FXR Fridays

Brushmasters Get-A-Way



"The Brushmasters Get-A-Way is a live, three-day interactive, hands on workshop nestled in the mountains of one of Colorado's unique artist town of, Paonia Colorado at the beautiful resort of Wisehart Springs Inn. This interactive workshop will feature some of the nation's top and most excelled custom painters and is backed by some of the biggest names in the Kustom Kulture industry. We will specialize and focus on the teaching of timeless trades including Hand pinstriping, Sign painting, hand lettering, Gold & Silver leaf techniques, custom paint, panel techniques and graphics. Over the course of the three-day workshop, we hope to not only teach you the basics to get you going on your own but also, offer a much more intimate learning creative hands on experience with our master instructors with memories that will last a lifetime. All of our events are fully catered and sponsored to keep pricing minimal and carry that same intimate luxury getaway creative experience we have been striving to reach. Thank you for your interests, and we're eager to teach you our trade!"
-The Brushmasters

Location: Brushmasters will be held in Colorado at Wisehart Springs Inn from September 29 -
October 1.

Featured Artists:

Cory Mroz - @mrozdesigns

Darren McKeag - @McKeagArt

Michael Cato - @sic713

Paul Thomas - @Paulie_Deluxe

Brittney Thomas - @BombShell_Deluxe

Taylor Nagel - @TopShelfSigns

Our schedule here at Brushmasters is planned and perfected so that you can have the get-a-way of your dreams!

1-5 pm Artist check in - Meet and greet
5-6 pm Dinner
6-9 pm Sign painting - Hand Lettering

10 am - 1 pm Custom paint & Graphics (Metal flake, patterns, fades, candy & more!)
1-2 pm Lunch
2-5 pm Gold & Silver Leafing
5-7:30 pm Hand Pinstriping
7:30 Dinner
8-10 Paint jam/ Live Music/ Cocktail hour

10:30 Brunch
11 am-1 pm Student / Instructor Q & A
1-4 pm Charity raffle & drawings and giveaways from our sponsors (Open to the public)

Click here for complete information and tickets and check them out on Instagram.

Aidan's Ride / Sportster Showdown / Motorcycles As Art

A few events are happening on August 8th in Sturgis that you should partake.

Join Aidan's Ride on August 8th in Sturgis, SD. It begins at Sturgis Guns at 8:00 am for registration and raffle ticket sales. Kick stands up at 9 am for a 90-mile ride through Vanocker Canyon in the Black Hills. There will be a stop for brunch at Murphy's Pub in Rapid City, SD, and end at up at The Buffalo Chip for the Sportster Showdown where organizers will hold their charity raffle. All proceeds raised benefit the @aidanjackseegerfoundation. Ride ticket: $35.00 for single $50.00 w/passenger (tickets included brunch). Click here to donate, pre-register or sponsor a rider.

The Sportster Showdown is a communal event that celebrates the history, culture, and diversity of one of the coolest bikes in existence, the Harley-Davidson Sportster, with Biltwell, Led Sled, S&S Cycle, ChopCult, Rusty Butcher, Rebel Yell Bourbon, Pabst Blue Ribbon and Metzeler. The show is held Tuesday, Aug. 8 at The Gardens at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip's east gate. It's free to enter and attend and features awards in five categories including Best of Show.

Everyone attending the Sportster Showdown receive free access to Michael Licther's Motorcycles as Art Show. Experience the creativity, spirit and personal expression of motorcycle history and culture by visiting the Buffalo Chip's Motorcycles as Art Exhibition Old Iron: Young Blood, Motorcycles & The Next Gen. Get to know the works of an incredible group of custom builders and artists all under the age of 36, each hand selected by exhibit curator Michael Lichter. See how the iron stylings of the past show their influence as these young custom builders display brand new works, all built specifically for this exhibit, that reflect the attitude and attributes of the present. The exhibition is free to the public and opens in the Buffalo Chip's Event Center 2-10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 5 through Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. (Closed for private event Sunday, Aug. 6)

Save the date: Oct 4 - War Run

We are thrilled to support the War Run once again!

It's time AGAIN my friends - 2nd Annual WAR RUN - Oct 14th - the ride will start from Selma, NC to Moores Creek Battle Ground then proceeds to my shop "The Compound." I'm putting this ride together to not only pay tribute to all of the men that lost their lives fighting at Moores Creek but to also bring my brothers together and ride choppers.

Go to for ALL the details on the run AND to purchase the $20 chopper package which includes: t-shirt/shoprag/raffle ticket or the $10 ticket to register for the Biggest Mini Bike Race in the country. All proceeds from the raffle tickets will go towards "Building Homes for Heroes." Don't miss out on these killer raffle prizes. We currently have several sponsors donating some rad stuff: from swag, custom painted helmets/tanks/skate decks, hand crafted artwork, and four tattoo gift certificates totaling $1000.00.

Everyone plan to meet at the pre-party Friday night or the designated meeting spot Saturday morning just south of the hotels in Selma, NC.

Tent camping will be available Friday night at the pre-party and Saturday night at the Compound.

Big SHOUT OUT to Dan Sheridan for his incredible talent in drawing up both the flyer and t-shirt design.


Big Scott

Be sure to give War Run a follow on Instagram.

First Thursday at Dulono's - End of an Era

In case you haven't heard, Dulono's Pizza announced the closing of its uptown location on July 9th (Facebook post).  Dulono's was the the home of the biggest monthly bike night in the Twin Cities for many, many years.  The first time I attended was July 2010 (original blog post).  I would typically attend multiple times per year but more recently I spent my First Thursdays at the uptown VFW (which no longer has a bike night) and Heavy Thursdays at The Joint/Cabooze.

Here are a few photos from July 2010 in full glorious color (longtime followers of G&C will remember I used to only post black-and-white photos).

Recognize some of these bikes and want to see lots more?  Here's a link to all of my blog posts from First Thursdays at Dulono's Pizza:

I don't know if a new location will ever emerge to take Dulono's place and host a bike night of this size.  The Joint/Cabooze has Heavy Thursdays and I'm sure lots of other locations would LOVE to have the crowd show up that used to attend at Dulono's.  Maybe people will still show up at the old location anyway.  I have no idea.

Rest assured, there are lots of other bike nights around the Twin Cities but they tend to be smaller and more specialized.  Here are just a few.
What I'll miss most about bike night at Dulono's was the HUGE crowd filling multiple parking lots and side streets and the wide diversity of bikes from Harleys to vintage to cafe racers to rat bikes to sport bikes and everything in between.  The pizza was good too.

Latest Feature: The Rubber Fist

Check out The Rubber Fist built by member Cooker. The article and photographs are by Benny Stucker.

Check out the latest podcast from Riders On The Norm

Tues July 25 Episode 93 Shawn Zinn / Southbound and Down. Wes talked to Shawn this week about the event he puts on every year in Tampa, SouthBound and Down. Listen here.

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