2023 Iron Trader News Holiday Gift Guide

By Vincent Stemp

This year, we’re shining the light on a closely curated collection of gift ideas from sources that, in some cases, have remained uncelebrated for too long. Motorcycling is packed with unique characters, distinct viewpoints and stellar expressions of style. See them here, then reach out to support the practitioners and delight a fortunate friend.

A Seasonal Tradition

Keeping things traditional is less and less common over time, but that
doesn’t mean traditions are done and dusted! If you know someone who
still likes to keep it classic AND loves old school choppers and
vintage custom culture, then try turning them on to Traditional
Chopper Magazine. They keep it real with vintage survivors, period
correct choppers and bobbers from the heyday of custom motorcycling.
Grab your favorite rider the newest issue to read by the fire while
they pass the cold months, or score some other cool swag so they can
let their buddies know they still roll old school! Check it out at or find them on facebook.




MSRP: $149.95 //


  • Cardo’s PACKTALK EDGEPHONES are ideal for a helmetless communication solution.
  • The system delivers real-time, in-the-moment communication between riders and parents/coaches
  • EDGEPHONES require zero installation and are completely wireless
  • Magnetic Air-Mount
  • Compatible with the PACKTALK EDGE
  • The new system is designed with an Air Mount connectivity port that seamlessly integrates the PACKTALK EDGE within the EDGEPHONES
  • Pairs up to 15 users through Cardo’s always-on Dynamic Mesh Communication (DMC) network.
  • PACKTALK EDGEPHONES offers crystal clear communication utilizing DMC and premium JBL audio.


MSRP: $498.95 //


  • Cardo’s PACKTALK EDGEPHONES ORV are ideal for off-road enthusiasts looking for a helmetless communication solution.
  • The system delivers real-time, in-the-moment communication between drivers and passengers, as well as with users in other vehicles, delivering a level of constant connectivity that takes the off-road experience to a higher level.
  • EDGEPHONES ORV require zero installation and are completely wireless, providing riders and drivers the convenience to get in and out of their vehicles without having to unplug anything or worry about wires.
  • The new system is designed with an Air Mount connectivity port that seamlessly integrates the PACKTALK EDGE within the EDGEPHONES ORV, pairs up to 15 users through Cardo’s always-on Dynamic Mesh Communication (DMC) network.
  • PACKTALK EDGE ORV and EDGEPHONES ORV offers crystal clear communication utilizing DMC and premium JBL audio.


MSRP: $389.95 //


  • Air Mount
  • Sound by JBL
  • Natural Voice Operation
  • Dynamic Mesh Communication
  • Talk time for up to 13 hours


Cardo Freecom 4X

MSRP: $369.95 //


  • Live Intercom
  • Sound by JBL
  • Waterproof
  • Natural Voice Operation
  • Universal Connectivity


Thunder Struck

If you and you rider family haven’t heard of Gloria Tramontin Struck,
the time has come to do something about it! Gloria Struck started
riding in 1941, when the vast majority of women simply didn’t have
access to or ride motorcycles. She’s been riding ever since, and at
age 89 she still rides regularly, putting up miles and participating
in cross country rides. Her story and adventures are fascinating and
numerous, and they’re finally collected in her book: 75 Years on Two
Wheels and Still Riding. She shares all her favorite stories as well
as an extensive scrapbook of photos all included in this impressive
 autobiography. Get a copy for yourself or your favorite rider on
amazon, or by sending a $30 check or money order to:

Gloria Struck

P.O. Box 355

Clifton, NJ 07015

Wall Art by Jack McIntyre. Visit his virtual gallery. MOTO Photography Art, beach, travel… Loads of great imagery and you can view it all live in your own home using the LIVE PREVIEW tool, the WALL PREVIEW tool in several different room types, plus view the image in the 360 mode. Favorite media type, METAL WHITE GLOSS. JackMcIntyrePhoto




Art in the Machine

While some gifts are useful and some are silly, no gift has the
lasting quality and unique impact as piece of fine art. George Sedlak
has been an artist and a gear head for decades, and his adventures
range from painting gas tanks and helmets for Evel Knievel to creating
 photorealistic and abstract images of fine machines and scenes from
around the world. Check out his online store, where you can browse his
original paintings, high quality canvas prints, as well as t-shirts
for daily wear. Take a look at

New 2024 Motorcycle PinUp Calendars & FAST 2024 Calendar Yearbook

The PinUp Calendars featuring Iron & Lace Custom Motorcycles and Gasoline Girls produced by Gianatsis Design, photographed by Jim Gianatsis and Simon De Raineri make their return for the 2024 Calendar year commemorating 35 years of publication!

Iron & Lace Calendar 2024 Custom Motorcycles and Sexy Centerfold Models photographed by Jim Gianatsis. The 2024 Iron & Lace Calendar features custom motorcycles from top builders Max Hushahn / Thunder Road, Russ Patrone, John Steed, Curtis Motorcycles, Harold Ponterelli, Gerg Balian, Jesse Rooke / Todd Silicato / Roland Sands, Performance Machine, Richard Pollock. The beautiful Calendar Kittens with the bikes are actress Jamie Pressly, Playmates Monica Sims and Tamara Witmer, plus Stefanie McDonald, Alena Pyshnaya, Tiffany Gramza, Cheri Wimberly and Jennifer Powell.

Gasoline Girls 2024 Beautiful Motorsports Kittens photographed by Simone de Ranieri & Jim Gianatsis. The popular Garage Girls Calendar gets an exciting look this year with magazine editorial photography by Italian photographer Simone de Ranieri capturing beautiful Italian girls frolicking with classic Italian cars and motor scooters, together with the sexy FastDates Calendar Kittens featured in the Iron & Lace Motorcycle PinUp Calendar photographed by Jim Gianatsis. The beautiful Italian girls include freckle faced blond Elena Beezley and long legged Redhead Roberta Marchiori, while our American Kittens are Calendar cover girl and Penthouse Pet Riley Anne, long time favorite Sara Balint, and Playboy Playmate Monica Sims.

Both 2024 Calendars are your exclusive 16-month pit pass beginning September 2023 to some of the world’s sexiest models in revealing swimwear and lingerie. FastDates Calendars are highest quality full color 15 x 15″ wire spiral bound printed on heavy art stock revealing 16 months beginning with September 2023. $24.95 each. Order online at Calendars are also available in the USA at / 1-800-366-3645; and in Europe at Zodiac Motorcycle Parts /  For USA postal orders send the Calendar names and price of $24.95 each, plus $15 S&H per order, Check or Money Order only (no charge cards) to: FastDates Calendars, 4801 Reforma Road, Woodland Hills, CA 91364.

FAST 2024 Calendar Yearbook is a large 124-page 12x12in coffee table book featuring a detailed look at the cool Custom Bikes and Beautiful Calendar Kittens in the new 2024 Iron & Lace and Gasoline Girls Calendars. Plus there’s a feature pictorial of a Edelweiss Motorcycle Tour across Italy with beautiful Italian model Sofie, a visit to legendary Thunder Road Classic Motorcycles in Hollywood, California, and a detailed story of the new Ducati MotoE Electric Superbike. And of course you’ll find every page in the new 2024 Iron & Lace and Gasoline Girls Calendar. Read and Download the new FAST 2024 and past edition Calendar Yearbooks as online Flip-Books with PDF Download for just $9.95 in Members Corner. And order the Hard Cover Print Version FAST 2024 Calendar Yearbooks digitally printed on demand as a high quality 12x12in hard cover coffee table book for $220 ea. on the Calendar Ordering pages. 



