Sunday, October 15, 2017

Rest In Peace Joel Hauenstein

Photos by Daniel Venditto, @dv8sport.
We received some sad news yesterday that fellow member Joel Hauenstein passed away unexpectedly. Joel was the driving force behind Run 4 Your Life and was super fun to work with.
Sending our thoughts and prayers to Joel's family, the R4YL crew, and his friends during this difficult time. Rest in peace Joel; you will never be forgotten.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Win a 10 pack of Painthuffer MetalFlake

Our friends at Painthuffer would like to gift one lucky follower a 10-pack of their awesome metal flake. Simply follow the rules in this post on Instagram. We'll announce the winner on October 17th.

ChopCult members - there's an extra chance in the Main Forum.

Big thanks to the crew at Painthuffer Metalflake for their kind donation and ongoing support for our community!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Chris Galley Instagram Takeover

 I am thrilled to announce that Christopher Galley from Devil Chicken Design will be taking over ChopCult's Instagram account this weekend. Chris and his wife Jo are vending at the Barber Vintage Festival in Birmingham, Alabama. Chris has graciously offered our followers a look into one of the best events that pay homage to vintage motorcycles and racing. I would like to thank Chris for his time and help. Be sure to swing by Vanson Leathers Highside and check out Chris's artwork. -Lisa

Thursday, October 5, 2017

The Skullicorn is back!

We had a few requests to bring back the Skullicorn design, and we're offering it on a new shirt. The tri-blend fabric creates a vintage, fitted look. And extreme durability makes this t-shirt withstand repeated washings and remain super comfortable. Printed on solid black, athletic grey, white flex, and charcoal black and is available in guys and gals sizes.
Thanks for the support!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Iron Invasion - October 7, 2017

On October 7 the Vintage Torque staff and volunteers will be bringing another exciting event that caters to the traditional builders and backyard enthusiasts who break knuckles and bust their bodies to bring their automotive dreams to life. The show kicks off at the McHenry County Fairgrounds on Friday around 6 pm. Surf Zombies will be rocking into the night. Then, Saturday at 8:00 a.m. Iron Invasion opens to the public.
Head to McHenry County Fairgrounds for a day of grease, gas, and steel. The fairgrounds is located at 1050 Country Club Rd, Woodstock, IL 60098. (1 mile north of route 14 on route 47. The fairgrounds are next to 975 Country Club Road. When you see McDonald's, Jewel Osco, and Panera Bread, turn east at Country Club Rd, come to the furthest gate right across from 1050 Country Club Road.)
“Iron Invasion hopes to continue in the footsteps of those who have paved the path of tradition. Join us in a celebration of good people, good music, and maybe a little gear grinding in Woodstock, Illinois.”
The following are just some of the highlights that you can expect at Iron Invasion:
Traditional hot rods, kustoms, and cycles
Motorcycle giveaway
LIVE MUSIC! Outlaw Country, Western Swing, and Rockabilly vibrations will get your feet a moving
Tin Butchers Swap Meet (this is NOT a flea market–vintage parts and automobile ONLY)
Classic Pin Up Contest
Vendors from California, Texas, and New York–and points in between
Today’s hottest contemporary lowbrow and automotive artists
Car Club Hand Made Trophy Picks
Vintage Mini Bike racing sponsored by Mini Bike Weirdo
Original Lowbrow Art Auction
Flame throwing car exhibition
Burnout pad for participating cars
Remember - ALL cars and cycles are a part of the show, but there is segregated parking on site.
This will be an event designed for one purpose–to have fun and raise money for kids with congenital heart defects. Gate proceeds go directly to Helping Hannah's Heart Foundation - a 501(c)3 dedicated to helping families with children suffering from congenital heart defects. The atmosphere is laid back, and the rides here are driven. Only $15 day of show. NO CHARGE to show your ride. Everyone pays the same entry fee. Affordable food and beverages will be on site as well. For a full schedule of events be sure to check out www.ironinvasion.com. This is THE season-ending bash, so join us Rain or Shine at the McHenry County Fairgrounds in Woodstock IL. Just when you thought shows died with Summer–be a part of the Invasion and get your rides to Woodstock!
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www.ironinvasion.com Oct 7 Woodstock IL - THE season-ending bash!

