Wednesday, May 14, 2014

It's official- I am ALL Mopar now!

Yep, sold my 78 Z and bought a 73 Rallye Challenger.  Now I have a 73 Chall and a 74 Charger.  Can't wait til the Charger comes home and it's time to start messing with the Chall.

Weird how they were both originally BLUE and are now both white (well, until they get painted).




I was ALL Chevy- for over 20 years:

Monday, April 28, 2014

Featured (again) on Moto-Inked


Chris Gibbany’s Moto Sleeve Tattoo


Words by Chris Gibbany
me and bike 3
“This is my half sleeve dedicated to my 1956 Harley Panhead, the second bike I have designed and am building.   All tattoo work was done by the talented Dessa Blackthornaka “Sassy”, owner of Tattooz by Sassy in Mountain Home, Arkansas, who specializes in portraits, realism and watercolor tattoos.  It took a total of five sessions to complete the work.  Each session was about 3 hours long.
Tattoo by Dessa Blackthorn of Tattooz by Sassy
Tattoo by Dessa Blackthorn of Tattooz by Sassy
When I first formed the idea of the tattoo (all my tattoos are gearhead related), I knew I wanted to start with my Panhead’s engine and our motto “Old Iron Never Dies.”  When I went in for the second session, we added the front end profile of my bike, which is really special to me.  A few years ago while designing my bike I fell in love with this particular front end while surfing the internet. I didn’t know anything about the front end at the time, I just knew that I had to have it for my build. I later found out it was a Spartan springer, so I ended up contacting George Counes, owner of Spartan Frameworks who hand crafted this awesome Spartan riveted springer to fit my Chica gooseneck frame.  At the time I was going to just pay with a credit card but found out he only accepted cash and I had to have it to him within 30 days.  To make a long story short, I sold all of my guns that year in order to pay him for this magnificent piece of work that is on the front of my bike.  What better way to commemorate a piece so great than to have it permanently inked on my arm.
After rolling several ideas around, Dessa and I agreed to finish up my tattoo with 4-speed gears from my tranny, my antique license plate on my bike and we added more motorcycle chain.  Dessa had inked a piston and chain tattoo on my shoulder about 8 years ago which has won several tattoo contests, made a couple magazines and even made an appearance in Sara Liberte‘s book “1000 Biker Tattoos.”
My 56 Panhead, which I named “Panacea” (a solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases) was built in my living room.  I slept beside it for almost three years, had it there while having coupon parties and even when we had our house up for sale.  I still have people ask from past parties if I still have the bike in the house.  Nope, now my Knucklehead is in the house!”

Friday, April 11, 2014

First morel mushroom of the season

WooHoo!  Just found a morel mushroom and as I was looking, I ended up counting 9!  They are up but are drying up.

UPDATE- ended up getting 17!






Thursday, February 27, 2014

Arkansas hedgehogs for sale Arkansas Missouri

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ $150 each~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

My female had babies and I have two of them for sale (need Harley $$$).

Brother and sister, they are 8 weeks old, very healthy, both have "socks" on their back legs and are both very dark faced Algerian pintos.  I would call them dark brown but that could be up for discussion, seeing how there are 300 different color variations.

If interested, email me at cgibbany@yahoo.com

Here are the pics of the male hedgehog:

Arkansas hedgehog for sale

Arkansas hedgehog for sale

Arkansas hedgehog for sale

Arkansas hedgehog for sale

And the female.  Not as much of a pinto, but still is.

Arkansas hedgehog for sale
Arkansas hedgehog for sale

Arkansas hedgehog for sale









Monday, February 17, 2014

Newest Harley Panhead gearhead tattoo progress on tattoo sleeve

Ok, so here is the first segment, my 1956 Panhead motor:

Harley Panhead gearhead motor tattoo

Then we added the front of the Panhead, with my Spartan springer.  Also shows my piston and chain on my shoulder.  All work done by Dessa Blackthorn, owner of Tattooz by Sassy in Mountain Home, Arkansas.
Harley Panhead gearhead motor tattoo
And photo used and closeup here:

Harley Panhead gearhead motor tattoo

Harley Panhead gearhead motor tattoo
And now we have added my 56 license plate and 4 speed tranny gears:


Harley Panhead gearhead motor tattoo

Harley Panhead gearhead motor tattoo

Harley Panhead gearhead motor tattoo

Harley Panhead gearhead motor tattoo

Harley Panhead gearhead motor tattoo