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~ VVMC 2012 ~

Written by on 21st September 2012 in Beach, Events, Lifestyle, Motorcycles, Ride, Vintage with 0 Comments

 

Western Civ stopped by the Venice Vintage Motorcycle Club’s  5th annual rally after enjoying a ride with them up the PCH and back. More classic iron and steel than you can shake a stick at showed up and it was truly amazing to see everyone’s machines on the road and on display.

 

Club Parking only

 

 

This 1971 Triumph has had one owner for 40 years. 

 

A beast of a Honda

 

The only pre-unit Bonneville at the event was in gorgeous shape.

 

 

Ran into Western Civ friends Gregroy Westbrooke and…

Nick Fouquet of Westbrooke Maker hat company

Handmade in Venice and worth your dimes.

 

 

Looks vintage, but really electric

 

Looks vintage, is really old.

 

 

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~Kate Upton- Cat Daddy~

Written by on 2nd May 2012 in Art, Beach, fashion, Icon, Lifestyle, Motion Picture, People, Photography, Women with 0 Comments

This is CLASSICK!!!!

Kate Upton demonstrates the “Cat Daddy”.
directed by Terry Richardson

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~Jeff Yokoyama – InnerViews by www.KORDUROY.tv~

Jeff Yokoyama is a twenty-five year veteran designer and creative entrepreneur who has spent his entire career dreaming up and creating youth-focused clothing brands. In 1980, he created Maui & Sons and began selling it directly to local surfers and kids on beaches and in schools, changing the rules of the game immediately. The operation moved from the trunk of his car into a multi-million dollar business in a matter of months. He has gone on to start various other brands including Pirate Surf, Modern Amusement, Generic Youth and Pidgin Orange as well as consulting for other top name brands such as Stussy and Quiksilver.
Jeff’s style has always been recognizable and his design talent has remained in high demand throughout the industry and throughout the years. Now, he continues to keep the creative juices flowing by make one-off clothes out of left over materials in his small shop in Orange County, Yokishop.
Check out Jeff’s Maker profile on Korduroy at korduroy.tv/makers/jeff-yokoyama/
Camera/Edit:
James Campbell
Music:
“Highlife”
Connie Price & The Keystones
©2012 KorduroyTV

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~ Here We Go Again…Red Bull Snow Cranks~

Written by on 13th March 2012 in Beach, Motion Picture, Ride, Snowboard with 0 Comments

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~Western Civ visits Inspiration Vol. 3 at the Queen Mary~

Western Civ took a drive down to the LBC earlier this month to checkout the Inspiration Trade Show, hosted by our old friend Rin Tanaka. Originally Rin began the show at the Santa Monica Airport hangers. Last year he moved the event to Long Beach…Housed  within the Queen Mary.

The show brings together a rather eclectic group of collectors, artisans and Americana manufacturers from Japan, Italy, France, South America and of course the good ol’ U.S. of A. . Inspiration is three floors of Vintage collector items, re-issue military goods, New and vintage motorcycle, surf, skate and Hot Rod products. A big kids dream!!!

Western Civ trolled the 3 floors meeting new people who love to ride.. and caught up with old friends who share the same passion for the culture that we do. The images here are just a small percentage of the color and creativity we found at the show. Thank You Rin for inviting us down to partake in the festivities…

 

Photo’s by: Imani Lanier

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~Loose Control~

Written by on 25th February 2012 in Beach, Bicycle, Customs, fashion, Lifestyle, Ride with 0 Comments

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~2.22.2012 favorite images for the day~

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~C.R. Stecyk film ” Fin ” Debut February 8th at H Space.

Film to Debut at Hurley’s H Space Galleries in Costa Mesa, Bali, & Japan

COSTA MESA, CA – January 12, 2012 – Hurley has announced that they will partner with iconic artist C.R. Stecyk III to debut his new short film FIN on February 8th at Hurley’s H Space Gallery in Costa Mesa, CA. Taking inspiration from the film, Hurley is also creating a limited-edition printables collection featuring art and photography captured during the film’s creation.

“Stecyk is both a celebrated chronicler of the art, surf and skate cultures as well as a longtime friend to the Hurley brand. When he told us of his plans for the film, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work together to bring his vision to life,” states Jason Maloney, Hurley’s Director of Art.

FIN, the first installment in an evolutionary series of digital film shorts, details Stecyk’s method of working with a wide variety of creative minds in the Southern California region over the past 40 years. Some of these noteworthy characters include Von Dutch, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, Evel Knievel, Dave Sweet, Julian Ness, Tom Blake, Dale Velzy, Tyler Hatzikian, Scott Anderson, Mitch Abshere, Scotty Stopnik, Mike Ness and Roland Sands. The featured soundtrack is also a nod to West Coast visionaries, with Social Distortion, Breakdown, Tommy Guerrero and Steve Alba and the Powerflex 5 contributing to the project.

“FIN investigates artisan garage culture. It will offer insights into an assortment of individuals who incorporate traditional do-it-yourself garage methodology into differing pursuits such as traditional modified vehicles, surfboards, skateboards, art, music and communications,” states Stecyk.

The subsequent printables collection will feature a series of 4 t-shirts showcasing exclusive artwork and still photography captured during the making of FIN. The printables collection will be available for purchase beginning January 25th on Hurley.com in conjunction with the film’s Costa Mesa debut on February 8th. The film will then travel to Hurley’s additional H Space galleries in Bali, Tokyo and beyond for international premieres.

ABOUT C.R. “CRAIG” STECYK III
C.R. Stecyk III is an artist/curator who has participated in over three hundred international art exhibitions. As a longtime chronicler of the California scene he has written for a variety of publications and authored a number of books, and catalogues dealing with contemporary culture. Stecyk was also the production designer and co-writer of the documentary film Dogtown and Z Boys which won major awards at Sundance and other festivals.

ABOUT HURLEY
“Hurley is a company based on inclusion,” says chairman and founder Bob Hurley. This philosophy applied to Bob Hurley’s early years as a Huntington Beach shaper, working with friends alongside the world’s best athletes to make a better surfboard. It applied to the company’s launch in 1999, when Hurley decided to start a brand that was a true microphone for youth. In 2002, Hurley was acquired by Nike — the largest and most influential sporting brand in the world. Inclusion remains a guiding principle of the company today, where innovative products like Phantom Boardshorts and game-changing events like the US Open of Surfing continue to redefine what is possible in our world. Hurley headquarters are in Costa Mesa, CA with international offices in Sydney, Tokyo, Barcelona and Bali. www.hurley.com

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~LNF: DA HUI SHOOT-OUT! by Lastnamefirst.tv~

Written by on 31st January 2012 in Beach, Motion Picture, Ride, Surf with 0 Comments

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~Rock n Cycles Yamaha Build~

Written by on 20th January 2012 in Beach, Customs, Motorcycles, Surf with 0 Comments

The best way to get to the beach…Fabio and crew’s new Surf Bike.Very Nice!

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