ChopperGent is a limited-run, bi-monthly 'premium' publication looking into the lifestyle of 70s and 80s Choppers and all that goes with it, including the surf, skate, lowrider, and custom van world. A major part of that culture includes beautifully photographed women, amazing travel destinations, and world-class moto-culture artists.
This volume’s cover features Taylor Rose Brown looking amazing in the glow of the low fall sunlight on the beautifully built ‘65 Harley-Davidson Ironhead named the ‘Glam Fairy’. This featured chopper was built by Eric Allard of FNA Custom Cycles and John Smith of Fat American Choppers just outside of Lakeland, Fl.
This 1965 Harley Davidson Ironhead Chopper was a joint effort between Eric Allard of FNA Custom Cycles and his buddy John Brennan of Fat American Choppers. The design inspiration came from a video they viewed on Youtube of a group of Japanese Custom Builders riding these long exaggerated, stretched out, colorful, over the top choppers down the freeway of Tokyo. The Glam Fairy took home ‘Best Sportster’ a few years back at the Born Free Motorcycle Show and is one of the few choppers in the industry that is instantly recognizable from its silhouette alone.
Billy Lane of Choppers Inc. is without a doubt legendary. His Biker Build-Off episode on the Discovery Channel with his good friend Indian Larry cemented his name firmly into the proverbial Chopper Hall of Fame. The once ‘Rock & Roll Bad Boy’, is now a few years older, a few years wiser. HIs life now isn’t only about the passion of chopper building and the ‘Sons of Speed’ but he’s a family man too. V4 brings you a small glimpse of what Billy has been up to, on and off the track.
Our Featured Artist for Vol04 is the legendary Rockin’ Jelly Bean out of Tokyo, Japan and began his career in the 90’s. This wildly popular artist remains anonymous in always appearing in public wearing his signature custom Luchador Mask. He is Influenced by artist such as Ed ‘Big Daddy’ Roth, Robert Williams and Von Franco, Rockin’ Jelly Bean is known throughout the world for his playfully racy artwork inspired by Americana cinema and the moto-culture world. A pop culture figure himself in Japan, His work is highly collectable, and sells out surprise pop-up shops within hours.
The second amazing build from Eric Allard of FNA Custom Cycles in our ‘double feature’ issue is a Florida themed 1972 Cone Shovelehead. Named the ‘FLA Bike’. This low slung chopper is topped off with a gas tank from Bling’s Cycles, EMD Rockers and comes complete with dual carb/dual magneto set up. The custom engraving and paint throughout really sets the bike off, not to mention the flamingo neck & head shaped hand - shifter.
This month's beautiful feature model is Taylor Rose Brown and she hails from the great state of Texas. Our feature models don’t just look great, they have to be a part of the culture in order to grace our pages. Not only is she an accomplished model, NFL Cheerleader and rider, she is actually employed by Harley Davidson. We go back almost ten years working with Taylor on various projects, and knew she’d be perfect for the Glam Fairy in Volume 04.
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