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Friday, December 2, 2016

Quick Throttle Magazine California Edition – December 2016

Be sure grab the latest free issue of Quick Throttle Magazine with Darren McKeag's version of "Show Off" gracing the cover. Get to know more about the artist behind this stellar piece. This edition can be found at any Harley-Davidson dealerships located in California or you can view the magazine here.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Street Chopper Pre-Party

Join us at The Tavern from 5 pm to 2 am on December 10th. Featuring food and drink specials, live music from Revolution Mother, Rubber Neck Loins and special guests, giveaways, and a ride in bike show! No Cover Charge!! The Tavern is located at 211 E Santa Clara St Ventura CA 93001. Big thanks to Jeff Holt and the staff at Street Chopper, 805 Beer and Sailor Jerry for sponsoring the festivities and The Tavern for being a gracious host year after year.

Safe travels, we'll see you soon!

Helmet Art

We can't wait to see what this year's artists unveil for the Biltwell Inc. Helmet Show. Be sure to swing by the McBride Hall to support all of the artists contributing to the David Mann and Friends Art Exhibit. See you soon!

Photos by Johnathon Martin.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016

Biltwell Inc. Helmet Show

We would like to thank the crew at Biltwell for hosting the Helmet Show once again and to the following artists for their time and talents:
Ben Corn - @bencorntattoos
Joey Ramirez - @mr_rhythm
Mike Rios - @mykerios
Mike Daigneault - @md82art
Michael "Buck" Ramirez - @buckwildbrand
Aaron Mason - @aaronmason81
Les Schettkoe - @bunky_archer
David Flores - @davidfloresatc
Michael Castillo - @bigislandmike

You can find the Helmet Art Show in the McBride Hall.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Artist profile: Joel Meyer-England of 845 Motocycles

Please take a moment to get to know artist Joel Meyer- England.

Photo by Keith Kelley

"Having spent much of my 20’s riding and customizing motorcycles I taught myself how to paint via the internet so that I could paint my own bikes as well as my close friend’s bikes. When I left the motion picture industry in my late 20’s I started painting more bikes for my friends. Through Instagram I had people reach out to me asking if I could paint their bikes. This snowballed into my full-time job shortly thereafter."

"While painting on my porch in Santa Monica I soon realized that I needed more space and a real paint booth so I moved my family out to the Joshua Tree area where I now have a 2.5-acre compound complete with a proper paint booth. I take much inspiration from the chopper paint of the 70’s as well as the coloring of traditional tattoo work."

"When I first moved to California back in 2004 I lived in Ventura for 4 years so it’s exciting to be a part of this show that takes places back in my old haunt. I am especially excited since David Mann has been a big inspiration to me in my work. His attention to detail in the amazing choppers he came up with and the radical paint on those bikes have been and continue to influence my work every day as I strive to come up with interesting and cool paint work."

"I am truly honored to be a part of such a special event alongside so many other truly amazing artists. I have looked up to the artwork I have seen at the event in past years and always dreamt that I might get to be a part of the art show so this is truly a dream come true."

"I started to think how I could give back to the community that has welcomed me with open arms so I reached out to event promoter, Tory DuVarney. He asked me to create a custom gas tank using a classic Dave Mann painting as the reference. Tory requested that the proceeds go directly to the Wounded Warrior Project, a charity that is near and dear to the Chopperfest family. I'll be recreating the tank (seen below) using a Throttle Addiction narrow wassell style tank painted with Painthuffer Monochromatic Purple Metalflake and House of Kolor Kandy."

"I am very excited to be able to give back to the men and women who have served in our military. You can watch the progress through my Instagram profile and tickets are currently available for purchase. $20.00 for a single ticket or $100.00 for 6. You don't need to be on location to win but your attendance is appreciated. We'll announce the winner during the award ceremony."

Photo by Keith Kelley

"I would like to thank Chopperfest for inviting me to be apart of the event, Zach from Throttle Addiction for donating the tank I am painting for the raffle and Brian from Painthuffer for supporting and sponsoring me."