V8 Choppers’ Trikes in ‘American Trike Magazine’


At a show in Las Vegas we ran across a team of media gurus. These guys were from Source Interlink Media, which owns nearly every popular hot rod, motorcycle, atv, etc… magazine on the market. We had a customer’s chopper on display and convinced them to come over and have a look at it. We of course exchanged information and decided to follow up at a later date. Some time goes by and the emails start flying back and forth and they decided they wanted to do a write up on our Touring Trike for their fairly new publication American Trike.

We had just finished one of the most beautiful V8 Trikes (in our opinion) to date for another customer and we just knew we had to use that specific trike. We got lucky since the owner lives in Arkansas, a little distance away from us, and had his trike in our shop. We grabbed the camera and the trike and hit the road looking for the perfect backdrop. We ended up in several locations around town, all which were a little different than the last.


It seems to be that the best backdrops for our bikes and trikes are nasty, run-down, abandoned buildings that are about to fall in on themselves. And so that was the last stop we were looking for on the ‘photo-shoot tour’ before we headed back to base. And wouldn’t you know it, out of the hundreds of photos we sent to American Trike, they picked that location for the center image. We found that little gem on the eastside of town nestled right next to the abandoned railroad tracks that were once used for hauling lead and zinc out of a neighboring town since the 40’s. Once they mined all they could, several railroad tracks, (and stations along them), became obsolete. Fortunately for us, the city has yet to tear them down, creating the perfect location for our photo-shoots. So we ended up with an excellent shoot and a great article by the guys at Source Interlink Media/ American Trike. Let’s just hope that when the next magazine company wants to do a story, the city doesn’t destroy the ‘eye sores’ of the town.

Click Here For The Full American Trike Article


  1. Ponch
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    Very nice writeup.

    It’s nice to see that the product line is finally being recognized in the media.

    As those of us that already have the privilege of owning one of Stan’s, and company, Bikes/Trikes know once you ride one your sold.

    The product sells itself.

  2. Darryl Campbell
    Posted April 11, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    Nice to see a good thorough write up on the V8 Chopper trikes.

  3. Posted April 11, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

    Stan & crew:

    Great News…..Good to see you getting the attention from the media you deserve.

    Keep up the good work.

    I hope to come and visit you soon.
    Giancarlo ; ;

  4. The Old Michigan Kickstand
    Posted April 12, 2012 at 4:00 am | Permalink

    Great news for V8 Choppers! Glad to hear the Media have their eyes on your Bikes and Trikes. Your hard work has put you on the map; I’m sure for some of you, it seems like a long road to get here. But, I think you all would agree that it’s been worth the trip!

    I’m selling my 2007 blue trike… not that I don’t like the ride, it’s because I’ve caught wind of an Independent Rear Suspension trike coming soon! Man, I just can’t wait for that model. I sure hope the rumors are true.

    Best of luck to all of you at V8 Choppers,
    The Old Kickstand

  5. Linda Holcomb
    Posted April 23, 2012 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    That white trike belongs to my husband and I. We love it. It rides so much better than our harley trike did……..

  6. Cliff Carson
    Posted May 4, 2012 at 8:01 am | Permalink

    You did good Gene. I’m looking forward this masterpiece next time you are visiting. Momma Bear is totally impressed with it also.

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