Like the tempermental transmissions and finicky magnetos you'll find on nearly every custom that bears his Atomic moniker, Trent Schara should be handled with care, and only then by those in the know. Posers may decry Schara's favored parts as the technology of the damned, but Atomic Trent sings their praises with masochistic glee and dismisses the derision of douchebags with a cynical, knowing grin. Acerbic? Absolutely. Opinionated? Of course. But if you're lucky enough to ride with Trent Schara and man enough to keep up with him, if you reach your destination in one piece you'll probably have a new best friend.
Name: Trent Schara
Business: Atomic Custom
Everywhere you look in Trent's crowded but tidy garage you'll find old iron in various stages of repair.
Town: Edgewood, NM
Riding buddies: A couple
First time on two wheels: I was three years old, and I’ve never stopped or looked back
First hand-built motorcycle: That’s a tough one—I grew up on bikes and I’ve worked on them all
Earliest two-wheeled adventure: Fifth grade. Weekend camping adventures
Most recent two-wheeled adventure: Scouting for Ground Zero camp spots last weekend
Mr. Schara's annual chopper pilgrammage is the Ground Zero Throwdown In Albuquerque, NM. If you've got the sack for his brand of motorcycle mayhem, Atomic Trent's Throwdown is always a good time.