|The fantastic '70s title drawing of 'Not So Easy' (1973)|
Cliff Vaughs and Ben Hardy which produced these machines, and spending time with Cliff last week, plus interviews with others who were witnesses to the building of the bikes, has actually deepened the mystery for me, rather than clarifying the story! This will all be explained in the book... I've certainly learned a lot more about the importance of black and Latino influences on the creation of the motorcycle style we call chopper from my research, and the relationship of hot rod/custom culture to the evolution from the bob-job to the chopper.
|Cliff's wife Wendy Vaughs rides an Aermacchi/Harley two stroke in an evasive move|
|Luckily, Evel's jump was a success, and Vaughs' shot of him airborne, in slow motion, is a thing of beauty|
|Peter Fonda addresses the audience at the beginning and end of the film, in his usual laconic style|
|Cliff Vaughs riding on the Pacific Coast Highway during 'Not So Easy'|