Saturday, March 14, 2015


The times they are changing...
Four editions 'This is Now!'. Full of Choppers and made with love. It brought me many new friends and in many cool situations. When I started this all I never thought there would be a real magazine, but still it happend. Then I thought there would never be a second edition but..... well you know.
And the release parties where just as good. Man, maybe even better! We danced, drinked, ate and talked bullshit till our pants fell off. We made new friends and met old ones.
For me it's time to start something new, but maybe it's better to say to move on.
So what's going to happen?
From the April edition of the Dutch Bigtwin Magazine I will take care of the new 8 page quire 'BREEZE". All about Choppers, Hot-Rods, Customs and Rock and Roll.
This means you'll have your dosis of greasy vehicles every month!
The sad thing for our foreign readers ofcourse is, it's in Dutch. On the other hand, I do not write that long stories. wink emoticon
I will still attend with the 'This is Now! CHPRS MGZN' booth on many meetings this year. So you can still get your magazines, caps, shirts and patches.
And I will keep y'all posted on this page on anything cool.
For now, check out the brand-new FB page for 'BREEZE'!
And like it if you dare!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Here it is!

Here you go! Issue Foursome. On cover is Rene and his Ironhead survivor.
TIN Magazine "Foursome". Be the first to get one! Come to the release party tomorrow and get a copy for just €5,-! (Regular price €6,50)

Friday, January 30, 2015

Oli's Nor-Cal

Read the absolutely amazing and impressive story full of dragons, knights and dames in distress in the next TIN Magazine!

Actually that's bullshit. Dragons do not exist! But the bike remains great!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Marco and Neke

A Knuckle Chopper and a cold beer. No wonder Marco is smiling. Oh and he's watching his girl Neke on a WL Chop too. Check the next issue of This is Now Magazine for more.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Jessey's Electrical Banana

"Jessey's Triumph"

They call me mellow yellow (Quite rightly)
They call me mellow yellow (Quite rightly)
They call me mellow yellow

So mellow yellow

Electrical banana
Is gonna be a sudden craze
Electrical banana
Is bound to be the very next phase

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Unforgettable Harry

All you have to do is listen to Harry's stories and you'll have one hell of à time! 
And his machine is another strange mix we've got for you. Matchless, WL, Triumph, Shovel? Piece of art!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Giel's Ironhead...

Giel and his wonderful Ironhead. Parked in the dungeon of his castle..
More in the next issue!

Erik's Shoknuckfruckadoodledoo, or whatever..

It's Erik's Shovelhead in Knuckle frame. Is that a Shuckle, a Knovel, a Fruckle or a Frovel? No, it's a cool Chopper baby, that's what it is!
More in the Januari issue. Out Januari 31!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Special Alloy

 We've got some strange Choppers in the upcoming issue. 
Chris' "Special Alloy" is one of them!
Release January 31th.

Roadcrew live at the release party!

Confirmed!! Road Crew will be performing with their loud Rock and Roll at the release-party!! That makes: Cheap Beer, Cheap Soda-pops and ROCK AND ROLL!! (Cheap women are too expensive, sorry)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Coming up: Darko!

Less than two weeks folks! 
Darko's tasty Chopper, made with Pizza and Beer.
In the next "This is Now! CHPRS MGZN"

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Releaseparty This is Now! CHPRS MGZN Foursome

It's on! Pretty sure this is the first Chopper party of the year! We're gonna release the fourth issue of This is Now! with cheap Beers & Soda Pops at Wing Palace in Uden, the Netherlands. See y'all!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Best wishes!

