Johnny Chop emailed me to announce that he is having the Johnny Chop Invitational & The 3rd Annual Long Beach Tattoo Festival this June 23 - 25. Johnny promises there will be great bands, hot rods, tattoos and of course - motorcycles. Details should be available soon at www.JohnnyChop.com.
Exile Cycles is planning their 10th anniversary party this spring - yes I have the date but I am waiting for them to make the formal announcement. Should be quite the soiree as they are having a full block party and with beautiful LA spring weather it should be a who's who list of attendees. www.ExileCycles.com.
That too kewl for words Alex Mardikian and his crew at Von Dutch Kustom Cycles have been chosen to build the official bike for the 2006 Sturgis Motorcycle Week.
And for those of you keeping up, Sturgis is where Real Original Biker Build-Off is scheduled to tape the finale at the new 600 acre Broken Spoke Saloon. Builders involved with ROBBO include:
- Johnny Chop
- Trevelen Rabanal of Super Company Customs
- Jimmie Lee & John Coen of Three Two Choppers
- Mike DuSold of DuSold DeSigns
- Denny Garley of TC Custom Bikes
- "Dirty" Dave Hurley, Dylan Zwicker, Jake Smith & AJ Burden with Russell Mitchell consulting for Exile Cycles.
Yes, ROBBO is the project I work on when I don't update this lovely little blog. Another project is 2 Wheel Passport which has already aired in Europe and we are working on the American version. More details on that to come.