Making Motorcycles From Junk Parts Since 2006

Thank you for visiting the blog that represents Unholy Motorsports. We are a team of two with a shop in the Baltimore neighborhood of Hampden. We previously occupied a space in Highlandtown, once home to Thompson Metalcraft. We've been making bikes from junk parts since 2006, and continue to work on personal projects and on customer bikes by appointment.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Shop Rag/ Sticker/ Button Combo Pack For Sale

For $6 beans shipped, 2 UM screened shop rags, 2 stickers and 2 buttons. The shop rags are: 1 cotton white rag with red center logo and 1 cotton white rag with lower left black logo for gangster hanging out your back pocket. via Paypal. In the comments box leave your address.

Thanks to everyone that checks this blog and supports our small shop at the top of Hampden.

Tire and service prep for Colorado Springs

In support of Bagpiper and Master Firefighter Mike Skidmore's ride to Colorado Springs for the annual IAFF Firefighters Memorial ceremony, Unholy Motorsports slapped on some new rubber and serviced his Honda 750. Thanks to Mike Stork for the timely parts delivery and to Merlin for the continued guidance and support as I learn the craft of wrenching on 2-wheeled machines.

Mike's machine dry-docked at UM's remote Hampden workshop

Merlin, the sensei of UM, making tire changes look like child's play

Sunday, August 29, 2010

My Best Girl's New Bike

Picking this gem up in Manhattan the day of the DicE Mag release party. She's super excited, and it looks to be a great first bike for her. Send good karma our way, as we are taking the '65 C10 up there to pick it up and to trailer queen the Honda 73' CB500 (hardtailed by Mobtown, fabrication and the rest by Unholy- in progress).

Anyone with an idea on where to stay that's both ratty pickup and old bike friendly in Bklyn please leave a comment.


A few issues ago, DicE attached a stencil to the front cover of their magazine. Finally found a place to spray and display my favourite bike rag logo.

Tire Machine Install

Finally got the tire machine anchored and ready for business.

Merlin prepping the tire machine for install. . .

Mods Vs Rockers

Went to Mods Vs Rockers Saturday. Lots of cool bikes, 2$ Yinglings, and well prepared pit beef made it a good time.

The Crowd. . .

Magneto cover tinted the same color as the bike...

Beautiful Trump...

The Japanese lineup...


A '73 with the same color scheme as my '06...

Really cool clothespin and pinup card...

Ace Cafe stitching...

Sweet side cover...

Should have been show winner...

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Shop Rags

Finally got the shop rag screen done. Making the first run tonight. I will be selling a rag, button and sticker pack for a few beans; stay tuned.

Wiring Job Done At Firehouse

Stopped in at 4 Corners (Fire Station 16, Montgomery Co MD) on the way home last night to help out good friend and tiller truck driver Kyle Holder. He needed a fix on the left turn signal and tag lights on his Chicky's bike . Now it will pass inspection and get Kyle back in her good graces.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

This Saturday


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Credit to Church of Choppers For This One *Candyman*

Can't get my mind off this photograph- decided to share it. Can't decide if it's because of the lighting, the road, or the mania of surfing a bike and trailer on dirt. . .

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Shop Trouble

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The documenting of a cross-country 'Trip'

During my most recent bender at Rocket, I ran into friend Chris Landers (a man who gave me a pair of leather pants a long time ago) and bugged him to tell me a story. To which he replied, have another drink and read THIS. I read it this morning; it's a story of his crossing the country on a KTM, tracing the route of C K Shepard, a man who crossed the country on two wheels a few years ago (1919). Anyway, I encourage you to check it out, as it may very well inspire you to do something crazy and rad as well. Below are some pics excerpted from his blog.

Landers Himself

Ross Thompson's Blue Star in KC, MO

Ross (look at his right forearm; it matches my right bicep- in size , art, and color only)

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

CB Chop progress

From top to bottom,
end to beginning of a day getting the electrics on the CB sorted out. Lots to do, progress...

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

The C10 Now Purrs

Finally got around to replacin' the driver's side header gasket and bolts (the original setup was a shot gasket and only 4 of the 6 bolts.....lazy last owner). With a new welded exhaust (courtesy of Maryland Muffler) and this fix, she purrs like a kitten and runs like an alley cat.

Working like a midget on tall day

Old gasket. . . burned the hell up

Work space for the day

Hampden workshop style

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Gonna Lose My Rider Soon

Allison got her learner's, with the intent of taking the MSF school in the fall. Gotta get in the shop and get that second bike in service. . .

Sunday, August 1, 2010