Tired of the girls on the gnarly Harley’s getting all the attention on Instagram and the internets? (Not. Me.) We’ll this happened at the ‘Hooligan Hoedown’, and proves once and for all that– Anything girls can do, guys can do better! Scott Toepfer took this humorous & friendly poke / tribute to Lana MacNaughton and her epic ‘Babes in Borrego’ shot. #brosonbikes #hooliganhoedownhunks
A couple of quick announcements for two cool, upcoming happenings–
Photographer and friend Scott Toepfer is screening his epic short “It’s Better in the Wind”, yes!
Wednesday, 11/30 @ 9pm at The Mandrake Bar – 2692 S La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034 (between Venice Blvd. & Washington Blvd).
21 Helmets: Dec. 9th – 10th, 5pm – 10pm, See See Motorcycles, 1642 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR
Plenty of PBR will also be on-hand… so shit– get there.
“For the last two years I have been taking still photographs for a personal project entitled ‘It’s Better In The Wind,’ all the while collecting video footage from each ride as we traveled around the Western United States together.
I have been slowly editing the footage into a visual scrapbook of sorts for those who partook, and those who followed us via the web. No preaching the triumphs and failures of the motorcycle industry, no divisive commentary between manufacturers and styles…just a collection of imagery that will hopefully inspire more people to take to the road and discover what there is outside of our respective communities.
Chuck Ragan was kind enough to collaborate with me to write an original soundtrack for the film, to give me some anthemic tunes to edit with, and I can’t thank him enough for the kind gesture towards a fellow traveler.
Please, enjoy the film, everybody who took part in it is family, we are all grateful for your support these past two years while we tried to build a concept around the positive nature of motorcycling.”
“It’s Better in the Wind” by Scott Toepfer (shot mostly on Super 8mm) chronicles the freewheeling life of adventure on the road.
Scott was kind enough to bless TSY with a look at this masterpiece, featuring his good buddy Chuck Ragan who’s contributing some original songs for the soundtrack– which is a combination of music and spoken word. I’m pretty stoked to see the completed work.
For me, “It’s Better in the Wind” is the essence of leaving the hassles and drama of the 9-to-5 grind in the dust– where it belongs. That’s the vibe that Scott captures so beautifully. It’s not about posing, man. It’s about showing. The images crystalize the adventure and joy of hitting the road with good friends– to inspire themselves, as well as us, to never stop living for the day– not the man. Hell yes.
Image by © Scott Toepfer
Image by © Scott Toepfer