Andy’s Ariel Atom Photos & Video

by | Jun 8, 2016 |

Original Gallery

Ariel Atom Factory

Brammo sent me some “build” pictures of my Atom.

Ariel Atom Brammo

Obviously the “build” pictures fueled the burn to see it in the flesh even more.

Ariel Atom

Tell me this chassis isn’t a work of art.

Vetraceuticals Truck

The day dawned. Hooked up my trailer on my Vetraceuticals Dodge Ram Dually, heading for Oregon.

Vetraceuticals Dodge Ram

Arrived at Brammo. Not only did Eric assemble my car, he fixed my trailer lights – Top Man!

Ariel Atom

First peek at the Atom. There she is winking at me through the “shed” door.

Ariel Atom

A closer first peek.

Ariel Atom

The color looks even better in the flesh.

Ariel Atom

Close-up of a perfect nose-job.

Ariel Atom

Is this Atom really mine?

Ariel Atom

Museum or garage? She’d be at home in either.

Ariel Atom

Here’s my Atom’s dash.

Brammo Motor Sports Factory

Brammo Factory Tour – Awesome Jig Table.

Brammo Motor Sports Factory

Factory Tour – Component Rack.

Ariel Atom

Factory Tour – welded chassis comes back powder-coated.

Brammo Motor Sports

Factory Tour – Chassis on rotisserie which makes plumbing easier.

Ariel Atom Frame

Brammo’s meticulous plumbing.


Assembly of the kit was also done in Oregon.

Ariel Bike

I saw the Enertia Electric Motorcycle on the Brammo Motor Sports tour — an amazing “Green Machine”.

Ariel Atom Trailer

Test drive over, loaded up the Ariel Atom.

Ariel Atom on Trailer

Getting ready to head south back to Acton, California.

Atom on Trailer

Eric gives her a final “once over”. How many Ferrari or Porsche drivers can say they met the engineer who assembled their car?

Siskiyou Pass

Siskiyou Pass, Oregon. A bit nippier than Southern California.

Siskiyou Pass

Siskiyou Pass – What Global Warming?

Ariel Atom

Frosty Atom. Good job she’s an English car.

Ariel Atom trailer


Ariel Atom

It warmed up on our Sequoia pitstop

Ariel Atom

Visit Glenn McIntyre at The Gateway. A fantastic place to stay and/or eat when you’re in Sequoia, California.

Ariel Atom

Tooling around Sequoia.

Ariel Atom

Her first photo shoot proper: Vasquez Rocks, Agua Dulce, California.

Ariel Atom Vasquez Rocks

More at Vasquez Rocks (hideaway of notorious bandito, Tiburcio Vasquez in the late 1800’s), Agua Dulce.

Ariel Atom

Agua Dulce is a great little town. Agua Dulce Vineyards is just around the corner from Vasquez Rocks.

Ariel Atom

Agua Dulce is a great place for horses and horsepower…

Ariel Atom Park Ranger

We wondered if the Park Ranger would approve of us driving here. Turns out he was a car enthusiast.

Ariel Atom

Take that!

Ariel Atom

Sexy, sexy beast.

Vasquez Rocks

Vasquez Rocks is a famous Film location. Such movies as: Austin Powers, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek, Blazing Saddles, Werewolf of London, Dracula, Apache, Cars, Little Miss Sunshine, My Stepmother Is An Alien, among many others have been filmed here.

Vasquez Rocks

Vasquez Rocks is also a famous TV location. Such TV shows as: Mission Impossible, From The Earth To The Moon, Broken Arrow, Alias Smith & Jones, Hunter, The Outer Limits, Friends, Charmed, The Cisco Kid, High Chapparal, Logan’s Run, Star Trek, Air Wolf, 24, and many, many more have been shot here.

Ariel Atom

Pulling into my good friend, Mike Van Acker’s place.

Mike Van Acker Racer

Mike not only races, but is a champion in Dwarf Car racing. M&M racing are very well known in the sport.

Ariel Atom Mike Van Acker

Mike actually owns a mint-condition, 1953 Ariel Square Four. Yes, it’s the same company! Ahead of it’s time then and now. (Pics of the two Ariels will follow).

Mike Van Acker racing

One of Mike Van Acker’s racing Dwarf Car chassis.

Ariel Atom

Judging by his expression, Mike enjoyed his first time out in the Ariel Atom.

Ariel Atom Vetraceuticals Wrap

The Ariel Atom gets it’s new Vetraceuticals Wrap.

Ariel Atom Vetraceuticals Wrap

Here’s a close-up of the Vetraceuticals Wrap.

Ariel Atom Vetra411 wrap

I’m rather partial to the green and the new illustrations.


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