Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Beldon Town Blowout

We just heard about this. Not sure if any of us will make it out, my bike is still navigating it's way back to California, but I figured if anyone was looking for something to do this weekend, this could be that thing.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Swap Spaces

The spaces are 15'x15'. and only $20.00 each. You can now buy one at our BigCartel site online. If you have anything special just email us before. We've gotten a couple of questions about hotels in the area. There are two hotels within 5 miles of the swap meet.

Best Western
19551 Hess Avenue, Sonora, CA
(209) 533-4400
Aladdin Motor Inn
14260 Mono Way, Sonora, CA
(800) 696-3969
 
As for food, there will be the BBQ going all day, and for people staying all night, there will be food for
midnight snacks or you could throw your own stuff on (this is not available during the day).
If you're not into BBQ all day, there are some places to eat close by, about 5 miles away.
SEE YOU THERE!!!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Neil Armstrong

I love the title "test pilot". The fucking rodeo clowns of the aeronautical world. Your sole job is to make sure the rest of the world survives riding this jet long after you have worked the bugs out of it at 2000 mph.
Similar, but not quite as intense, is when you find that bitchin front end somewhere in a barn, swap meet (hint) or along one of the isles of the Internet. The reality of the risk of your decision comes full circle on that first ride when you can fully envision that thing disintegrating in front of you as you blast down the road.
Always fun.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

New info
Swap spaces are 15' x 15' and 20 bucks a spot
Dont wait reserve now the best will fill up quick
To reserve spot e-mail DTMC at deathtrapsmc@yahoo.com
See ya soon

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.

Oliver Wendell Homes, Jr.


First World War, western front

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

This one is a little closer to home


A bitchin ride over Tioga Pass, through Yosemite, with camping and skating in Mammoth California.
Some of the guys are planning on heading out for this one. Consider it a shakedown ride before everyone has to ride up for the Swap Meet!
Camping address: 2 miles down Sherwin Creek Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Only 3.5 miles from skatepark
Skatepark address: 1390 Meridian Blvd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
More info: http://theskatersunion.blogspot.com/  and https://www.facebook.com/events/260520927398217/

Monday, August 20, 2012

1000 Hills Run, Germany

I met Butcher (organizer of this run) at the Bottrop custom show this summer. Bummed I'm going to miss this one, but if you're around, check it out.
http://www.1000-hills-run.blogspot.com/

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Show Class Mag

 Got the new Show Class issue in the mail the other day, and its filled with a bunch of really cool bikes (no shit), but its also got a handful of bikes built by some northern California dudes. Looks good! Oh yeah, and Jonathan is doing some articles of his trip to Europe for Tim and the guys at Show Class, and this is the first one. Check it out!

 Mullins Chaindrive

Jasin

 Max

 Atomic Trent, Marine, bike builder, awesome fucking picture!

*all photos stolen from Show Class

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A Couple from the France

Yvon and Marco were some of the guys that hooked Jonathan and the Rogues up in Bretagne, France, a couple of months ago. Yvon sent these in of the two of them ripping around the French countryside on their Swedish style choppers. 
No rain this time?!






Sunday, August 12, 2012

SWAP MEET!

Here it is. For a space, questions, or if you want to help out, email us at deathtrapsmc@yahoo.com
This will be just like last time. Doors open at 7am, free entry to the swap meet, open for all ages, and there will be a beer booth there along with the BBQ. Music will start around noon, and the party will continue into the wee hours of the night!
-Feel free to repost this flyer-
Thanks to Ben Raney for artwork

Friday, August 10, 2012

Hey, its Jonathan in an Italian chopper magazine, with some guys from Luxembourg, at a run in Belgium!


Uhhhh, what?
Thanks for the photos Andrea!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012




We're doing it again! This will be just like last year, except it won't be snowing this time. If you want a swap space, email us. Space is going to be limited, but we can reserve a spot or two for anyone who is interested. Camping will be on site, along with food, music and beer. We will post more info as soon as we get it.
*The location has been moved: Estes Customs 14969 Camage Ave Sonora CA 95370

An Italian Wedding

Pretty fucking cool.
Thanks for the photo Alex

Monday, August 6, 2012

Right knows no boundaries, and justice no frontiers; the brotherhood of man is not a domestic institution.

-Learned Hand

Throughout my travels in Europe this summer, I constantly met other men who, like myself, had at one time served their country. For some reason, I just never thought that there were going to be that many other veterans. From Dutch Marines, submariners, and commandos, to Belgian and French Para-commandos, a retired Italian helicopter pilot and army vet, and even a Dutch man who was an officer in the French Foreign Legion. It was great meeting all these guys, and there was, like it is here, an unspoken bond between all those who had served behind a rifle.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Casey's Ironhead

Our good friend, and local Loser Machine rep for all of our parties and northern California, has his Ironhead featured on the Chop Cult. Check it out, always nice to see another chopper hit the road. HERE