Tom Zimberoff (Author) & James Hetfield (Contributor)
A great chopper is not built. It is created. It begins as the seed of an idea germinating in the mind of its creator. Bit by bit, the builder brings the machine to life, raking and stretching the frame, fabricating fenders and a gas tank, applying exquisite paint, sculpting something that lives and breathes on its own. Choppers, one of the most enduring symbols from the 1960s, are more prevalent than ever. First published in 2003 (Motorbooks Int’l) to great acclaim, and reissued in 2005, ‘Art of the Chopper’ profiled 20 of today’s top chopper builders. As a sequel, ‘Art of the chopper II’ profiles 21 more builders and artists, including builders well known to chopper fans such as the legendary Indian Larry, auteur Gard Hollinger, and non-professionals such as Staten Island’s own Mike Pugliese. Zimberoff’s engaging text provides an in-depth analysis of the each designer’s philosophy and unique style.