Er, sorry, no. What I had, he informed me, was a classic Bitza, as in bits of this and bits of that. The 1954 "big fin" 500cc alloy single was the genuine article, albeit blown to smithereens, but everything else—frame, gas tank, seat, muffler, you name it—was from another make or model. Sensing my letdown, Denny offered two options: 1) Track down the proper pieces, an expensive and time-consuming process, or 2) embrace the bike's unique mongrel nature and rebuild it as a period American-style custom. Berg's enthusiasm for the second option was unmistakable and infectious. Out came 1960s magazines, old books, and photo albums of previous builds, fueling my further research including interviews with some of SoCal's original postwar bob-jobbers—this was the mid-1980s and thankfully many were still alive with memories intact, sadly not so much the case anymore.