Awesome motorbike (via BoingBoing)
BoingBoing also led me to discover Baron Margo, a Los Angeles artist whose incredible creations include custom cars and motorbikes with a shiny, steampunk-ish 1950s aesthetic. His web site, www.baronmargo.com, appears to be down or defunct, but you can find a ton of great pics just by searching Flickr for his name (and Google too). Unfortunately, some of the best work is only on his site, including distressed Art Deco vehicles that kind of defy description.
some of baron margo's work, shot by annembray on flickr
a baron margo jet car shot by kid deuce on flickr