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Podcasting from the Rust is Gold Coffee shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Vintage cafe racer building and racing topics discussed. Featuring builders, racers and enthusiasts from around the world.
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New Mexico raised motorcycle enthusiast, Shane Coca, joins Fenix and Hollywood in the the RIG Garage. As a long time rider and dirt bike lover, Shane talks about growing up dreaming of having a dirt bike, and what it means to give back to the community.  The RIG Crew talk about Shane's donor bike for the new Youth Bike Giveaway from Rust is Gold and how the community can come together to help a deserving youth receive this cool bike build. Recorded at the RIG Coffee & Garage Lounge Hosted by: Steven “Fenix” Maes (@grafenix), Thaison “Hollywood” Garcia (@rustisgoldantiques), Chris “Sparky” Franco (@ridgebackracing) Featured Music – “American Rocker” Performed by Steve Lane BUY IT IN THE RIG ONLINE STORE
Rust is Gold Coffee #barista and #Motorcycle enthusiast, Shelbe Sheppard joins Fenix, Hollywood and Sparky in the RIG Lounge. Casual conversations about coffee, naming your motorcycle and what COVID-19 has done to the coffee shop business. Recorded at the RIG Coffee & Garage Lounge Hosted by: Steven “Fenix” Maes (@grafenix), Thaison “Hollywood” Garcia (@rustisgoldantiques), Chris “Sparky” Franco (@ridgebackracing) Featured Music – “American Rocker” Performed by Steve Lane BUY IT IN THE RIG ONLINE STORE
In this Season 2 Wrap up - Jimmy Vigil of Graywolf Motorsports joins Fenix, Hollywood and Sparky in the RIG Lounge. The guys talk about the highs and lows of last season and the impact of COVID-19 on the Rust is Gold Coffee Shops and delay of SMRI Race Season. Recorded at the RIG Coffee & Garage Lounge Hosted by: Steven “Fenix” Maes (@grafenix), Thaison “Hollywood” Garcia (@rustisgoldantiques), Chris “Sparky” Franco (@ridgebackracing) Featured Music – “American Rocker” Performed by Steve Lane BUY IT IN THE RIG ONLINE STORE
Desert racer and dirt bike enthusiast, Emily Romero joins Hollywood and Fenix in the RIG Lounge. Emily shares stories of growing up in Taos, New Mexico, learning to ride and her passion for riding the dusty southwest desert.  Recorded at the RIG Coffee & Garage Lounge Hosted by: Steven “Fenix” Maes (@grafenix), Thaison “Hollywood” Garcia (@rustisgoldantiques), Chris “Sparky” Franco (@ridgebackracing) Featured Music – “American Rocker” Performed by Steve Lane BUY IT IN THE RIG ONLINE STORE
International coffee connoisseur and Italophile, Wendy Pojmann joins Hollywood and Fenix in the RIG Lounge. Wendy shares stories from her forthcoming book, coffee shops and travels abroad, as well as her passion for motorcycle and coffee. Recorded at the RIG Coffee & Garage Lounge Hosted by: Steven “Fenix” Maes (@grafenix), Thaison “Hollywood” Garcia (@rustisgoldantiques), Chris “Sparky” Franco (@ridgebackracing) Featured Music – “American Rocker” Performed by Steve Lane BUY IT IN THE RIG ONLINE STORE
The Rust Is Gold Racing Crew travel north to Santa Fe, New Mexico to visit with Jim and David Pearson of Santa Fe Harley-Davidson and Santa Fe KTM.   The Pearson Brothers talk about growing up in the Great White North, emigrating from Canada to the US and preparing for the Sonora, Mexican and Dakar Rally. ————————————————————————————   Recorded on the road at Santa Fe Harley-Davidson and KTM Hosted by: Steven “Fenix” Maes (@grafenix), Thaison “Hollywood” Garcia (@rustisgoldantiques), Chris “Sparky” Franco (@ridgebackracing)   Featured Music – “American Rocker” Performed by Steve Lane BUY IT HERE: RIGR Store   #DakarRally, #DesertRacing, #HarleyDavidson, #KTM, #Canada, #Motorcycles, #Coffee
New York born, but New Mexico raised, international singer/songwriter and performer - CK Jones joins the #RIGRacing Crew in the Lounge.  CK recounts growing up racing dirt bikes, downhill skiing and professional snowboarding in Taos, New Mexico and hitting the road for California in search of musical stardom. Somewhere along the way CK found a new version of himself and Kirk Matthews was born with a new direction in music and flat track racing —————————————————————————————— Recorded at RIG Coffee & Garage LoungeHosted by: Steven “Fenix” Maes (@grafenix), Thaison “Hollywood” Garcia (@rustisgoldantiques), Chris “Sparky” Franco (@ridgebackracing) Featured Music – “American Rocker” Performed by Steve Lane BUY IT HERE: RIGR Store   #Music #HouseOfPain #CKJones #Tabularasa #Snowboarding #Coffee #DirtBike #MotoCross #FlatTrack #TransmissionMagazine #CaffeineAndGasoline
Motorcycle rider and friend of the Rust Is Gold Racing Crew and the New Mexico Racing community, CJ Rodden talks about riding the desert, safety and being insured. Hollywood and Fenix kick back in the RIG lounge with CJ for a casual conversation about riding, gear, racing and having representation if you need it in Law Tigers New Mexico. —————————————————————————————— #RoadRacing #SMRI #SandiaRaceway #Motorcycles #Garage #CustomBuild #CaffeineAndGasoline #Coffee #LawTigers #DesertSled Recorded at RIG Coffee & Garage LoungeHosted by: Steven “Fenix” Maes (@grafenix), Thaison “Hollywood” Garcia (@rustisgoldantiques), Chris “Sparky” Franco (@ridgebackracing) Featured Music – “American Rocker” Performed by Steve Lane BUY IT HERE: RIGR Store
Motorcycle road racer, Rachel Buser, joins the RIG Racing Crew (Fenix, Hollywood & Sparky) in the #RIGCoffeeGarage Lounge. In the first #Podcast of #2020 Rachel talks about her start in road racing, learning the ropes and her need for speed. She has quickly become one the fastest racers on the track and shares her thoughts on her inspiration and support from her mother, friends and fellow racers. Thank you to Web series sponsor Chris Bronstorp and Sandia BMW Motorrad, and new Patreon sponsor Danny McClung. —————————————————————————————— #RoadRacing #SMRI #SandiaRaceway #Motorcycles #Garage #CustomBuild #CaffeineAndGasoline #Coffee Recorded at RIG Coffee & Garage Lounge Hosted by: Steven “Fenix” Maes (@grafenix), Thaison “Hollywood” Garcia (@rustisgoldantiques), Chris “Sparky” Franco (@ridgebackracing) Featured Music – “American Rocker” Performed by Steve Lane BUY IT HERE: RIGR Store
Author and motorcycle enthusiast Geoff Holladay joins the #RIGCrew in the Rust is Gold Coffee & Garage Lounge to discuss his book and the world around us. Bumper's Garage is a motor culture origin story about the relationships that are formed around people's hobbies, and how knowledge and experience is passed from one generation of enthusiasts to the next.  GET THE BOOK HERE: https://www.bumpersgarage.com/ —————————————————————————————— #BumpersGarage #Mentorship #CafeRacer #Vincent #BlackShadow #Motorcycles #Garage #CustomBuild #CaffeineAndGasoline #Coffee Recorded at RIG Garage Lounge Hosted by: Steven “Fenix” Maes (@grafenix), Thaison “Hollywood” Garcia (@rustisgoldantiques), Chris “Sparky” Franco (@ridgebackracing) Featured Music – “American Rocker” Performed by Steve Lane BUY IT HERE: RIGR Store
