21: Trent Schara of Atomic Custom


Like the tempermental transmissions and finicky magnetos you'll find on nearly every custom that bears his Atomic moniker, Trent Schara should be handled with care, and only then by those in the know. Posers may decry Schara's favored parts as the technology of the damned, but Atomic Trent sings their praises with masochistic glee and dismisses the derision of douchebags with a cynical, knowing grin. Acerbic? Absolutely. Opinionated? Of course. But if you're lucky enough to ride with Trent Schara and man enough to keep up with him, if you reach your destination in one piece you'll probably have a new best friend.

Name: Trent Schara

Age: 38

Business: Atomic Custom


Everywhere you look in Trent's crowded but tidy garage you'll find old iron in various stages of repair.


Town: Edgewood, NM

Coworkers: None

Riding buddies: A couple

First time on two wheels: I was three years old, and I’ve never stopped or looked back

First hand-built motorcycle: That’s a tough one—I grew up on bikes and I’ve worked on them all

Earliest two-wheeled adventure: Fifth grade. Weekend camping adventures

Most recent two-wheeled adventure: Scouting for Ground Zero camp spots last weekend


Mr. Schara's annual chopper pilgrammage is the Ground Zero Throwdown In Albuquerque, NM. If you've got the sack for his brand of motorcycle mayhem, Atomic Trent's Throwdown is always a good time.

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Commented on 8-3-2009 At 07:26 pm

You Have to admire a guy who will wheelie a knuck..very cool pic.

Commented on 8-3-2009 At 08:44 pm

i was just reading about this bike in my rag

Commented on 8-4-2009 At 05:37 am

Keep 'em coming, these are fuckin great!

Commented on 8-4-2009 At 06:03 am

Dirt, MIXED with old IRON, Love It

Commented on 8-4-2009 At 06:28 am

Jesus the knuckle wheelie picture is awesome.

Commented on 8-4-2009 At 07:31 am

Umm, can I shoot that thing?

Commented on 8-4-2009 At 12:52 pm

pretty knarly stuff right there

Commented on 8-5-2009 At 03:38 am

trent = real.


Commented on 8-5-2009 At 06:50 am

Always like Trent. Great Article!

Commented on 8-7-2009 At 12:29 pm

I agree with magickman, knarly picture

Commented on 8-9-2009 At 12:54 pm

I'm priviledged to say that I am the proud owner of an Atomic Custom motorbike and consider Trent to be a good friend but he beats people up for fun and his ever-changing facial hair frightens me.

Commented on 8-26-2009 At 09:27 am

so is the ground zero run on for this year?

Commented on 1-26-2010 At 09:46 am

beating people is fun.

Commented on 9-2-2011 At 10:58 pm

Kim Boyle posted a pic of one of Trent's Knuckles.....copper colored with white racing stripe, black wheels, wideglide, short drag pipes....I'd love to see more pics of that one. The dirtbike knuck Ironhorse centerfold is on my wall AND my son is USMC too....SEMPER FI!!!! FTW, the General

Commented on 5-3-2012 At 10:10 pm

I can think of a certain shop owner in L.A. that could use a good bitch slappin' at least....he's been lying to me for 4 yrs now...great way to run a business...wish I woulda known about this here fine Marine before I sent my cash to LALA land....FTW, Trent

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