DUCATI TT and F1 FORUM
 
It is currently Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:41 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: el raton Luigi
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:52 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:03 pm
Posts: 715
Images: 0
Just thought I would share a wonderful gift that was given to me today. Many years ago a friend of mine, Jane, was nice enough to help me come up with a name and logo for my shop in NY. We called it TTnyc and she did the artwork for the logo using the stick lettering we all love. We thought it looked good, but we needed an animal as a mascot. NCR had the dog/coyote, Giocamoto had the duck, I figured NYC should have a rat, a roach, or a pigeon! Jane decided the rat was the way to go. Years have passed and Jane presented me with this beautiful illustration today.The world premier of Luigi the rat. As you can see I was used as the model! She is a very talented artist, wicked fast on a racing motorcycle, wheeled and welded her own aluminum tank for her 900 SS racer and can build a motor from the crank up. Yes, put in her own valve seats and guides. She is one of my best friends. The illustration is of my TT1 in front of my NYC shop. This is just a quick picture with my phone of it in the frame. Thanks Jane,I love you, it's amazing. Hope you folks like it. Lou


Attachments:
fullsizeoutput_2a8.jpeg
fullsizeoutput_2a8.jpeg [ 1.14 MiB | Viewed 232 times ]
Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
 Post subject: Re: el raton Luigi
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:19 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:20 pm
Posts: 1237
Location: Vermont, USA
Nice one Jane! Is that Luigi's tuner behind that big block of cheddar at the door?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: el raton Luigi
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:23 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:03 pm
Posts: 715
Images: 0
That's funny Bill! That is one of the concrete blocks at the entrance to the shop, it does look like cheese! Lou


Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
 Post subject: Re: el raton Luigi
PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:31 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:51 am
Posts: 186
Sounds like a nice friend........and thats a great piece of work!!

Clay


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: el raton Luigi
PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:57 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:13 pm
Posts: 46
Jane is an incredibly talented and lovely young lady for sure :!:

Mark


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: el raton Luigi
PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:38 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:38 pm
Posts: 425
You are a very lucky man Lou!
Very nice!
Paul


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: el raton Luigi
PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:12 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:20 pm
Posts: 1237
Location: Vermont, USA
Is "TTnyc" going up on the wall like that? Very cool. Tell Jane I'm still kinda partial to JamaicamenuTTy though.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: el raton Luigi
PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:11 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:23 am
Posts: 1156
Very brave as a mechanic is the artist, Lou.

It looks like the rat wants to procreate with your TT. Soon you will have a bunch of mini-bikes running around the shop.

MikeV


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: el raton Luigi
PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:41 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun May 08, 2011 12:17 pm
Posts: 283
Location: Europe
"El ratón" with accent on the "o" :mrgreen:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: el raton Luigi
PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:52 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:03 pm
Posts: 715
Images: 0
Thanks for all the kind words guys! Yes I am lucky Paul, Jane is a professional illustrator with an impressive resumé. Yes 750TT I forgot the accent mark! We figured this could be the American cousin of team 'Speedy Gonzalez'. I wish I could put TTnyc on the wall Bill, but I don't think my boss would appreciate it. He is amazingly nice letting me keep all my bikes and parts in the shop. Again I am fortunate, and trust me, I don't take any of it for granted! Lou


Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL