Basket Case issue 7 is hot off the press and ready to consume. We are overwhelmed at the amount of content coming our way from around the globe. In this issue we have you covered from San Francisco, France, and Reno, on over to Texas and Ohio. It is really exciting to meet with so many creative minds around the world who get shit done, and have a great time doing it. This issue has a solid mix of artists and photographers, while peppering in some skateboarding, events and of course a chopper club.
Issue 7 of Basket Case Magazine kicks off with coverage of San Francisco’s low rent chopper build off, The Dirtbag Challenge. Basket Case raps out with the Dirtbag Challenge founder Poll Brown to find out what the requirements are (no Harleys for one!) and a little bit about the history and future of the event.
For this issues artist feature, jump into the creative mind of Scott Hoepker of Chemical Candy Customs out of Dallas, TX. CCC takes painting bikes to another level with his wildly innovative designs and detailed illustrations. Basket Case uncovers some of Scotts inspiration and secrets to his crisp fine lines, and epic detail.
Also in this issue, Basket Case Magazine’s club liaison, Jonathan Weldon gets intel from the Chopperkingz of France. Find out the real deal on this Motorcycle Family, what it’s like ripping around on choppers in Europe, and how they got their start. These guys have been laying down miles together as an MF since 2013 with a simple mission: No bullshit, ride choppers, travel, and have a great time together with their friends.
Then, get behind the camera lens of Mikey Revolt / Forever The Chaos Life, who captures iconic images of life and times on the road. Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, Mikey’s flicks have been published in the likes of many US and International mags, and we are honored to have him as our featured photographer of Basket Case #7.
We love chopper history, and we are proud to feature the “Kill Bill” Survivor Story. The bike is beautiful all in itself, then add in the lovely Alexis Carene... this story will grab your attention for sure. Little is known about the history of this Ironhead currently owned by Dave Changras, who purchased it from Busby. But we tracked down the story and put the pieces together to bring you another killer Survivor Story.
Issue number 7’s centerfold is DTMC Gus’ bike with our absolutely stunning model, Jordan Marie. This 1977 Shovelhead was originally built by Gus’ dad in 1990 but later modified by Gus, Robert Cohelan, and Good Speed and Machine. You won’t wanna miss out on this spread!
BC wouldn’t be complete without a little skateboarding, and the ripping photos of Kevin Biram. We also have an interview with Reno’s own Donny Walters, ripping half pipe skater and OG member of Santa Cruz’ “Pan Clan.” Donny and Josh sit down to discuss the correlation between riding choppers and skateboards.
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