Jon Janzen – Artist

When we announce our design contest winner Jon Janzen, a few people were bummed and expressed that they felt the design didn’t fall into a “hand done” designs aesthetic that a lot of people wanted.

What many of you don’t know is that Jon does actually make these designs by hand.

Jons been taking old maps and hand cutting silhouettes of motorcycles into them to make amazing pieces of art.

The Shop Vancouver motorcycle map graphic was taken from a series of larger pieces that Jon had recently done….

We are so grateful for the support of our customers, thank you for helping put us in a position to offer this sort of outlet to emerging artists. Thank you so much and please be sure to check out Jons work HERE , pick up one of his shirts HERE and keep your eyes on our Insta for upcoming art shows with Jon and many others.

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Public announcement . If you’re sick of getting hassled by “the man” Remind your friends without a proper license to get one. When we were looking up traffic laws including DOT, peg, and signal requirements ext … It came up a number of times that the police focus on motorcycles because something like 35% of young motorcyclists do NOT have their class 6 motorcycle license… This stat alone gives the PoPo “the right” to pull over any rider under the assumption that You do not have the proper license to be on the road. Get it ! @ali_marie_parker photo of @actuallyitsaxel

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FTP Retirement !

It is with a heavy heart that we announce this week that we will retire The FTP shirt.
once our current stock is sold out, we will no longer be printing this T-shirt graphic.
Get em while you can in store and online

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Born A Bad Seed and The Shop Vancouver present “Bottom Shelf”

The best things in life are free (or fuckin’ cheap), so we thought this party should be too. Join Born A Bad Seed, The Shop Vancouver and Pabst Blue Ribbon for a Bottom Shelf kinda night

FREE beer to the first 100 dirtbags threw the door
(MUST RSVP on this event page by March 2nd to attend)


March 7th
Doors @ 9pm
188 Kingsway, Vancouver

Snake Mountain

Rap Goofz

The Acid Sweat Lodge

Sponsored by our friends at Pabst Blue Ribbon
Born A Bad Seed and The Shop Vancouver

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Giovanni Burlando’s Vision

Our friend Eugene sent us along this great short film over on Moto-Mucci, we thought you may enjoy it.

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The 1 Show 2015

If you’re from Vancouver and you ride a motorcycle, you know that The 1 Show has sort of become a must do event for us Canadians..

Every year we shut The Shop down for a few days to give everyone a bit of a break and to go out and have a good time. This year was just that… a Great time filled with so many great new and old friends, with tons of great bikes for us to nerd out over..

If you made it down, we hope you had a great time, if you didn’t… well next year !

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Spit n Shine Bike announced !

Get your Patch and Free Door Prize ticket HERE

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Closed For The 1 Moto Show

Sorry if this causes any inconvenience to anyone, but we are Closed for our Annual Staff trip to The 1 Moto Show in Portland Feb 13, 14, 15, 16.


We’ve packed up the Van and we will be back at it on Tuesday.

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The Guzzi

Our Friend George passed us along this video yesterday.

You may remember a couple of years ago we had Georges Beautiful Green 70s Guzzi on the floor at The Shop Vancouver.  After showing at The 1 Show in Portland, George sold the bike to Peter Boggia in New York.

No sparks, just fancy handbags for men.

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Win an XT 500!


15230_10205780872179026_7377455826730700319_nMoonshinin’ Productions, BORN A BAD SEED, The Shop Vancouver and The Cobalt have come together to bring you a night of Outlaw Country and 70’s Rock ’N Roll for all of Vancouver’s dirtbags, grease-balls, fast woman, and anyone who knows how have a good time!

Vinyl selections by DJ Dirty Bird (Elliot C. Way) on the steel wheels playing all the cuts of southern soul and rock and roll!

The Truck Stop House Band is composed of a handful of Vancouver’s finest Country pickers and rock ’n roll rippers! Playing hits from CCR, Lynyrd Skynyr, Humble Pie, The Band, Neil Young and all the rest of the best!

The Truck Stop House Band is…

Scott Smith (Smitty) of the Blue Rich Rangers and Terminal Station!

Erik Nielsen (Pool Hall Nielsen) of the Blue Rick Rangers and The WILD NORTH!

John Sponarski (Jonny 99) of The Wild North!

Leon Power (Spud Man) of The Wild North and The Steve Brockley Band!

Plus SPECIAL GUEST singers, players, and pickers EVERY WEEK!

FOR THE 1ST MONTH OF WE ARE GIVING AWAY A XT500 YAMAHA DIRT BIKE. !!!!!!!!! HOW TO WIN ????? ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SHOW UP ! with every cover you pay and for every drink special you buy you will get a raffle ticket TO WIN !

$5 cover
9pm – 1am

LONG LIVE ROCK ’N ROLL! Vancouver, we know you’ve been missing it!


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