Big Foot Tracks Epic Journey

Since the day I met Cory he’s been talking about heading south with his lady and late last week our friends Cory and Ailsa, after nearly 2 years of planning, set off on the trip of a lifetime.

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Working their asses off, the two have saved up enough to hit the road on an adventure towards Panama for the next 6 months in Corys old Ford 4×4 truck.

I know that most people can’t just pick up and leave everything behind to hit the road for a couple months, shit, many of us have trouble leaving our responsibilities for just couple of days.. If you’re on Instagram, give them a follow @BigFootTracks, maybe their trip will inspire you to make the most of even one day that you can find the opportunity to step away and explore.   Screen Shot 2014-11-18 at 9.41.32 PM
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Good Luck guys, have so much fun, we’ll see you in Nico for surf times!

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Andrew Grace CB 750 Chop

At DisasterDaze 2014, we got a few video shots of Andrew rolling between the camp site and the lake to make this little Instagram video to show off his 1972 Honda CB 750 Chopper that was built sometime around 1974.

Its a pretty epic little bike that we found in Yelm Washington.
We bought it from the 2nd owner, who told us it was built by a guy in the Navy back in the day.
All his friends tried to get him to paint over the rootbeer brown sparkle paint and make it flat black, but he said ” I just couldn’t do it”
We’re really glad that he kept it the way it was built.

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The Shop Vancouver x Born A Bad Seed

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Something pretty rad is coming down the pipeline… Stay tuned.

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Artist Series T Shirt Contest

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In December 2014 The Shop Vancouver will be releasing the first piece in a new Artist collection of t-shirt designs. To celebrate we thought we would hold a contest and get you into the mix. With so many great designers and artists in our community, we wanted to give you the opportunity to be a part the collection.
The Rules are simple:
1. Design a shirt
2. Send your design to by December 15th 2014.
3. we will pick a winner and send them some rad stuff.
Good Luck .

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TJ Schneider Motorcycle Tank Art

I’ve been painting for about 20 years, and it’s only recently that I’ve started taking those paintings to motorcycles.
in 2010, I painted my first bike, “The Sex Carpet”
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firsts are always difficult, and this was full of them.
Painting on metal, Gold Leaf, Acrylic, Spray Paint, bondo,  I had never really done anything like this.
I don’t usually get too excited about things like this, but when I took the bike down to Born Free 4, within about 5 minutes of being there, one of my favourite artists walked up and told me how much he liked the bike. I was pretty blown away.
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and then to find my photo in an issue of Japans Roller Magazine, on the opening pages of the Born Free article.. BLEW MY FUCKING MIND!Screen Shot 2014-11-03 at 8.46.23 PM Screen Shot 2014-11-03 at 9.13.34 PM

If you’re interested in a custom paint job, feel free to contact The Shop

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Godspeed 4506

For this years Spit-N-Shine show, The Shop Vancouver teamed up with Trev Deeley Harley-Davidson to bring East Coast photographer Cicero De Guzman Jr. also known as Godspeed4506 to Vancouver for his first Solo show in Canada.
Personally, I’ve been a fan of Godspeed4506 photos since the day he released his early documents books, which are proudly displayed at The Shop.
Cicero and his wife came up for about a week to set up, take in the sites and shoot as many of the local personalities as possible.
The Show was amazing, but even more brilliant, was seeing the flicks he produced on his trip.
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Do yourself a favour and check out his Site and follow him on Instagram

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2nd Annual West Coast Thumper meet

When The Wide Open Throttle Shop wasn’t able to open it’s doors this past June, The Shop Vancouver ended up the unofficial host site for this years West Coast Thumper meet.
Tory Andrew and TJ showed up early making sure there would be enough parking to accommodate the expected 100 plus single cylinder motorcycles to the show.Screen Shot 2014-11-03 at 8.20.04 PM
9 am and we were ready.
Around 11, everyone thumped off for a ride around the city. I managed to catch the tail end of the ride as they rolled past Crab Park and under Canada Place.
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We are really looking forward to hosting this one again next year.

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Love Is A Trump

On June 2nd we finally got our shit organized enough to announce that on July 13th at the Spit-N-Shine Motorcycle Show, one lucky person would be walking away with Tyler Lepores 1970 Triumph 500 chopper.

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With only 5 weeks until the event.. we had to bust ass.
Tyler designed a ‘zine that we sold for $50 cnd.
Each ‘zine came with a free chance to win his bike with a max of 600 zines being sold.
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I still can’t believe that Scott Ryan of Saskatchewan won this bike for $50….Screen Shot 2014-11-03 at 6.44.27 PM

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Getting out of Dodge

DSCF0209In May TJ and his Lady took a moment and headed down to Cali for a few days in the sun.
I love SF. and what a treat it was to roll around the city on a bike with no real plan of going anywhere.DSCF0311
We even managed to catch a David Dondero Show
After a couple days in SF, we decided to roll  further south to put our toes in the Ocean and visit our friends down at Seaweed and Gravel.

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If you you’re ever down in the San Diego area, Seaweed and Gravel is a spot that you’ll have to check out, the space is pretty epic, and even houses an original painting by yours truly. DSCF0319\DSCF0316 DSCF0317

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1952 Moves in

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In March we moved TJs 52 into The Shop for a while before it went into make over mode.
Benny and Derrick watch over Andrew Rolling it back out of the Van.. Here are a few more flicks.
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