Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Sunday, August 25, 2013
We wondered if we could get 50 people to ride down to the show when we first started planning this thing...by 9pm the door to the tasting room counted over 800. Parking was jammed around the building and the streets were lined with people drooling over the bikes that rode in. We sold out of just about everything - the distillery ran out of whiskey. We grossly underestimated the turn out for sure, but I feel our little team nailed just about everything else. The vibe was cozy, the venue was perfect and the invited bikes were mind bending. It felt like the start of something big - we are already planning the next one. Thanks to Wes from junk with wheels for the pics! More coverage to come here and HERE
Friday, August 23, 2013
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Nothing is free these days - EXCEPT for the admission to our show. Creating a happening like this costs a lot of money; venue, advertising, insurance, security, port-john's, lighting, prizes, trophies, t-shirts, music, food, on and on it goes. How do we do it and still charge nothing at the door? With the help of these fine folks who donated cash, time and product because they really care about our cozy little sub-culture. Please help them out by supporting their companies in return. They are all into this for the same reason you are - because they LOVE motorcycles!
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Saturday, August 17, 2013
The countdown has started! 7 days to go until the best bike show Detroit has ever seen. 27 killer machines from all over the mid-west will be on display and on the hunt for our BEST IN SHOW award, decided on by YOU!!! Then the builders will turn their sights on the streets to decide which bike ridden down to the show will go home with the very first Oily Souls BUILDERS CHOICE award! Each trophy also includes a prize bundle with products from TANK, JOE KING SPEED SHOP, CRO CUSTOMS, HEAVY CLOTHING and BILTWELL!!! Be sure to make the show, so you can tell them years from now "I was at Oily Souls #1". 6pm Saturday August 24th at TWO JAMES SPIRITS the addy is above.
Friday, August 16, 2013
Before the masses descended upon the ranch was a good time to get to know some of the featured bikes. The vibe the night before is cool - a very mellow and happy time for most (Grant and Mike would probably disagree) because all the heavy lifting is over. The only lifting going on after 7 the night before involves cans of your favorite beverage. The calm before the storm.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Why's it so difficult to find good parts these days? Because Yoshi's out there.... The mind blowing power of the Garage Company in not new news to anyone paying attention but to see it in person is still one of the most overwhelming experiences I've ever had. Yoshi shop was already amazing even when it was at the old smaller Venice location - this new building however, from a sheer magnitude point of view dwarfs the old place in more ways then one. Found a lot of stuff for my personal collection this trip - at least enough to fill my one saddle bag. Thanks to Yoshi and crew for all the hospitality!
Monday, August 12, 2013
...great roads, great destinations, wild weather and the Black Hills. 1200 pictures in the box - at least 25 are keepers - maybe. Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn every once in a while. Stay tuned.
Friday, August 2, 2013
Thursday, August 1, 2013
A BIG thanks to Joe King, Biltwell and Cro Customs for sponsoring our awards at the show!!! Get all the latest info HERE !