Kenrville Kampout - October 7, 2017

We are proud to support the Kernville Kampout once again! The Biltwell crew is working overtime to create an event like no other.
"We had a blast last year and hope you did too. We're gonna change things up a little bit for 2017. There's gonna be an entry fee to help cover the cost for more music, better sound, booze, mechanical bull, super-nice awards, security, trash pickup, etc. Advance tickets cost $30 per person and cover your camping for two nights. If you just want to camp one night, it's the same cost. (We gotta pay for the campground for the whole weekend no matter how many nights you show up.) We are limiting the number of tickets and the spots are first-come-first serve like they've been the last two years." - Biltwell Inc.
FOR YOUR $30 YOU GET:
Camping for Friday and Saturday night
Kernville Kampout 2017 patch
All the 805 beer and Sailor Jerry rum & Cokes you can drink (until it runs out) at the bar (just like 2016)
Route maps and tips for day excursions
Arm-wrestling competition Friday night
Live Music Saturday night
Mechanical bull riding Saturday afternoon and evening
Automatic inclusion into the informal bike show
Tattoos at the Old Rose Tattoo trailer (special deals, but not free!)

If there are still tickets available on the day of the event, you can pay $40 per person and get all the same activities and benefits.

Click here to secure your camping spot.

Directions to Frandy Park Campground

Click here for more information.

Appalachian Moto Jam - October 7, 2017

Support the Appalachian Moto Jam at the Oakland Valley Speedway on October 7th. Riders can sign up here.

Monday, October 2, 2017

From our friends at Kickstart Cycle Supply

From Walter at Kickstart Cycle Supply - "As you well know October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer. This year we thought we would donate some money, then Cody came up with a better idea and we made a Cars Suck for Cancer limited edition T-Shirt. We took our favorite shirt and made it pink! Available in Men’s and Women’s cut super soft Next Level shirt with discharge printing for years of style and comfort!ALL PROFITS from the sales of these shirts will be donated to THE KEEP A BREAST FOUNDATION and the ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL." Visit Kickstartcycle.com for more info.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Artist Showcase with Gorgeous George

Not many folks are familiar with George Jeffreys, but most know the talented artist Gorgeous George. George has been the primary factor in helping brands and events gain notoriety by creating killer artwork for each avenue. I had the opportunity to cross paths with George many years ago, and I can honestly say that he's one of the good ones. He's supportive, down to earth, and always has a smile on his face no matter how crazy his workload is. George has many irons in the fire, and has even begun to put together an ongoing ‘zine called Smut Butt Magazine that will focus on the man behind the machine. Please take a moment to learn more about my friend. -Lisa

Friday, September 29, 2017

New items available from Get Lowered

Our friends at Get Lowered Cycles have just released a few items that might interest you.
Pangea Speed Pioneer Bars - 1" Handlebars
The Pioneer Bars from Pangea Speed are an old-school set of bars for your Harley. It lines right up with Narrow Glide front-ends.
Signature PANGEA SPEED Stamp
Brilliant Chrome Plating
Tig Welded Joints
These bars are very similar dimensionally to the Streamliner Bar but can be run with most riser clamps for more adjustability.
1' diameter, 8.5' Tall, 23' Wide, 8' Pullback, 5.75' Clamp Area
Prism Petcock - 1/4" NPT - Polished Brass
These unique Brass petcocks are the answer for a clean looking tank.
Fits: 1/4' NPT
Guaranteed for life! - If you have an issue with it, Prism will rebuild it at no cost
Features a 5/16" diameter hose barb

Built-in fuel filter
Rotating cylindrical piece to toggle fuel on/off (Fuel line does not rotate)
No reserve
Tapered thread for sealing


Thrashin Supply Handlebar Bag and Tool Roll
Perfect size for adding the essentials and offers removable lower strap that you can use to attach the included Tool Roll or for anything else you want to strap on.
Featuring weatherproof YKK Zippers.
5x7x3.25" Dimension
Tool Roll Included (6 tool slots + 6" zipper pouch.) (Tools not included*)
Removable lower straps hold Tool Roll, your flannel, a second layer, or strap them up to your risers to keep them out of the way.
MOLLE Webbing in front and rear of bag for multiple points for attaching gear.
Four interior pockets and two exterior pockets
Lateral and Horizontal attachment points to mount to risers and/or bars in various configurations for different size risers using Velcro straps.
Side D Ring for hanging your keys or snap-back.
This is the ultimate everyday bag for short rips or long trips.
https://www.getlowered.com/