|Pd'O in a Wet Plate image; not as suspicious of the new machine as I look|
|Cylinder barrel raw castings, with enough meat for variable engine capacity|
|Michael Schacht explains changes to the cylinder wall oiling on his barrel casting pattern|
|Wet Plate image of the raw-metal prototype...|
|Easy to handle, light on the fingertips, well balanced.|
|Michael Schacht warms up the big engine...|
|The man and his creation; it works.|
|In the background is the 'C4' Crocker modern prototype, as seen in the first Legend of the Motorcycle Concours|
Taken on its own merits, the new Crocker is a gorgeous animal, with impressive performance even by modern standards. Al Crocker built one hell of a motorcycle, and Michael Schacht has built a faithful re-creation, which is also a hell of a motorcycle.
|Sponsors! Helmet and gloves by Ruby; jeans by Edwin, sunnies by Allyn Scura|
Many thanks to Michael Schacht for the test ride, an exclusive privilege for The Vintagent...