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Chopper Fever – from Kosuke at Sunrise Cycles

Written by on 11th March 2013 in Customs, fashion, Motorcycles, Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Kosuke has killed it again, with the launch of a new clothing line called Chopper Fever.

Follow the link to their lookbook and get some.

Chopperfever.com

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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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~Born Free 4~

Written by on 8th August 2012 in Customs, Events, Lifestyle, Motorcycles with 0 Comments

 

I went to my first Born Free this year. As a rookie, it was pretty overwhelming. There were so many amazing bikes I nearly didn’t make it out of the parking lot. So many cool ideas and so much detailed craftsmanship. I saw a few friends, met some new ones and was in a blur of spectacle the whole day. Here are my impressions, shot from my obviously snowblind perspective. Next year I will have a better game plan but for now…..enjoy.

 

Kosuke of Sunrise Cycles. I saw Kosuke when I first walked in and my head was in full spin mode. I did a crap job of capturing his bikes that he brought, but they were brilliant. See some of them in the upcoming profile on Kosuke soon to drop on these pages.

Droopy, Trav and fellow legends

Dugan and a couple of his bikes

Yaniv Evan of Powerplant and Andy Carter from Pangea Speed SLC

Ryan (@3gknuck)’s mind-bending Davilina Shovel 

Actual conversation, “Oh yeah I’m all about going to stranger’s houses”

No words.

Paul Ponkow of Bones Legacy and Dan Druff of Franz and Grubb with Satyricorn, a rigid front end Triumph custom

Epic biblical engraving on knuckle
This pretty pan was one of the Cycle Zombies’ many offerings
It was a long weekend
Team Sunrise loading ‘em up.
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~Quick visit to the Ducati Museum in Bologna -Italy ~

Written by on 20th April 2012 in Motion Picture, Motorcycles with 0 Comments

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~Western Woman Post-67~

Written by on 6th April 2012 in Motorcycles, Western Women, Women with 0 Comments

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~ KTM European Junior Cup by Pau Catlla~

Written by on 4th April 2012 in Motion Picture, Motorcycles with 0 Comments

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~Proje Göğünaltı – Iran by memomemo ~

Written by on 4th April 2012 in Motion Picture, Motorcycles with 0 Comments

Some Wednesday culture for ya….

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~The Way of the Desert Sled~

Written by on 9th March 2012 in Motion Picture, Motorcycles, Ride 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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~The Dukes of Mumbai~

Written by on 25th February 2012 in Art, Customs, Motion Picture, Motorcycles, Ride with 0 Comments

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