Photos! These pictures are from his own
private collection and will be added to as time goes
[This one's mine. Perry and my dog,
Moonshine. They fell in love with each
other during his visit on Jan. 19/20th.]
His favorite bike ever.
Riding that favorite bike [with the side
hack he built
for Hannah attached] in Death Valley.
"At a restaurant somewhere a couple years
The picture Hannah shot.
Here's a shot of a crazy vehicle that Mark Smith and I saw in Darwin, CA-- an almost ghost town with about 30 residents, after a top population of about 4000, I believe, around 1890-- this town is fascinating, when you drive in and around it, you feel people watching from some of the relict houses-- but you almost never see a soul.
is pretty common out in Death Valley-- the
miners would make homes for themselves in
the hills, which they called "Cousin Jacks"
-- they would dig a hole in a low hill, put
a doorframe and door in it, and often a
window and frame-- and a hole through the
top for the stovepipe. Supposedly they are
very warm in the winter, and cool in the
Echo Canyon -- what little
remains of the Inyo mine -- the shafts go back
so far Suzy and I have never had the guts to
go find the ends.
want this old Packard (?) so much I can't
stand it-- but I've got 39 vehicles now (28
bikes, 10 cars and trucks, and a MF 40)-- so
this is the LAST thing I need. But isn't it
just BEAUTIFUL? Somebody put so much love
and labor into it.
the ore)-- a fascinating ghost town right
outside of Beatty, Nevada -- this is
the old Bank building, I thinnk.
Beatty exists because the Amargosa river
surfaces there -- that's the longest
underground river in the world, or so I've
read -- but you almost never get to see
it. It also surfaces at the southern
end of Death Valley, in the salt marshes
there. Rhyolite is easily accessed
by any vehicle -- and then, from Beatty to
Rhyolite, you can take Titus Canyon into
Death Valley. This is easily one of
the most beautiful places on earth -- but
to be safe you need high clearance, or a
dual-sport bike, at least -- it gets
a little difficult in places.
Smith and me in Death Valley.
... some photos Suz took of our adventure with Mark Smith of the Rubicon Trail and Jeep Jamboree fame in Death Valley -- I led 14 Jeeps through as their trail guide. A LOT of fun.
In front of Ubehebe crater.
ranch in snow, including my 77 International
and a fallen horse. [it blew over in the
[The following photos were sent
to me by Suzy without details. I can guess to most
of them and will. Others I'll leave blank.]
"I wanted to send you this photo,
given to me by Joe -- it's really good, isn't
it?" [Yep, it
certainly is. Seeing you Boys together
again makes everyone smile! ]
~ 2010 ~
memory of James MacArthur. I saw James last at
the Hollywood Show in April and although he looked
ill, his wonderful spirit and joy were still
intact. He gave me this photo, which meant that,
typically of his generous nature, he'd noticed I would
be there and took the time to retrieve it from his
archives. God speed, Friend!"
shot of me on Broadway in 1990 (I think)"
'A Few Good Men' -- I don't have a date so he
might be right. Boy, he's been slacking,
hasn't he? I'll get on him about it.]
~ 2009 ~
'The Gardeners of
"A little baby owl that grew
up in one of the brick columns at the ranch (hollow inside) - he got
older and left, for a while we'd see him him out there, sometimes
trying to hide behind things - he was so
"This is a shot from my trip
to Myanmar, about a year ago. Not a great shot, but can
you believe how they utilize motorbikes? This was very common."
Perry & Suzy in Death
Valley "Dutch" - one of
Beetle Cup -- 145 mph --
Charity Ride - 1999
Astride one of his
His beloved 1959 xk 150
He's had this car for
1970 - Right before he went
Julliard - 1953 BMW R51/2
Perry with Rowdy and Dutch
Dutch in training
Perry's Burros -- one is now deceased
Rowdy tied to the front
gate [notice the motorcycle cutout?]
"A bunch of overweight
cowboys." They work the ranch and taught
Perry what he needed to
know for The Cowboy and the Movie Star.
The ranch in the spring.
Sunset at the ranch
His beloved Alligator
motorcycle that was on display
at the Motorcycle Hall of
Fame Museum's 'MotoStars' exhibit
in Pickerington, OH.
1967 Mustang GT Fastback
1989 BMW R100GS -- Perry
recently won the English
Trials Competition at the
BMW Rally in Auburn, CA
with this bike.