THE RACE OF GENTLEMEN | BUY THE TICKET, TAKE THE RIDE…FREAK OUT, GET BEATEN

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“Sushi” Atsushi Yasui of Freewheelers & Co. The Race of Gentlemen 2016, Wildwood NJ–  Photo © Sean Madden

Sean Madden came into the TSY shop last summer emitting an abundance smiles and good vibes. I liked this guy right away. We chatted about his passion for motorcycles and photography, and reconnected a few times since. Well, he decided to bite the bullet and come down to Wildwood, NJ and shoot The Race of Gentlemen 2016– which can be quite daunting as many of the best photographers in the business now religiously make the trek to TROG. When I got a look at some of his shots I was impressed enough to ask if TSY could share them with all of you. I especially dig his shots like the one above of Sushi racing. Sean’s shots where he’s intentionally cropping the images of the riders & machine flying out of frame emit a sense of speed and movement that I dig. Definitely very different from a lot of the standard TROG imagery you see these days. Hope y’all enjoy.

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The Race of Gentlemen, 2016, Wildwood NJ–  Photo © Sean Madden

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Love this shot of Chris Price of Archive Moto on his Indian that traces back to Bill Brownell, married striptease legend Patti “Waggin'” Brownell–  Photo © Sean Madden

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NEW “BAD NEWS TRAVELS FAST” T-SHIRT | TSY X HEAVY SLIME COLLABORATION

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TSY is stoked to have finally collaborate with rad Philly artist Eric Kenney @heavyslime to create our “BAD NEWS TRAVELS FAST” grim reaper chopper T-shirt. These are available at The Selvedge Yard store in New Hope, PA store as well as our online shop. <shop link> 

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“BAD NEWS TRAVELS FAST” T-shirt by The Selvedge Yard x Eric Kenney @heavyslime is printed on 100% cotton American Apparel T-shirts, and is available in Black or Heather Grey in sizes XS-XXL here.

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THE HANDBUILT SHOW 2016 | REVIVAL CYCLES CREW TURNS UP THE MOTO HEAT IN AUSTIN

THE HANDBUILT SHOW AUSTIN MOTORCYCLE STEVE WEST THE SELVEDGE YARD CUSTOM HARLEY SHOVELHEAD CHOPPER

All The Handbuilt Show photos & commentary by Steve West, reporting for The Selvedge Yard.

After being at The Handbuilt Show last year, I wasn’t sure the folks at Revival Cycles could out do themselves. Well I’ll be damned if they didn’t. As with last year, there was something for everyone who loves motorcycles. The Land Speeder bike from Revival and the Musket from Maxwell Hazan were both on display and are now going into a private collection. So who knows if they’ll be on public display anytime soon. So having seen those was one of my big drives to make the show again. The rest of the show only had the best of cafes, trackers, resto-mods, complete restorations, chopper and several that just don’t fit in any category.

THE HANDBUILT SHOW AUSTIN MOTORCYCLE STEVE WEST THE SELVEDGE YARD MAX HAZAN MUSKET

Max Hazan’s epic Musket. Two Royal Enfield 500cc engines joined to create a 1000 cc V-twin (with the help of Aniket Vardhan).

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THE SELVEDGE YARD SHOP X FREE PEOPLE “VINTAGE LOVES” PHOTO SHOOT

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We are stoked and honored that the fine folks at Free People profiled The Selvedge Yard shop in New Hope, PA a few weeks ago. It was a blast working with the creative crew as they highlighted their FP Vintage Loves. Ali, their vintage buyer, has a great eye- and Carrie Yotter is such a gracious soul and wonderful Free People ambassador. Thank you to David & Ginger at America Designs for being our friends and vintage & interior collaborators. Thank you Michael Persico for the amazing photography, and the entire Free People team for making it an awesome day. Click thru to check out his shots…

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THE SELVEDGE YARD STORE | COME VISIT US IN NEW HOPE, PA!

As you may know, The Selvedge yard website now has a store in New Hope, PA. We want to thank again all of our supporters who made this possible. It’s a great ride so come out to New Hope, PA and say hey! We believe that it’s more about the journey than the destination,  and know you’ll have a good time.

We are proud to carry American made goods by Iron & Resin (official East Coast outpost) BillyKirk bags and leather goods, Left Field NYC denim, the Shop Rag Shirt by the Godspeed Co., Forager Co. bags and leather goods, T-shirts by Support Good Times, Midnight Rider, Black Dagger, and more.

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THE RACE OF GENTLEMEN– RACE TO TROG | DKS FILMS

Ian Beaudoux and the DKS! crew spent eight months documenting the build of a 1928 Ford Roadster. Check out BMX’er Heath Pinter as he builds the roadster and treks cross-country to participate in The Oilers Car Club The Race of Gentlemen. I ran into Ian at TROG in Wildwood and have been waiting to see the fruits of his labor– so her ya go.

TROG | MEL STULTZ ON THE OILERS CC / MC, THE RACE OF GENTLEMEN, AND THE WORLD

“The Oilers Car Club was founded in 1947, by five guys returning from World War II. They dreamt, not only of girls while they were away, but of speed. They were a bunch of guys that were interested in going fast, and trying to figure out ways to go faster. One of the founders names was Jim Nelson– he plays cards with a gentleman named Robert Genat– he puts out a book called “The Birth of Hot Rodding.” 

Modern day times– me and my gang wound up writing Robert Genat and say– ‘You know this book is just mesmerizing.’ He writes us back and says, ‘Send pictures of your cars.’ He is blown away. He has no idea that there’s guys on the east coast that are emulating what was happening in the 1940s. He and I got talking, and he asked if we’d be interested in taking the club over. And we were just floored. We had no idea that one of the coolest racing clubs in the world would ask us to carry the torch.”

–Mel Stultz (Oilers CC/MC, The Race of Gentlemen, AKA TROG)

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