Women Builders & WyoTech WOW Daytona Bike Week Audiences!
The HER Project – Honor, Encourage Recognize – We Salute Women in the Military!!
Daytona Bike Week –known for its Florida’s warm breezes welcome the motorcycle community to the grand opening of the motorcycle season, including motorcycle racing, product unveilings, freshly painted steeds, painted ladies, concerts, parties, and street festivals.
Blowing out of the Windy City to seek refuge from Old Man Winter come Gina Woods’ XX Chromes All Women Bike Builder Jamie Shields, Milwaukee native & logo artist Kayla Koeune & West Coast chica- Kim Jordan, for five days of wrist-wrenching, tool-torqueing, custom fabbing, bike painting, in front of a live audience at Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona. “Our footprint was elaborate”, shares Gina “Complete with onsite mig & tig, custom painting, exhaust creating, leatherworking, & carb fabrication! Definitely a hands on mobile shop, complete with our own emcee & videographer Karel King. Thanks to Carrie, Mandy & Shelly-they supported it from the beginning!"
Women in Motorcycling & Women in the Military are a pretty common denominator these days, it seems like the right time to commemorate & honor Women in the Military, and all of our serving Military.
“We want to give back to American Women Veterans…several of the builders are Women Veterans giving back to Veterans!" exclaims Gina Woods, a host of Open Road Radio – Motorcycle Talk Radio Show & creator of XX Chromes- All Women Bike Builds and has organized six Bike Builds for Charity www.herprojects.com. “Most all our BASE CAMP, as it were, was Military personnel at our Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona footprint.”
WyoTech, the industry’s leader in post-secondary education in automotive, diesel, collision, custom fabrication, motorcycle , and marine technologies, jumped on board when we shared the concept with WyoTech’s Industry Relations Specialist John Hurd last Fall. “John was excited about the HER Project and it’s been, full throttle ever since!,” exclaims Gina. “WyoTech provided us with student Laurice Littlefield and graduate Kristina Kramer who lent a helping hand and, in return, received valuable hands-on experience on their first bike build! WyoTech also provided several expert instructors, Lee Florin, Doug Hough and Aaron Kelso who were on hand for support.”
The HER Project Bobber is tricked out – a lot of custom pieces went into it: Biker’s Choice, S&S Cycle and J&P have nailed it in the parts support of this project. Special Thanks to Charlie & Aaron, Pete & Bruce and Dan & Mundo! We started with a Biker’s Choice frame & Wide Glide front fender cut and chopped, stock style Panhead rear fender cut and chopped, S&S Engine and S&S customized parts: Bullet case custom air cleaner, grenade horseshoe oil tank.DNA Springer front end, 5-speed softail Transmission, customized LePera seat. Creative Fabrication by Dan applied PPG’s Envirobase colors to give the tins a tricolor, desert camo look. Flames were layered out, with some help from Dave Perewitz, followed by 3 coats of Black Candy. To finish off a copper red pinstripe was laid down. Thanks to PPG and 3M. Also Thomas from CSS Airflow systems who let us use the Carcoon inflatable and portable spray booth. Creative Fabrication by Dan worked with Victor from Icengineworks to design and fab up the custom exhaust, including a finishing touch of functional rain caps on the tips. Thanks to Kyle & Blake at Compressed Air Systems. Other companies supporting: Hall of Famer 2005-Rogue, Hupy & Abraham, National Cycle, The Paint Spot, Gruntstyle T’s, Advantage Trailer & Roar Motorcycles!
To support the HER Project checkout: www.HERProjects.com & www.facebook.com/herproject2014 and TV Coverage: http://www.myfoxorlando.com/story/24960348/her-project-building-and-auctioning-bike-for-women-veterans Internet Promo-http://www.bikerhotline.com/pr/2014/14_The_Her_Project_Daytona/