Shop: Chabott Engineering

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To call Shinya Kimura a customizer or builder is almost to denigrate his art. Because that’s what he really is, an artist. Just one working in metal and engines and speed instead of oil on canvas. Last week we visited his tiny Azusa, California garage where he works now under the name Chabott Engineering to create this latest in our series of Shop photo features. Click below for the feature:

Shop: Chabott Engineering

  • jpenney

    Grant, you take some great photographs!

    • Grant Ray


    • stempere

      On that note, wouldn’t it be great to offer to your loyal subscribers a nice screensaver that automaticly displays the latest feature’s pictures?
      I periodicaly grab a few pictures manually myself (doesn’t always work so well with the background beeing included sometimes) and use the automatic random thingy included in my OS so i know i’d use it…

      • Eric

        +1! It might also be nice to have an easy, intuitive way to download these as desktop wallpapers.

        • Grant Ray

          Got a Mac? Shift+Apple+4. Press, drag, release.

  • gregorbean

    Awesome feature and pictures, awesome shop. Nice work all around!

  • Frosty_spl

    Holy shit I just had a mangazam.

  • Scott-jay

    Neat peek, thanks!
    What machines might result if he didn’t use antique tools & equipment?

    • Wes Siler

      Doom robots from the future.

      • HammSammich

        Funniest thing I’ve read all day…Thanks for the laugh.

  • Case

    Best. Feature. Ever.

    That last picture might be my favorite motorcycle picture ever, which is weird, because I don’t generally much care for Shinya’s bikes.

    Thanks for the photos.

    • UrbanRider

      Yeh, I completely agree, the last picture did it for me.

  • Steve

    The photo of the lamps with the wall of pics and pipes as a background is the best in my estimation. Nothing to do with motorcycles, but very nice. A.D. wishes their photos had that much character.

    Makes me want to redecorate my office.

    That said, does Grant make the shops lower their lights for atmospheric effect? I like surgery level lighting in my workspaces.

    • seanslides

      They’re gritty motorcycle shops man, lighting is an afterthought at best.

  • Emmet

    i wish this feature sidescrolled FOREVER.

    • robotribe

      The human brain wouldn’t be able to cope with such amounts of sheer awesome.

  • robotribe

    That beat up Schwinn Stingray hangin’ with the other bikes makes me smile.

  • 2ndderivative

    Now this feature brought me around. I can see what he’s going for in these pictures. Art in metal and rubber is a good description.

    • boxofbits

      Same here. It all makes sense now.

  • tony starr

    lovely photographs as always grant. but no shots of the green cortina? boo! ;)

  • ontheroad

    Thanks guys, I never get tired of seeing Kimura’s work, must be quite a cool experience to spend an afternoon with him tinkering with all that moto-art and riding in the canyons.

    • Wes Siler

      It was pretty damn cool.

  • KP

    It’d be rad if we could order prints of Grant’s shots. My walls are bare. Help me help you helping me!

    • Lawrence

      I’d order one.

    • brutus