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CURRENT PROJECTS

WHAT IS BAR WORKING ON NOW?

Black Jack project by Bar Hodgson a 1947 Vincent engine with a Curtis frame will be revealed at the 2019 Toronto Spring Motorcycle Show
Bar has several bike builds on the go in 2 workshops. No less than 6 workbenches containing restorations, custom builds and basket cases at various stages make you wonder how many people are working here. But, it’s just Bar. If one project gets held up waiting for paint or a part on order, he moves to another station and immerses himself in that build. Pictured above is 'Black Jack', a 1947 Vincent engine, Curtis framed tough little street fighter in the main workshop. Currently awaiting the finishing touches, this build will be ready for unveiling at the 2019 Toronto International Spring Motorcycle Show.

Patrick Godet 1330cc Vincent engine that Bar is installing, his next project will be unveiled at the 2019 Spring Motorcycle Show in Toronto Ontario Canada

The latest item to arrive in a crate from France is a new Patrick Godet 1330cc Vincent engine that Bar is installing into a new concept bike that he is designing. Already mocked up with frame and NOS original Egli racing forks, we'll post updates as this yet un-named creation takes form.

fly wheel balancing in progress Bar Hodgson working on his collection
Precision balancing: Bar sets up a jig to balance a set of fly wheels.

Past projects:

1949 Vincent Meteor recently complete by Bar Hodgson for his collection
This was on the go and recently completed – a 1949 Vincent Meteor

The Infamous Redneck Vincent Black Chopper, a 998cc Vincent engine in a custom chopper frame
The infamous 'Redneck' Vincent Black Chopper. Bar installed his 998cc Vincent 'Pickers' engine as found by Mike & Frank of American Pickers. A highly polished Vincent engine perfectly suited to this artistic interpretation of the classic marque.

the Curtis frame for the Black Jack project bike by Bar Hodgson, seen here freshly painted by Connery Custom Paint with painter John Connery and Bar Hodgson
Picking up the painted 'Black Jack' frame from John Connery of Connery Custom Paint.

Built by Bar - the decal Bar Hodgson put on all bikes and engines he built for customers
Back in the 60s when Bar was building engines and custom bikes for customers of his "Bar's Custom Motorcycles" shop on Gerrard Street East in Toronto each engine and bike would sport the decal 'Built by Bar'. Some of those engines are still around.

All photos by Hedy Hodgson unless otherwise noted.


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