Before Jesse James was transforming cars and bikes into badass custom street machines on Monster Garage or crafting ornate custom pistols as a luxury gunsmith, he made the very first West Coast Choppers build in his mom's Long Beach garage back in 1989.
James has since relocated to Austin, but is still creating jaw-dropping rides for West Coast Choppers 30 years later. To celebrate the anniversary, James rounded up his favorite custom creations exclusively for Maxim.com.
From Kid Rock's one-off El Diablo to a Frankenstein-esque WCC Dominator that's mated to a freakin' radial aircraft engine, check out each loud-and-proud moto in the gallery above, with commentary about each bike from the man himself.
To enter for a chance to work alongside James on an all-expenses-paid trip to West Coast Choppers, pick up one of the brand's "30 Years Anniversary Contest" commemorative keychains here.