Nov 302012
 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on 28. Nov, 2012 by smckinney in Active Cases, Featured Articles, Missing Persons

11/28/12– Jerry Landreneau, age 56, was last seen on Saturday, November 24, 2012, but has not been seen since he left. Jerry left his home to take a ride on his motorcycle, which is black and has a whip on the right handlebar. Jerry was last seen wearing jeans, black canvas and leather navy issued combat boots, a black solid leather jacket and black helmet. There may have been someone with him because extra helmet is missing. If you have any information, please call the South Houston Police Department at (713) 944-1920 or Texas EquuSearch at (281) 309-9500.

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Jul 292010
 

“GILL MONTIE’S WORLD FAMOUS TATTOOMANIA TAKES OVER STURGIS AS OFFICIAL TATTOO SHOP OF BOTH BROKEN SPOKE SALOON LOCATIONS”

STURGIS, SD—JULY 23, 2010–GILL MONTIE AND THE CREW FROM THE WORLD FAMOUS TATTOOMANIA IN BEAUMONT, TEXAS WILL BE TAKING CENTER STAGE AT BOTH BROKEN SPOKE LOCATIONS.  WITH GILL “THE DRILL” HOLDING THE REINS, THE TATTOOMANIA MAYHEM IS SURE TO GET EVERYONE’S ATTENTION THIS YEAR AT STURGIS FOR THOSE THAT EXPECT MORE FROM A TATTOO SHOP THAN JUST LINES ON SKIN.  TATTOOMANIA IS COMPOSED OF ONLY THE BEST ARTISTS WHO HAVE ALL TRAINED UNDER THEIR MENTOR, GILL MONTIE, WHO IS A LIVING LEGEND IN THE TATTOO INDUSTRY.

ORIGINALLY SETTING UP SHOP IN HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA, GILL BECAME AN INSTANT CELEBRITY HIMSELF AND WAS NOT ONLY TATTOOING THE WHO’S WHO STARS IN HOLLYWOOD, BUT APPEARED IN MANY OF THEIR MOVIES, MUSIC VIDEOS, AND EVEN TOURED WITH SOME BANDS DOING SECURITY.  GILL IS CURRENTLY INVOLVED WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE ONE AND ONLY TATTOO HALL OF FAME WHERE NOT ONLY WILL HE BE THE ONE OF THE FIRST INDUCTEE, BUT HAS BEEN ASKED TO SET UP SHOP AND WORK OUT OF THE HALL OF FAME LOCATION.  KNOWN FOR HIS SKULL TATTOOS, GILL HAS CREATED A TOP NOTCH TEAM OF ONLY THE BEST ARTISTS IN THE COUNTRY AND YOU WILL GET A ONCE IN A LIFETIME CHANCE TO BE INKED BY TATTOO ROYALTY. THIS YEAR PROMISES TO BRING NOT ONLY THE BEST ARTWORK IN THE AREA, BUT SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCES FROM OTHER WELL-KNOWN TATTOO ARTISTS AND CELEBRITIES THAT WILL BE STOPPING BY TO PAY HOMAGE TO THEIR FRIEND AND FAVORITE INK SLINGER.

THE BROKEN SPOKE SALOON DOWNTOWN WILL HAVE TWO FANTASTIC ARTISTS INCLUDING GILL’S SON, SHANE MONTIE AND MATT WASDYKE WHO IS FLYING IN FROM ALASKA TO JOIN THE CREW AND WILL BE OPEN STARTING AUGUST 3RD FROM NOON TIL 2AM WHEN THE BAR CLOSES.  OUT AT BROKEN SPOKE CAMPGROUND/STURGIS COUNTY LINE YOU CAN MEET GILL HIMSELF AND FIVE OTHER AMAZING ARTISTS WHO HAVE ALL TAKEN NOTES FROM THE MAN. THE ALL-STAR LINE-UP INCLUDES: THE AMAZING MATT BROWN, JOHNNY JOHNO, FRANK BALL, WAYLON HART, AND GILL’S DAUGHTER SHEILA ROSE MONTIE WHO SPECIALIZES IN COSMETIC TATTOO MAKEUP.  THE CAMPGROUND SHOP WILL BE OPEN STARTING AUGUST 3RD FROM NOON UNTIL 2AM AT CLOSING TIME.

