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Captain America?

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Spotted this wonderful example of a three wheeled Motorcycle nearby the Harley Davidson dealership on Northern Blvd.’s “Carridor.”

The paint job on this trike was extraordinary, and as you can discern, was rather patriotic. It was exceptionally well executed and rendered, I would add. A lot of skilled draftsmanship, composition, and artistry went into this air brushed painting. It looked like the sort of thing that a super hero might ride around on, actually, except for it being a trike.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

On the bow of the unit is an icon and screed that reads “Nam Knights MC, America,” which is a nationwide Motorcycle Club whose members are military and law enforcement veterans.

On the stern of the thing, there are icons painted. A 4th Division Shield, and another depicting an Air Calvary unit alongside a Bronze star. One is embarrassed to admit that the numismatics of the Military are not familiar to me, so I can’t tell you more about the left side iconography. If one of you out there can, please use the comments section below to educate the rest of us.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

The striking paint job on this patriotic vehicle drew me like a magnet.

What a fantastic bit of work, and wonderfully realistic rendering of the drapery. This was one sharp piece of work, wish that I knew the name of the artist.

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Written by Mitch Waxman

March 25, 2015 at 11:00 am

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  1. Mr. Waxman, The left side has crossed swords, which means he was in an armored unit, the 1st Battalion, 10th Cavalry. The “C.I.B.” is a Combat Infantry Badge, signifying he was an infantryman by training, and served in a combat zone. Coincidentally, I have a C.I.B., and also served with the 4th Infantry Division in Vietnam in 1968.

    Walt Kuciej

    March 25, 2015 at 1:39 pm


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