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LarryWatson-Painting Police bikes
Interesting - staged - photo of Larry Watson pin striping an California Highway Patrol bike tank. Roger O'Dell told me the story that several of the guys at the California Highway Patrol bike team where good friends with Larry Watson. One of these guys was Custom Car and Hot Rod historian Greg Sharp. They all had their helmets and parts of the bikes specially painted by Larry and striped by Larry. Very much like the official items, but with special paints… and of course much nicer than the work items. Roger was told that the guys had to hide the helmets when they patrol unit was inspected, but that was all worth it. From the Larry Watson Personal Photo Collection.