Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Death on two wheels...

Don't worry, my blog entry for today isn't quite as ominous as it sounds, but you can't help bit be dramatic when describing John Holt's Skeleton Bike.
Skeleton Bike 2006
I've featured this fantastic sculptural work before following my first visit to the Petersen Automotive Museum on Wilshire Boulevard in L.A., but couldn't resist showcasing this amazing motorbike for a second time after seeing it again today.
Skeleton motorbike 2006
It really is like a work of art, rather than just another bike and since I've received visitors to Jason in Hollywood solely to see images of John Holt's Skeleton Bike, who am I not to give the masses (or motorbike enthusiasts) more of what they want.
John Holt Skeleton Bike 2006
For those of you interested in the details, the Skeleton Bike (aka 'Iron Death') was handmade from sheet metal and aluminum in 2006. The metal bones are built to scale, so if the skeleton was to stand erect it would be 9' 2'' tall.
John Holt's Skeleton Bike 2006
Each eye socket in the giant skull has a headlight, the tombstone on the front holds hydraulic fluid that flows through tubes to a removable spine and the front suspension is integrated into the arms and hands of the skeleton design.
Skeleton motorbike
You don't have to be a motorbike expert to appreciate that this is an amazing creation and I think I like it so much, because it feels more like a sculpture than a bike.
John Holt's Skeleton Bike 2006
If you like this bike of bones, be sure to come back soon for more interesting autos from the Petersen Museum...

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