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Artist Profile: Scott Takes

Artist Profile: Scott Takes

On And Off The Canvas, One Of The Most Talented Artists Of Our Time Article By: Amelia “Killer” Rose Originally Published In The April 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Most people’s memories of childhood revolve around friends and the trips they took, but for Scott Takes, they consist of painting his Hot Wheels and […]

Moto Art Marc

Moto Art Marc

At The Top Of His Game After 20 Years Of Hard Work Article By: Amelia Rose Originally Published In The February 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Most kids in high school who dabble in the arts only ever dream of becoming an international artist, and would be surprised if anyone other than their mom […]

Artist Profile: Jimmy Frizzell

Artist Profile: Jimmy Frizzell

His Art Makes Him King Shit, But Don’t Ask His Wise-Ass Brother Article By: Amelia Rose Originally Published In The January 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine With the TV on in the background, unaware of the characters or story, Jimmy Frizzell sits on his couch and does what he knows best, creates art. From […]

Artist Profile: Derick Miller

Artist Profile: Derick Miller

A Man With His Own Style Takes Over The Moto Art Scene Article By: Amelia Rose Originally Published In The December 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Not many people see drawing odds and ends at the 17th St Surf Shop in Virginia Beach as a gateway to becoming a full time artist. Then again, […]

Charging The Scene

Charging The Scene

Atomic Bob Making Positive Strides In The Motorcycle Industry Article By: Amelia Rose Originally Published In The March 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine “The motorcycle industry has endless opportunities and has treated our family like family, I love that the most.”– Atomic Bob   From the time he first picked up a pencil, Bob […]

Off the Grid

Off the Grid

Christian Marsh Of Xian Leathers Article By: Chad Lemme Originally Published In The April 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The cool coastline fog hangs eerily low in the dead calm of night; the moon the only light for miles in any direction as far as the eye can see. But in the distance, on […]

10 Things You Didn’t Know – Nick Perri

10 Things You Didn’t Know – Nick Perri

Published In The December 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Name: Nick Perri Age: 29 Business: Owner – Perri Ink Cartel Nick Perri is a professional lead guitarist, songwriter, producer, and business owner. He has played for Silvertide, Shinedown, Perry Farrell, Matt Sorum, his sister Christina Perri, and many others. In 2009, Nick launched Perri Ink. […]

What You Didn’t Know – Rene Chavez

What You Didn’t Know – Rene Chavez

Originally Published In The October 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Name: Rene Chavez Age: 41 Business: Primos’ Helmet Design Since 2006, Rene Chavez has been relining helmets and meeting interesting people along the way. Primos’ Helmet Design is a permanent fixture at the monthly Long Beach Swap Meet. Customers can choose their fabric, and […]

What You Didn’t Know – Nick And Thad Ballantyne

What You Didn’t Know – Nick And Thad Ballantyne

Name: Nick Ballantyne & Thad Ballantyne Age: 28 & 32 Business: Nightrider Jewelry I’m just one of the guys at Nightrider but my specific role is designing, drawing, and sculpting the jewelry. I’ve always had a knack for art. As a kid, I use to spend countless hours with chalk and charcoal in hand drawing […]

Culture Shock – NightRider Jewelry

Culture Shock – NightRider Jewelry

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: NightRider and Lee Kjos Originally Published In The May 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine As an artist myself, I have always been a junkie for any new or uncommon type of media. Among these, I became curios on the subject of lost wax casting. Lost wax was how […]

What You Didn’t Know – Duane Ballard

What You Didn’t Know – Duane Ballard

Originally Published In The May 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Name: Duane Ballard Age: 46 Business: Duane Ballard Custom Leather I’m the guy that makes everything at Duane Ballard Custom Leather. Lisa is the one that makes sure everyone knows about it. This is a lifelong hobby that luckily turned into a full time […]

What You Didn’t Know Jeremy Pederson

What You Didn’t Know Jeremy Pederson

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Jeremy Pederson Originally Published In The April 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Name: Jeremy Pederson Age: 32 Business: Relic Kustoms Before Jeremy opened Relic Kustoms, he had restored and repaired quite a few bikes, did some car audio stuff, built a couple mini trucks, and reworked a 1951 […]

The Art Of Jamey Jordan

The Art Of Jamey Jordan

Article By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The May 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine It was a few years ago that I was introduced to Mike Mittler. I already knew of his company, Mittler Bros. Machine & Tool by the reputation of his tools and it was a blast spending a day with a […]

What You Didn’t Know About Taber Nash

What You Didn’t Know About Taber Nash

Taber Nash Originally Published In The June 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Name: Taber Nash Age: 35 Business: Nash Motorcycle Company Taber Nash was born and raised along the U.S. west coast and discovered his love for motorcycles in Northern California, where biker culture has always thrived. Growing up with this influence, and landscaping […]

What You Didn’t Know About Tropical Tattoo

What You Didn’t Know About Tropical Tattoo

Willie Jones Name: Willie Jones Age: 60 Business: Tropical Tattoo Inc. I was born in Daytona Beach, Fl and started riding bikes when I was 15. My first bike was a Honda, next I got an XLCH and then it was on! Harley’s were in my blood, even though all my older brothers rode Triumphs. […]

Michael Lichter, What You Didn’t Know

Michael Lichter, What You Didn’t Know

Michael Lichter Originally Published In The January 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Name: Mike Lichter Age: 58 (YIKES!) Business: Motorcycle Photographer Michael Lichter began photographing custom bikes and the biker-lifestyle in the 1970s. Working with Easyriders magazine since 1980, he has produced over 1,500 stories for them. More recently, Michael contributes stories to more […]

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