Archive for September, 2019

Indian Larry Block Party 2019

Posted in Uncategorized on September 30, 2019 by Pat Regan

Wow! So much going on recently! Let’s back it up a bit. Last weekend was the 16th Annual Indian Larry Block Party in Brooklyn.

Bikes lined the street again for a fun-filled day!

A fire broke out to the south but it was quickly extinguished.

This vintage Bonnie took a front row spot on the corner.

Behind Indian Larry’s they were having a barbeque with food, a bar, and a DJ. Off to the side was this nice little nook that had a table and chairs in a garden with beehives. It was a nice respite from the craziness.

A la Big Daddy Roth!

Love a Knucklehead!

Some gorgeous vintage vehicles are always in attendance as well. Like this early 60’s Corvette.

Some Captain America action below. The Easy Rider Live show the night before was amazing!

Some of my favorite people were there. Here is Darren McKeag working on a helmet. He has a masterful brushstroke. I really dig his work. I own a few pieces of his, including a beautiful helmet I got at Indian Larry’s a few years ago. On this day I bought that “Ghost Riders” print you see in the photo below.

This is my helmet.

Darren and his wife Missy were about to celebrate their anniversary a couple days later. I saw them at Sturgis a few years back just before they got hitched. Congratulations Darren and Missy!

Here is Makoto Endo. He paints motorcycles using chopsticks as his brush.

He is at many motorcycle events. Here he is painting one of Indian Larry’s bikes.

And here is the lovely Gloria Struck. Gloria has been riding for over 75 years. She is in the AMA Hall of Fame and still riding! She is holding her biography. She signed on for me last year.

Inside Larry’s shop, folks were getting tattoos.

This flaming pick up was here again. I believe it was parked in the same spot last year.

The skyline of Manhattan makes a fine backdrop for the days’ activities.

This old Corvair was very customized. Looks like it could really tear things up.

Here is Jillian with a NY salute!

BURNOUTS!

This dude was having a blast! He was surrounded by cops and did not give a shit!

He ripped it up, flew down the road and came back for more.

On the next block, a few other dudes started burning up rubber.

You can see chunks of hot rubber flying through the air!

And I could feel it as those rear tires spit their molten residue on my flesh. Gotta sacrifice for the good shots!

After a walkabout this Corvair had replaced the Corvette.

We had a great meal at a French Restaurant and hopped back on the ferry.

A great day at Larry’s.

 

 

 

Easy Rider Live

Posted in Uncategorized on September 23, 2019 by Pat Regan

I had some good motorcycle related fun this weekend! Friday night Jillian got tickets to see Easy Rider Live at Radio City Music Hall. This event was something Peter Fonda had been working on and hoped to have attended. In fact, his last Instagram post was promoting this special evening celebrating the 50th anniversary of the movie’s release.

As the film was played, the original soundtrack was performed live by some of the original artists. It was a great event. Not only that but when we went up to the mezzanine to be seated, we were handed tickets for orchestra seats. We got bumped up! Right On!

To the left and right of the stage in the photo below, they displayed Peter Fonda’s last post. @fondstagram

John Kay of Steppenwolf came out and opened the credits with Born To Be Wild followed by The Pusher. As the songs ran long the film would be paused and darkened so the band could continue rocking out. It was like seeing the film in chapters with live music. And what a treat to see John Kay.

Below is a film clip to give you a little taste of what it was like.

There were three horns blasting out When The Saints Go Marching In as you may have seen in the video above. Nicole Atkins sang The Band’s The Weight. Guitarist Tash Neal and a seasoned band backed everyone up and did a ripping version of Jimi Hendrix’s If 6 was 9. Roger McGuinn of the Byrds closed out the movie’s last two songs, It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) and Ballad of Easy Rider. Then after the heavy ending, John Kay came out again saying he wanted the show to end on a more upbeat note, so he sang Magic Carpet Ride. 

The show really flowed nicely. Great performances. Well put together. A real treat! Thanks Jillian!

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

Posted in Uncategorized on September 10, 2019 by Pat Regan

Howdy Folks! Help if you can!

On Sunday the 29th of September, I will don my finest attire with my fellow men and women across the globe to join the fight with The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride to raise awareness for prostate cancer and men’s mental health. But before I press my tweed and polish my boots, I need you to donate what you can for this meaningful cause and help me reach my goal.

For your uncles, your brothers, your fathers and friends. Donate what you can, for their lives need not end.

https://www.gentlemansride.com/fundraiser/PatrickRegan314096

Thank you.