Hot Dock 1 T-Rex 2005

Through the pages of Vibes and Hot Bike Japan I came acquainted with the work of master

custombuilder Keiji Kawakita of Hot Dock.I liked his early work, but was not prepared for this.

This bike was built like a nuclear plant, one radical looking dragracer for the street.

The man also built his own radial 4 valve heads.

I was more than intrigued, I contacted Keiji and he sended me some photos and a little bio.

The article was published in many magazines. Some years later Keiji won the S&S 50

contest with Nautilus. And the man keeps dazzling me to this day with his wild and

versatile bikes.