Rick Fairless Pays Tribute To Janis Joplin

janisjoplinbikeIf you like Janis Joplin, Rick Fairless and his work, head to the Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur, Texas where a special exhibit is honoring their hometown girl Janis Joplin. Rock music icon Janis Joplin would have been 66th year old this month and his honored with temporary displays, film screenings and a tribute custom motorcycle built by Rick Fairless from Strokers Dallas. The bike features several images of Joplin and of course a psychedelic tie-dye paint job. “I built this bike as a tribute to a great Texas gal, Janis Joplin. Tie-Dye is my thing and it was hers too…and I think Janis would be proud.” The bike will be on view at the Museum through February 8th with a special downtown concert honoring Janis on Febryary 7th. Admittance to see the bike is included in general admission. For more information about this exhibition please visit the Museum Of Gulf Coast. It is located at 700 Procter Street in downtown Port Arthur and is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

10 Responses to “Rick Fairless Pays Tribute To Janis Joplin”

  1. 1 36 Special Jan 22nd, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Wouldn’t mind getting to see that but I won’t be back in the states by the time it ends. Maybe they will do the exhibit some where else.

  2. 2 Jeff Nicklus Jan 22nd, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    …… “O Lord won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz” ………… Good job Rick!

    Over & Out,


  3. 3 T Jan 22nd, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Janis singing “Summertime”
    One of the best ballads of all time

  4. 4 Tombstone Jan 23rd, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Rick, Who could’ve done a better job? Congrats brother.

  5. 5 rodent Jan 23rd, 2009 at 9:20 am

    I saw the Janis bike in Sturgis 3-4 years ago and it’s just great.

  6. 6 Mike Kiwi Tomas, Kiwi Indian M/C Co Jan 23rd, 2009 at 9:58 am

    Good on you Rick, well done, 2 great folks

  7. 7 Brenda Fox Jan 23rd, 2009 at 10:15 am

    Right on Rick

    Couldn’t think of anyone more perfect than you and I know your bike would make Janis proud, heck she’s probably singing you praises from the other side.
    Great way to share the Texas love.

  8. 8 Gunrunner Jan 23rd, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    No need to reinvent yourself these days Rick, very nice job.

    Although… Janis needs a new song that is about a man who owns a beer joint/motorcycle shop in Texas…

  9. 9 burnout Jan 25th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    cool way to keep her memory alive. peace

  10. 10 Charlie Lecach Jan 26th, 2009 at 9:02 am

    It seems like Rick himself was a living tribute to Janis ! All of his bikes are as colorful as her Porsche 356 was ! Anyhow, it’s rather cool, as she certainly deserves a lot of tributes. Not a lot of singers like her around anymore…

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