Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Inner View, Inner Peace & Inner Butt


Issue 9 Inner View with Bothers Matt & Dean from something called DicE?..


Get inside the heads of a couple of world traveling gentlemen that have thrown more parties than Hugh Hefner.


Whats in the future for these guys, what got them to where they are and kept them there, what does it take to always seem positive and enjoy what you do and who you do it with? What the hell would I know about it?


Leave your questions for them as a comment... and if they dont think youre an arse tossing shite wanker you may hear what they both have say about it in the next issue.

Fuck this, lets interview...

Monday, August 13, 2012

Wow....

I gotta say, I am a bit overwhelmed by the response to the latest cover of the mag..... I've had a bunch of people ask me where the concept came from....... normally I have nothing to do with the covers - like a good tattoo I just let the artist do whatever they are feeling..... but this time was different.... I gave Phil (aka Cool Hand Phil) some ideas and he killed it........

I'm a chronicler of chopper shit..... I'm not a builder..... I'm just a guy obsessed with bikes and adventures just as prone to trend-humping as the next guy..... sometimes it's impossible to avoid.............. so, I normally just try to capture that in the mag..... without my spin on it too much..... but this time was different.....

I have always loved David Mann's art..... I know it's lame and everyone says it but..... Mann's paintings are like little daydreams..... everything is perfect.......

Born Free was crazy.... we got back from California and I knew that I had to change my plans for Issue 8 a bit as we gathered some crazy content and I thought it only fitting to put it out as close to the show as I could.....

I've been trying to crowbar a Mann-style cover in since the start.... this was my chance because to me CA was an adventure and Mann's art is always an adventure.......

I sent Phil this picture of a Mann centerfold hanging on the Mann wall in the Lab.......




But I knew it needed a twist to it...... I couldn't shake the art that Dave and Jeff had made by EZ for the Wretched Hive......





I love Star Wars and I love it when someone takes a well-known idea and tweaks it.... I also loved the art because Dave and Jeff are veterans of the game and have been building real legit bikes for a long time (but you knew that being as they were both BF builders)...... their shit always seems to have some next-level details that somehow just fit with the Star Wars-themed art they used..... I was hooked.... and since it was fresh in my mind from CA (where I chased Dave for a shirt with the art on it) I ran with it....... I wanted in on the fun..... with our own twist on it so as to be respectful to Mann's original art and not totally bite off of Dave and Jeff.....

By the way, check Jeff and Dave out.... they deserve your attention... 2 of the nice guys in the game that make absolutely amazing bikes for nothing other than the love of Choppering...... no ego and no competition.... just choppers and amazing fabrication..... ok, ok, ok, enough of my stroking Dave and Jeff.............






I gave Phil the Mann art and said, now hide some Star Wars shit in there... I wanted people to see a Mann painting and then trip on the Star Wars content....... as usual Phil killed it!





I guess I underestimated the love for Star Wars.... I kinda thought it was like my love for the Smiths.... some shit I don't like to talk about.....haha.... I just thought loving Star Wars was only for nerds...... I guess there are a ton of nerds and I'm stoked.......

Thanks for the support and support those who support us like the Wretched Hive....


Friday, August 10, 2012

Party UPDATE..... Tomorrow...

So, we've had a little change in plans for tomorrow's release party... But thanks to Dave O and Shoprag we are back on track..... Gonna be a GOOD TIME.... Don't miss out....


MEW LOCATION:

Brown Derby
1940 Wilmington Hwy
Jacksonville NC 28540

Party still starts at 6.... Dave O is Gina grill and the bar has $1 PBR's....

If you're in or near Jacksonville don't miss this....

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The WAIT is OVER....

So, the last couple months have just about killed us (especially Wild Bill, Damion the Van Man and Dirty Daniel).... BUT we did it.... 

2 Issues at the same time..... 

Issue 8.... Phil killed the cover art (front to back) and we managed to land some amazing bikes from Born Free to run full features on.....

Plus all the normal goodies... shirts, hats, blah, blah, blah............ AND something SPECIAL..... a poster to commemorate the first year..... all 6 covers on one poster......... 































And, of course, the Born Free 4 Issue... thanks to Mike and Grant we got FULL ACCESS to the show.... we have shots of all the bikes and all the rad shit.... well, as much as we could cram into one mag.... bikes of the show, ladies of the show, lights of the show, sissy bars of the show...... hell, you get it...... a pretty solid run-down of what happened at the biggest chopper show of the year......... 











Here's a link to the STORE (just in case the HUGE button on the right side of the page didn't catch your eye).........


Monday, August 6, 2012

Party TIME....

To celebrate the RELEASE of Issue 8 (don't worry we will have it on SALE by itself REAL SOON....) and the Born Free Issue we are having a little PARTY.....

We'll have both mags in the house and if you're lucky you can buy us some beers.......

See you there!




Cast pins BACK in stock.....

Just in case you missed out the first time around we got a few more in stock......

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Back in STOCK...

We don't normally reprint but we've had a ton of people asking.... so, back by popular demand..... Oh and something new..... Go to the STORE if you want one....






Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Japan....

I know a lot of people get bummed on "American" bikes going to Japan.... I for one am STOKED.... not to see rad old bikes leave.... I'm stoked on what is going on with choppers in Japan..... they fucking kill it.... and in that light I am stoked to see our little mag getting some coverage in the land of the rising sun..... well, at least our t-shirts.... hahahaha.......

Made a cover... sorta.... hahaha..... FUCK it... I'm still stoked!





Our buddy Bram shot this sweet Triumph for the mag....

Here's some video from the shoot.... thanks!

Angelo's Triumph chopper from jelle keppens on Vimeo.