From the guys that bring you custom motorcycles from Johnny Mac’s Chopper House, and Photography from Jack McIntyre Photo, they also have a motorcycle gear company called USA Product Factory. For the gift guide, this is one of the BEST sellers. Terrific price, shipped right from their USA warehouse, CLICK HERE for a direct link to this classic motorcycle jacket. P.S. There are many women’s & men’s jackets, vests, gloves, and more available.


A Shoe In

You can always expect something unique to come from the mind of Roland
Sands, your source for next level parts and apparel designs. So take a
closer look at the Fremont shoe, an innovative blend of cutting edge
style, engineered protection and real-world durability. Premium
leather comes together with a reinforced heel cup, toe box and ankle
protection so you or your favorite rider can ride with confidence. A
cam lock zipper makes them easy to get in and out of, but keeps them
secure while you’re putting down miles or carving your favorite
corners. These and many other stylish and functional gifts can
brighten up your holiday, so check out all the options at


In The Bag

In principle, coming up with a unique gift is simple: something
one-off, handmade, and bespoke tailored to the style and taste of your
favorite rider. But if you’re a regular Joe like most of us, crafting
something by hand – and before the end of the holidays – is easier
said than done! Thankfully, you can surprise your favorite
purse-wearing rider with a rad custom item from Mad Bags Creations by
Maria. Combining classic pinup art with unique craftsmanship, there’s
sure to be a unique piece to save you the embarrassment of attempting
your own work of art! Check them out at

Keep it Above the Belt!

These days, if you’re looking for a gift for a favorite rider or pants
wearer, you could be hard pressed to find something online that
doesn’t have to cross the Pacific Ocean on a long, slow boat trip.
Fortunately, Nash Motorcycles has a solution: unique, handmade metal
and leather goods for your ride or rider! Take a look at this handsome
leather belt, made from heavy 8-10oz leather in a brown, black or
natural finish to suit your favorite rider’s style. Pair it with a
Nash belt buckle for a statement piece of gear that works hard and
looks good. Available in a range of sizes and widths, buckles and
leather goods from Nash are always proudly made in the USA by
talented, hard-working craftsmen. Check them out at


The gift certificate that creates memories. This is the perfect gift if you are located anywhere near Eastern PA, Delaware, or New Jersey. Hang your husbands or wife’s bike proudly on your walls, home, office, or garage on METAL, Fugi Pearl Paper, Canvas, wood, glass, and more. Contact jack at Jack McIntyre Photo.


Covering First Base

Your favorite woman rider deserves a unique gift too, and Just Ride 5
has sleek, functional options from their collection of rider wear for
women, by women! Take a look at these three new base layers: Strength,
Hippie Soul and 5 Star Adventure. Created with supreme comfort in
mind, they have thoughtful features like an extended torso, high
collar and secret side pocket. This attention to details makes it a
great garment for a casual ride to clear your head, or part of your
long-haul kit. Whatever life demands, Just Ride 5 has a great mantra:
Just Ride! Several new men’s designs also available.
Check out their whole lineup at

Need a Boost?

If you’re looking for a uncommon but functional gift this holiday
season, turn to the motor company for the kind of sensible ideas that
can only come from building motorcycles and accessories for over a
century. A great example is this Booster Portable Battery Pack. It’s
small enough to fit in a saddlebag or backpack, but with 1000 amps
it’s powerful enough to start your motorcycle twenty times! It can be
easily charged from a usb port or a 12-volt outlet, has a built in
flashlight and can be used to charge your cellphone or other portable
devices. See a full range of holiday gift ideas, at

Comfort in Hand

Every piece of gear is important for comfort and safety, but a bad
pair of gloves will ruin the day faster than
anything else. Our hands are the most immediate connection to our
machines and our most essential controls, so keeping your hands
comfortable on a ride of any length is paramount.
Thankfully, Racer Gloves has a wide range of particularly well designed
options to meet any rider’s style and needs. These Tour FHH Waterproof
gloves are a great choice for the hardcore rider in your life who
never lets the weather keep them off the road, thanks to their
breathable waterproof membrane and Polartec insulation. See the
whole lineup and take 10% off with code “wintergloves22” at

