Kurt Sutter, producer of SOA initially came up with the idea of building a SOA charity bike to be auctioned with all sale proceeds going to The Wounded Warriors Foundation. Much of the bike’s design is a direct reflection of Sutter’s input and based on the show’s unfilterd insight into the tight knit family culture SOA has managed to capture and craft into one of the most compelling true to life and heavily watched television series ever. Sutter’s choice of Rusty Coones and Rod Requejo (T-Rod) at Illusion Motorsports to put his vision to metal couldn’t have been more dead on. Coones and Rod are the real deal and have the credentials to back it up.
An imposing figure, Coones has been down the road more than a few times and in doing so has become legendary in the motorcycle community as has Rod with notoriety as one of the most skilled metal craftsmen in the business. Their state of the art facility, Illusion Motorsports, in Westminster California has a long history of producing real world custom bikes and was one of the first to offer complete rolling chassis kits. Illusion is also the source for a full line of custom built, EPA certified big inch engines and the revolutionary BAR 6-speed transmission.
Rod and Rusty were given the task to build the SOA /Wounded Warriors charity bike in 14 days while being filmed by FOX. The footage of that build is available in SONS Season 3 DVD Collection”
Illusion really nailed the soul of Sons Of Anarchy with this Bad ‘N Black scooter and it is a fitting tribute to our men and women in uniform. This is SOA’s way of saying “thank you for your unselfish service to our country.”
Rusty is also the founder of and lead guitar for ATTIKA7 and will be playing at the Whisky A-Go-Go in West Hollywood on November 10 2011 at 8pm.