Thursday, August 30, 2012

meeting begins 14:00h

Please keep in mind that the event starts on Saturday 2pm (14:00). Please dont come early. We will be busy till the last minute.
Thank you

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Rico is not here

Bad news. Rico did not arrive yesterday. He broke his ankle in Sturgis.
However, we are going to have a ball and will send our love to him. 
 
 
photo: thanks to Tom Schädele

Monday, August 27, 2012

1000 Hills Run

 
Butcher invites for his 1000 Hills Run on September 15.&  16.
Grassroots party in the very best meaning.
 


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Lanesplitter, T-7

Wannabe Choppers surprises us for one more time. Ricky is working on a very cool special trophy for our contest. metal casted by himself. We like!
Go for it.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ultracool box


Our friend Michael of big7.net helped us to produce this limited edition of boxes. We sell this as "surprise packs" at the Sideshow. Buy a t-shirt and you get it with the box plus some cool extra gifts inside for a very nice price.
give money-get stuff- support the show

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Information wanted

Has anyone out there ever heard about the Royal Chopper Society Groningen? Any information, or even the picutre?
Let me know.
Thanks

Monday, August 20, 2012

Last weekend

Last weekend I did spend 2 days at the US Car and Bike Show in Grefrath, displaying the
 Ken Nagahara photos. Had the bike at the booth, but not in the show. Actually there have been no bikes in the show at all. Some visitor bikes outside, but nothing spectacular. It was mostly about stock classic US cars.
Hottest weekend in Germany for this year, so far. About 40grees celsius the shade.

Met the Kowboyz, that was nice. They are the guys from our new supporter Dock 66.

This young man had the hottest ride on 2 wheels in the show. Honestly!



 After all the sweating it was refreshing to ride up to Eindhoven. Flakekings had a movie night on schedule. A few friends of the Garage Maniacs showed up too. We did not see the movie at all. But the boys had the idea to do a terror ride through the city. And of course- they have been much faster than me old hillbilly pussy in the big town and I got lost again. I hate this town. But this time I did need less than the average 1.5 hours to find the way to the Kingdom.It was a nice evening but I had to leave early, because of  the Sunday duty in Grefrath. Again very refreshing on the motorway..... until I ran out of gas. No station in sight. I gambled for an exit where I saw a gas station in the past, and made it there, hooray. Station was closed, just automatic pumps- oh no. But its operated with credit cards- hooray. And this machine denied mine about 6 or 7 times- oh no. Before it finally worked- hooray. Loads of sweat again, because all this happend somewhere in the nowhere. But even this couldnt ruin a perfect night.



Saturday, August 18, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012

This Saturday in Eindhoven

The Flakekings invite for a movie night. Starting this Saturday 8pm at their famous new venue.
Showing 6"over and maybe more. See you there.

Thanks VANS

Normally I have to bug our supporters pretty much to get some swag for our event. Remarkable is that the smaller, poorer business gives easier and often even more than the big dogs. You would be surprised how big names in our small custom world react when we ask for a dollar or some merch. Most of them are takers, not givers. But however- this year we have VANS on our poster and they donated some swag as we did show on the blog.
Big surprise: this Wednesday 2 more boxes from Vans arrived! We didnt know about this but we appreciate.
Thanks VANS!
photo from the www. (maybe doug palladini)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Parking for Motorcycles

We have incoming requests about the overnight parking of bikes at the Sideshow.
We maybe can provide a guarded parking on Saturday night. But this cant be for free and we need at least 10 bikes to make this happen. So more, so better. If we have the registrations for this before Saturday 1. 3pm we can order guards who will take care until Sunday 9am. Costs about 5.-Euro p. bike.
Please register in on our facebook site or leave a comment here, now. We will confirm or cancel as soon as possible.
The local taxi cab companys will be informed and they will send shuttle cabs for the ride to the Blue Laggon and other places.

wannabe swag

Ricki of Wannabe Choppers did send a box with some swag. Nice!

Monday, August 13, 2012

New event coming in Germany

The guys who organize the US Car and Bike Show in Grefrath are working on a new event. It will take place in Lohne,  pretty much in the western middle of Germany, about 100km from the Dutch border.
It is open what kind of events will happen at this location in the future, but there will be a few. Many possibilities from cars to bikes, 1/4 mls race to ....whatever. This is the first one. No charges for vendors and visitors. Go there, meet the promoters and tell them your ideas or just enjoy an nice day with US iron.
And if you have a business and want to become a vendor, please register here:
Or come to Grefrath on the 18. to find out more.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

Seenstädter Bier

For the second time we lost the link button for our friends and supporters of the Nettetaler Bier Kontor.
We suck. Sorry guys. Sik is on vacation and I cant fix it. All I can do ist to show the unfinished label of this years edition of our beer. Good Mojo.
Seenstädter n' Blondes Bier is a lokal brand in Nettetal. Most of you cant enjoy it regularly. Too bad. The creators , Andre and Pepi put a lot of love into this project and they are a big support for us. So have a few bottles of this refreshing beer.
But please- dont drink and drive

Thrift Sale


The Choppertown Sideshow Thrift Sale is a booth at the meeting where we offer the merchandise plus  some extra offers. Some of our supporters donated valuable goods to us. After that last years Raffle pretty much flopped, we decided to use this swag in a more fair way now. We are selling this for very special prices. This gives everybody the chance to score goods about 60-70% under retail price. And all the money goes into the fund. So it helps to keep the Choppertownnation Meeting alive.
Please remember- we are non profit, from the people for the people. We dont charge for entrance or anything else. We keep it free for vistors and vendors. Thank you for your support.

Drinking Club with a bicycle problem

We mentioned it before: there will be a new section at the Choppertown Sideshow. Customized Magazin presents: Custom Bicyles. We are very proud that the Chopaderos will join in to show what the got.



This photo is borrowed from Bike-Blog by ipsofatso

Monday, August 6, 2012

Do like the King did....

Maybe you know this from last year. Still cool.
Give money- get a t-shirt- support the FFTF

Saturday, August 4, 2012

First anniversary

Today it is one year ago that Rico's HiBond Modified homepage and blog have been launched in the web.
Well, Rico is not a person that really likes this digital reality, as you maybe know. And hitting the hard line as allways, there was not more than one blog post since than. I guess you all have seen it, but anyway - the photos are very nice and thats why I show my personal favourites here. I forgot who made these photos, Josh Kurpius maybe?
However, the fact that this is the only post and even this one is in french language because someone else launched it for him, is telling a lot about Rico and I love him for that.




Sorry, no credits for the pics now. As i said - I forgot. But I will ask Rico and tell later.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

class of 2011

After last years meeting I created a photobook with my favourite pics. I stole them everywhere. The first copy was for Rico as a memory gift. He really appreciated and I ordered 4 more copys for people who have been involved. During the year I showed my own copy to many people and got a very positiv feedback.
If you want to see it, you can have a peek at the Sideshow. Ask for it. I would love that all the people shown on the 28 pages write a personal comment into this.

 Maybe we make a new one and this time we are going to publish it, if it comes out as nice as the 2011 one.






cellphone shots