TATTOO COMPETITIONS ARE HELD DAILY AT BOTH LOCATIONS AND ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT BOTH SHOPS COME TOGETHER FOR THE BEST OVERALL TATTOOS FOR BOTH MALE AND FEMALE WITH CASH PRIZES AND TROPHIES INCLUDED. “IT’S BEEN TAKEN FOR GRANTED THE QUALITY AND CARE OF TATTOOS AND IT’S ABOUT TIME WE HAD SOMETHING LIKE THIS TO BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO THAT PART OF THE STURGIS EXPERIENCE.  PEOPLE GET TATTOOS IN STURIGS TO REMEMBER THIS AMAZING RIDE AND ITS NICE TO KNOW YOU CAN GET IT DONE THE RIGHT WAY BY TATTOOS ARTISTS THAT ARE THIS TALENTED AND CARE ENOUGH TO CREATE CUSTOM PIECES THAT FIT YOUR VISIONS,” SAYS GILL MONTIE.

YOU CAN FIND UP-TO-DATE NEWS ABOUT WHATS HAPPENING AT TATTOOMANIA AT THE BROKEN SPOKE SALOON WEBSITE COMPLETE WITH THE ARTISTS PROFILES AND PORTFOLIOS SO YOU CAN CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE ARTIST AND SET UP YOUR APPOINTMENT.  THIS YEAR PROMISES TO BE AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE AND GILL WOULD LIKE TO INVITE EVERYONE TO CELEBRATE THIS YEAR’S 70TH ANNIVERSARY TATTOOMANIA STYLE. “WITH OVER 40 YEARS OF LIFE EXPERIENCE, STURGIS IS A PART OF MY LIFE AND MY FAMILY’S LIFE.  COME AND LET US TATTOO YOUR SOUL,” SAYS MONTIE.

For More Information:

Visit Broken Spoke Saloon Website:

* WWW.BROKENSPOKECAMPGROUND.COM*–*WWW.BROKENSPOKESALOON.COM*

Or Join us online:

*WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/GILLMONTIESWORLDFAMOUSTATTOOMANIA*–*WWW.MYSPACE.COM/TATTOOMANIA*

Gill Montie’s World Famous Tattoo Mania (Shop)

Tattoo Mania exploded on the scene in West Hollywood in 1990.  The brainchild of world famous tattoo artist, Gill “The Drill” Montie, quickly became a household name in the tattoo industry becoming synonymous with cutting edge quality and tattoo culture decadence.  Tattoo Mania set the standard for modern day tattooing introducing legendary artists like Paul Booth, Mark Mahoney, and Bob Tyrell to the tattoo industry.  Tattoo Mania list of clients reads like a who’s who in Hollywood featuring stars like Roseanne Barr, Ringo Starr, Poison, Motley Crew, Billy Bob Thornton, Shaquille O’Neil, and Tupac earning a reputation for expert tattooing with a hell of a story to tell at no extra charge.  Today Tattoo Mania continues to blaze a trail for others to follow and remains one of the most famous and respected names in the industry.  Bigger, badder, and better than ever, Tattoo Mania is bringing the party to Sturgis by teaming up with the Broken Spoke Saloon and is taking tattooing in Sturgis to a whole new level.

Gill “The Drill” Montie (Owner and World Famous Tattoo Artist)

Born in Traverse City, MI on December 18, 1954, Gill “The Drill” Montie has traveled all over the United States since the beginning of his tattooing career in 1974.

“I grew up between Detroit, Chicago, and Southern California. I became interested in tattoos in 1969 and began poking them in by hand. I joined the Marine Corps in 1971 and got out in 1973. I started an apprenticeship in 1974 in Southern California with Doc Dog and never turned back. I’ve tattooed all over the world the last 35 years.”

Tattoo Mania originated in Hollywood, California in 1990 and relocated to Beaumont, Texas in 2001. Tattoo Mania is a shop that takes pride in its work and is a great place to get a quality tattoo or become a tattooer.

May 282009
 

I remember my dad sitting on the back porch of our home in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The cool, clear night’s calm would be broken only by the screaming engines of the kids on crotch rockets racing down the streets near our house.  He would ask me if I rode like that, and I would say no… I really didn’t.  I didn’t have a crotch rocket for one, and the bike I had wouldn’t make the power those rockets made.  But, he would give me a little nod as I grabbed my leathers and told him I was heading out to see the boys.  My Mom would always yell at me in the driveway to put on the helmet and not just stick it in a saddlebag.

