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Street Chopper Spring Issue Release Party

 

After the big-buck chopper fad hit the skids, so did Street Chopper magazine. It went from 12 issues a year to two. This was actually the same time Jeff Holt was hired on to do the magazine, so instead of getting shit-canned, they let him do his thing at Baggers and help out with Street Chopper. At the time it was biannual it was considered the lame duck of the three magazines (Hot Bike, Baggers and Street Chopper). Holt pretty much went to bat to be the editor and since nobody at the company wanted much anything to do with it, they let him have a crack at it and the rest is history. As far as the transformation to what the magazine is today, it wasn't rocket science really. He just went back to square one and got rid of all the bullshit. At first, it really pissed a lot of people off by running more traditional bikes and giving the finger to wide tires and billet bikes, but the book has found it's audience and now they can't keep the issues on the news stands.

After the big-buck chopper fad hit the skids, so did Street Chopper magazine. It went from 12 issues a year to two. This was actually the same time Jeff Holt was hired on to do Street Chopper, so instead of getting shit-canned, they let him do my thing at Baggers and help out with Street Chopper. At the time it was biannual it was considered the lame duck of the three magazines (Hot Bike, Baggers and Street Chopper). Holt pretty much went to bat to be the editor and since nobody at the company wanted much anything to do with it, they let him have a crack at it and the rest is history. As far as the transformation to what the magazine is today, It wasn't rocket science really. He just went back to square one and got rid of all the bullshit. At first, I really pissed a lot of people off by running more traditional bikes and giving the finger to wide tires and billet bikes, but the book has found it's audience and now they can't keep the issues on the news stands.

For 2010 the number of mags has doubled to include Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter issues. All of them packed full of nice bikes and other good stuff. There will be parties for all of the issues releases, and today's event was just such a party. From noon to six, Roscoe's in Chino Hills hosted a lot full of custom machines from all over So Cal. From knucks to baggers, jap chop survivors to sporties, there was a wide variety of bikes, some crusty, and some perfect show-worthy customs. We lurked around and shot a few for features and nabbed 40+ images of worthy machines for your viewing pleasure. Make sure to click on your favorites for larger images.
Holt isn't a glory hog by any means and had this to add about the turn around. "I would just really like to thank Grant Peterson, who is my right hand man on Street Chopper, for being there for me and busting his ass because he wanted to and for no other reason. The guy is a true brother and one hell of human being. I also want to thank all of the readers of the magazine. Their support proves to me and my bosses that I am doing the right thing with Street Chopper. I would also like to thank the advertisers for their support. I know it aint easy out there making a living selling chopper parts with the current economic climate. Their support means alot to me." Keep up the good work fellas!

For 2010 the number of mags has doubled to include Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter issues. All of them packed full of nice bikes and other good stuff. There will be parties for all of the issues releases, and today's event was just such a party. From noon to six, Roscoe's in Chino Hills hosted a lot full of custom machines from all over So Cal. From knucks to baggers, jap chop survivors to sporties, there was a wide variety of bikes, some crusty, and some perfect show-worthy customs. We lurked around and shot a few for features and nabbed 40+ images of custom-built machines for your viewing pleasure. Make sure to click on your favorites for larger images.


Holt isn't a glory hog by any means and had this to add about the turn around. "I would just really like to thank Grant Peterson, who is my right hand man on Street Chopper, for being there for me and busting his ass because he wanted to and for no other reason. The guy is a true brother and one hell of human being. I also want to thank all of the readers of the magazine. Their support proves to me and my bosses that I am doing the right thing with Street Chopper. I would also like to thank the advertisers for their support. I know it aint easy out there making a living selling chopper parts with the current economic climate. Their support means alot to me."

All we've got to say is, thanks for the party and keep up the good work fellas!


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Commented on 4-11-2010 At 02:45 am
 

Damn I'm jealous. I wasn't able to make it because my new kid is taking her sweet ass time coming out, and the doctor is a jackass. Looks like I missed a great show.

Commented on 4-11-2010 At 03:54 am
 

It was pretty decent, nice bikes and cool folks. I even met up with a couple of the people from here finally. Ive made the last two SC gatherings, hope they do this for every issue!

