VADER RAIDER

A long time ago, in a chop­per mag far, far away…

Street Chopper - - Contents - WORDS: STREET CHOP­PER STAFF PHO­TOS: TERRY COOK

We’ve been chest deep in the whole Star Trek ver­sus Star Wars de­bate since the dawn of the in­ter­net. Which is ex­actly how long that dis­cus­sion has been go­ing on, right? Wrong! You find a lot of strange things in the Street Chop­per archives. Usu­ally, you learn at least a lit­tle some­thing you never knew from each back is­sue. On a great day, those old mag­a­zines will sur­prise you in ways you never ex­pected. Imag­ine my sci-fi nerdy sur­prise when I found “Vader Raider” in the Septem­ber 1978 is­sue. “Wow,” I thought, “the only thing that could make this cooler to Geek Mark is if there were a Star Trek chop­per fea­ture some­where.”

Hello, Street Chop­per Novem­ber 1977 and the BACC Klingon Battlecruiser bike.

We’ll talk more about that other chop­per in a few pages. Right now, feast your eyes on JAR Chop­pers’ Vader Raider Iron­head. SC

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