Wednesday, May 7

New Ts!!

New Cobra King shirts are finally up in the webstore. 100% cotton Ts with a hand pulled fade from gold to red. Printed neck tags. Go to

Friday, April 25

Wednesday, February 19

For Sale!!!

I have a bunch of toys for sale. Thinning out the herd so I can finish up some of my long term projects and do some much needed work to my house. Trades or partial trades considered....
Email me at for questions and offers
1940 Ford pickup project. Chopped, sectioned and channeled over Corvair chassis. Close to being a driver. Clean title in my name as 1940 Ford

1979 Dodge Street Van B100. Too much to list. Currently on eBay. 

1960 El Camino custom. Caddy grille, Buick bumpers and taillights, shaved door handles, reworked hood and grille opening and much more. 350 V8, 700r4 trans(overdrive), supremes and BF Goodrich whitewalls, nice interior, daily driver, too much to list. Clean title in my name. 

1989 sportster street tracker, runs great, clean Cali title, new paint and tires, gold wheels, Vance and Hines 2 into 1 exhaust. Ready to go. 

2000 Buell X1 lightning. Full race ECM, 25m original miles. Runs perfect, no issues at all. Full carbon fiber package, polished aluminum swingarm and tail section. Fabricated aluminum aftermarket oil tank, Vance and Hines exhaust(shorty), Performance Machine optional billet mag wheels, new tires, bar end mirrors, amazing bike. Clear Cali title in my name. Ready to ride. 

Wednesday, February 5

New! Drag King seats are here!!!

Available for swingarm shovelheads and rigid frames. Sportster version on the way.

Friday, January 3

Blood Ties

The Clive Owen film "Blood Ties" that used three of my Old Gold Garage "Daytona" helmets during shooting for a scene on a vintage triumph is slated for US release in March. It takes place in New York during the 70s and has an amazing cast. Looking forward to checking this one out. 

Sportster street tracker for sale

Selling this killer '89 sportster street tracker. Runs perfect. 4 speed, belt drive, new paint, gold mag wheels, custom rear section and seat, Vance & Hines 2 into 1 pipes, fork brace, black progressive shocks, Buell foot pegs, new tires, new moto grips, current registration in my name. Clear California title. Email me for more info

Tuesday, December 24

New merch!

We have a couple new shirts up on the webstore. Check em out

Monday, September 9

Slashed prices on Sportster and Swingarm Cobra King seats!

If you've been wanting to grab a Cobra King for your bike, but the price has kept you from making that happen, there's never been a better time to grab one than now. Don't settle for ugly, cheap imitations. The Old Gold Cobra King seats have set a new industry standard. Hand Made in the USA, steel seat pans, and quality materials. Now we have reduced the price on them, so theres no reason not to have the best seat on the market on your bike. While everyone else is raising prices, we're busting our ass to lower them. Not only that but from now on you can have your seat made in leather, 100% top grain cowhide for only $60 more.
Thanks for your support over the years
Dan Collins

Cobra King Sportster Two Up seat, Was $295 Now $275!

Cobra King Sportster Solo Seat, Was $275 Now $255!

Cobra King Shovelhead/Swingarm Seat, Was $365 Now $335!

New Snake Charmer seats for rigid frames are HERE!!!

The New addition to the Cobra King seat lineup is here. The Snake Charmer. Made by hand here in Ventura Ca. As usual the seat pans are 100% heavy gauge steel, no fiberglass or plastic to break. Three flush welded nuts in the pan give you plenty of options for mounting solid to your frame or using a hinged front mount. You have a choice of narrow (4") or wide (5") rear passenger section. Also, for the first time you have your choice of vinyl, or for a mere $60 extra we can wrap your seat in top grain cowhide. Go get yours HERE

Thursday, August 29

Ventura Nationals this Saturday

Gonna be a great weekend. Get your ass up here. 

