Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Today in motorcycle history, June 9, 2013




  Metallica's Orion Custom Car + Motorcycle Show present their 2013 Master Motorcycle Award to George Stinsman of Mastic, New York, for his "Model 65 Chopper".

   After over a decade turning wrenches for Unique Performance, restoring some of the most beautiful muscle cars in the country and building all kinds of motorcycles, Stinsman opened Chaos Cycles. According to his wife he is certified by the *I.M.B.B.A. as the only living master bike builder in New York State.

  The Orion Custom Car + Motorcycle Show was part of a two-day festival (Orion Music + More) created by Metallica and curated by the bands frontman, and chopper aficionado, James Hetfield. The inaugural edition of the Orion Music + More took place June 23-24, 2012 rocking Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the second edition was on June 8-9, 2013 reeking havoc on Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan.

  Orion II featured 100 of the best Customs, Hot Rods, Muscle Cars and Custom Motorcycles from around the world, including Hetfield’s own West Coast Chopper.

  *International Master Bike Builders Association.

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