” You probably don’t know the name Maxwell Paternoster. But you might recognize his alter ego Corpses From Hell, one of the foremost motorcycle-influenced artists working in Europe today. Paternoster’s style is edgy and unconventional, and it’s spilt over into his own personal ride—a unique custom BSA built up from spare parts and junkyards finds over the years.
“Being born in 1976 means I grew up with Japanese bikes,” he says. “Bikes that were ragged around the fields on their last legs by kids back in the day. Brit bikes were something the ‘old boys’ would poodle along on. I had no access to anything British back then, but would always gaze at the pictures in books and read all about them.”
Then Paternoster had a brief fling with a B-series BSA that was rescued from a yard. Bitten by the bug, he decided to build one for himself. “Lack of funds meant I’d have to use the ‘one piece at a time’ method … I know it’s been said many a time that you’re better off buying a complete-ish project, but I was convinced otherwise.” For the next year, the back of his car doubled as a shed and storage area for tools and bike bits. ”
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