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Paul Yaffe’s Through The Years Motorcycle Retrospective Big Hit at Arizona Bike Week

Paul Yaffe’s Through The Years Motorcycle Retrospective Big Hit at Arizona Bike Week

Phoenix, AZ (April 13, 2017) – A retrospective exhibit celebrating legendary custom motorcycle builder Paul Yaffe’s storied career was on display at the Legends Pavilion for the duration of Arizona Bike Week 2017. Sponsored by Chuck Franklin LawYaffe Through the Years showcased 19 of the most spectacular bikes that Paul has created during his 26 years in the bike building and custom parts business. Tens of thousands of people cycled through throughout the week, taking in photos and testimonies and witnessing firsthand and up close the beauty and power of Paul Yaffe’s metal masterpieces.

“It all started with a love of motorcycles and a curiosity and desire to see what could be made of them,” says Paul. “I never would have guessed, when I first started experimenting in the mid eighties, that it would have led to where we are today.”

An amazing collection of some of Paul’s most memorable custom creations was on display, featuring bikes from all around the country, including one of his take on an aluminum FXR from 1995. Nineteen motorcycles provided a visual representation of the evolution of Paul’s career, from choppers to baggers to pro-streets, including both Discovery bikes (Phantom and Suzy-Q), Whitey (the bike he gave his bride her first ride on) and the world-famous Prodigy.

A longtime Hamster, Paul also helped organize and participated in the Seventh Annual Hamster’s Charity “Dry Heat Run,” which drew over a thousand riders and raised over twenty thousand dollars for children’s charity. Beginning at Paul Yaffe’s Bagger Nation, the ride stretched for 60 miles, winding through some of the most beautiful desert terrain Arizona has to offer, and culminating at Arizona Bike Week for a concert with Creedence Clearwater Revisited.

But people were really taken with the Paul Yaffe Through The Years exhibit.

“We did a smaller event as part of my birthday celebration late last year,” says Paul. “But we expanded the concept, added about twice as many bikes, more photos, artwork and memorabilia. Plus, it was really special to hold the event here in Phoenix, where I opened my first shop so many years ago.”

That first shop was American Legend Motorcycle Co., which opened in 1991. Since then, Paul has enjoyed one of the most illustrious and influential careers in motorcycle designing and building. Today, Paul Yaffe’s Bagger Nation, together with Paul Yaffe Originals, is recognized as one of—if not the—preeminent custom bike building outfits.

 About Paul Yaffe

Paul Yaffe has been designing and building custom motorcycles and motorcycle parts and accessories for over 30 years. In that time, he has won many awards, contests and honors, including three “World’s Most Beautiful Motorcycle” awards at the famous Oakland Roadster Show and two “Builder of the Year” and three “Trendsetter of the Year” honors from Easyriders Magazine. Paul opened his custom shop Paul Yaffe’s Bagger Nation (together with Paul Yaffe Originals) twenty-five years ago, and today his designs are recognized as being among the best and most sought after in the world. For Paul’s latest news, designs and appearances, follow him on FacebookTwitter (@BaggerNation) and Instagram (@pybaggernation).


Dirty Bird Concepts all-new Creeper and El Gringo Chin Spoilers

image002Phoenix, A.Z. – The Softail Division just got a little bigger at Dirty Bird Concepts with the all-new Creeper and El Gringo Chin Spoilers. John designed these chin spoilers to add an aggressive yet clean look to your Softail. They will work with all Softails 2001 to present including Fatboy and Break-out. They are made from our injection molded NYB polymer so they are super strong, easy to paint and guaranteed not to crack. Comes equipped with the mounting bracket and hardware needed to install. Works with raked and non-raked bikes and with or without a crash bar. Made in the USA.


Other parts recently added to the Softail line include, neck kits, front and rear fenders, belt and chain guards, air ride kits and swing arms. To shop the entire Softail line, please visit us online.

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Dirty Bird Concepts
Leslie Del Maestro, Office Manager
623-465-5263; leslie@dirtybirdconcepts.com

Hot Leathers Again Official Merchandiser of Arizona Bike Week 2015

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Ken Conte

Hot Leathers Again Official Merchandiser Of Arizona Bike Week 2015


Hot Leathers Revs Up and Heads Out To Arizona Bike Week 2015, March 25 – 29

MANCHESTER, CONN (March 24, 2015) — Hot Leathers is heading to Arizona for the Southwest’s greatest motorcycle event, Arizona Bike Week. The event’s main rally,  will be held at WestWorld in Scottsdale, March 25th through the 29th, and Hot Leathers will be close by with all the hottest Arizona Bike Week Merchandise.
This will be Arizona Bike Week’s nineteenth annual event, and Hot Leathers has been a part of almost every one of them. In less than two decades, ABW has become one of the top spring rallies. All general admission passes include access to hundreds of vendors, stunt shows, factory demos, games, bike shows, contests, exhibitions, on-going live entertainment and each night closes with a headlining concert.

This year’s headliners are guaranteed to blow the doors off the RockYard and burn it down:
·       Wednesday, March 25 – Social Distortion, SoCal’s legendary punk rockers
·       Thursday, March 26 – Randy Houser, country behemoth
·       Friday, March 27 – Ted Nugent, guitar player, hunter, madman
·       Saturday, March 28 – Stone Temple Pilots, iconic alternative rockers
·       Plus Sons of Anarchy cast members Mark Boone, Jr. (“Bobby”) and Tommy Flanagan (“Chibs”) at the Handlebar Saloon on Sunday, March 29, 1 PM to 5 PM
Other musical acts playing at the RockYard or the Handlebar Saloon include: Broken Toys, Doll Skin, Flash Back, Laura Walsh Band, Rockland, 74th Street Band, Pete Cummings Band, UFN, School of Rock Sugar Skulls, Crown Kings and Double Vision.
Five-day event passes are just $60 and include all concerts, activities and attractions. Single day passes are also available, starting at $15.
Arizona Bike Week 2015 features more shows and activities than ever before, including all day factory demo rides, the Harley-Davidson® of Scottsdale Drill Team, the Miss Arizona Bike Week pageant, King Tony’s Busted Knuckles Stunt Tour, FMX Freestyle Motocross Extreme Stunt Shows, Jay’s Games, Team Arizona in the ABW Bike Arena, the 5th Annual Baddest Bagger in Arizona Show, Bike Games, the 2nd Annual BadAZ Bike Show and, of course, the World Famous Saturday Night Wet T-shirt Contest.
In addition to being one awesome party, Arizona Bike Week will host 8 charity rides throughout the event. Participants receive admission for the day of the ride, including that night’s concert.  These rides generate hundreds of thousands of dollars in charitable donations for a variety of worthy causes.
Hot Leathers will set up in Westworld with their exclusive Arizona Bike Week 2015 product line, and riders will be able to find all the Arizona Bike Week Merchandise plus the latest motorcycle accessories at every Hot Leathers location. Preview the Arizona Bike Week collection online.
About Hot Leathers
Hot Leathers is the leading motorcycle apparel and merchandiser in the country and has been serving the motorcycle community for more than 30 years. Want to stay updated on all the Hot Leathers events and specials and follow the Hot Leathers trailers around the country for first glimpses at Officially Licensed Merchandise? Then be sure to “Like” Hot Leathers on their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/hotleathers. You can also follow them on Instagram

Ken Conte
Rise Above Consulting
1717 Deweese Street
Fort Collins, CO  80526

A locally owned full service public relations and marketing company specializing in media relations and brand building.