A lot of people think "build off" right away. I can see how that’s an easy way to describe the GD, but really it's something quite different. The Greasy Dozen is not about 1 winner. It's about supporting grassroots builder culture, 12 luckily winner's, and 250 associated builder's. It's a demonstration of brotherhood and solidarity in the grassroots builder scene. It's fueled by a little elbow grease from me, and boat load of good will from my fellow sponsors. Mix in the collective energy of the community at large and this little contest has turned into something quite special that will carry on year over year.
It's been a popular thread here on Chop Cult, but its also about drawing people into builder culture and showing off motorcycling as we see it. Myself and others have been spreading the good word everywhere we can. We need your help to fuel the movement; so please spread the word on the street and through social media. The Greasy Dozen has been a about working together while doing something different and special to promote "built not bought". For me it’s never been about $100k theme bikes or how much money was spent on chrome and bolt on: what you see in this feature is what many of us live for.
Below you will find some of the highlights so far; from creative photography, drawings, to video and build progress shots... it's been an adventure. The bikes are not done yet so there's more fun to come and magazine overage for the official Dozen. I want to personally thank our generous sponsors for their support. Adnauseum, Biltwell, Burly Brand, David Brid Hard Tails, Indian Larry Motorcycles, Kick Start Cycle Supply, Kundradic Motorcycles, Lowbrow Customs, Lowside Magazine Moore Sensible, Old School Helmets, Old Skool Kool, Rock and Ride, Show Class Magazine, Speed Dealer Customs, TC Bros, Wimmer Cycles, Wrench Magazine. Last but not least I must extend a special thanks to my staff for putting up with the messy logistics of pulling this off while doing their daily chores for Old Bike Barn.
The official 12 Builders:
1. Christian T. Newman (xnewmanx) Mutant Turbo Shovel 2. Matt Marlatt (mmarlatt) 1977 CB550 Canton 3. Kevin & Ben (speedandnoise) XS650 Kensington
4. Carmine Bellamore (SyndicateChoppers) 1956 FLH Long Island (IndieShop)