IN THE mid ’90s Mark decided it was time to build a bike so he could start taking the family out with him. He managed to find the makings of a 1942 Harley-Davidson Service-Car at a swap-meet and went from there. The parts to build it came from all over Australia—engine from Victoria, gearbox from South Australia, a few swap meets here In Perth—and it started taking shape.
The motor, a 750 cc side-valve WLA, was rebuilt by Mark with standard clutch and original primary chain, straight-through drag pipes, and the original carby. When it came time to paint it Mark did himself.
He still remembers the first time he took his two young sons for a ride and realised it was all worth it. They too are now hooked on riding and everything bikes.
AFTER a scare with cancer just before my 40th birthday and getting the all clear a week after my 42nd, I decided to live life to the fullest. On my bucket list was to do some modelling for the first time and what better way then to do it on a Harley-Davidson. I was so nervous at first but after I took a heap of photos of the trike I handed the camera to my man and took the plunge. I had a great time and look forward to doing it again soon.
photos & words by Melody.