This time a bit more easy to spot, but still…
Each year we have a fair in Opmeer in the month May. Thirty years ago I made a video recording on this event. We can see Ed [prospect at the time], Hond and Cindy.
This golden oldie Sporster could be seen in the Easyriders Calendar of 1984.
Ger and Bruut in 1991 on the 26th of December looking tough.
Another week has past, so it’s time again to do some serious searching and not gazing that is.
Back in da days, 35 years ago to be precise, we had a tv program called ‘The Holy Cow’ broadcasted by Veronica. The made a documentary of the Superrally 1987 at Slagharen in Holland. Anyway, we were there as well. And some of us apeared in this documentary. Among them Hond and his former girlfriend and in the last shot my younger brother Blut [RIP] on the left side.
When most of us were still struggling with a bicycle or moped, the chopper scene was already well on it’s way. The movie ‘Easy Rider’, witch came out in 1969, certainly contributed to this effect.
But in the years before that it was already happening, given the number of companies that were already involved with ‘chopper’ parts. I will come back to this shortly with some examples.
Below a example of a Sportster chopper which appeared in the January 1974 issue of Street Chopper. This magazine, from TRM Publications Inc., had their first issue in January 1969. Paisano Publications Inc, had their first issue of Easyriders Magazine in June 1971.
TRM Publication Inc. – Photos by Steve Brackett.
This is nostalgia all the way. Dennis Hopper [Billy] and Peter Fonda [Wyatt] in 1969 on their Harley Panheads during the recordings of their movie ‘Easy rider’. The film was written by Dennis and produced and directed by Peter and Dennis.
Club Co-founder Beer at his ‘Chop, Ride and Party’ booth promoting his 6th annual CRP book.