This Machinist Is a True Gear Junkie

Making engines, motorcycles, cars, and airplanes yourself is no easy task, but it does help if you’re a machinist.

Having a hangar dedicated to workshopping your ideas into being can’t hurt, either.

If all of that sounds a little too Tony Stark to be true, consider Mark Atkinson, the machinist and gearhead featured in this video. The man lives out of his tailored hangar where he churns out his whimsical concepts.

This particular edit follows Atkinson as he hand-builds and test rides a futuristic, high-powered motorcycle.

Take a look — it just might blow your mind.

Runtime: 25 minutes

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Jilli Cluff

Jilli grew up in the rural southern Colorado mountains, later moving to Texas for college. After seven years in corporate consulting, she was introduced to sport climbing — and life would never be the same. She now works as a contributor, gear tester, and editor for GearJunkie and other outlets within the AllGear family. She is based out of Atlanta, Georgia where she takes up residence with her climbing gear and one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.


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