Friday, 3 May 2013
"[SM] - SPEED MERCHANT SO-CAL" ['SHERIFFMEDIAGROUP'] . . . . A NEAT INSIGHT FROM THE SHERIFF INTO THE TRIUMVIRATE THAT IS 'SPEED MERCHANT' SO-CAL . . . . DAN BEGAKIS, MARK KAWAKAMI AND BRANDON HOLSTEIN, THE BLOKES BEHIND, BESIDE AND IN FRONT OF THE BRAND . . . . A TRIO OF RATBAG TALENTS THAT HAVE SPEWED FROM 'THAT' GROUP OF GUYS WHO HAD SUCH AN IMPACT ON THE RENAISSANCE CHOPPER MOVEMENT FROM PRE 'THAT' FILM
Let me state from the outset, I'm a fan of what these guys do, not because I love the SM finned derby cover on the Purple Penis, not because it's a great piece of kit, not because Denver Dan is undoubtedly one of the sexiest, bearded men alive and not because the three Speed Merchants are all members in long standing of 'that' club of like minded dudes who have all proven themselves as innovators, leaders and strictly legit in the world of two wheels and far beyond . . . . none of the above really, it's about dedication and perseverance when the crunch is on, not letting the bastards grind you down when the initial pathway is blocked by scammers, jammers and bandwagon rammers, the behind the scenes story of the establishment of Speed Merchant is an object lesson in not giving up when the chips are down, belief in your partners and your concept, and I only have a third hand insight into what went down . . . but it's more than enough to win my admiration and respect. Speed Merchant parts, stick em on your bike, they work.