Art of the Chopper: Gard Hollinger — First Look: Avant Gard.

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Art of the Chopper: Gard Hollinger – Look Avant Gard.

wits—dim or otherwise—suggest riding a is too perilous to consider doing sober. Nevertheless, in Gard shop, a Petite Syrah is likely to be poured than Blue Ribbon and you just may an employee quoting Proust or Paganini. This is an erudite

To the orthodox enthusiast, the word means a motorcycle with a frame, high tank and fork; a style with reincarnations than Vishnu. more liberal interpretation a new species in the chopper phylum, has evolved to include what he “retro-modernistic.” Just as present-day sample earlier recordings and snippets of tunes within compositions, Hollinger applies accents to radically engineered by using familiar parts in ways to emphasize unconventional

For instance, he will mount an oil filter where you might to see a carburetor and fit a gas tank that like a lunch pail the top tube and motor mount. He has the use of bicycle shock absorbers on a fork. On top of all that, literally, enjoys the effect of blending

The surfaces of his bikes are often anodized and shot-blasted, using no paint.

Hollinger’s goal is not to machines agile enough to on the twisties; his bikes are made to heads, not corners. Still, an art must be roadworthy and reliable. you ride it, I want you to get a thrill,” Hollinger, “I don’t want it to be scary.” He concedes that a chopper is never going to be as as a production motorcycle. But with in cheek he comes clean: like me who build bikes … breaking all the time. The worst you could do is go on a ride with or six bike builders because all going to spend most of the fixing each other’s

Hollinger the artist will create two identical bikes; the entrepreneur sees no principled in creating production-line motorcycles in the of a chopper. He has already designed two models for Saxon Motorcycles. he respects the difference between a and something mass-produced.

Hollinger notes that in custom bikes has had a boost television. Still, some seen through the incandescent of the boob tube have feelings about their If one hasn’t got the chops to back up exposure with entrepreneurial and a business plan that explaining how to use a planishing hammer, it is no an opportunity but a diversion.

Selling and signing autographs doesn’t a business; it takes time from building bikes. who has himself been on TV, already that his life has become complicated.

It is worth mentioning Hollinger has studied Method and oratory. He has performed Shakespeare in He toughed out Hollywood auditions for but even his Johnny Depp looks did not put a star on his garage (If you watch very closely you can see him in like Waterworld and Heat . don’t blink!” he warns.) He however, been featured in an Express commercial.

For someone like him, wife is a network television it was a no-brainer when the opportunity to host a cable-TV program “Build or Bust.” But he didn’t a big deal about it. He simply “Everybody in L.A. is an actor.” now, a lot of actors would to give up their quixotic for stardom and become motorcycle instead. A chopper!

A chopper! My for a chopper!

Gard was born in San Thereafter, his bohemian upbringing from Waikiki to the Puget with Beverly Hills and the of East L.A. ranging in In 1969, at the age of 10, in the backseat of the family on an L.A.

Freeway, two choppers by, hair in the wind. No helmets in days. The lead bike a lone rider full of and vinegar.

The guy behind had a chick on the back. “It was a setup,” Gard remembered. guy in front takes his hands off the pulls his shirt off, and it up in the air. And the guy behind him reaches up missing a beat and catches it! I thought that was the coolest I’d ever seen.” It was choppers after that.

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“I have an Degree in Automotive Technology—whatever the that means! I knew I wanted to be a car mechanic,” said As it happened, his first job was wrenching on at a local dock in Washington

Subsequently, he got into manufacturing accessories, bought an off-road dealership, a limousine company and a wholesale car business.

In a final of bohemian wanderlust he wound up in growing dreadlocks. Then he saw an to take over a struggling dealership in Seattle. But in those the Motor Company was in sad shape. It have been dicey.

Besides, he had just divested his dealership because his passion for was becoming a dreary job. He “What could be worse a bunch of moochy motocross A bunch of moochy biker So, he passed the opportunity along to a the late Russ Tom.

The Harley franchise, which a pittance, grew into a business.

Meanwhile, ensconced in SoCal with his recent Hollinger was running a shop in City. Having kicked about the missed Harley he jumped at another chance to an Indian dealer. Bad timing.

the current L.A. County now in Gardena, California.

Incidentally, has a penchant for adopting Italian for his bikes. For instance, there is “Il “Poco Grasso,” “Tatsio” and He wanted a musical lilt, but he did not to copy the Hispanic trend of other builders. So, what languages, he wondered, are both and … in that way?

Si! Italiano. Take Poco for example, which means Fatty. French wouldn’t Gras Miniscule; German, Kleines Fetthaltiges; Ukrainian: Hrubas. You get the idea. As for his own first he says, “I quite like it Brits and New Yorkers call me

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