I also remember reading an article about the life expectancy of a non-trained and new rider who gets onto a crotch rocket.  An inexperienced rider was expected to live five days.  Damn, that is pretty harsh. 

I fully endorse a rider’s safety course and think you are an idiot to start riding without taking one.  That being said, I also believe that no one should be able to tell me to fasten my seatbelt, wear a helmet, or do anything that would basically be deemed a “victimless” crime where my personal stupidity hurts no one (physically or monetarily) other than myself.  Of course, if something happened to me, my family would suffer, that should make me think twice… but I still stand by my earlier statement that no one should be able to force me.  So, with this in mind, I am passing on an article about mandatory safety courses for sport bike riders in the state of Texas.  Once again, while I think everyone should, I don’t think there should be a law.

 

Love, Respect, and Ride Safe,

ArtBiker

  

EL PASO, Texas — In 2006, Myles Anderson, 20, of El Paso crashed his Suzuki motorcycle into a car as traffic slowed on I-10 East. The collision killed him. His parents believe education could have made a difference. Their story led to the development of HB 4531.

The bill would require those buying high-performance motorcycles take a training course within six months of the purchase.

“They shouldn’t even be allowed to buy a bike unless they take classes for that,” said Ivana Torres, of East El Paso.

Torres supports the proposed legislation because two of her friends were recently involved in a deadly motorcycle crash.

“I know they were riding down Transmountain, and I know he didn’t know how to maneuver the bike right,” said Torres. “And it slipped out, and the girl fell out. She instantly died.”

Those behind the bill hope it will slow the rise in motorcycle deaths. The numbers nationwide are up 8 percent, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System. And in Texas, motorcycle fatalities make up 12 percent of all motor vehicle deaths in the state.

“I just think that most people, a lot of people, don’t really understand the differences, the challenges associated with riding a motorcycle versus a car,” said Eric Safford, of East El Paso. “And there’s a lot less safety on a motorcycle because you’re not enclosed. So I think it’s a good idea.”

With motorcycle training required, some said they would feel more comfortable sharing the road with bikers.

“It would be for my safety and the safety of others as well,” said Karla Perez, of East El Paso.

“You know it’s not just about them,” said Sifford. “There’s other people on the road, as well as other motorcyclists.”

If the bill becomes law, the motorcycle owner must show proof of course attendance upon the request of law enforcement. Violators would be fined between $500 and $1,000.

 

Lone Star Rally This Weekend – Snow in Texas?

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Dec 102008
 

Well, it is about 35 degrees outside and rainy.  The forecast is even for possible snow tonight!  Now, this may not be anything new for you, but for us in Houston it is freakin’ cold!  Not to worry folks, the Lone Star Rally is this weekend and it should be in the 60’s by Friday and the 70’s by the weekend.  We may have a drizzle of rain Sunday, but nothing to keep you from having a great time.

I plan to hit the island with my Brothers on Friday afternoon, and possibly again on Saturday with the whole family.  If you see me there, please stop me and say hello. 

 

Love, Respect, and Ride Safe,

ArtBiker

Oct 042008
 

The 15th annual Roar By The Shore Rally is coming up next week… so if you are on your way to Biketoberfest (October 16-19), why not head out a bit early and make a stop in Texas. Head down to South Padre Island and make your trip a real vacation.  If the locations sounds familiar, it could be from some hazy, distant memory of a long past spring break… or maybe you have just heard of it before.

The expected 25,000 bikers will arrive for the duration of October 9-12th. During this time, there will be loads of fun to have including a fully escorted ride to Nuevo Progresso, Mexico.  The Mexico Fiesta Run is not to be missed.  You will be met by a group of escorted Mexican bikers who will mingle with you on the Main Streets as bands play, food vendors satisfy your culinary cravings, and shopping is had by all.

 If a ride into Mexico isn’t your cup of tea (or bottle of beer), than take advantage of the Iron Horse Memorial Parade, the Casino Night, Tattoo Contest, and/or the Costal Current Poker Run.  One thing is sure, there will plenty to keep you occupied for the long weekend.  Drop us a note and let us know what you think!

 

Love, Respect, and Ride Safe

ArtBiker