After 11 years in the motorcycle parts and service industry - Albuquerque's Steve Caruso, owner of Moto Authority, has a very Zen approach to business, life and racing. Steve joins Fenix and Hollywood in the RIG Coffee & Garage Lounge to talk about the early days at Laguna Seca, Sandia Motor Speedway and making friends not just customers.  Listen to the entire podcast to hear Hollywoods trivia question and win something VERY cool from Steve and the folks at Moto Authority. SHOUTOUTS: Moto Authority Steve Brown's - Kings of Speed Anthony Sias Geoff Holladay COMING UP: Bumper's Garage: A Story by Geoff Holladay - EP 33 #SMRI #VintageRoadRacing #FlatTrack #RIGFamily #RIGRacing #CaffeineGasoline #Podcasts #NMFilm —————————————————————————————— Recorded at RIG Garage Hosted by: Steven “Fenix” Maes (@grafenix), Thaison “Hollywood” Garcia (@rustisgoldantiques), Chris “Sparky” Franco (@ridgebackracing) Featured Music – “American Rocker” Performed by Steve Lane BUY IT HERE: RIGR Store
With the current crises in Hong Kong making headlines world-wide, Fenix and Hollywood Skype interview American filmmaker and teacher, Michael Rush in Hong Kong. Michaels short film Cafe Racers of Hong Kong showcases the S.R.B.C. (Street Retro Bike Club) and the culture and bikes they love. The guys discuss the clips featured in Fenix's documentary - Caffeine & Gasoline: Evolution of the American Rocker. SHOUTOUTS: SMRI – Sandia Speedway 444 Motorcycle Show COMING UP: Steve Caruso: New Mexico's Moto Authority - EP 32 #SMRI #VintageRoadRacing #FlatTrack #RIGFamily #RIGRacing #CaffeineGasoline #Podcasts #NMFilm —————————————————————————————— Recorded at RIG Garage Hosted by: Steven “Fenix” Maes (@grafenix), Thaison “Hollywood” Garcia (@rustisgoldantiques), Chris “Sparky” Franco (@ridgebackracing) Featured Music – “American Rocker” Performed by Steve Lane BUY IT HERE: RIGR Store
The Rust is Gold Racing Crew sit down with the #RIGGals - Sarah Nest, Dianna Franco and Kristee Maes. The gals discuss the dos and don'ts of beginner motorcycling and to expect as a new rider. Sarah and Dianna recap their road/camping adventure in the Jemez Mountains. A trip fraught with challenges including, heavy rain, heat, fires, wild dogs and mechanical issues. Hollywood and Fenix promote November events: SMRI Awards Ceremony, 2nd Annual Turkey Ride, and announce winner of the October RIG/Lowbrow Trivia Question. SHOUTOUTS: SMRI – Sandia Speedway MotoTematica Jacob Smith Brian and Gio Made A Podcast COMING UP: Hong Kong SRBC: Taking to the Streets – EP31 #SMRI #VintageRoadRacing #FlatTrack #RIGFamily #RIGRacing #CaffeineGasoline #MotoTematica #Poscasts #NMFilm —————————————————————————————— Recorded at RIG Garage Hosted by: Steven “Fenix” Maes (@grafenix), Thaison “Hollywood” Garcia (@rustisgoldantiques), Chris “Sparky” Franco (@ridgebackracing) Featured Music – “American Rocker” Performed by Steve Lane BUY IT HERE: RIGR Store
Podcasting from the Sandia Motor Speedway the RIG Racing Team wraps up the highs and lows of the 2019 season with insight from Marc Beyer and Frances Sayre of OCD Custom Cycles.  Marc and Frances discuss owning a business and racing as a couple and give some encouragement to both new riders and female riders. Brittany Morrow of SMRI gives an update on the next racing season and upcoming SMRI season wrap party. WEBSITES: SMRI-Racing Official Website OCD Custom Cycles Official Facebook #SMRI #VintageRoadRacing #FlatTrack #RIGFamily #KrautRacing #RIGRacing #KingsOfSpeed SHOUTOUTS: SMRI - Sandia Speedway Brittany Morrow with shout outs to Nicole Hertzler, Jaime Smith, Rachel Buser, Scott Cloninger, Dennis Parrish, Kenneth Kilness. COMING UP: Rocker Talk: Throttle Gals - EP30 —————————————————————————————————— Recorded at Sandia Motor Speedway Hosted by: Steven “Fenix” Maes (@grafenix), Thaison “Hollywood” Garcia (@rustisgoldantiques), Chris “Sparky” Franco (@ridgebackracing) Featured Music – “American Rocker” Performed by Steve Lane BUY IT HERE: RIGR Store
