My father, a salesman his entire life, rode a 1966 Suzuki T20 as a teen. I grew up listening to stories of him on the "Hustler," and naturally influenced me to begin my own adventures on two wheels. One bike became many bikes, and small projects turned into full restorations.

A tinkerer my entire life, I apply a heavy mix of curiosity and precision to the bikes I touch. I believe the pure, practical and rare happiness that I have while riding and building is a joy to be shared with everyone who has taken up the search. Vintage, even new-Vintage, motorcycles are not for everyone, but I'm convinced that for some, they are quite everything. Very simply, I love them and want others to as well; Thistle Moto® was thus born.