Bike: Scotty Detwiller
Photos: Adri Law
Bike: Scotty Detwiller
Photos: Adri Law
Holy fuck these are cool. Mandy Lyn shot these photos of some local Vancouver babes on Corey Lekus' Shovelhead down at the Hawks Nest Garage Space in the Downtown Eastside. Everything 35mm. You can get in touch with her and buy prints through her website HERE.
I went down to New Braunfelds in Southern Texas for the Giddy Up Vintage Chopper Show. I covered the story for Revolution Motorcycle Magazine, so you'll have to wait for the article to come out to get the full story and all my photos, but here's a good taster!! The event was really insane. I will be back next year for sure, if I'm fully recovered by then!
I AM STOKED to officially annouce LOSERPALOOZA. A party with a focus on motorcycles, a pig roast, art, tattooing, music and photography. It goes down on Sept. 17th in the Ellis Building @ 1024 Main Street in Vancouver, BC.
LOSERPALOOZA has been heavy in the works for the past couple months. We've got bikes coming from all down the West Coast, artists and photographers from all over the place showcasing their work, and a ton of local and non-local people coming to help out and hang with us in YVR.
The event is sponsored by Loser Machine, Biltwell, Coors Banquet, Fast Times Magazine and OF COURSE Road Apples!
To celebrate the announcement, Biltwell has donated 5 helmets for us to giveaway. Go to the @loserpaloooza Instagram page and tag 4 members of your crew. At the end of this week, we will send each one of you a full-face Biltwell Gringo!
Check out the poster below made by Loser Machine and the announcement video made by Blaine Connolly.
We can't wait! See you all in a couple months.
The Hawks Nest in one of many East Vancouver workshop spaces. The boys in this spot are pretty funny to be around, and they've got a lot of cooks in the kitchen but they always seem to make shit run! Here's their space:
Bikes: Benny Kauz, Blaine Connolly, Andrew Grace, AJ McAllister, KC Winacott, Cory Gallon, Fuddy and probably one of these bikes is Tory Potoroka's in one way or another.
It only took 10kms after crossing into America before our brand new Sprinter blew a tire. It was most likely a Canadian screw that was sticking out of the rubber considering we loaded the choppers at the most used workspace in Vancouver. After jacking up the rear of the passenger van with the 3 old-ass motorcycles in the back, we drove another 5 hours south toward Castle Rock, Washington.
This isn't just any old oval race track... it is dozens of young biker freaks from all over the country racing their choppers, cafes, 3-wheelers and everything else unsafe and not made for a classic race track. We set up our tents, drank a couple cheap American beers and passed out.
The races included divisions such as Harley motors, ladies, lawnmowers, snowmobiles and choppers-only. It was carnage. We watched a dude fully get thrown off his chopper only to get ran over by a massive enduro driven by a guy in a chicken costume. Then there was the flying slice of pizza and then the Harleys who started hitting a big dirt jump in the center of the track.
The Rusty Butcher dudes were there doing what they do best, ripping around a track and hitting random piles of dirt as table-top jumps.
The ladies class was rad as usual. Tori from See Sees took the gold medal even though the bike she practiced on shit out on her and she rode the HD 750 that she had never been on before. That chick rules.
Our lead-hand Sam took gold in the vintage classic devision of the Pro series the night before Dirt Quake took off. He rode the track both days and made Canada look rad.
The weekend ruled. Dirt Quake 2015 highlights: drunk racing around barrels at 2am, the truck that pulled the boat crash (I was somehow in the back of this truck...) the above bike & it's owner, the flying 3-wheel pizza, the river, Kiki and her boobies, motorcycle babes of America and the dirt that still lives between my toes.