Remember this photo from last week......
....i asked david ( the guy that sent the photo) if is his MOM was still alive, and if so what's her take on the photo. He answered this.(see below)
Thanks Max, I am glad you posted it on your blog. Yeah my Mom(Emily Vandiver) is still alive in Alabama and my Dad(Terry Vandiver) rode up until he passed away about 9 years ago. I am currently 30 and live in Tennessee with my Fiance. She rides on the back of my swingarm shovelhead(In Memory of My Dad) that was stripped down completely and rebuilt back up minus all the garbage. The photo was taken out of a news van by Jim Taylor(not the singer) that worked for the Huntsville Times in Alabama. During that time they said there wasn't too many bikes like that in Alabama so it got alot of wanted and unwanted attention. The photo was never really practiced or setup such as a magazine shoot, it just kind of turned out that way. My Mom said it was taken around the late 60's in Huntville, AL where they both lived at the time. My Mom loves the photo. At the time it was taken she may have been a little pissed about all the money that went into the bike not to mention a few other bikes he had at the time for hill climbs, scrambles, and dirt track. She says it was all worth it and can see her smiling on the back of it. She still has those lace up sandals and won't get rid of them due to all the memories they bring up. She wasn't to excited when he would surf the bike, do wheelie's, and other crazy shit involving tickets and late night calls from jail. He said that bike was a bitch to kick. One morning he got up a little dazed and forgot to retard the mag and the thing broke his knee right in half when trying to kick it. So he had to clutch start it down the driveway after the broken knee and a surgery resulting from it. Unfortunately I do not know where the bike is now. It was sold during the late 70's and could be in parts, blown up, or under a tarp somewhere. Maybe I will find it! Thanks again Max, keep building righteous machines. Later, David Vandiver.
So rad david. thanks