I'll give you a hint... The top photo was an original photo taken by me, edited by me, watermarked by me, and posted on my site here. The bottom photo was copied, cropped, and posted here. The cropping to deliberately remove the watermark bothers me much more than someone else finding the sticker cool and wanting to re-post it.
The last time I was in Austin was July 2008. It was only two months after I bought my Road King and my wife and I took a short road trip south to check out the Spam Museum. It's hard to believe it was over 5 years ago.
While the Minneapolis Messaround is not a big motorcycle show, motorcycles are definitely welcome and there was a wide variety represented even though the quantity of bikes was rather low. I'll start with imports.
I now have 29 assorted stickers available for only $1.50 each (plus shipping):
Assorted Sticker Designs
2-Wheel Hot Rod
High Speed Therapy
Stock Bikes Suck
Can't Leave Well Enough Alone
I Don't Give A Fuck How They Do It In Japan
Swap Meet Special
Chop That Fuckin' Sportster
I Think I Voided The Warranty
This Is My Good Bike
If You Think This Is A Piece Of Shit You Should See My Other Bike
Ton Up Or Shut Up
Evos Suck At Breaking Down, Leaking, And Not Starting On The First Try
Loud Pipes Save Lives
What Do You Mean? This Is My Good Bike
Fenders Are For Pussies
Midwest Is The Best Fuck All The Rest
Fenders Are For Pussies But I Really Hope It Doesn't Rain
Wisconsin Has Two Seasons Riding And Wrenching
Minnesota Has Two Seasons Riding And Wrenching
Rattlecan Paint Job
I also updated one existing design as the first run of "Rattlecan Paint Job" stickers had very thin spray lines as a result of the screenprinting process. It looked fine, but my original intent was for them to be more pronounced.
I added two Gophers And Cheese logo stickers featuring Shawn Dickinson's artwork. All logo stickers are only $1.00 each (plus shipping):
Of course, I recently added t-shirts to the store too. Get yours for $15.00 (plus shipping).
Note: All prices current as of 3/1/2014 but are subject to change. See store for current pricing and availability.
The 2013 Minneapolis Messaround was held on September 1, 2013 in the parking lot of the Memory Lanes bowling alley in Minneapolis. Yes, it's taken me a while to post these pics. No, I still haven't posted Bearded Lady pics (those are the only ones I have left to post from 2013).
The show is hosted by the Lucky Bastards car club and is strictly dedicated to period-correct 1960s and earlier hot rods, customs, and motorcycles. If you drive or ride anything else in, you can't park in the main lot, but you're welcome to park nearby and enjoy the show.
Live music was outside and inside and if you haven't seen Crankshaft perform his one-man-band set, you're missing out. It's amazing.
Check out this Bonneville belly tank racer from 313 Garage in St. Paul.
There was an interesting assortment of dragsters too. This guy drew a big crowd when he fired his up.
This one featured re-purposed beer cans to keep rain out of the exhaust as well as a completely insane cockpit.
If you're going to drive one of these things, you have to dress properly.
The next post is cars and the following three posts will be bikes.
I was a little nervous that some of the fine detail in Shawn's drawing might be lost during the printing process but the image turned out nice and crisp. The blur in the really close-up shots are from my camera's fancy lens, not the shirt.