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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

From Our Friends at Iron & Resin

From our friends at @ironandresin - There seems to be no end in sight to the fires here. So many families have lost everything in our communities. 150,000 acres and over 750 homes lost and they’ve only been able to survey about half of the area, so that number will most definitely climb. And the fire is only 15% contained. We’re so grateful for the firefighters and emergency personnel that have saved countless lives and homes over the past week. The outpouring of support from friends and strangers has been nothing short of amazing. Neighbors helping neighbors. Complete strangers jumping in with shovels, hoses and chainsaws to help anywhere they can. Folks distributing masks and water to anyone and everyone. So many examples of our community rallying to help. Now it’s our turn. So many of you have reached out asking how you can help. We’ll be setting up a temporary command post next to our Ventura store to as a donation and distribution center for essential items for those families in need. We’re reaching out to brands, retailers, and equipment rental facilities for donations of batteries, walkie talkies, power stations, generators, flashlights, lanterns, protective gear - eyewear, suits and footwear, gasoline (full cans for generators, demo tools, etc. Alternatively, we’ve started a GoFundMe account so folks can just donate funds which will be used to purchase some of these items and provide aid to those families most in need. We’ll also be stocking the InR Mothership as a pop up distribution facility to deliver aid and coordinate volunteer efforts in the areas most affected. We’d love to get volunteers and will be coordinating efforts through our temporary command post in Ventura. Email dylan@ironandresin.com for more information on how you can help. Or click on the GoFundMe link in our profile. Together we can make a difference. Please repost and share. #venturastrong #helpcalifornia #thomasfire #chopperfest #ironandresin P: @dylangordon
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Monday, December 11, 2017

Help if you can

The United Way of Ventura County, American Red Cross of Ventura County and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services have teamed up to create the Thomas Fire Fund. Donations can be made via text message -Text UWVC to 41444 to make a cash donation, on the United Way of Ventura County's website or over the phone at 805-485-6288. Checks with Thomas Fire Fund in the memo line can be mailed to United Way 702 County Square Drive, Suite 100 Ventura, CA 93003. Please be safe out there.

Photo by Johnathon Martin Photography / ChopCult

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Please Read: New Date for the Chopperfest!

The Chopperfest family regrets to inform you that we must announce the postponement of The 14th Annual David Mann Chopperfest scheduled to take place at the Ventura Fairgrounds on Sunday, December 10th.

The City of Ventura is devastated by the Thomas Fire that has wreaked havoc in our beloved city. In order to keep staff, residents, patrons, fire crews and first responders safe we have made this tough decision.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we look forward to greeting all of you when we resume the event on Sunday, February 4th, 2018.

We would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank You” for your continued support for this local family owned and operated event.

A portion of proceeds from the rescheduled 14th Annual David Mann Chopperfest will benefit the victims of this unfortunate natural disaster. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected. We will honor advance tickets purchased, bike show entries, and vendor fees. If you're unable to join us on February 4, please contact me for reimbursement.

Please share this announcement, as we do not want to inconvenience anyone who is planning on attending this Sunday.

Sincerely,
Tory DuVarney
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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Be safe

Photo by Jim Bob Barnett

Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone that is affected by the active fires in Ventura and Sylmar. The Ventura Fairgrounds is one of many open evacuations centers for people to seek shelter. We would like to thank the firefighters and emergency personnel on the ground and in the air. Please be safe.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

FXR Class Presented by KD Customs

Our friends at KD Customs are sponsoring the FXR Class once again. They have created this a one-off trophy for the winner as well!
"If You Build It They Will Come"
All Brand Motorcycle Show presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys and Geico Motorcycle Insurance. Classes include Chopper (Old Skool Skooter) - Bobber - Antique - Modern Chopper - Radical Design - Metric - Koolest Paint - Bagger - Sportster - British - Racer (Race Bike) - Special Construction - FXR (presented by KD Customs) - Ladies (presented by Real Deal) - Best Knucklehead - Best Panhead - Best Shovelhead - Best of Show - David Mann Memorial Award - Ross "Kiwi" Tomas Award.
-Bike Show entry is $40 and includes one general admission and one event t-shirt(shown above). The judges will choose which class(es) your bike best fits. You only need to enter it once.
-The show is open to the public and is not just for builders. We have 19 classes and over 50 awards given out!
-The four Best Of classes will win a trophy and a Biltwell helmet of your choice.
-1st place trophies are amazing works of art by Sonny Boy. 2nd and 3rd place receive ribbons.
Best of Luck!