"Art is 89 Years old
(in 2003) and has quite an engineering history with a
scope well beyond any of us.Among some of his history
was the early Superchargers now know as "Paxton". He was
responsible for the internal drive that allowed the
thing to work. He also built giant ship engines in his
youth and was a steam engine master mechanic."
"Shortly after I first met him, he showed up in front
of my bike shop with a Stanley Steamer and took me
riding in it all over Santa Monica and Venice. Man that
thing was fast! Steam is all there all at once if you
want it to go it will really go!! That was back over
thirty + years ago."
"I sold many sets of tubing and rare lugs to Art back
in those days, I had gotten into the Irishman "Charlie
Harding's" stock and had 531 and old Brampton Lugs and
some we had no names for......................Art
started carving and slowly building, over the next few
years he became an incredible master................."