Friday, March 30, 2012

new friends


Did you realize that we have the VANS off the wall logo in our headline this year? Yes, we found new friends... Not sure where this cooperation will lead us too, but its pretty cool anyway.
Choppers and Skate culture is a true match.
Today we recieved a big box full of goodies from these guys. If you are attending the Choppertown Sideshow 2012 you will have a good chance to get something out of this.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

4 sale Ricos shovel

If someone out there has the money- go for this, it is the real deal.
I hope I win the Lotto game this week....

Here is Rico's description:

Any one interested in buying bike is welcome to take it 4 a good (street-Hwy) ride!
Guaranteed many BS free miles. Not including normal ware & tare.
It’ll sell itself. Easy never fail –cold or hot- starting.
Rides smooth, easy, comfortable, reliable.
Also runs like a raped ape if u feel playful = 65-85mph on Hwy, for 100s of miles –
4 riding u wont find a better vintage cycle
*Bike comes with a Photo "build diary" part by part from the start.
Step 1 through fit & various mock up incarnations, raw & rough
100 of pieces restored – customized - repaired.
Chronicles engine parts, through Rebirth.
Great record of everything in bare metal, no surprise’s later!
Boxes of parts going to sand blaster, chrome/polish & powder coat
empty trans/engine cases… photo history of what would cost
$15,000 + to have a shop build OR gather this blend of vintage parts!
Also a Documentary Film, with footage of this bike build.
"choppertowm – choppertown FTV" (from the vault) both DVDs
The FTV" DVD has lots of footage of this bike build.
Built throughout 2005, its 1st start up & ride was Xmas day 2005.
30 days later it won, 1st place Award/Trophy –vintage motorcycle, at
2006 GRAND NATIONAL ROADSTER SHOW
: List of magazines/publications bike has been featured in:
2005 & 06 – Garage Magazine
2006 Hardcore chopper – Japan
2006 Wild magazine – France
2006 Hot bike - USA
2006 freeway magazine – France
2006 & 07 Street Chopper
2006 & 07 Road Course - art books
2007 Cruisin – Japan
2008 Motor Books coffee table book "Cole foster & the Salinas Boys
Currently can see recent Internet spotlight at –
http://www.chopcult.com/
Or my
http://www.hbmshop.com/ site in bikes section.
Interested in buying bike – were in Pomona Ca.
909-208-8795 Rico Fodrey
hibondmodified@hotmail.com
 



Sunday, March 18, 2012

Tattoo Ink Explosion 3

Good times this weekend. Meeting old friends, making new ones on the 3. Tattoo Ink Explosion in Mönchengladbach-Germany. Our buddy, Mr. Body Electric Andy, was a great host for thousands of visitors and a huge lineup of international artists. And the venue is unique in this scene. www.andysbodyelectric.de



On all 3 days SL!N was on stage. This Rock'NRoll cannonball one man show is breathtaking. And you have a good chance to see him soon again. He will be at the Quartier Latin Springjam Festival in Nettettal, the Rumblers BBQ and our Meeting. We are looking forward for all his shows.

The art fusion is a charity project. The art sells in an auction and the money goes to a good cause.

On the right side a big TIKI carved by our friend Mr. Tiki Michael. www.crazy-tiki-art.de

The most wellknown lowbrow artist of Germany Maze performed his pinstriping and lettering skills live. On aircraft service carts, bicycles and a "Bobby car". And....

.....with needles and ink on human skin.

He is running the Santa Sangre Tattoo Shop in Cologne and touring events all year long.


The good news is: this year he will be a guest at the Sideshow too.


I made some more appointments on this occasion, but those are not confirmed yet. Watch out for more news, register as a follower on this blog.