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Triumph TTitties!

Reinhart just scored this unbelievable Triumph TT complete with 70's aftermarket aluminum frame, shouldered wheels, dual carb, high pipes and it even has a title! One tune up away from race ready! Dig it.

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Ken Driscoll AKA Magic Ken

Ken Driscoll aka Magic Ken is artist through and through. Hailing from the state of Maryland in a city they call Baltimore. Ken has shown some of the most amazing culture, bikes and life to come out of the Baltimore and east coast motorcycle scene. With his natural eye that puts you right into what’s going on in his photos, to the chaotic and free spirit feelings his work gives off, I have personally found myself staring into his photos in awe. I am so excited to announce Ken will be showcasing some of his beautiful imagery at Fuel Cleveland on May 9th. Here is a little one on one I had with Ken the other day. Enjoy!

- Mikey Revolt


Where did the name Magic Ken come from?

K: I got the name pretty early on. I was heavy into magic when I was a kid and a few people found out. I think it was Oliver (from Cutrate) and Tim (editor of Lowside Magazine) that simultaneously gave me the nickname one night at Oliver’s place. It’s stuck with me ever since.

Have you always lived in Baltimore?

K: I’ve lived in and around Baltimore all my life.

How long have you been into photography?

K: I first picked up a camera 14 years ago in a high school black and white photography class. I thought it would be an easy way to get school credit for taking photos of my friends skateboarding. I actually didn’t do too well in the class. I couldn’t get into taking “artsy” photos of plastic bags in trees or power lines or something. I tried to learn as much of the technical stuff as I could and just took photos of whatever I wanted.


Did motorcycles find you or did you find them?

K: I guess they found me. Since I first picked up a camera I’ve always photographed the stuff I was interested in. I started shooting photos with Oliver Jones for his clothing brand Cut Rate and through him met Tim Wise the editor of Lowside. Tim asked me to shoot his shovel at the time for DicE magazine. That was the first bike I ever shot. From there I started shooting for Lowside and it sort of snowballed from that point.

What is your dream bike?

K: I don't know. I'd like to have a completely stock Panhead someday.

In all your travels where was the best place you have ever been and what made it so special?

K: I think I’d have to say Japan for the Mooneyes HRCS. It’s insane. If you ever have the opportunity to go, you should. I can’t really explain it in words. You have to be there to understand just how big the show is.

Any crazy stories you want to share about your travels or a shoot gone bad?

K: I don’t know, it’s tough to think of a good one. I’ve seen some crazy stuff. Everything from someone crashing while shooting their bike, being crashed into and even almost being arrested on a photoshoot. Once I rode through the Badlands in South Dakota on the back of Tim’s ’50 Pan with no seat and no passenger pegs  so I could shoot some good riding photos for the magazine article we did about the trip. It was pretty funny trying to hold my legs up and keep my feet from hitting the ground in the turns. 



Is there one image that you have taken that every time you look at it, you get thrown back to that time or place and wish you could go back?

K: Two years ago a bunch of us traveled across country to Born Free. I took photos the whole way. I get really sentimental about those photos. They always bring back a lot of memories. But I get this way with a lot of my photos. I think that’s why I like photography so much. It takes me right back to that exact moment when I was taking the photo.

What inspires you, your vision, and your photography?

K: It’s tough to say what inspires me or to give a clear definition of my vision. More than anything I feel like a fly on the wall. I’m not very outspoken so having the camera has always been my reason for hanging around. Early on I was really influenced by Adam Wright. He has a super simplistic style and a really great eye. I met him once and he was really nice to me and we’ve kind of stayed in contact for the past couple of years. I like his ‘one camera, one lens, less is more’ approach. I’ve tried to adopt that mindset and not be so focused on equipment that I lose sight of what’s really in front of me.


Is there a specific time, place, or setting you like to take your photos or is it a completely random, on chance type of thing for you?

K: I really try to just let my photos happen. I rarely pose anything. I think it has a lot to do with being in the right place at the right time. To be a good photographer you have to know where to be and when to be there. I just try to be as close to my subjects as I can and let stuff happen.

Anyone you would like to give a shout out to or thank?

K: My wife, Brittany, everyone at Lowside Magazine and to anyone that’s ever let me take their photo.

Make sure to check out Ken’s work at the show. You can find more of his work at www.instagram.com/Magic__Ken


Donnie Smith Bike Show 2014 - Part 9

If you attended the 2014 Donnie Smith Bike Show, you should have noticed a group of bikes in the back-left of the main floor.  If you missed them, there's something seriously wrong with you.  I've posted lots of photos of these bikes at various shows over the years and have no intention of stopping.

Joe's panhead:

Steve's panhead:

One of Bobby's panheads:

One last post from the show featuring 3 more bikes is up next!

NEW Black Horizons Design


100% Made in the USA. White ink on a black shirt.
 
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Proceeds from this shirt will go to the International Wolf Center. http://www.wolf.org/ This shirt will be an unlimited print.
 

Donate Non-Perishable Food For Your Chance To Win A Biltwell Gringo S Helmet


For each non-perishable food item you donate at the Midwest Moto Swap this weekend you will receive one raffle ticket for a chance to win a brand new Biltwell Gringo S helmet! All food items will be donated to the Medina Food Bank. Thanks for your support!

Got Booze? Just add Sharpies!


The difference between "hate" and "humor" is beyond some people...  

God gave you a funny bone for a reason. 

Don't live your life being afraid to break it.

Chris Angel THIS FRIDAY AT THE GASSER LOUNGE!!! (sort of...)


This Friday the Gasser Lounge is proud to announce that we will be hosting the release party for Issue #6 of Rolling Heavy Magazine!!  We've been waiting a LONG time to do a release party with these guys so we are more than excited to host this event!  And as you all know, when we are into something, we go ALL OUT!

For those of you who don't know or haven't figured it out from the big ass picture above these wee little words, Rolling Heavy is one of the top Vanner magazines out there.  Didn't know vanning was a thing?  Well it is.  And it's awesome.  

A lot of people think vans are just for rapists and criminals*, but it turns out there's actually a huge demographic of fun-loving idiots who are bringing back the custom van movement of the late 70's!  If you've seen the Gasser Lounge Creep Machine rolling around town than you know we are obviously all about it!  

Come down and check out some of So Cal's coolest custom vans while getting loose for cheap!  We're featuring $2 PBR and $4 American Born Moonshine ALL NIGHT!  We'll also be showing all kinds of van movies (yes, believe it or not, there are a ton of movies about vans and how owning one will get you laid) and rocking out to our favorite van jams!

Alright then.  We've got to figure out how to fit 20 vans in enough space for 6.  We might have to call in Chris Angel** for this one... and then back over him when he's not looking.  See you soon.

* may or may not be true
** again, may or may not be true
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