By: Dave Perewitz, Mike Seate, Simon Green .
As a young man, Dave Perewitz spent so much time customizing motorcycles in his parents' garage that his hobby turned into a business: Perewitz Cycle Fabrication. Today he is the top custom bike builder on the East Coast. Early in his career Dave's wife Susan gave Dave a paint gun as a gift and Dave, a self-taught mechanic, taught himself to paint. He taught himself well, and soon Dave was also one of the East Coast's top custom painters. Today Perewitz is perhaps best known for his exquisite flame paint jobs.
In Dave Perewitz: Chopper Master and King of Flames, Dave tells his life's story, from the wild early years to the family-oriented life he leads today. With the help of veteran author and journalist Mike Seate, his hard-working daughter Jody, and the photography of Simon Green, Dave gives you the grand tour of his life. This book includes hundreds of photos of both his best-known creations, such as the Biker Build-Off bike he built for Mario Andretti, as well as his early and lesser- known bikes. The photography is as spectacular as the bikes.
This is the autobiography of a man who has been a major influence in the custom motorcycle industry for over 30 years, this absorbing book offers a rare look at how a self-taught designer, mechanic, painter, and fabricator managed to build the American dream his own way, one custom bike at a time.