Danny built Flashpoint as his own personal ride, and the bike features a lot of personal touches in the form of a number of one-off specially fabricated parts.
Check out the very individual fuel tank (below), which Danny jokingly referd to as an AFU (All F...ed Up) tank! The oil tank, front and rear fenders, sissy bar, seat and seat pan, exhaust pipes (with Maltese Cross tips) and all the chromed detailed bits are custom made one-offs, too.
Other stand-out features on this bike include the under tree handle bars (which Danny calls 'down-under bars'!), and distinctive mesh stone guard.
LEDs are built into the rear fender (the tiny triangle shapes at the trailing edge of the rear fender) and swing arm, which has been made to fit a 200mm tyre.
The finishing touch - and a very personal one - on the cap for the fuel tank (which is made from a gear from the gear box) is Danny's last dollar coin, which he's glued to the centre.
For power, Flashpoint uses a 1200cc worked and fully polished engine with a 3" Primo belt drive and polished 4 speed 'box. Danny also told us that the bike is kickstart only.
The whole project took 3 months - on and off - to complete.
In February, 2007, at the Orange County Choppers show in Sydney, Flashpoint was judged best of show by the Teutuls - Paul Sr & Jr and Mikey.
Danny was one of the very few who got to go backstage and spend some time with the O.C.C. guys, all of whom loved the amount of fabrication work in Flashpoint and the fact that no off-the-shelf parts were used.
While the event copped some flak, Danny puts a lot of that down to major re-scheduling caused by the weather conditions that frustrated everyone, including the Teutuls. When he did get to meet them, he found them to be great guys to hang out with.
While CVC won't be at Gold Coast Bike Week this year, Danny tells us he is planning to build a new bike for next year's event. In the Flashpoint tradition, Danny promises us "it will be different!"
We've also been given a sneak peek of CVC's next project "Class of '66", an old school bobber that's sure to be as big a head-turner as Flashpoint. Keep an eye out for this one sometime before the end of '08.