Hells Angels and Mongols Clash in Sturgis 2011

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Aug 152011
 

Well, for those of you who were there, ya probably already know all about it… for those that couldn’t make this year’s Sturgis Rally, you still probably know about it… Seems like the Hells Angels and the Mongols got into it a little bit last Wednesday night just off Main Street, in front of the Angel’s Clubhouse (Pee-Wee’s Shop).  One member from each club went to the hospital with stab wounds, and both have been released.

Two Hells Angels are in custody and face assault charges after a biker fight in downtown Sturgis.  Mark Allen Duclos, 48, is charged with aggravated assault, and George James Caruso, 57, is charged with simple assault.

This will certainly go down as one of the better known clashes between clubs in the states… There are of course the instances in Laughlin, the shooting in Custer State Park, and the recent activity in Arizona.  You can read about most of these things in my blog if you wanna keep up.

We also have a few links to a video someone shot from One Eyed Jack’s Saloon.  The first part is the most interesting (and easy to watch)… then the sun goes down and it becomes hard to see.

 

L&R,

 

ArtBiker

 

 

 

Jul 112011
 

 

 

STURGIS, S.D. July 6, 2011— After the huge success of last year’s show, The Horse Backstreet Choppers will bring its fifth annual The Horse Backstreet Choppers Bike Show to Michael Ballard’s Full Throttle Saloon, once again, during Sturgis Bike Week 2011.  This FREE show will be held Monday, August 8th, 2011 and will feature guest judges, door prizes and giveaways, a burnout pit, live music and beautiful women. NO registration fee or entry fee, this is a completely FREE show.

 

The Horse’s mission is to recognize all hard-core, garage-built backstreet choppers, all owners are encouraged to enter.  Open, FREE registration will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, all bikes must be in by noon. The winners will be announced at 3 p.m. Prizes will be given out all day. EVERYONE who enters a bike is eligible to win prizes. Your bike does not have to win and award to win a prize. This year’s panel of guest judges will feature, Roadside Marty of Flat Broke Customs, Paul Cox of Paul Cox Industries, Chuck Palumbo of CP Kustoms, Patrick Patterson of LED Sled, Jesse Dupre of Jackyl, Sugar Bear of Sugar Bear Choppers, Matt Olsen- Carl Olsen’s son, special guest judges, Michael Ballard of The Full Throttle Saloon and Angie Carlson of Full Throttle Flaunt, and many more.

 

“We are excited to be back at The Full Throttle,” said Steve Broyles, who heads up each year’s show. “Last year’s show was a great success so we expect even more great bikes to show up this year and to have an even better show than last year. We have made some changes this year, awards will be done earlier and we have even more prizes and swag to give away.”

 

Those who enter their bikes in the show will have a chance to win over $15,000 thousand dollars in door prizes from many different companies like Custom Chrome/Jammer, Factory Metal Works, Stevenson’s Cycle, Fabricator Kevin’s, Cycle X, Affliction, Papa Clutch Customs, Chop Docs Choppers, Low Brow Customs, Baker Drivetrain and many many more. Please see that attached list of available prizes. You must have a bike entered to win the door prizes. There will be tons of crowd giveaways as well. But of course, no Sturgis event would be complete without great bikes, great entertainment and great babes, so be sure to enter your bike or stop by and check out all the action.

 

Registration is FREE and is from 9am until noon. Competing bikes will be on display at The Full Throttle Saloon from noon until 4 p.m.

 

The FREE 2011 Horse Backstreet Choppers Bike Show is sponsored by Evil Engineering, LLC, Stevenson’s Cycles, CCI/Jammer Cycle Products, Baker Drivetrain, Cycle X, Fabricator Kevin’s and many other great companies.

 

For more information or to pre-register contact Kari at (313) 737 8888 or thehorseads@aol.com.

Thehorsemag.com

Check out these prizes!!!  If we are lucky, we might even get the Horse to allow ArtBiker to give away some custom, limited edition prints to a few lucky entrants… we will see!

 

