11 Questions With Butch Lynch

Butch Lynch, aka Uncle Bitchen

Describe yourself in three words?

Down right sexy!

How did you get you into painting and how long ago was that?

It was in 1966 that I went to work for Bill Carter at Pro Paint at the age of 16.

Who have you worked for?

Bill Carter, Larry Watson, Gene Winfield, Formula One Enterprises, Fat Jack Inc., Uncle Bitchen’s, and the Imagineering Shop.

What got you into painting motorcycles?

I was just a shit head kid back in late ‘60s hangin’ out with the Satan’s Slaves and Bill Carter. One and one added up to two and I have been spraying bikes ever since.

What do you think is the future of the bike industry?

I see a return to grass roots designs with new technology and capabilities.

What is your greatest achievement?

Beating cancer and working with the Wounded Warriors Foundation.

What is your biggest regret?

Not getting a chance to say goodbye to Larry Watson before he died.

Who inspires your painting style?

Larry Watson, Bill Carter and Dennis Ricklefs.

What was your first bike?

It was a 500cc Matchless that I rode to high school and at the desert on the weekends.

What are you currently building?

I am building a ‘79 Shovelhead for myself, a Night Train sidecar conversion and a Wounded Warrior Chopper.

Any last words?

I haven’t found the end yet, so I don’t know.