This guy’s daughter told him that he was too old to ride anymore, so he used parts from his bikes and his motorcycle memorabilia in his 1940 Dodge Rat Rod Pickup Truck.
Check out this short video we did with proud owner Rich Matthews, aged 77, at the Burbank Car Show at Bob’s Burgers.
“This is now my motorcycle,” he says.
“My daughter made me get rid of my motorcycle. All my buddies are dead or limping, so now I’m driving around in a rat rod.”
He tells the story of riding his 1948 Indian to Woodstock in 1969, his 1970 Harley jacket made of horse hide and the collector Harley beer cans he picked up at Daytona Bike week that now feature on the engine air cleaner.
Rich was also in a New York motorcycle gang in the 1960s-70s.
“Got some amazing stories that I can’t forget,” he says.
Has first Harley was a K model 1954 flat head.
“Then my Indians took over my life.
“I should be shot for cutting up all those frames and extended front ends.