Redwood Rumble

NorCal gets it’s own chopper show.

2017 Redwood Rumble

When it comes to bike building and culture, northern Californians tend to do things a little quieter than their cousins to the south. But anyone who doubts their passion clearly wasn’t at the Redwood Rumble this past weekend.

Basket Case Magazine began last year when 3 friends decided to put together a small DIY/punk-rock magazine about the NorCal chopper scene. Inspired by the rich history of clubs, bikes and builders up north, they’ve since published 5 issues and tapped into a scene that’s been idling in the shadows for a while.
This year they’ve put together a show to bring the community together and have a party. It started with a short run through the mountains and along the ocean that wound up at the Portugese Hall in Santa Cruz with bands, vendors, raffles and bike-judging.
Compared to the huge SoCal chopper shows like Born Free and Chopperfest, this was a more intimate and super-chill event but with a little of the NorCal edge – more club dudes and rider-built bikes, less models and selfies.
We really hope this becomes an annual event. Enjoy the photos.

Harley Flathead
Great flathead.
Survivor Knucklehead
Show-stopping survivor knuck from outer-space.
Show bikes
Show bikes.
Flathead Dash
Flathead dash.
Swap meet
Swap meet.
Ironhead at the Swap Meet
Ironhead at the swap meet.
Johnny Chop Shovelhead
Johnny “Chop” Vasko “True Blue” shovelhead.

Panhead Chopper
Panhead chopper.

Hot Ironhead

Skate or Die
Skate or die.

Redwood Rumble


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