A goal to make it back to AMD (inspired by the legendary Brian Klock) gave Jeremy the motivation to start a new project. This time, it would have to be perfect. "All in all Old Black was a much of an art project, or a means to challenge my every skill while pushing myself to the next level. I am old enough to have seen the true craftsman at work, folks who work as if it is for the Lord himself. These people and their creations have been an inspiration to me. I have always wanted to grow up, using tools, fixing things myself, while creating things that are beautiful as well as useful. I am also young enough to see the generation of computers, people who do as little as possible to rate a paycheck, and people totally dependent on cheap disposable foreign goods who think that only ignorant people have dirty hands. We all know building motorcycles isn’t the best way to make a living, but for me it is the drive to hopefully inspire just one person to pick up a tool and learn how to use it. That keeps me doing what I do." Old Black was recognized as the AMD National Champion and was awarded 2nd place at the AMD World Championship in 2012. Old Black was also featured on Discovery Channel.
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