Company Prizes
Factory Metal Works Dished Harley Oil Tank
Finned TFMW aluminum Triumph Oil Tank
Handle Bars (7sets)-
TFMW seat
500 unit Triumph Full Frame
Papa Clutch Customs Shovelhead Rigid Bolt on Tail Section
Chop Docs Choppers Hang Em High Series Handle bars (2 sets) 12″ & 14″
Chopper Shockers Seat Shocks (3 sets)
Mosh Pit  Weld in Fuel Line Kits (2)
Hair Pin Seat Springs (4 sets)
Chain tensioners (2 sets)
Passenger Chopper Pegs (2 sets)
Gift Certificates
Sully’s Customs Sportster Coffin Lowering Struts blk pwd coat (2 sets)
Cycle X Harley Dual Carb Set Up
Baker Drivetrain $500 gift certificate
Affliction Clothing Live Fast Custom Hood Shirts (3)
Misgiven SS V-Neck Tee (2)
Voodo Riders SS Tee (2)
Bolt Paneled V-Neck (2)
Assault Leather Jacket
Monoceros Zip Up Hood (2)
Brain Storm Jacket
Liquid Icon Gasket Polarized Sunglasses
Baron’s Speed Shop Barons ribbed rear fender
Barons white Triumph pegs
Spectro Oil cases of oil
Roland Sands RSD Vintage Fuel Repl Cap
RSD Gas Cap tech
Anvil Customs Hand Tooled Leather Seat
Hog Snot Lubricants 2 five gallon pails of 20W50 motor oil with pump
2 cases of 80/90 primary care
2 caes of maximizer engine treatment
Spit Shine Instant Cleaner- 1 bottle for all entries
Custom Chrome $1000 Gift Certificate
Two $500 Gift Certificates
Two $250 Gift Certificates
Three $100 Gift Certificates
Three $50 Gift Certificates
Low Brow Customs Center Fill Narrow Alien Tank, 2.1 gallon chopper tank
2 sets of cloth covered plug wire sets, vintage style 7mm
2 sets of Weld On Seat Spring Mounts, steel, for installing your solo seat
Evil Engineering Complete 2″ Open Belt drive
Stevenson’s Cycle Cleaning Kits
mirrors (2 sets)
Gift cards
Tropical Tattoo Gift Certificate
Gift Certificate
Fabricator Kevin Side Mount License Plate Bracket with Tail Light
Seat Hinge
Slingin Ink Tattoos womens jackets
tattoo gift certificates
pin striping gift certificates
Kustoms Inc Seat pan with hinges (2)
hoe-bag oil tank
oil caps (2)
Chewy’s Gift Certificates
…AND MUCH MORE!!!!

 


Jul 222010
 
With the excitement surrounding the 70th anniversary, David is capping the number of available prints this year.  He’s also including a special paper version (also signed and numbered) which will be only be available unframed.

In 1936, Clarence “Pappy” Hoel started an Indian dealership in Sturgis and formed the Jackpine Gypsies Motorcycle Club.  Two years later, the City of Sturgis joined forces with the Jackpine Gypsies to hold the first “rally” (known as the Black Hills Classic) which was highlighted by the championship half-mile race.  David’s subject in “70 & Counting”, a member of a motorcycle club at the time, is on her way to the inaugural festivities when she stops near Devil’s Tower to get her bearings.  We can only imagine that her new cowboy friend wishes she would stay longer!

We are taking orders now and will begin production as orders are received.  If you are collecting the entire Sturgis commemorative  series, you will continue to receive first right of refusal on your matching edition number.  Please let me know if you have any questions or need additional information.  Edition specifics (shipping is included within the contiguous U.S.):

“Regular Canvas”, image size 28″ x 21″, edition of 70 plus 7 APs and 7 HCs,  $895 framed

“Oversize Canvas”, image size 40″ x 30″, edition of 12 plus 2 APs, $2,250 framed

“Deluxe Paper”, image size 18″ x 13.5″, edition of 70, $195 unframed (only available unframed)

Best regards,
Greg

Weekend Pass: Cops keep eyes on outlaw clubs (Sturgis, SD)

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Mar 042010
 


Outlaw motorcycle [clubs] might claim to be good ol’ boys who like to ride bikes, but law enforcement officers say that by definition, outlaw [club] members are involved in crime. Kevin Thom, director of the Attorney General’s Division of Criminal Investigation, said that he considers outlaw [clubs] to be organized crime.

To keep track of [club] activity, DCI completes a report at the end of the Sturgis motorcycle rally tallying all contacts officers have with [club] members and gathering intelligence information. Officers note who is enrolled in which [club] and what roles individuals have within the [clubs].

The information is then put into a report a few inches thick and shared with 35 states and five foreign countries that have an interest in the information, Thom said.

The information gathered this year will be used by DCI to prepare officers for the next year’s rally, Thom said. DCI puts together a Law Enforcement Safety Bulletin, a handbook of outlaw [clubs]’ identifiers and terminology, a timeline of violent motorcycle [club] involvement in South Dakota from 1981 to the present, and acts of violence nationally in the current year.

The crimes traditionally committed by outlaw [clubs] during the rally are drug possession and distribution, motorcycle theft and assault, according to Pat West, director of the Rapid City DCI office. In general, [club] members don’t commit random attacks against others. “If you mind your own business, everything will be fine,” West said. “If you pick a fight, you’ll get one.”

