Please allow me to introduce myself. As some may know me from the early 70's or even late 60'. I am Dennis Cope and was involved with v8 trike building along with Leon Daily. We were using the Asphalt angel body that was first designed and fabricated by Ed "Big Daddy" Roth. After he seen what we were doing with his body " Asphalt Angel "we had his blessing even having us build frames for his clients. Ed only built a couple of these v8 trikes because he loved the vw trikes and spent much more time with them. So in early 70's Leon an I open a shop building v8 trikes. In 1971 Leon and I open our first shop building v8 trikes. I also believe this shop was the first anywhere in the U.S. Trike World limited was located at 6611 Compton blvd. Paramount Ca 90723 I could be wrong, and I guess I have been before, if any one knows of another v8 trike fabricator of this time period call me I would love to commiserate with you.
Now this is how I first became involved with Ed "Big Daddy" Roth and building the Asphalt angle and later the California cruiser
Leon and I took the Asphalt Angel body and built many different configurations using the Asphalt angel as a starting point. As you can see today my fabrications still lend themselves to this timeless design. Also fabricating the Asphalt Angel itself. If you would like me to build you this iconic Asphalt Angel trike, please contact me as I have about a year waiting time line to build a complete trike.
I do have a Asphalt Angel Kit available at this time.