Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Big Scott Stopnik

Big Scott on his 50 Panhead. It is one of the original "Dragon Bikes" built for the movie The Wild Angels. There were a handfull of them made for the movie. After the Wild Angels was completed it went to the Movieland Wax Museum in Southern California. It sat on display for 35 years. Big Scott wasn't looking to own a "movie bike" but it was cheaper than most of the pans he was looking at so he picked it up. He saved the original tins and had a different sent of original HD tanks painted by Sonny at Road Dog Customs. The Original paint was stored in the closet for safe keeping.

Check out his Blog The Cycle Zombies








It just so happens I shot the bike over looking the vary oil field that Peter Fonda pulls into in the beginning of the movie. It wasn't planned just a coincidence.




8 comments:

Rudder & Chris B. said...

fabulous.

burrito said...

bike rules it so fucking hard

cro said...

Sweet.. Venice canals in the first part. They don't look all ratty now though.

B Harlow said...

Scotty Pops is a damn handsome man!

Chris K said...

Scott's a great guy and he'll freely tell ya the real story. The bike wasn't from the movie. It's the replica built in '67 for the Nancy Sinatra display at the Movie World Wax Museum, Buena Park, Ca. It's still a very cool bike with it's own history.

Kid Kurpius said...

Shit... that's the story I got on the techsheet.

Iron is Iron.... still a bitch'n bike.

Hey Chris... really love you work.

max schaaf said...

big scott... helped
me with a flat when i was
down south. good man.

Chris K said...

Kid, I figured you had the story but forgot, and thanks.