THE BARN JOB
Never before has Deus Ex Machina’s Emporium of Postmodern Activities in Venice, California come across a single machine with a more storied past. Clem Johnson’s BARN JOB drag racer is crouched atop the main feasting table in the heart of the Emporium at this very moment! The name “Barn Job” suggests something cobbled together and unsophisticated, which this Vincent-powered machine definitely was not. When Clem Johnson was working as an auto mechanic, his boss referred to hurry-up jobs as “barn jobs”. His machine was hardly a hurry-up effort: Johnson worked on it continuously for more than twenty-five years, and those efforts clearly paid off. Barn Job was the first drag bike to go 140, 150 and 160 mph–as well as the first to break the ten-second barrier. Clem himself was a master machinist and made everything on the bike leaving the block, crankcases, and timing covers as the only “Vincent” components on the bike. Come in and see the bike in person and check out all the new Fall 2014 Deus Ex Machina styles.