Wednesday, 19 December 2012
"DAVID MANN CHOPPERFEST 2012" [720p HD 'JUNKYARDFIND'] . . . . FOR ALL THOSE FAR FLUNG SOULS WHO HAPPEN NOT TO LIVE IN CALIFORNIA . . . . SOME PRETTY COMPLETE COVERAGE OF THE DAVE MANN CAPER, GREAT STILLS OF WHAT MUSTA BEEN A HUGE PERCENTAGE OF THE ASSEMBLED SCOOTS IN ATTENDANCE . . . . A BRIEF DALLIANCE WITH THE BLING BRIGADE THEN ALL THE LEGIT SHIT, GOOD GIG !!!
I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that for any of us that have had a lifetime fascination and affliction with all that is the essence of Post WWII bike, hot rod and popular culture have also shared a similar envy for those lucky bastards who reside in the Golden State of California, where access to the shit we love is on tap 24/7/365, where it never rains, the highway is heaven and John and Panch keep it all movin in the right direction . . . . then reality kicks in and it's back to the pissing rain, the frigid fucking snow or the stinking humidity of sunny Queensland where the thoughts of ridin easy along the highways of the epicentre of the Kustom Kulture kapital of the world become just another unfulfilled dream.
I found this clip on the PooTube as I was hunting for evidence of the 2012 Mannfest of earlier in the month, it starts with a surprisingly mainstream tribute to the late namesake of the show then moves into some way more appropriate tuneage as it progress . . . . initially I also thought it was going to focus on the typical, OCC inspired two wheeled atrocities so loathed by those of of us into shit less gawdy, impractical and kook derived, to devote the best part of twelve minutes to real bikes, chops, bobs, classics, freakouts, farouts and legit cool stuff that symbolise the meaning of what not only Dave Mann was on about in his life's work, but the type of bikes that 'we' all gravitate toward, real world rides . . . . a bloody good perve as it transpired, enjoy it, and a big shoutout to 'JunkYardFind' for putting it up for us to share.