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HFM019 : Ben Giese | Founder of Meta Magazine

I met Ben while attending Motos In Moab last May, I had been eyeing up his XS650 when we finally struck up a conversation. We were chatting about that bike when he brought up the fact that he “worked” at Meta Magazine and handed me a couple copies of which I of course immediately consumed hanging around at the camp site. Meta is one of those magazines that you can sit and page through a million times and not get sick of it, the stories are great, the pictures are beautiful and its printed on nice heavy paper. Meta is a moto magazine that should be on every two wheel addict’s coffee table.

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It wasn’t until after the trip that I found out Ben was one of the founders of this kick ass magazine company. Being infatuated with entrepreneurs and motorcycles I knew I had to have him on the podcast and let me tell you Ben did not disappoint. We chat about everything from his upbringing with motos all the way up to the starting of the great Meta Magazine itself. Sit back, relax and get inspired because this one will get your wheels turning!

META: Mind Wide Open from META on Vimeo.

Show Notes:

Meta Magazine

Meta Mag Instagram

Ben Giese’s Instagram

 

Podcasts

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

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

Photo I took from last years Mama Tried Show

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Source : Mama Tried Show Instagram

 

 

Show Notes:

Mama Tried Motorcycle Show

Mama Tried Instagram

Fuel Cafe

Build Moto Mentor Program

Scott Johnson’s Instagram

Rockerbox Motofest

Podcasts

HFM015 : Brandon Cretu | American Road Racer | Isle Of Man Competitor | Macau GP Competitor

Thank you all for waiting so patiently for me to get back in gear for the New Year of 2014. My first guest of the year is Brandon Cretu the youngest American to ever race the IoMTT, I was so thrilled to get a chance to talk with him, to have him tell us his story of over coming a broken neck from a car accident and getting a chance to race in two of the most renowned racing events in the world!

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I know it is most everyone who enjoys motorcycles dream to make it to the Isle of Man for the TT races, but Brandon takes it to another level his dream was to race it and that is exactly what he did. Listen up and maybe take some tips on how you can get your chance at racing along side legends on the worlds most exciting race tracks.

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“Breaking 120” Video of Brandon Cretu

American Road Racer-Breaking 120 from Hopper on Vimeo.

 

Show Notes:

Brandon Cretu Racing Website

Brandon Cretu Twitter

Brandon Cretu Facebook

 Isle Of Man TT Website

Macau GP Website

 

 

 

 

Podcasts

HFM013 : Lanakila MacNaughton | The Womens Motorcycle Exhibit | Photographer

Its not often you see a collection of photos of women who acutally ride, unless you are at one of Lanakila MacNaughton’s exhibits. The Womens Motorcycle Exhibit is her way of presenting all the wonderful women who ride various styles of motorcycles to the world. Its hard to put into words how great her work is, so I figured I would let her tell you!

Photo Credit : Tony La Roch

Lanakila MacNaughton
Photo Credit : Tony La Roch

 

 

One of Lana's photos  Photo Credit: Lanakila MacNaughton

One of Lana’s photos
Photo Credit: Lanakila MacNaughton

 

One of Lana’s photos
Photo Credit: Lanakila MacNaughton

 

 

Show Notes:

The Women’s Motorcycle Exhibit

Lana’s Instagram

The Womens Motorcycle Exhibit Facebook Page

 

Podcasts

HFM012 : ICON | Joe Gustafson | ICON1000 | Containment Conflicts Film

Happy Belated Halloween everyone!

I’ve always wanted to get the guys from ICON on after seeing the amazing bikes they built for the ICON 1000 series and of course the fantastic riding gear they produce, so getting to talk to Joe Gustafson their marketing and communications specialist was a great opportunity! The best part was that we got to chat the same day they released their new film Containment Conflicts! We get a taste of what it was like filming the new Zombie / Moto flick, and some perspective on why they made it. Joe and I also chat it up about why we ride what we ride and how ICON stands out among riding gear. This was such a great interview I can tell just from talking to Joe that ICON has got a great crew working for them and that they will keep producing ground breaking products in the motorcycle industry.

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Show Notes:

ICON’s Homepage

ICON 1000’s Homepage

ICON’s Twitter

ICON’s Facebook

ICON 1000 Facebook

Containment Conflicts Film

Podcasts

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.

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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)

Shaik with Shinya Kimura. (Photo Source: themightymotor.com)

 

Show Notes:

The Mighty Motor Website

The Mighty Motor Twitter

The Mighty Motor Instagram

The Mighty Motor Tumblr

 

Please remember to rate us on iTunes and feel free to leave feedback there as well!   —->>    Hold Fast Motors Podcast on iTunes

 

Thanks for listening!!

 

Podcasts

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!

 

 

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Paul and Michael Lichter (Souce: thevintagent.com)

 

(Source : thevintagent.com)

(Source : thevintagent.com)

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Show Notes:

Ton up! Motorcycle Exhibit at Sturgis

“The Ride”  Motorcycle Book

Motorcycle Film Festival

The Vintagent Blog

Pauls Twitter

The Vintagent Facebook PagePaul d’Orléans

Podcasts

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!

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The Harley-Davidson Taste of Freedom Tour Stop 1 from Matt Devino on Vimeo.

 

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Show Notes:

Astronautalis Homepage

Astronautalis Twitter

Astronautalis Facebook

Astronautalis Tumblr

Astronautalis Instagram

Podcasts

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!

 

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Show notes:

The MotoLady Homepage

The MotoLady Facebook

MotoLady Twitter

MotoLady Instagram

 

 

Podcasts

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

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!

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Show Notes:

Hazan Motorworks

Hazan Motorworks Facebook

Hazan Motorworks Tumblr