Michael's Blog


Steve Glennon's S&S Panhead in Japan
May 25, 2022
Steve Glennon's S&S Panhead chopper. Photograph ©Michael LIchter 2021
Club Harley Magazine made a great layout on Steve Glennon's S&S Panhead in their Japanese Magazine
Portraits of builders from Bill Dodge's BCMoto Invitational Show at the TMMR
May 23, 2022
Some of the builders in Bill Dodge's BC Moto Invitational Show at the TMMR (Tennessee Motorcycles and Music Revival)
TMMR - Quiet Before the Storm
May 20, 2022
A quiet moment in the BC Moto invitational bike barn before the main event.
Headed to the TMMR with Eric Allard blasting down a 2-Lane
May 18, 2022
The TMMR (Tennessee Motorcycles & Music Revival) is just around the corner, and I'm headed that way now.
Oliver Peck Profile
May 17, 2022
A full profile on Oliver Peck and what makes him tick.
Big Guns at Annie Oakleys
May 15, 2022
Lots of fun had at the Boogie East custom bike show in Ormond Beach during Daytona Beach Bike Week
Brandon Keene’s Keene Built custom drop-seat rigid Evo
May 14, 2022
Brandon Keene’s Keene Built custom drop-seat rigid Evo from last year's BC Moto invitational bike show at the TMMR.
The coolest looking couple at Boogie East
May 13, 2022
Matt and Tori, the coolest looking couple at Boogie East
Donnie Smith's Heavy Mettle Shovelhead
Sep 2, 2020
Donnie Smith's Survivor Harley-Davidson Shovelhead built in 1982 in the Smith Brothers and Fetrow days was on display as the oldest legacy build in Michael Lichter's 2020 "Heavy Mettle" exhibition at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip.
Gloria's Burnout
Jul 26, 2020
Harley riding Octogenarian Gloria Struck having fun at the Broken Spoke Saloon downtown with her Motor Maid MC sisters during the Sturgis Black Hills Motorcycle Rally 2010. Photo ©2010 Michael Lichter.
Gloria Struck recently had her 95th birthday, so just to keep the accolades rolling, I want to wish her an incredible belated happy-happy birthday and add to everyone else’s praises as to how wonderful this woman is. 
Coast-to-Coast Multicast with J Shia and Sofi Tsingos
Jul 22, 2020
Jessi Combs in Bobby Green's Overland Whippet at The Race of Gentlemen. Wildwood, NJ. Photo ©2015 Michael Lichter.
Of course, we paid tribute to Jessi Combson to kick off last nights “Women in Custom Biking” episode of the “Coast-to-Coast” podcast that I co-host with Cris Sommer-Simmons, but most of the show was given up to two incredible custom motorcycle builders, J Shia and Sofi Tsingos.
Broke Down
Jul 20, 2020
Flatirons Harley-Davidson Memorial Day MDA run. Broke down on the highway on the way back to Boulder, CO. June, 1983. Photo ©1983 Michael Lichter.
It’s summer and it’s hot, and yes, we break down on the side of the road.
Heavy Mettle Exhibition Builders on Shoptalk Multicast
Jul 19, 2020
“Heavy Mettle” exhibition builders Brian Klock, Jerry Covington and Paul Yaffe will be on tonight’s “ShopTalk” multicast
Rhett Holley’s Root Beer Float Scott Peck Harley-Davidson Shovelhead
Jul 17, 2020
Rhett Holley’s Root Beer Float Harley-Davidson Shovelhead that he built for and with the help of Scott Peck. Opening spread from Club Harley Magazine (Japan), July 2020 issue.
Rhett Holley’s Root Beer Float that he built for/with Scott Peck is one beautiful machine. Starting life as a 1975 Superglide, he and Scott Peck, the customer that commissioned the bike and helped with much of the build, found this Shovelhead in a barn with the front wheel sticking through a hole outside the barn. 
Michael interviewed on the Pigeon Whole podcast by Dave Woll
Jul 16, 2020
Michael as photographed after his portrait sessions of riders on the Cross Country Chase in Miami, FL. Photo by Melissa Shoemaker
It was fun getting interviewed for the Pigeon Hole podcast by Dave Woll.