Skidmark Garage Thankful for Participation

Skidmark Garage

Meet the Builders

Many months ago, Tom Wronkovich of Whiskey Grade got this ball rolling when he decided he needed to step into my world and help Skidmark Garage stay alive.

Because he’s connected to some serious decision makers, he proposed the idea of having community motorcycle garages (CMGs) play some sort of role in all the IMS shows this season. This led to Zach Rudio from Progressive’s marketing firm, MatchMG, getting in touch with me.

Zach contacted a CMG in every city that the IMS show was going to and organized the stage schedule in such a way that we were all given the opportunity to plug our respective business (and business model) to the entire crowd in the Progressive area of the show. I was lucky enough to present six times over the course of the weekend.
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Waffle House for Christmas – Obviously, I’d been bad this year

Golden brown waffles

A friend of mine had this to say about Waffle House. He said that he had read that Waffle House had decided to go up-market and was looking to create a better environment and better tasting food.

Waffle House for Christmas – And since it was Christmas and two Waffle Houses had recently opened and since it was the only thing open except gas stations, he decided to give one a try… his thoughts: “It’s much worse than I remember it.” [Read more…]

Imogen Rolls with the Great Frog Los Angles

Imogen Lehtonen

I met Imogen on a Photo Shoot

by Jeff Najar

She Rides Anything on Two Wheels

Imogen Lehtonen is a family member of the founders of the legendary jewelry company, Great Frog London.

The Great Frog has been hand making epic jewelry out of their basement in London since 1972. Legends like Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Metallica, Slash, Aerosmith and more wear their pieces.

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The Cry for Quiet: Noise Nazis @ Our Door

The Cry for Quiet: Noise Nazis @ Our Door

Aftermarket Exhaust

The Fight For Sound

Today’s auto manufacturers do all they can to insulate the driver from the noise that is coincidental with the act of driving. Add stereos, texting, cell phones, tinted windows, and visibility as well as attention is diminished. Even though it hasn’t been scientifically proven, it’s rational that ‘loud pipes save lives.’

Noise Free America and Ted Rueter want noise laws to be enforced. [Read more…]

Used Or New: The 1st Bike Question Investigated

New or Used Motorcycle – It’s still the same old story, a fight for love and glory, a case of do or die.

Your first motorcycle is a huge commitment, and perhaps the first — and biggest — question is, “Used or new?”

New or Used Motorcycle

New or Used Motorcycle

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A Sit Down with Atomic Bob

An Interview with Atomic Bob

An Interview with Atomic Bob

Atomic Bob Interview

Question: What drew you to the whole motorkulture scene?

Atomic Bob: I’d say what drew me in to the entire scene falls on history. my ol’ man is my dealer that also got me hooked as a kid. he had me hooked on alcohol, nitro, and methanol at a young age! ha!! We spent weekends at the drag strip, flat track, road courses, dirt drags, go kart races. I was exposed to all types of motorsports, and even today cant say i like one facet of the gearhead lifestyle more than any other….bikes, cars, planes even! just gimme, all the time. [Read more…]

Meeting Kirsh Helmets at AIMExpo

Kirsh Helmets at AIMExpo

Atomic Bob stripes a Kirsh Lid at AIMExpo

Every so often you see something that pops out at you. At AIMExpo, it wasn’t just the Paint Slinger Shootout lids and the Championship of Americas‘ custom sleds, it was also the NEW American-made motorcycle helmets by Kirsh Helmets. [Read more…]

CARP DIEM Camping or Camping with your Motorcycle

A Grease + Gears Presentation from Commander Edge

Camping with your Motorcycle – This is everything you need (actually more) to camp or even crash on a hotel room floor when the hotel prices have doubled during popular motorcycle rallies.

CARP DIEM Camping or Camping with your Motorcycle

From a Grease + Gears Presentation from Commander Edge – This is everything you need for a comfortable night under the stars.

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The Flying Piston Builder’s Breakfast

SuspensionTechnologies & New-Line Engraving

Silent Auction: Custom Shock Jewelry by New-line Engraving and Suspension Technologies

The Flying Piston Builder’s Breakfast is a fund raiser with the proceeds going to vets with PTSD. The breakfast kicks off the first Sunday of the Sturgis rally on August 6th at 9:30am in the Buffalo Chip.

A silent auction produces the greatest part of the fund raising efforts. This year we have something special from New-line Engraving and Suspension Technologies shocks.

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New Logo: Kustom Kulture Artisan Show

Special thanks to Atomic Bob and Scout for producing the Kustom Kulture Artisan Show logo. Coming to a custom bike show near you. The Austin edition Kustom Kulture Artisan Show kicked off on June 7-11.

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Get the Broom Out – Indian Sweeps Sacramento Mile

May 21, 2017 – American Flat Track Twins presented by Vance & Hines. Bryan Smith Wins Again! He demonstrated his mastery of the Mile with a tactically brilliant victory aboard his No. 1 Indian Motorcycle Racing backed by Allstate Scout FTR750.

The 5th round of this year’s 18-race American Flat Track Twins presented by Vance & Hines saw Bryan Smith passing the stripe 1st with Jared Mees (No. 9 Indian Motorcycle Rogers Racing Scout FTR750) and Brad Baker (No. 6 Indian Motorcycle Racing backed by Allstate Scout FTR750) following in succession.

Almost immediately, the Indian-mounted teammate/rivals ripped away from the rest of the Main Event field. They then waged an intra-team battle that alternately required pace, patience, slipstreaming and strategy for practically the entirety of the 25-mile distance.
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Indian Sweeps Arizona Mile

Indian Sweeps Arizona Mile

Indian Sweeps Arizona Mile

PHOENIX (MAY 15, 2017) – Indian Motorcycle Racing continued its dominance of the flat track with its second podium sweep of the season. Indian Motorcycle’s “Wrecking Crew” is living up to its legendary moniker as Bryan Smith, Brad Baker and Jared Mees finished 1-2-3, respectively.

After two red flags, and as the sun began to set, the AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines Main Event was reconfigured into a dramatic five-lap shootout. At the second and final restart, Baker again resumed his place at the front of the field and appeared well on his way to grabbing his first victory of 2017. Smith earned his second consecutive victory by ducking inside Baker with two laps remaining – edging him out by .057 seconds.

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