Paul Miller: PanicRev grew out of the success I had with the Tracker I built from the ’77 Yamaha TT500. I had been racing in motocross, but wanted to get into flat track racing in my hometown. I was really into it but didn’t know much about it, so I started doing some research. Which is when I discovered street trackers, and it was huge to me. The 500 was a basket case I got for a couple hundred dollars, but I knew I could turn it into something if I spent a little time getting it into shape. I started buying parts for it and putting them on, but I was inspired to start machining the parts I actually wanted on it. I started custom fabbing everything that went on it, even painting it, and as the project came together it turned out I was making a show bike. People told me I had to start doing something with this, so I did. I took the term “panic rev” from my experience in motocross, and when the Tracker was done I called it the first PanicRev Custom. It was amazing to get to do this, because I always had a dream to build parts and share bikes with people.