On October 26 of 1955, in reply to a letter from the Editor of Ottowa Hills’ High School Spectator, E.E. Cummings penned (A POET’S ADVICE TO STUDENTS.) In it, the rebellious Man of Letters expressed:
“To be nobody-but-yourself – in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else – means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.”
1991 – 1992: Confederate Motors was born. Conceived of a relentless romantic passion for the American Way. Conceptualized, for nine months, within the scope of non-materialism, principled individualism, and the nuturance of actualized creativity. And made flesh by an uncompromising band of poets. The fight began.
1994 to 2005: First in Baton Rouge and later on Carondelet Street in New Orleans, Confederate Motors designed, hand-crafted, and sold the finest street motorcycles it is possible to craft.
2008: Noise dissipated, minds opened, spirits re-energized, pride emancipated by defeat: a determined band of Confederates and students of perseverance, guided by the resonant voice of undiluted truth, paid homage to Mr. Cummings’ advise. With a machine whose skeletall- spare, warrior aesthetic captured the imagination of motoring purists and afficianados worldwide, they refused to give up – ever. That machine, was named The Fighter.
2014: The Fight continues through the genius of an International Rebel, Pierre Terblanche.
Spoils of the Fight
“Some bikes are part of a scene. Others, like the P120 Fighter Black Flag, are the scene. Cranking 160 horsepower from its 120-cubic-inch radial twin, Confederate Motor’s latest not only guns it and runs it but also blazes a distinct and stylized path in American motorcycling.” Los Angeles Times Business
See the Fighter on White Collar: here