Thursday, August 13, 2015

August 22nd is coming up FAST!!!

August 22nd is approaching quickly! Get yourself and your machine ready to party!  All official info can be found at  Looking forward to seeing you and your bike in Corktown in a little less than 2 weeks!

Builder List for OILY SOULS 3 is official!!!

Come see some of the best bikes in the mid-west Saturday August 22nd in downtown Detroit!  Find all official information here

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

OilySouls 3

A lot of people have been asking because it's been kinds quiet around here, but it will happen. However, this year we are taking a MUCH different approach to the show. Since everybody and their Dad has a highly polished fancy motorcycle show with all kinds of ultra-slick promotion, we are saying "fuck that" and creating something more organic, lo-fi and punk-rock. Basically a huge party for you and your motorcycle. Our recipe is still the same as it has always been - 25 invited bikes inside and whoever the hell else wants to show up on the outside. We will have some cool prizes, more than likely a vendor area and some ice cold beverages but not much else because we are stripping this fancy and now typical bike show formula thing down to maximize the party power.
August 22nd is the date - the location is a mind blower and we will release info about it soon. That's all you need to know for now....

Thunderbird Bros.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Feeling Lucky, Feeling Honored

After 17 years in the Design Department at Ford Motor Company (a company which is, and will always be, very close to my heart) I have decided to make a move to another company which is as close to my heart, but perhaps a little closer to my soul - Harley-Davidson.  In early February I will be joining the Design Department at H-D as it's new Director. I cannot express in words the feelings I have for both leaving Ford and joining Harley-Davidson. It was not an easy decision to make and I never took it lightly. I have walked away from everything I built for myself and my team at Ford and I will miss it all I'm sure - especially every one of my friends in the PD department. Some of you are as close to me as siblings and I will forever be honored to call you my friends. To all of you, I'm sure we will meet again a little further down the road...

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Mama Tried

It getting close to that time of year....February 20-23 get yourself to Milwaukee for one of the best show's in the Midwest!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Roadside Assitance

Boomer draws the short straw...

Friday, January 30, 2015

Terry's ShuVL - redux

A couple of winters back when Dong and I shot one of the best ShuVL's on the planet for the cover of Greasy Kulture.  Terry's bike raised the bar about a hundred notches. Our photo skills struggled to do it justice, but in the end the feature turned out alright.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Oakland/SF - PT5 - 4Q

Always a highlight of a trip to the bay area is a visit to 4Q. Thanks to Max and Bud for the warm hospitality and open doors. The new place is perfect Max! The ride we took that night will be etched into my mind till times end.

Monday, January 19, 2015

It's Time....... start this freight train we call Oily Souls back-up for 2015. Oily Souls 3 will happen, in Detroit.  I know a lot of you have been wondering what was gonna happen with me on German soil and the show thousands of miles away but things are about about to shift into gear....The date of the show is August 22nd.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

HaPpY NeW yEaR!!!

Hope 2015 is twice as good as last year!  Jerry Branch early 50's.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Detroit POWER!

Get it HERE!  Do yourself a favor and stick around for Ramblin' Rose @ 9:30.

Of all These Days...

...some are much better that others. I'm posting this from Cologne, Germany where it's been raining and gray since I arrived 10 days ago. Alone in Cologne, memories of days like the one above get me through.

Sunday, December 7, 2014