Minneapolis Messaround 2013

MPLS Messaround this year was A-Okay. A good turnout of cars complimented by a bounty of rockabilly and greaser kids. Some women looked like pinup centerfolds and other women looked like men. Jordan from Union Speed and Style built an incredible Panhead for Born Free 5 this year and despite the fact that it didn’t…

Wrench Magazine: Fresh off the Press

In Yankee territory ’tis the season to burn your old magazines to stay warm and buy new ones to remember why your feet keep moving on each day. Wrench Magazine just hit the shelves and it’s guts looked great when I split it open. Wrench hails from Paisano Publications, who brought us the likes of…

Classic Chop on an Evo Sportster

I settled into my desk today and happened upon a little gem that someone left for me. It was an Evo Sportster plastic model with functioning rear suspension and rubber tires. I rocked out a few wheelies and drove it over my computer a handful of times before loosing interest. Later in the day, while…

Chopper & Kustom Art – Cay Broendum & Adam Turman

I happened upon Cay Broendum‘s work over the weekend while checking out general chopper art. This guy is based out of Copenhagen and he’s incredibly talented; making all sorts of wares from paintings to furniture to bikes. His Pinterest is the first thing I stumbled upon and it’s loaded with his work and content. There’s…

Frankensteiners’ 7th Ball in Anoka, MN

The 7th annual Frankensteiners Ball was the best show I’ve been to this year. They do a great job at throwing together an event that you can bring a kid or dawg to, but still get gnarly. The cars were great with over 1000 in attendance and burnouts were plentiful. We met a lot of…

Roach Custom Pinstriping & iPhone Flair

Monte Roach owns and operates Roach Custom Pinstriping out of Cambridge, MN and we got to kick it down with him a little today at the Frankensteiners Ball, which was a killer show, but more on that later. Monte had his booth setup with some of his wares, but the coolest part is that he’ll…

A Few Black & Whites from Summer

The Crown Vic was at St. Bonaventure’s Fall Show in Bloomington, the Deuce is Steve Anderson’s Medeusa which has been here before and the Panhead is cool…. it was chilling on the street at Messaround. Summer’s coming to a close and I’m a little bitter about it here in Minnesota.

A Culture for your Kulture… if you insist.

; Picture Justin and me rollin’ in the ‘Lac. So, we were cruising through a parking garage the other day talking about how the connotation of cool things can be ruined at times by their pseudo-guarded and over-saturated cultures. For example, Justin mentioned how in reality fixie bikes are cool (one fixed-gear and brakeless –…

Full Tilt Minnesota

Full Tilt is one of Minnesota’s few purist chopper shows. Events like this, the David Mann show in Nordeast this year & Bearded Lady are as good as they come. We can thank Heavy for rounding it up along with support from other crews like Union Speed & HA 81, among others. Columbus&Co hooked me…

More Weekend Whips

Here are some more photos from Saturday’s car shows. Justin and I did St. Bonaventure with Columbus & Co during the midday and then Anoka, MN in the eveing. Justin helped build the Deuce Coupe project (Medusa at top) at Vescio’s when he was working there some years back. It’s a true show-stopper and it’s…

Pour Another Cup of Coffee & Enjoy This…

I swiped this from The Horse BC’s Balktalk. Women on bikes are foxy and a little home maintenance goes a long way. It’s Micky Lynn’s Harley Davidson Ironhead chop and I think it’s a really cool, dirty little machine. Good functionality though with disc brakes front and back and a riding stance that looks to…

Minneapolis Messaround

The Messaround is a fantastic period correct car show in Minneapolis at the Memory Lanes Bowling Alley. The cars are top-notch hot rods, the bikes were killer and the scene is solid greaser culture. I’m passionate about tattooed women and cars with more than 5 carburetors so it was very relative to my interests.  http://www.minneapolismessaround.com/…