Anyone picking a fight with one [club] member might get more of a fight than he can handle, West said, because other [club] members will join in. “Every one of them is loyal to those colors and that group,” West said.

Law officers have been concerned in the past that [club] violence would erupt at the rally because of disputes between [clubs] in other parts of the country. In April 2002, a shootout between the Hells Angels and the Mongols in Laughlin, Nev., left three dead and 12 hospitalized. In February the same year, a fight between Hells Angels and Pagans in Plainview, N.Y., killed one and injured 10, according to the Associated Press.

Authorities here were alert for signs of problems at the 2002 rally, but none occurred, Thom said.

“Rivalries between [clubs] ebb and flow,” West said.

Motorcycle thefts are big business for outlaw [clubs], and professional thieves work motorcycle rallies, Thom said. Law enforcement officers work to prevent thefts and recover stolen bikes, and representatives of the National Insurance Crime Bureau come here to try to identify stolen motorcycles and parts.

Locally, the Bandidos is the only outlaw [club] with official chapters, two in the Black Hills and one East River. Hells Angels owns 120 acres north of Sturgis, and the Sons of Silence have a 10-acre campground seven miles north of Sturgis, Thom said.

A Rapid City Bandido, Christopher Horlock, 44, turned himself in June 21 in Houston after being indicted with 25 other people in Seattle, the AP reported.

Horlock, a national regional secretary for the Bandidos, was wanted on charges of conspiracy to tamper with a witness.

Horlock’s indictment and arrest was part of an offensive launched by federal agents and police against the Bandidos after a two-year investigation, according to the AP. Authorities served arrest and search warrants in Washington, Montana and South Dakota.

Source: know[clubs].com

More Cincinnati News and Lichter’s Upcoming Exhibit

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Feb 192010
 

You may have seen my recent post about the V-Twin Expo in Cincinnati.  I told you a bit about the winners of the V-Twin Awards and let you know that, despite weather and economic conditions, the show was its usual success.  I had friends there that said it was a fantastic time.

Well, I just got this press release in the mail that tells a bit about a round table discussion that took place during the event.  I sure wish I were able to attend.  I would have loved to hear what everyone had to say.  Again, maybe next year.

L&R,

ArtBiker

Press Release:

Despite having to make their annual voyage through wintery conditions that nearly shut down the entire East coast, a barrage of V-Twin dealers and exhibitors trekked their way to the 10th Annual V-Twin Expo in Cincinnati the weekend of February 6-8. The industry’s premier trade show, the V-Twin Expo is an opportunity for dealers and manufacturers to strike a deal and ascertain the overall state of the industry from veterans and colleagues. In addition to browsing an impressive array of V-Twin parts and accessories, this year’s expo also featured the “Eternal Combustion-Opportunity in the Wind” seminar.

Sponsored by the Legendary Buffalo Chip and Hot Leathers, this round table gave audience members the chance to converse, listen and learn from an impressive selection of successful and established bike builders and discuss the current climate of the V-Twin industry.

Turn out for the seminar was remarkable as an impressive assortment of industry giants discussed how they have managed to capitalize on their passion within the current climate and how they have successfully turned difficulty into opportunity. The seminar was moderated by celebrated motorcycle photographer, Michael Lichter and the panel consisted of industry notables Kevin Baas, Bryan Fuller, Brian Klock, Gary Mauer, Dave Perewitz, Matt Olsen, Kirk Taylor and Paul Yaffe. An overwhelming sense of passion for the industry permeated the room while journalists, industry insiders, dealers, manufacturers and builders discussed the industry; how it has changed since starting out, how to adapt to these changes and refocus business as well as how to pass this passion down to the next generation of bike builders.

At the conclusion of the seminar celebrity moderator, Michael Lichter also revealed the theme, participants and the logo, designed by Hot Leathers, for the 10th annual Motorcycle as Art exhibit to be displayed at the Legendary Buffalo Chip August 7-13. Titled “Eternal Combustion- 30 in the Wind” this year’s exhibit will focus on the explosion of interest and passion for custom motorcycles seen over the last thirty years. The display will include 30 custom motorcycles from 15 pairs of custom builders and will feature the photography and limited edition prints of the renowned photographer. This internationally renowned and highly anticipated yearly exhibit will be on display at the Lichter Exhibition Hall on the grounds of the Legendary Buffalo Chip August 7-13. An opportunity to peruse, mingle, discuss and learn this year’s V-Twin Expo and highly anticipated “Eternal Combustion-Opportunity in the Wind” seminar was the perfect opportunity for those involved in the V-Twin industry to rekindle their passion for the business and introduce this years Motorcycles as Art exhibition.

More information on the free Motorcycles as Art 2010 Exhibition, “Eternal Combustion-30 in the Wind” is available at motorcyclesasart.com and buffalochip.com.