Meeting the Hell Cat @ Daytona Bike Week

NOTE: The following article is published at During a late night North Carolina thunderstorm I got a call from Edge, the Promoter of the Smoke Out. He got me just as I was finishing the last dregs of my Jack on the rocks. With Edge, you never know what alley a conversation will take,… Read more »

SuperTrapp Industries receives Economic Builder Award

Source: PowerSports Budiness WIRE-Net, an association that strengthens manufacturing to create healthy communities and fuel economic growth in northeast Ohio, has presented a Mission Builder Award to Cleveland-based SuperTrapp Industries, Inc. Since 1990, WIRE-Net has presented Mission Builder Awards to companies that have invested in Northeast Ohio, through plant expansion, job creation, or new business… Read more »

DIY: Tips for Optimizing Pinterest

It all starts and ends with a photo. The power of Pinterest is all within the images that you use to attract and engage your audience. Go Big, Go Tall – Taller images and those images containing more “content” tend to get more repins than shorter images. Infographics display well on Pinterest and are an… Read more »

On the Throttle: David Mann’s Popular Ghost Rider

By Jeff Najar David “Dave” Mann (September 10, 1940 – September 11, 2004) was a California graphic artist whose paintings celebrated biker culture, and choppers. Called “the biker world’s artist-in-residence,” his images are ubiquitous in biker clubhouses and garages, on motorcycle gas tanks, tattoos, and on t-shirts and other memorabilia associated with biker culture. Choppers… Read more »

Latest Marketing Tool: Made in USA

Over 80% of Americans are willing to pay more for Made-in-USA products Small manufacturers, craftsmen and retailers are marketing the “Made in USA” tag to score points with consumers for employing stateside, says Margarita Mendoza, founder of the Made in America Movement, a lobbying organization for small manufacturers. It’s working: Over 80% of Americans are… Read more »

FYI: Pinterest Stats are Exceptional

Pinterest is driving more traffic to retail web sites

The Pinterest Stats – Shoppers head to e-commerce sites via the Pin Board The up-and-coming social network is driving more traffic to retail web sites, and those shoppers buy more than most, says digital marketing firm Monetate. The firm’s first quarter e-commerce study also highlights another source of valuable online customers: military personnel. More shoppers… Read more »

Steampunk Custom Motorcycles

Steampunk Seduction

Steampunk Custom Motorcycles Update A Steampunk inspired motorcycle is an exciting artistic endeavor. They are a combination of vintage, retro and rolling art. Copper Mike’s Steampunk Very few custom motorcycles have had a lasting impression like the custom Steampunk motorcycle from Copper Mike. His Steampunk features many antique copper industrial gauges, hand-built brass fittings and… Read more »

Monstercraftsman Adds Jillian Rossi to their Smoke Out 14 Line Up

jillian Heads to Smoke Out 14

Jillian Rossi is providing pin striping seminars at the Monstercraftsman booth during the Smoke Out 14 Rally on Friday and Saturday, June 21 and 22, 2013. If you want to know how a professional pinstriper creates the look that we are all interested in, then make sure you attend the Smoke Out Rally. Jillian will… Read more »