JASON JESSEE: PIONEER WITH A FEW ARROWS IN HIS BACK

Jessee
photo: Karen Kuehn

Conder stopped by the shop yesterday and we got to talking about his bike that was entered in the calendar show in Long Beach over the weekend. No doubt about it, the era of the new-millenium version of the Sixties-era bobber is back (as if we needed some relic show of the Nineties to confirm).

But it also got us to talking about what Jason Jessee did back in the early Nineties. Jason was building his own brand of those late-Sixties choppers long before his club, The Sinners, became so well-known for the look that’s (thankfully) burned a hole in the blinged-out bro-biker world.

In early 1995, Iron Horse magazine ran a feature on Jason titled “Interview With The Bikerider.” Written by Mike Early and featuring photos by none other than acclaimed skate culture photographer, Tobin Yelland, the article is now accepted as the earliest evidence of what has become the best thing to happen to chopper culture in forty years.

Here it is, thanks to the scanning capabilities of Greasy Kulture, in its entirety. Good to look back on this stuff and remember the titans…

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