Oakland Roadster Show in the early 70s. He had his own shop in Oakland. He's worked with Sonny (yes that one) and rode on the Bass Lake Runs. Not one to toot his own horn - you have to kinda squeeze it out of him. Many of his stories end with " Don't know what ever happen to him, I know he went to jail for murder or something?" Al was there in the California bay-area hay days of chopperdome. A few more pics I got from his walls . . .
When you talk to these "old dudes" you think you know all your history. Like, who was the first to do this - or do that . . . On many occasions, Al says, "Hey, we were doing it for like 3 or 4 years before that . . ." His twisted sissy bars (which he utilizes a large engine lathe for torching and twisting) are straight and totally cool. His narrow, twisted springers were hand-made.