Many brick-and-mortar shops worldwide offer motorcycle enthusiasts support through customization, fabrication, upgrades, and even one-off parts. One such shop is Filthy Gringos, based in Crockett, Texas. The husband and wife team Ronald and Robin Ogg work together to provide top-quality service.
Ronald has over twenty years of experience as a custom builder, and Robin brings her business degree expertise to operate Filthy Gringos. Ronald sums it up, “We do everything from full-build choppers to fabricated custom handlebars and sissy bars for any make and model, for example, Harley Davidson, Honda, and Indian”. Ronald specializes in traditional hand-forging metal fabrication and can build anything you can dream of. It all starts with an idea. He explains, “Everything we do is custom and is made here in America. We are a small operation and would love your support". Please take a moment to meet Ronald Ogg.
When was your first time on two wheels? I was two years old on a Junior 50 with training wheels my dad put on, and of course, I crashed.
What was your first hand-built motorcycle? A ‘81 Ironhead long chop
What was your recent two-wheeled adventure? We hosted a Campout, Day Trippin', in August of this year and had a rad time with great friends, old and new.
Who were your influences growing up? Tom Fugle
We all started somewhere. What were some of your first jobs in the industry? Building bikes was my side hustle until we opened the shop.
When did you open Filthy Gringos? Filthy Gringos went full-time from our two-car garage in Seabrook, TX, in March after we quit our full-time jobs, sold our house, and opened the shop in downtown Crockett, TX.
The current stable of bikes and projects: A‘78 Shovel long chop, ‘83 twisted Honda cub, ‘78 Honda CB750, and an ‘05 Softtail Deluxe
What type of services do you provide? We make custom-fabricated parts and build bikes. If you think of it, we can build it.
What music do you listen to while you work? Lightnin' Hopkins, Scott H Biram, and the Charlie Daniels Band
A tool you wish you had but do not possess? A TIG welder
A tool you have but wish you didn't: Tire tools
What is your proudest moment to date? After my brother, Blue Rooster, pin-striped our front window of the shop, I drove by and saw what we had built.
What events do you plan on attending in the future? Texas Fandango and the Temple Drags
What do you think when you see people sporting Filthy Gringo apparel? Right on! Proud moment. It's cool to see people support something we have created - a great sense of accomplishment.
I want to thanks Ronald and Robin for helping me with this feature. Check out their custom parts and give them a follow on Facebook and Instagram.