar sized to the ports, etc.  I always like the big, free flowing straight pipes, but so far, this thing seems extra responsive and hopefully it will help bring back some low end to this thing . . ?  Factory stock early Sportster muffler.  It's got a set of -60R KR heads on it, and I resleeved the cylinders, new valves, guides, etc.  The Delorto PHM38 is my new carb-of-choice (if you don't want to run an M53 Linkert).  I haven't really rode it around yet, so I'm sure I'll have some tuning issues coming up.  Hopefully not - is always nice !  I added my set of -60 aluminum wheels (I'd been saving for who know what?) and figured I may as well start using some of this stuff.... One thing is for sure, H-D made some pretty neat bikes back with the Ks and early Sportsters.  Some of the neatest lookin' if done right.

New Event: Central Jersey Swap Meet

Starting March 31 and running every third Sunday of every month til November at New Egypt Speedway, easy to get to, right down the road from Great Adventure. Follow us on Instagram for updates. Get in line early to gain vendor access - $15.00 per spot. See you soon!

Sissy Bar Giveaway

Click here to for the chance to win a custom sissy bar from Ria The Welder. We'll announce the lucky winner on March 7th. Best of luck.
Share This



ADVERTISE    |    CONTACT    |    ©2009 - 2017 ChopCult    |    REPORT ABUSE    |    CONDUCT

Chopcult on Instagram Chopcult on Pinterest Chopcult on Tumblr Chopcult on Facebook Chopcult on Twitter