Kutty was born in Northern California but grew up and has
lived most of his life in Southern California, where he currently
resides. Some people might say he was born into Hotrod royalty, being
the son of a famous car builder Jim "bones" Noteboom. Bones has been
building cars since the 50's. Not only has his face been all over
magazines for his cars and motorcycles but he was also inducted into
the Hot Rod Hall of Fame. He also a part of the drag boat racing in the
60's & 70's. Yet in the end Bones specialty all along was building
bad ass Hot Rods and tricked out choppers.
So with that in mind let’s just say Kutty had gotten a head start in the
chopper world. When Kutty was a young teenager he began to take notice
of the artistry, creativity and thought that goes into a custom car or
motorcycle. Before he became serious about building custom bikes he was
busy listening to punk rock music and trying to get sponsored in Skate
boarding. Needless to say when that didn't happen he received his
driver’s license. Kutty then picked up two magazines one called Car
Craft from the late 50's & 60's, the other Street Choppers from the
70's. Looking at these magazines he had realized it was about keeping
Kutty's first bike was a 1970 Honda Chopper which he road the hell out of. After a few
speeding tickets and ready for something new he sold it and was geared
up to start a new project.
Kutty says there’s a lot of bike builders out there these days but he would not
call himself one. He says it's more of a hobby, but when a bike is
eventually finished it’s always for sale! ”That's what his wife say's
Other than working on bikesKutty has a Monday thru Friday job as a General Contractor. As much as
he love's working on bikes, with all the time and effort that goes into
a bike to be complete you shouldn't quit your day job.
Over the year's Kutty's cars and motorcycles have been featured in many
magazines as well as a documentary with his fellow Sinners called
Today you can find Kutty sitting next to his collection of early 60's and 70's magazines and
still rocking out to Punk Rock music for inspiration into the view of
his next timeless design.