Commented on 4-11-2010 At 04:59 am
 

Finally, the mag is what it's supposed to be, and the older issues are still good too. I wish it was twice as thick, but ya can't have it all, all the time!

Commented on 4-11-2010 At 07:46 am
 

Great mag, already read new issue front to back.Will read most of it again.Thanks Jeff and all who bust their ass contributing!

Commented on 4-11-2010 At 03:47 pm
 

Great show, and we found a new great spot to grab food/drinks.

Commented on 4-11-2010 At 04:09 pm
 

Fun day for sure.Roscoes owners and staff are some really cool people and the service/food was top notch.Our own Josh Conley did some guest bartending to benfit the blind. He is such a sweet boy!This is a great place to have an event...Great pics

Commented on 4-11-2010 At 05:00 pm
 

I've still never seen the mag on news stands here. I may have to look elsewhere to check it out.

Commented on 4-11-2010 At 06:13 pm
 

the orange rigid 883 is perfect

Commented on 4-11-2010 At 07:39 pm
 

I spent 30 minutes circling trying to find the dive bar!?!? The facade on the front (not to mention the street chopper vinyl sign) fooled me. Is Chino one giant strip mall? Another great shindig. Great issue.

Commented on 4-12-2010 At 12:35 am
 

Thanks to all who came out and those of you who support Street Chopper Magazine.

Commented on 4-12-2010 At 02:31 am
 

good times n alot of cool bikes.

Commented on 4-12-2010 At 02:51 am
 

totaly awesome! i freakin love SC mag...i really hope they start a monthly...i'll def subscribe.

side note, anyone know the specs on that blue chop with the girder front end and king and queen? i think thats the type a frame i wanna start saving for but i need the specs to find one for my motor.

great pics, i think i got some new exhaust ideas too!

Commented on 4-12-2010 At 03:12 am
 

it belongs to my friend, its a 70s denver , let me know what specs ur lookin for n i will hit him up

Commented on 4-12-2010 At 06:34 am
 

actually picked up the new mag today on the local walmart and when i got home its on the front page of the cult!

Commented on 4-12-2010 At 06:34 am
 

actually picked up the new mag today on the local walmart and when i got home its on the front page of the cult!

Commented on 4-12-2010 At 03:54 pm
 

Dive bar or not, if you stuck around long enough you got to see some sweet shit. Shawn rode the Rusty Pelican through the bar with josh on the back and did a polite burnout up against the deli case. Steve rode his street glide through the restaurant, tried to ride into the kitchen, then dumped it in the parking lot... The plain clothed cops took their eyes off the Vago's for a minute to hit Grant up for some free Street Chopper mags... It was an incredible time, I can't wait for the next one.

Commented on 4-12-2010 At 03:56 pm
 

Dive bar or not, if you stuck around long enough you got to see some sweet shit. Shawn rode the Rusty Pelican through the bar with josh on the back and did a polite burnout up against the deli case. Steve rode his street glide through the restaurant, tried to ride into the kitchen, then dumped it in the parking lot... The plain clothed cops took their eyes off the Vago's for a minute to hit Grant up for some free Street Chopper mags... It was an incredible time, I can't wait for the next one.

Commented on 4-12-2010 At 04:18 pm
 

The mag is awesome. I have loved every issue for the past several months. Great bikes and much better production than "The Horse", even though I love that one to.

Commented on 4-13-2010 At 12:15 am
 

that yellow/orange shovel gets my pic! these large sized images are awesome by the way.

Commented on 4-14-2010 At 04:32 am
 

nice everywhere! what i love the most is the fact they rode their bikes on an outing. around here, they trailer bone stock, brand new store bought dressers to a so-called motorcycle event. ehhhck!

Commented on 4-14-2010 At 04:36 am
 

And, aw hell, i would be telling on me and her when you mention chino hills!

Commented on 4-14-2010 At 04:38 am
 

And, aw hell, i would be telling on me and her when you mention chino hills!

Commented on 4-14-2010 At 04:41 am
 

never mind. old is old no matter how you cut it

Commented on 4-14-2010 At 03:03 pm
 

Nothing but fun. Great bikes, good crowd, drank until my legs didn't work. Locked the bikes up and got a ride home. Cheers!

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