Chopper Chicks And Garage Girls

During the 105th Harley-Davidson Anniversary celebration, while everybody was partying, some women where wrenching for good causes: the art of custom motorcycles and both the RAACE and the Wisconsin Breast Cancer foundations. First, at the “House of Harley” an all woman crew, the Chopper Chicks, assembled 180 parts into a custom bike in less than 9 hours. The build off was sponsored by Shell Oil and “House of Harley” with the bike being donated to the RAACE Foundation. The team included Athena Ransom, Jamie Gray, Katie Oshea, JoAnne Bortels, Gypsy and Katie Putnam. While that was going on, over at Hal’s Harley-Davidson the “Garage Girls” were ripping into their own project bike. Laura Klock, Jody Perewitz, Gina Woods, Kim Jordan and Sara Liberte were taking part in the XX Chrome All Women Bike Build. Hal’s is selling tickets on that bike for a local New Berlin, Wisconsin Breast Cancer Foundation

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14 Responses to “Chopper Chicks And Garage Girls”


  1. 1 Michael Schacht Sep 7th, 2008 at 11:06 am

    If you have ever wanted to watch a complete build from start to finish, this is the one you want to see. These gals sure know their stuff! Lightning fast, great team work and very cool bikes. They represent all of us in the industry as Ambassadors for Breast Cancer Research. Chopper Chicks rock!!!

  2. 2 Michael Schacht Sep 7th, 2008 at 11:29 am

    No disrespect meant not mentioning the “Garage Girls’. Don’t really know them although I’m sure they are worthy.

  3. 3 Nitrous Phil Sep 7th, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    Seeing more and more about women’s involvement with motorcycles. Go girls.
    As for representing the industry as Ambassadors for Breast Cancer

    That Ms. Fox who rides the choppers is truly the Breat Cancer Ambassador.

    I don’t know what the Garage girls thing is either.

  4. 4 Doc Robinson Sep 7th, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    Chicks rule!

  5. 5 CJ Sep 8th, 2008 at 11:08 am

    I think its time they make a video of the completed build from start to finish and sell it and donate some or all of proceeds for Breast Cancer research. I’d buy it. I see more and more women wrenching. That’ cool plus they’re nice to look at.

  6. 6 Cancer Sam Sep 8th, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    You may want to ask the Chick Crew what ever happened to the chopper they built for Breast Cancer? It was never donated or auctioned. It has seemed to disappear. The National Breast Cancer Foundation has never received a dime or a bike. What happened to the all the donated parts and free services they received in the name of stopping “Cancer”. Did they sell the parts? They don’t call them Choppers, so you can get parts for free, then chop them up and sell donated parts.

    The Chick Crew does not have the proper 501 or 503 certification to do this type of charity work….

    BEWARE OF CANCER DONATION FRAUD! Even women will rip you off.

  7. 7 Nitrous Phil Sep 8th, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    Cancer Sam

    I was feeling this was just an publicity move.
    If these gals are using it as a promo angle that’s plain sick.
    Female or Male – if you promote a charity it better be a charity.

    there was one gal really promoting herself using the bonneville angle when there wasn’t even a record in her class – so sure she was the world fastest whatever. I’m tired of fluff.
    It twist my gut for anyone to use the cancer move as an attention getter.

  8. 8 Sara Liberte Sep 9th, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Phil and Sam,
    I can’t speak for the Chopper Chicks but I know the girls and they are all solid, I’m sure they can tell you exactly what became of the bike. I personally don’t know. As for Garage-girls it’s a website with lots of info about the passion of motorcycling and anything gear-head related, were just some girls that get excited about all of this stuff and want to share it with others. As for Bonneville I think your talking about Laura Klock, which she did set a record again this year. http://www.kustomcycles.com/news.php?newsid=167 Laura isn’t into promoting herself, she’s just a kid like the rest of us that gets a rise out of motorcycling, thats what garage-girls is about, enjoying the sport and sharing!

  9. 9 Nitrous Phil Sep 9th, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    Good to hear you have that Garage Girls thing going on sounds like a good thing.
    If you don’t know what happened to the bike – I’m not sure how solid those girls are.
    To be using Cancer and charities as a promotional angle is horrible and as for the Laura or who ever that woman is – Why does she send out press releases about herself if she just “gets a rise out of motorcycling”?
    there’s plenty of other woman there who set records, hell went over 200mph and they sure don’t go out promoting themselves.

    Sadly, I think Cancer Sam may be more informed.

  10. 10 Jody Sep 9th, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    I was involved in the Garage-Girls/XXChromes build at the 105th. Can you please change my name! It is JODY not Judy. Thanks

  11. 11 JAYME GRAY Sep 9th, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    WELL GUYS SORRY YOU HAVE SUCH LITTLE FAITH IN US. I WOULD LIKE YOU TO PLEASE GO BACK AND CHECK YUR SORCE OF INFO. THE PINK RIBBON CHOPPER HAS BEEN GIVEN TO THE NATIONAL BREST CANCER FOUNDATION. I THINK THAT YOU ACUSATIONS ARE MISS PLACED . THE CHOPPER CHICK CREW DID EXACTLY WHAT WE SAID WE WOULD. WE BUILT A BEAUTIFULL BIKE FOR A GREAT CAUSE AT NO COST TO THE FOUNDATION.
    FEEL FREE TO VIST OUR WEB SITE AT http://WWW.CHOPPERCHICKCREW.COM AND ADRESS ANY OTHER QUESTIONS YOU HAVE ABOUT THE BIKE AND OUR HONOR. WE WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW THE TRUTH.
    THANK YOU
    JAYME GRAY
    CHOPPER CHICK CREW MEMBER

  12. 12 Get Real Scope From Cancer Sam and NBCF Sep 9th, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/

    National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
    2600 Network Blvd., Suite 300
    Frisco, Texas 75034

    Ask them how much and what they received.

  13. 13 steveb Sep 11th, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Well being the curious type – I did ask the NBCF and I did get an answer.
    Interested parties should do the same – they are a seemingly responsive organization.

    My Mom survived breast cancer (only to have some other crap kill her) and she donated mightily to the NBCF…and so my interests are a little deeper than they might have been otherwise…

  14. 14 Gina Woods Jan 23rd, 2009 at 1:34 am

    The XX Chromes -ALL Woman Bike Build is a legitimate comapny… my personal experiance is that my mom died of breast cancer – the subject hits home with me… all the bikes the XX Chromes have built havebeen donated or raffled off in the name of charity. Check out the website:
    http://www.xxchromes.com I can’t speak for the other gals altho those were the ones I started too, but we build for charity and to promote Women In Motorcycling…the guys get a kick too don’t cha know…

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