September 30, 2011
September 29, 2011
Spent a lot of time this year when i was in nyc for the invitational hanging with Wes in his studio as he is working for his upcoming show in Copenhagen.
I've just gotten a glimpse of how his mind works.
take a look.
September 28, 2011
Brooklyn Invitational from Richard Grabbe on Vimeo.
On sept. 17 2011 a group of guys From a Blog deemed the White Knights In the House of Kolor from Brooklyn, New York put on a great motorcycle show called the Brooklyn invitational. My bike No. 9 was one of the 20 or so bikes that was invited to this extremely masterful production. Other big names such as Paul cox, Keino, Tom Fugle, Lock Baker, And many many more,were there to be a part of the show. While I was there I decided to take as much footage as I could to put this short video together. I don't think this show will ever be topped as far as the variety of the builders that they invite and the different minds and cultures that come together in one spot to share in a common interest of custom motorcycles. It is a great honor on my part to be amongst these people that have inspired me so much. This video is a sort of token of gratitude for the experience of getting to be a part of it. Thank you Wes, Jeffrey, John, and Keino for having me again- Richard Grabbe
September 26, 2011
September 23, 2011
Huge thanx to Wes Lang, Jeffro, Copeland, Keino and Andy. You guys are family to me.
Paul Cox, happy to finally have more than 4 min to spend with you.
Again the guys killed it with the show, as I am behind, go over to churchofchoppers.com to see what im talkin about.
SINGLE BEST BIKE SHOW I HAVE EVER BEEN TO.
Thanx to every single person i saw at the show for being there.
Huge thanx to Bob Couter, for saving my ass when all my memory cards were full!, and dinner and the intro you gave me and for ruling.
Maqi, thanx for dinner, hanging with you, and the book!
Thank you Nyxon, Jeselyn, Melina and Kiki for shooting!
Nyxon you rule!
again tho i want to sent my deepest thanx out to Wes Lang, as if it weren't for him, i would never had made Brooklyn my second home, love you buddy.
September 19, 2011
September 15, 2011
Mostly just happy to hang with all the people here i consider family.
September 13, 2011
I am sitting here on my fone at LAX getting ready to fly to NYC and I figured I'd add this.
Wherever I said ""Soldier" below I meant it to say anyone in the armed forces, Army, Navy, Air Force, and the Marines. Anyone who has enlisted to do what they can for our country.
I'm pretty sure everyone knew what I meant, but I just wanted to make sure that everyone in the armed forces knows what I meant and I would like to make sure I use the correct terminology if for no other reason, out of respect.
Thanx to all of you.
Of course we will never forget.
that's not the problem. The problem is that there are thousands upon thousands of Americans that serve their country every day in the armed forces. They do it many times at great sacrifice with a meager salary. But they do it because they believe in what this country has stood for in the past and for what it can and should stand for again.
There are people dying now, and no one knows. Everyone goes about their life without giving it a second thought. Sure I can understand the people that are against whatever war might be going on, but if that's the case fault the government, not the soldier. The soldier will always be the one who pays the biggest price.
Friday night I went to a memorial for Staff Seargent Andrew W. Harvell. His brother Sean, is my friend. It gives me hope to know that all the people there know that he gave his life for his country but he will forever be missed and loved by his family, friends, wife and his two sons.
We need to remember togive every soldier the respect they deserve. Them and thier familys are paying the ultimate price and thats what we all need to remember, every day.
So, Andy, I will say thank you. You will forever be missed.
This quote was on the back of the memorial. It's the gods honest truth.
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
-John Stuart Mill