SKULL, DAGGER AND CROSS BACK PATCH
This re-issue of my 1974 Skull, Dagger and Cross back patch is one of the largest designs I've done. It measures 10-1/2" wide and 13" Tall. Scanned from the original 1974 artwork. Full embroidered in seven colors on black polyfelt. As I remember back in the summer of '74, when I introduced this patch at a parts swap in Orange County. I had made 30, to see how they would go. Sold out on Saturday, the first day.... I was surprised! This patch has been out of production since 1977. The back has had patch sealer applied to stabilize it. This patch is not subtle by any means, you will be noticed!!
PEGASUS WINGED HORSE BACK PATCH
Pegasus back patch, everyone likes this
one. This re-issue of my 1973 design is 10" wide and 8" tall. Scanned from
the original 1973 artwork and full embroidered in six colors on black
polyfelt. Patch sealer has been applied to the back to stabilize it.
This patch was originally done for a lady biker from North Hollywood named
Cindy. I met this unique lady one Saturday afternoon, when I
was broke down on the side of the road. My bike had freaked
out! It would run perfect for 15 minutes, then shut down like
you turned the key off. You could kick it until
you had a stroke......Nothing! Then a half an hour later, it'd
start and run perfect for another 15 minutes, then die again.......
This was about the fifth time around and I was so frustrated, I was
thinking of throwing myself under the next bus that came by, when I heard
another bike pull up behind me. I turned to see a very
attractive brunette in leather pants ridin' a pan chop. She
shut off the bike, leaned over the drag bars and said "you broke, can I
help?" Being the jerk that I am, I replied " Probably not,
unless you can turn your daddy's motorcycle into a pick-up truck".
She grinned. stepped off the bike, walked over and said, "what's it doin'?"
Why not, she couldn't do any worse than me......so I told her.
She turned around, kicked her bike, slapped it in first and said "I'll be
back in a couple minutes" Dumped the clutch and was gone.
A little weird, but that was the kind of day I was having.....
I sat down and lit a smoke. Thought, well maybe she went to
get a truck, no, I don't get that lucky. About 10 minutes
later, here she is again, no truck..... She reaches in her
pocket and pulls out a condenser and says "try this" Damm,
that was it!!!! Turns out Cindy's family owned a gas station there in the
valley and she has been spinning wrenches with her dad and two brothers
since she was about 6. Yea, she built her pan all by herself
from a basket. We became friends, she wanted a patch for her
jacket "no skulls" so the Pegasus patch is what I came up with, she got
the first one and still has it. Cindy had a bushel basket full
of kids, since then, but she still rides....a softail nowadays, out in