Rank #1: HFM016 : Scott Johnson | Fuel Cafe | Mama Tried Motorcycle Show
Its been awhile I know, but I promise the wait will have been well worth it! Last year was a little busier than I had hoped it to be but it was a great year filled with cool people and lots of lessons in life and business. That being said I am really happy to bring the podcast back with Episode 16 with guest Scott Johnson.
Scott Johnson at last years show | Source : Scott Johnson
I first met Scott Johnson at the Mama Tried Motorcycle show last February and right away I could tell this guy had a passion for motorcycles and life in general! I followed him on Instagram and started learning a bit about him and thought what better person to bring on for the first episode after my year break. I could have chatted with him for hours and hope to do that sometime on another episode of the podcast but with the second Mama Tried show coming up this weekend I just wanted to get this out there to all of you and let him get back to setting up another epic motorcycle show! So sit back, enjoy and thanks for waiting patiently for the come back of the Hold Fast Motors Podcast.
Photo I took from last years Mama Tried Show
Source : Mama Tried Show Instagram
Feb 17 2015
Rank #2: HFM011 : Shaik Ridzwan | Co-Founder of The Mighty Motor | Motorcycle Storyteller | Photographer
In episode 11 I talk with the man who brings you The Mighty Motor, Shaik is one of those guys you could talk to for hours, he has a passion for motorcycles and it shines through like the headlight of train rolling down a dark hillside.
Shaik tells us about the birth of The Mighty Motor and how he goes about creating the blog posts that look like works of art on your screen. Shaik uses illustrations, photography and immersive storytelling to bring us into the universe he is conveying in each post. This episode has the potential to inspire you to get up off your ass and build something great in your life or to simply get up and plant yourself on your bike and ride.
Shaik with Shinya Kimura. (Photo Source: themightymotor.com)
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Oct 08 2013
Rank #3: HFM006 : Jordan Dickinson | Owner of Union Speed And Style | Fabricator | Builder
Today’s podcast is an interview with Jordan Dickinson from Union Speed And Style. Jordan has been a motorhead for quite some time now, I am happy he had time to chat with me as he has been a busy man getting his Born Free 5 bike ready. We chat about the build process and the adventure he had on getting his bike to the show in California. I always try to type up what we talk about on the podcast but its easier if you just listen and enjoy my friends.
Some photos of Jordan’s astounding work I stole from instagram
Jul 23 2013
Rank #4: HFM003 : Relic Kustoms | Jeremy Pedersen | Nick Pedersen
In this episode I sat down in person with Jeremy Pedersen from Relic Kustoms and Nick Pedersen his brother. They are both close friends of mine and we actually did this interview/discussion in person, I sat the laptop up and set the mic up to pick up the whole room and we just went at it. The audio quality is not the best but it was fun to chat with friends about motorcycles, this will probably be the least professional sounding of the podcasts… but who said we were professional.
Oh yeah a big thanks to Hamms Beer for fueling this chat as well.
Jun 13 2013
Rank #5: HFM005 : Neale Bayly | Host of Neale Bayly Rides Peru | Motorcycle Journalist | Philanthropist
I had the pleasure and awesome chance to sit down and talk with Neale Bayly (on the phone) last month. Brett from Iron & Air told me about him during episode 4 of Hold Fast Motors Podcast. I instantly started searching for him on the web reading his posts about the new show, his stories of great rides and his fantastic reviews of bikes. Then to top it off I found out he was a fantastic Philanthropist, we chatted about his new show Neale Bayly Rides Peru as well as his work at Wellspring International Outreach.
Trailer to his show:
Iron & Air, Dime City Cycles, Triumph Motorcycles and Neale are also running an amazing giveaway to raise money and awareness for his foundation Wellspring International Outreach. They are giving away a cafed out 2013 Triumph Bonneville all done by Dime City Cycles. Check out this video here to learn more.
This is a shorter episode so let me know if you like them this length or the full hour or more style. Listen up and enjoy.
Jul 23 2013
Rank #6: HFM004 : Brett Houle | Co-founder of Iron & Air Magazine
In episode 4 of the Hold Fast Motors podcast I get to chat with the awesome Brett Houle from Iron & Air. We started off talking about his roots in the motorcycle community, then moved on to the birth of the great Iron & Air brand. I had no idea something as cool as Iron & Air would have started out as just a instagram account then moved to being one of the premier destinations for moto-inspiration. He also filled me in on the Triumph Giveaway they are doing right now, its your chance to own a beautiful bike built by the guys at Dime City Cycles and it goes go a very good cause. I had a few little interruptions during the show so I apologize now, this whole podcasting thing has been a blast so far even with its little hiccups. Brett has some great stories to be told so listen up and enjoy. I also want to point out that the word fantastic was apparently really on my mind yesterday as I say it about a 100 times in this episode.
