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MICHAEL SCHACHT’S 1942 HAND FABRICATED CROCKER

For those who may not know me (Jack McIntyre), I’ve been shooting motorcycles for a few decades now. One of the best tours I was on, was the J&P Cycles Progressive Motorcycle Show’s with Bikerpros. Anyway, I shot literally hundreds of great bikes and this was one of them. It’s a totally restored 1942 Crocker. Michael Schacht hand fabricated the engine, clutch, and transmission. It’s an 85 CI engine and the bike is named “CROCKER BIG TANK”. Check it out.

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HAND FABRICATION IS WHAT THIS CROCKER IS ALL ABOUT

Location: Long Beach, Ca, 2012: J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show. Pictures by Jack McIntyre / Iron Trader News.

Shooting bikes for the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builders Shows & Bikerpros during the 2012-2013 shows was an experience that I will never forget. Week after exciting week, great cities & people, it was a period of my photography career that will always be remembered and appreciated. So, as you can imagine, my hard drives are LOADED with galleries of the bikes I photographed. Now & then, I post a gallery for the viewers to enjoy. Today I chose a hand fabricated bike by Michael Schacht from the Crocker Motorcycle Company.  The bike was entered in the RETRO MOD CLASS and properly named “Crocker Big Tank”. Year, 1942, Engine: 85CI, hand fabricated including engine, clutch, and transmission. Enjoy the images!

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THE CROCKER MOTORCYCLE COMPANY, ONE COOL RIDE

Post & Photos by Jack McIntyre

For a tour, I was the in house Photographer for the IMS / Ultimate Builders Shows. In doing that, I was exposed to some of the coolest motorcycles in the world, literally. Not only was I shooting them in the booth, engaging with the owners / builders, but I was often invited to sit on them getting a real feel for their engineering and so on. This particular Crocker belonged to a fella named Michael Schacht. It’s his 1942 Crocker Big Tank. He hand fabricated the bike to original design including the motor, clutch, and transmission. Take a look at the gallery of images below and visit CROCKER MOTORCYCLE’s website for more on their history.