We made a promise to Mark Smith, Dreamboat’s previous owner and son of the original owner Tyree Smith. When we got Dreamboat running again, we would invite him to Charlotte to ride the motorcycle for the first time since he parked it 40+ years ago.
He took us up on that offer and visited Charlotte recently with his cousin, Earl Cantrell, who was the President of the Rough Riders for over 30 years.
We heard old stories about Tye back in the day and got to see Mark and Earl’s reaction to hearing Dreamboat roar to life after all these years. We even got to show off the lights, horn and flamethrowers too!
Hopefully we’ll have the opportunity to cross paths with these remarkable gentlemen again, but until then, please enjoy watching this touching reunion between Mark, Earl and Dreamboat.