Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Oily Souls / Run to the Thumb / Ride for Larry Pierce - PT4

Evening, night and daybreak in Parisville.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Oily Souls / Run to the Thumb / Ride for Larry Pierce - PT3

Chasing the suns slow drop to our evening camping site at one of the best bars in the mid-west - the Parisville Saloon.  A true home away from home thanks to gracious owners Poncho and his lovely wife Kelly.  If you are traveling around the thumb on a motorcycle do yourself a huge favor and stop and say hello. We were all happily road weary from a great day in the saddle but the night was just getting started...and some things were about to happen.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Oily Souls Show - IMPORTANT Information!!!

Some Oily Souls 2 valuable information for you all.  The show starts this Saturday August 23rd at 2pm and goes until midnight. There will be a $5.00 cover charge that also enters you to win a peanut gas-tank painted specially for OS2 by The Harpoon!  This year we have a beer truck (!) that will be parked out back in the all-new secure vendor area that will be filled with (you guessed it) awesome vendors! Before you drink you need a good base. So the El Guapo food truck will be on-site all day to keep your belly all warm and full. Remember last year when we ran out of t-shirts? Well, that should not happen this year because the knucklehead that ordered shirts last year (me) has gotten his shit straight and ordered a proper quantity this year. 3 new designs in a wide variety of sizes (even XXL!). We have 25 confirmed machines on the invitee list so prepare to have your mind blown. Last year we had 1 award (the peoples choice award) for the invited builders/owners this year we have 3 - all peanut tanks painted custom for the show by some of the best painters know to man (way better than trophies we think)!  There will also be a custom tank given away for the 1st place ride-in award painted by one of the best painters in the biz Paul Martin from the H-D styling team!!!  We will have killer prize packs for the 2nd and 3rd place ride-in award winners as well made up of goodies from our friends and sponsors. In addition to all the custom bikes screaming for your attention inside and outside all-day long we also have 2 Photography exhibits taking place - Oily Souls Exposures - beautiful moto-images taken at last years show by Wes and Bruno inside the tasting room, and inside the barrel room, brand new images by Troy Critchlow - Chico Moto !!!  All of this goodness happens at Two James Spirits - 2445 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI. In case you didn't already know - the guys at Two James make booze - really, REALLY good booze and will be serving it up all day for you at the show. So be sure to grab a glass when you're at the show!  OK what else have I forgotten?  MUSIC!!!  ah yes music - The Jalopy Brothers will be taking us into the later moments of evening with their original brand of old-timey boot stompin', hillbilly loving roots music inside the barrel room. One last thing.  We have a new website! All official and stuff.  Please stop by OilySouls.com for even more cool content and important information.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Oily Souls - Run to the Thumb / R+F+L+P - PT1

What a weekend!  About 40 bikes made the run in the end with people showing up from all over the mitten (and mid-west - TOM!!!!).  We road about 300 miles, raised about $700 bucks for Ashley and partied so hard we got kicked out of another bike rally for making too much of a ruckus and frightening the straights. Friday night at the Parisville Saloon was epic with Poncho and Kelly rolling out the red carpet for our ragged band of pirates.  A HUGE thanks to booth of them for making us all feel so at home!!!  Another massive high-five needs to be bestowed upon Dustin Themm for organizing the whole deal -sweating out the tiny details like a pro and pulling the whole damn thing off without a hitch!!! THANK YOU my brother! LET"S DO IT AGAIN!!! About 90 pics coming - here are the first 14.