The Triumph Giveaway<—————Please check this out, its a beautiful bike and it goes to a great cause!
Jun 13 2013
Rank #7: HFM007 : Max Hazan | Hazan Motorworks | Motorcyle Builder
In episode 7 of the Hold Fast Motors podcast I get to chat with Max Hazan from Hazan Motorworks. I found Max while looking through Iron & Air, as well as a post on Motomucci. I’ve seen some pretty mighty motorcycle builds but this guy lays down some crazy skills to make art of metal, wood and rubber. We chat about some of his inspirations and the history of his motorcycle building career.
Here is the bike that was featured in Iron & Air Issue 9 that caught my attention. Its a 1996 Royal Enfield, or it was a 96 Royal Enfield now that it has been touched by Hazan it is its own beast in its own class. You can find more pictures of this bike and other on his website listed below in the show notes.
Photo Credit : davidhanscooke.com
In the interview we talk about the evolution of a bike build, as you all know I suck at drawing anything so every bike I have built has just came together or “evolved” as they go. He has a different approach I haven’t seen before. He does life size drawings as he builds. I found a picture of him doing this very act on his tumblr and will share it below. I hope everyone enjoys this interview as much as I did, I am also trying out something new by doing a shorter 30 minute show instead of the 60 minute or longer show. Let me know what you think.
PS This dude also built a Sea plane in his spare time!
Aug 09 2013
Rank #8: HFM010 : Paul d’Orléans | The Vintagent | Ton up! | The Ride | Motorcycle Film Festival
Its here we made it to episode 10! I figured what better way to celebrate then to bring back the original and first time guest on the podcast The Vintagent himself! You all should know who Paul is by now but if you don’t he is the publisher of the fantastic online archive of motorcycle goodness thevintagent.com, he is also a co author of the new BIKEEXIF book “The Ride”, the co-curator of the “Ton up!” motorcycle exhibit at Sturgis this year, and now he is judging at the Motorcycle Film Festival in Brooklyn NY this weekend. If none of this rings a bell to you then listen up and enjoy the magnificence that is Paul d’Orléans.
PS A huge thank you to Paul for being a great guest and a good sport. We need to meet up soon!
Paul and Michael Lichter (Souce: thevintagent.com)
(Source : thevintagent.com)
Sep 24 2013
Rank #9: HFM008 : Alicia Elfving | MotoLady | Founder of themotolady.com | Blogger | Rider
In episode 8 of the Hold Fast Motors Podcast I chat with the talented Alicia Elfving from themotolady.com. I know most of you know who she is and most likely follow her work. Alicia and I had talked for awhile about getting together to do this episode and it finally all came together when both of our schedules jived enough to record it, we sat down together via the internet (as always) the Friday before I left for California on vacation. The talk lasted about an hour and let me tell you it was great, she is one of those people who you could talk to for hours and only think it was a few minutes. She tells us about the birth of the “motolady” website and her plans for the future of the brand. Her passion for motorcycles shines through everything she does, as well as her drive to show that motorcycling is not just a man’s world. The women she showcases ride as hard as most men I know, and usually look better doing it, with that being said listen up and enjoy the show!
Aug 21 2013
Rank #10: HFM009 : Astronautalis | Rapper | Motorcycle Enthusiast | Taste Of Freedom
This podcast has been amazing so far meeting new people in every episode, but this one is special to me. Andy AKA Astronautalis has been one of my all time favorite musicians for about 5 years. I followed him all over the interwebs (not a stalker), and one day I saw him posting something about getting a motorcycle from Harley Davidson, so what do I do I get a even bigger man crush on him and finally ask him to be on the podcast. He said yes!
Andy and I talk about all kinds of good stuff in this episode from the birth of his motorcycle passion all the way down to “Dewey The Good Samaritan”. The Harley Davidson “Taste of Freedom” Tour has placed the moto-bug in Andy’s head and it’s there to stay, and I’m happy to have him on the show to tell us about it!
Sep 12 2013