Street Chopper Issue 1 Trike Grudge Match


Deep in a dark basement under an abandoned biker clubhouse in the San Fernando Valley lied a mysterious set of old original Street Chopper archives that were thought to be gone forever. The few crates of dusty manila folders containing massive treasures to our chopper past now reside under current editor Jeff G. Holt's watchful eye in Irvine, California. We at Chop Cult were lucky enough to persuade him to let us run a few as there were originally put together before they hit the presses so many years ago. Original photos, prints, hand-written spec sheets and carefully typed outlines for stories that helped shape a generation and a culture. Periodically, we'll dust off some of these old gems and bring them to you, kind Chop Cult reader. Our first feature is the cover story from Issue #1 of Street Chopper Magazine, circa 1969. You can check out the original article as printed, on the awesome FREEWH33LER blog. We thought it would be kinda neat to show the outtakes, the ones that didn't make the final cut, as well as Tom McMullen's original manuscript. You can also visit Street Chopper Magazine here


















Stay tuned for more features "Street Chopper features from the vault"...

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Commented on 11-7-2011 At 06:16 am

I love how no one had a damn thing covering their carbs fow a while back the n

Commented on 11-7-2011 At 07:04 am

No blog, all glory!!!!

Commented on 11-7-2011 At 07:18 am

Damn sexy looking trike man.

Commented on 11-7-2011 At 07:59 am

Holy shit! Incredible find. Much of everything to do with AEE Choppers and the early Street Chopper is long gone. I worked at AEE, am still in contact with a handful of ex-employee's and have the AEE blog so I know a lot about AEE and the corvair Trike. Thank you thank you!!!!!!

Commented on 11-7-2011 At 01:11 pm

Thanks for the post!

Commented on 11-7-2011 At 02:08 pm

awesome post. definately excited to see more!

Commented on 11-7-2011 At 02:59 pm

loved the pictures really great article.

Commented on 11-7-2011 At 04:06 pm

Awesome!!! I can't wait to see what else you guys come up with,

Commented on 11-7-2011 At 07:25 pm

Ed Roth is the man

Commented on 11-7-2011 At 07:52 pm

lookin good notmuch of a trik fan but thes r cool

Commented on 11-7-2011 At 08:29 pm

This was really cool. More, more.
I remember typing on a Smith Corona, not to be confused with a Mr. Smith Drinking a Corona. Ribbons wearing out or getting jammed, paper miss feeding, and type overs to fix mistyped letters, plus the often dropped down letter nearing the end of an article.

Commented on 11-8-2011 At 12:26 am

Fuckin awesome,,,Just a thought i really would like 12 issues of s/c instead of 6 is anybody listening

Commented on 11-8-2011 At 03:15 am

what the fuck is this trike cult now? just kidding, that was super-rad. Post More!

Commented on 11-8-2011 At 07:03 am

WOW absolutley awesome! It is really a privlage to be able to view this learning new history about this whole thing, thanks for posting it up, looking forward to the next series

Commented on 11-8-2011 At 08:52 am

damn Roth is/was/always will be fickin cool!

Commented on 11-8-2011 At 08:56 am

wow FAIL how un cool is it to misspell the word fuckin hahaaha

Commented on 11-8-2011 At 09:26 pm

How could ya not agree with all those post. just awesome

Commented on 11-8-2011 At 11:35 pm

Don't Worry, we at Street Chopper will be supplying Chop Cult with more archival content.

Commented on 11-15-2011 At 04:58 pm

this iss too cool

Commented on 1-18-2012 At 05:24 pm

grate shots thanks

Commented on 1-18-2012 At 05:24 pm

grate shots thanks

Commented on 9-30-2015 At 10:21 am

Oh the good old days

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