2016 Event Dates

We’re celebrating our 10th year in 2016 so we’ve got some special stuff planned for you. Check here and on our Facebook page for updates in the coming months. We can’t wait!

April 30th –

Powroll/Redwood Engineering Regional Trials Series

Show and Swap Meet New! More details will be available soon.

May 1st –

Cycle Gear NW Regional MX Series

May 2nd –

AHRMA Board Meeting at Crooked River Ranch (limited seating available for non-board members)

 

Pics from AHRMA NW Marymount and Oakland weekends

Digital photography is a funny thing, it takes only seconds to snap hundreds of shots, then hours to edit and post them all. Back in the olden days of film photography you took time crafting each image, then sent the film off to the printer hoping for the best, it came back and the only thing left to do was put it in a photo album.

So, short story long, although I’m posting this with only photos of the Oakland Trials, I’ll be adding the Oakland MX and also the previous weekend’s Marymount Trials here soon.

As always, the MX photos will be searchable by your rider number.

Hope you have as much fun viewing these as I had taking them!

Oakland Oregon Trials 06-27-2015 

Marymount Motorcycle Week AHRMA Trials 06-20-2015

Posters are done!

Art is off to the printers and we should have some sweet window dressing for local business ready to hand out in a few days. If you own a business and would like to advertise the event, email Judy LaPora at the ranch with your business name, address and phone number and she’ll be sure you get some.

2015SteelStampedePosterPDF Version of the poster is available here.

As always, poster art can be used to promote and advertise this event only. You are welcome to download and print this art, but are not allowed to modify it or use it for anything other than promotion of the 2015 Steel Stampede.

 

Poster Art in Progress

Thought I’d give you a little insider view on the creation of this year’s poster art.

The new design is a continuation of last year’s art, which seemed to be a real fan favorite. Keeping the theme of 1950’s SciFi B-Movie poster, I start with a rough draft in the computer – cutting and pasting elements from rider photos I’ve taken at events over the years. Once the design is roughed in, it’s time for the fun part!

Using a print of the cut and paste image I just created in the computer and a copy of last year’s poster so I keep the styling similar, I start hand painting the main elements. I’ve never found a way to digitally create the same look and feel using photoshop, so for these throwback designs, I need to get out the old-fashioned paints and brushes. I paint on transparency paper that has the front surface roughed up to accept the initial pencil sketch and paint. The transparency allows me to easily cut away the background once these images are scanned into the computer, and also adds a bit more of a 3-dimensional look to the art. This particular design was done in two separate layers to create an even more 3-D look.

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Once the paintings are complete, they’re scanned into the computer then incorporated into the complete design. I add other graphic elements that tie everything together and hopefully end up with a finished product that has some of the cool look and feel of those old movie posters of yesteryear.

Tune in on April 2nd to see the completed poster!