Black Chrome Exhibition

Do you know about the contribution of African Americans to motorcycle culture? Most of you don’t. Under the name of “Black Chrome”, the Los Angeles African American Museum organizes an exhibition intending to repair this injustice. Through photos, interviews, objects and motorcycles that range from choppers to drag bikes, this California focused retrospective spotlights the innovations and creativity that have significantly changed the landscape of American motorcycling and gives an in-depth glimpse into this growing and little documented segment of African American culture. African American Museum from September 25, 08 to April 12, 09 (thanks Mike)


10 Responses to “Black Chrome Exhibition”

  1. 1 A$$HOLE Sep 25th, 2008 at 12:41 am

    GGGAAAAAGGGGGG!!!!!!!!! Wer Gibt Ein Sheiss???

  2. 2 Mike Greenwald Sep 25th, 2008 at 3:20 am

    Sie sind meine sheiss

  3. 3 Fausto Simoes Sep 25th, 2008 at 8:10 am

    I guess Sugar Bear will be in there somewhere-cool springer!

  4. 4 Kevin Sep 26th, 2008 at 1:11 am

    shout out to sugar bear!…this is kevin Grandson of Benny hardy aka Benjamin Franklin Hardy my mom went to the opening of the exibit today..i couldnt make it i live in santa barbara cali..she got a standing ovation…im deeply moved that my grandfather is finally gettin the recognition he deserves for building the Bikes in the Movie Easy Rider… i remember seeing that life size photo in his old shop when i was lil…. now he has an exibit….. at the african american museum… Beautiful

  5. 5 Nicker Sep 26th, 2008 at 1:28 am

    Sugar Bear & Kevin,

    Sure wish some of you guys could-a gotten some pictures of Benny and his stuff in this blog.
    It would give a whole lot-a cred to the Black Biker story.

    Just a thought.

  6. 6 Sugar Bear Sep 29th, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Nicker – Kevin

    I am not a part of this exhibit. Unfortunately, I believe that they have been referring to me to get people to the museum. They received permission from Discovery to use the segment of me from “The History of The Chopper” and they keep referring to the info from that to make it seem as though I’m involved. Had I been involved, I would have posted here some info so all would have known. I have the last bike built by Benny here in my shop, it will not be displayed at the museum. Sorry.

  7. 7 Fausto Simoes Sep 30th, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    I guess the “glimpse” isn’t so “in-depth”.

  8. 8 Nicker Sep 30th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    So i went back to the museum site link to check on the Oakland rib joint reference (couldn’t recall the name)……..

    Now the bike stuff doesn’t show up…… ??????

    Less and less “depth”….. it seems.


  9. 9 Dan Tibbs Apr 11th, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Hi my name is Dan Tibbs and would like to talkto Benjamin Franklin Hardy about getting yor grandfather more recognition we would like to do a story on him you can contact me at

  10. 10 Dan Tibbs Apr 11th, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Kevin Hardy I would like to talk to you about getting your grandfather more recognition you can email me at

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