There are some people in life that when you think of them, you’re taken back to the very first time you met. That’s the case with Todd Blubaugh. It was The One Motorcycle Show 2013. Guys and bikes were lined up knuckle to knuckle to get shot by the official photographer that year, Scotty Toepfer. Todd’s voice, aura, and smile just kinda lit up a 20 ft circle around him. Not in an obnoxious way either, it was all good. You just knew he was a special human. Above is the pic I snapped of him over Scotty Toepfer’s shoulder. We’ve kept in touch a little bit, but if he were to call me tomorrow and was within a 50 mile radius and wanted to grab a cold one– I’d be there. He’s released a very personal project called Too Far Gone that you can order now.
Wildwood was a blast this summer. As we planned our trip down the Jersey shore to TROG, we were lucky enough to have a great group of friends rally to pull-off an impromptu photo shoot for the new TSY women’s collection. Busy schedules and hangovers aside, this group gathered wearing smiles and bearing hugs at an ungodly hour. Thank you to these badass beauties: Nadine Anderson, Jessica Paviluk, Jocelyn Cohen, Natalie Finch. Thank you dudes behind the camera: Allan Glanfield assisted by Ryan Handt. Special thanks to the great folks at the Pink Cadillac Diner, and tattoo artist Electric Sheena for designing our new women’s TSY T-shirts. Art direction and styling by Ashley Smalley.
The Selvedge Yard is proud to announce a partnership with our New Zealand friends Triumph & Disaster. T&D is known for their top-notch grooming goods, and we’ve recently had the pleasure of getting to know the founder Dion Nash and some of his team. Turns out we have a lot in common– we love a great party, and getting off the grid… So we’ve decided to throw a “Greaser Getdown” party together at our shop in New Hope, PA on July 30th. And get this– the attendee wearing the best “Greaser Getup” (think pomade pompadour, leather, denim, etc… 1950s greaser / teddy style) will win a trip for two that they’ll never forget! Bonus points awarded if you happen to also roll-in on a badass bike or Hot Rod! Space is limited for the party so you must RSVP your name and email to attend and have a chance to win to: email@example.com
TSY recently sat down with Triumph & Disaster founder, Dion Nash, to chat about all things T&D, and announce “THE GREASER GET DOWN” party and trip giveaway happening at The Selvedge Yard shop in New Hope, PA…
Sara Francello — To say she’s the TROG flag-girl is like saying Michael Jordan was a Chicago Bulls’ guard. I don’t know where the hell Sara gets the energy to jump and do what she does out there time and time again with such oomph and enthusiasm. When the racers line-up there’s no question who is in charge, and who has everyone’s attention. You may not remember all the hot rods and bikes at TROG– but you will remember Sara and how she gave it all out there on the sand for 2 days straight. Photo © Sean Madden
“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.
The Race of Gentlemen, 2016, Wildwood NJ– Photo © Sean Madden
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
TSY proudly featured Bastian Glaessner’s photography of the Vintage Hot Rod Association’s Hot Rod Races held on Pendine Sands in South Wales in 2015. Now he’s released this beautiful short film that definitely does not dissappoint. Enjoy.
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>
“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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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.
Max Hazan’s epic Musket. Two Royal Enfield 500cc engines joined to create a 1000 cc V-twin (with the help of Aniket Vardhan).
“What rock and roll owes to Elvis– drag racing owes to Leo Payne.” –Cook Neilson.
Leo Payne at the Bonneville Salt Flats. via
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…