I've been posting more on Facebook then on the blog and I'm sorry for this. I'll try to make this up to y'all who check the blog every now and then. But on the last day of this year I want to wish all of you the very best for 2015!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Chris and his CB550

Last Sunday I went to Amsterdam to shoot Chris's barbaric CB550. We had a great day! More on his bike in the upcoming issue.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Wednesday evening

Wednesday was rather strange. I built my chopper years ago and never, ever took it to a shop for any repairs. Always did it myself, and with the help of my friends. In my garage, in their garage or hey, at the side of the road. The last time though it became kind of a pain in the ass, and the lack of time and eventually the lack of motivation resulted in a lot of overdue maintenance and repairs. So, as I said, it was rather strange to taken it to a shop for the first time and leave it there. Shop of choice is Short Cut Choppers in Ede, the Netherlands. Tjeerd has been building cool choppers for a long time and we know each other for some years now. So there's my trusty Shovel, which hasn't been that trusty lately. Good luck Tjeerd, give 'm hell!

My 1972 Shovel. Spending some time at Short Cut Choppers

Nice project in the workshop at Short Cut Choppers — at Short Cut Choppers, Customs & Classics.

Finished bikes and some projects in the shop at Short Cut Choppers 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Graveyard shift

An unusual sight. But Harry did it. He entered the graveyard, turned his back, and walked away. That's the spirit! His bike is rather special, apart from the fact everything is hand made. It's the engine that will make you go bananas. Half Harley, half Matchless! Thanks for a nice afternoon, an unusual sweet snack and your everlasting great stories!  Once you met Harry, you'll never forget him! Proud to call you a friend man!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

It Started again!!

Oh shit!! It started again!! Took a small break, but today was the day we began Issue 4!! And have we got some bikes coming for it!! A massive, impressive amount of Knuckleheadz, Shovels, Hondas, Panheads and....... Jessey's superb Triumph!!

More on his bike later...

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Choppertown Sideshow, September 6th

Next weekend is a Chopper stuffed weekend. The weather is gonna be on our side so my buddies and me will swarm all over Europe to go to the best Chopper meetings. Meeting of choice for 'This is Now!' magazine will be the 'Choppertown Sideshow' in Kaldenkirchen, Germany. A great daytime event with booths, live music, burlesque acts and guess what!! YOU CAN WIN A TRIP TO THE NEW YORK INVITATIONAL BIKE SHOW!!!!! Special guests of the meeting will be Paul Cox and Keino Sasaki and YOU CAN WIN A TRIP TO NEW YORK!!! Said this before didn't I?
However, the 'This is Now!' booth will be in the Fahrstrasse, near the corner to the Venloer Strasse and we invite you all to park your Chopper near our booth. First ten who will get a 'It's a Chopper Babe' patch for free, al the rest will have one hell of a day. And yes, your chopper will collaborate in 'the best chopper of show' contest when it's parked here.
Hope to see y'all september the 6th! starts at about 2 PM.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

1000 Hills Run

We are proud to announce that we are an official sponsor and supporter of the 1000 hills run this year! And hey, Cross+eyed And Banished is performing!!!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Pink Waves......

I can't get Mr. Magic's Nor-Cal Chopper, as featured in the last issue of 'This is Now!', out of my head. I keep on seeing pink waves and girlie hair in the wind..... great state of mind!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Not for the magazine, cool nevertheless

Last weekend Rogues MC Opmeer celebrated their 35th anniversary and asked me to shoot some portraits of the guests. Something I never did before, but hey...... I love to!
With Motorcycle clubs coming over from all over the globe the crowd was as colorful as they come. It was a tough ride because shooting portraits with artificial light seems something completely different than shooting choppers in bright daylight. Nevertheless I took some great, rough looking and atmospheric photos of some great peoples! Here's Wolf (Deathtraps MC, California), Etter (Rogues MC, Opmeer) and Jonathan (Deathtraps MC) in a post from the Rogues MC Blog of today.
And now I have to sort out more than 2000 pictures.........

Thursday, July 31, 2014

While i was trying to sort out some decent pics of the release party I ran into this pic of Gus, who was featured in the february issue. Love this guy!

Friday, July 25, 2014

In da house baby!

Boxes stuffed with your dose of daily medicine! 
And right in time for the releaseparty tomorrow!

Saturday, July 19, 2014


Some teaser pics. To get you in the mood for 'This is Now!' TANK