The Crocker was the fastest production bike of its era, and decades to follow. The only thing to overtake them was the passage of time. Due to WWII, only sixty-four Crockers were ever built. Al Crocker and Paul Bigsby turned their engineering genius to the service of their own country and moved into aircraft manufacture. Despite the scarcity of Crockers its ‘Stripped for Speed’ idea took hold. Through the years, legendary steel bike men like Elmo Looper, Homer Wood, Jack Lilly, John Cameron, Ernie Skelton and Chuck Vernon owned Crockers. If you can find one for sale today, an original Crocker is valued from US$600,000 to US$1,200,000. It’s with this passion and commitment to The Crocker legend that 1346Venice is now faithfully rebuilding the machine for real bike men of today.