Some of the hand made trophies for the bike show:

Nice weather too

Friday, July 26


Hotels for the Ventura Nationals

This is a few of the motels and hotels in the area, this isn't a complete list so you can always do a google search for other options. All of these places are pretty close to the event location

Motel 6
2145 Harbor Bl.
Ventura, Ca

Vagabond Inn
756 E. Thompson Bl.
Ventura, Ca

Crown Plaza(more expensive, walking distance)
450 E. Harbor Bl.
Ventura, Ca

Clocktower Inn
181 E. Santa Clara St.
Ventura, Ca.

Viking Motel
2107 E. Thompson Bl.
Ventura, Ca.

Wednesday, July 24

Michael Lichter's Ton Up bike show in Sturgis

I got an email from Michael asking if I had any cafe racer related artwork for an upcoming show. I had done a few pieces that would have worked years ago but they had all been sold back then. I had an idea for a piece though so I told him I'd do my best to get it done and framed in time for the pickup. I was pretty honored to be included in his show. Some of my close friends have bikes on display like Shinya Kimura, Kim Boyle, and Brawny. If you make it to Sturgis it's worth checking out for sure. 

My painting "Diavolo" will be for sale after the show. 

Monday, July 22

Ventura Nationals camping info

If you come up for the weekend you can camp at either Lake Casitas or on the beach in Ventura. Both are just minutes away from the show.

Lake Casitas (update:completely booked)
11311 Santa Ana Rd
Ventura Ca 93001

Emma Wood State Beach(RV camping only,Vans ok)
900 W Main St
Ventura Ca 93001

Dyna for sale

The Ghetto Thunderbird is for sale. I did a bunch of stuff on this bike for my friend Brian. Paint is by Sonny Boy. Killer bike. Email for details 

Friday, July 19

Ventura Nationals hand made trophies

There are hand painted moon discs for the hot rods and customs and best chopper class. For the bike show I wanted to do something special so I hit up some people and we have custom made trophies being done by some great builders

Best Sportster-Andy Carter/Pangea Speed
Best Shovel-Dalton Walker/Split Image Kustoms
Best Pan-The Harpoon
Best Knuckle-Michael Barrigan/Evil Spirit
Best Japanese-Arie Van Schyndel/JDA
Best British-Wes White/Four Aces Cycle
Best Cafe-James Kaye/Detroit Brothers
Best Antique-Caleb Owens/Cro Customs

Special prize from Roland Sands RSD for the RSD pick and more to come. 

There will also be giveaways from DicE magazine and others. Stay tuned...

Thursday, July 18

2013 Ventura Nationals welcomes bikes and vans this year

New ownership of the show is bringing some long overdue changes. Custom vans and vintage lowriders are now welcome. Also the bike part of the show that all but died off is coming back in a big way. This year Old Gold is sponsoring and organizing the motorcycle show within the Nats. There are custom trophies being made by seriously talented builders and fabricators, giveaways, special guests, vendors, and a motorcycle corral outside the show for non show bikes. The focus of the bike show is pre Evo  American choppers and vintage tin, Brit bikes, Japanese choppers, cafe bikes etc. Baggers and billet barges will be allowed to park in the bike corral but not inside the show. This is the first year the show is open to Japanese brands. Evo sportsters and big twins that are customized and fit the show vibe will be allowed in at the discretion of the show employees. The entry is $15 for the bike and rider to participate in the show. There will be live music, food, artists, pinstripers etc. right accross from the beach at the Ventura County Fairgrounds which is the same location as the David Mann Chopperfest. Saturday August 31st. For info on being a vendor go to 

Tuesday, July 16

Head North

 That was my only plan. Solo. Inspiring, recharging my batteries and getting to see parts of the coast I haven't seen in years, if ever. Ran into Ryan and a handful of other familiar faces at Digger Darren's in Oakland. Max lead the way for a beautiful night ride from Oakland to the city over the bay bridge. The next day I headed west and north. Sheared all of the rivets on my rear sprocket and Max and his friends grabbed a spare drum in Oakland and saved the day. Drinking root beer floats and fixing broken knuckleheads. Spent some time on highway 1, drank with the locals, and slept under the stars. Made some repairs to the bike, killed some time in Inverness, and headed home the long way.