Leather Origami

If you’re hunting for a one of a kind gift, you can’t go wrong with a
hand crafted piece of art. And if it’s useful, to boot? Home run! Rich
Phillips has your back with his one-off and small batch leather goods,
from hand tooled custom leather seats to simpler but equally handsome
pieces like this Origami wallet. Made in the USA, this leather wallet
it supple and smooth and a classy stocking stuffer for your favorite
rider or weekend warrior. Check out his whole line of goods at

Awarded “Most Colorful Overall!”

When the days get shorter and miss seeing the sun on our
way home from work, we could all use a little more color and light in
our days. If you or your favorite rider needs a spark, consider some
swag from Rick Fairless’ Strokers Dallas, a veritable temple to power
and customs located in sunny Dallas, Texas. Founder Rick Fairless has
always been the most colorful guy at the cruise-in, and it shows with
the cool gear his shop has to offer. Just take a long minute to
appreciate these wild tie dye overalls. Offered in a range of men’s
pants sizes to suit your build, they make a statement and add a splash
of color that can barely be described. Best part is, each pair is
different thanks to the tie dye process, so your duds can be just as
unique as Rick’s builds! Check them out at

Gift Goals from an Old Soul

Finding a special gift can take a lot of legwork, and the hunt for
something truly personal can be a season long journey of its own.
Fortunately, you can let someone else do the legwork by choosing a
gift from the folks at Elements Of The Old Soul. Their curated
collection of unique “farm punk” treasures and vintage crafts are a
great way to put something bespoke under the tree, like these leather
keychains for collecting and enjoying travel tokens from all your
adventures! Check out the whole collection on their Etsy store at

No Small Fish

If you like to keep it in the family, check out these unique gifts
from Little Fish Designs. This husband and wife team love to ride
Harleys and they weld and design all their custom and repurposed
jewelry and signs. They’re dedicated to creative reuse, including
feathers from their peacocks and chickens as well as bullet casings
from their shooting range! They have cool pieces like these hand
stamped necklaces and bracelets made from recycled fork tines, and
will fabricate custom metal and illuminated signs to suit your favorite
rider’s garage or pout shack. Check out their story and crafts at

Leather Weather

Leather is always in season, whether you’re on your motorcycle or just
running errands around town. Either way, a unique and handmade gift
from Amy Keene leather products would be perfect under the tree this
year. In her own words, she makes “custom leather anything!” From
purses to day bags, custom leather work for your favorite motorcycle
seat or anything else you can imagine, you’ll have a one-of-a-kind
piece. Check out examples of her work and get in touch about your own
commission on her Facebook page at

Back on Tour

A good gift will last for years, but how about something that lasts a
lifetime? Making once-in-a-lifetime memories on an adventure with
MotoDiscovery motorcycle tours will be an experience you’ll remember
long after the lights are down and the snow is melted. With decades of
experience planning and leading tours all over the USA and the world,
there’s sure to be a route or experience you and your riding buddies
will remember forever. Options include months long sagas across South
America to more local jaunts to see the icons of the central United
States like the Hoover Damn and the Grand Canyon. Plus there are
opportunities to see unique events, like a total solar eclipse or new
year’s eve in Mexico! Take a look at all the destinations at

Stay Gnarly!

Gnarly Magazine is your home for bringing the classic vibes of
American custom culture to your door, four times a year plus daily
updates on their site. Gnarly’s unique approach to kustom art & culture
casts a wide net to bring you unique stories and news from all across
this country’s great gearhead culture. If you or your favorite rider
appreciate their work, consider picking up some cool swag to put under
the tree this holiday season. They’ve got nostalgic-cool hats, hoodies
and shirts like this crazy flaming skull tee. Keep the season Gnarly,
and check them out at