Lowbrow Custom's CEO and founder, Tyler Malinky joins the RIG Crew via phone to discuss Lowbrow's humble beginnings. One of the industry's best online parts, gear and swag companies celebrates 15 years in business with no end in sight. Operating on the promise of quality and professionalism - these "moto-weirdos" continue to push the culture and industry forward with builds, videos and incredible attitude! Tyler, Fenix, Hollywood and Sparky discuss everything from backyard builds to Bonneville Speed Trials. OFFICIAL WEBSITE: Lowbrow Customs #SaltGhost #NitroExpress #LowbrowCustoms #RIGRacing #CraftCoffee #VintageStyle #WeAreDukeCity #LowbrowWeirdo #BonnevilleSaltFlats #Triumph #BMW #MotoGuzzi #HarleyDavidson #Honda SHOUTOUTS: SMRI - Sandia Speedway COMING UP: Kraut Racing / SMRI Season Wrap - EP 29
  The RIG Racing Crew makes a stop at the home of legendary stunt rider - Bob Duffey The "Fastest man on two wheels backwards" shares stories of traveling the world, racing, and rubbing elbows with the likes of Evel Knievel. —————————————————————————————————— Recorded at on the road in Las Cruces, New Mexico Hosted by: Steven “Fenix” Maes (@grafenix), Thaison “Hollywood” Garcia (@rustisgoldantiques), Chris “Sparky” Franco (@ridgebackracing) Featured Music – “American Rocker” Performed by Steve Lane BUY IT HERE: RIGR Store
RIG Racing Podcast Contest winner - Chuck Brannan makes the trek from Cheyenne, Wyoming to Albuquerque, New Mexico to visit Rust is Gold Coffee shop.  Experiencing vintage motorcycles, great brew, craft coffee and awesome new friends - Chuck recounts the highs and lows of the trip - and finds its all part of the adventure! —————————————————————————————————— UPCOMING:EP 25 – Legendary stunt rider and racer Bob Duffy.—————————————————————————————————— Recorded at Rust is Gold Coffee, New MexicoHosted by: Steven “Fenix” Maes (@grafenix), Thaison “Hollywood” Garcia (@rustisgoldantiques), Chris “Sparky” Franco (@ridgebackracing) Featured Music – “American Rocker”Performed by Steve Lane BUY IT HERE: RIGR Store
We have a SPECIAL BONUS episode this week featuring - Ivan Weiner from the AFMX: Albuquerque Film & Music Experience! Ivan has some great stories to share about his days with the legendary #DennisHopper and the origins of the Film & Music Experience. The RIG Racing Crew is excited to have #CaffeineAndGasoline be selected as an Official Selection of the AFMX and are so honored to share a screen with the classic Easy Rider at the Kimo Theater, Friday, September 27th - in downtown Albuquerque. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW: www.caffeineandgasoline.film  
Born in the dusty southwest town of Las Cruces, New Mexico the Desert Ace Rockers continue the tradition of Desert Racing and Cafe Racer building. Founder Andy De La O, shares memories of Flat Track Racing and rides across the desert crossing borders and chasing adventures. DAR Members Danny McClung and RIGR's very own Chris 'Sparky' Franco join in the conversation to share the origin and future of the Desert Ace Rockers.
The Voyage Home - In Part 2 of 2 - the #RIGRacing Crew head home from Las Cruces, New Mexico. Sparky, Rico, Hollywood and Fenix make their way home - through mechanical failure, road wariness and low batteries! But the guys enjoy the trip just the same. PROMOTION WINNERS! Congratulations to: Austin Cantrell - Local Winner.  Chuck Brannen - National Winner. Listen to the podcast to hear their suggestion. UPCOMING: EP 24 – Desert Ace Rockers: Andy Del La O, Danny McClung EP 25 – Stunt rider and racer Bob Duffy. —————————————————————————————————— Recorded at the Digital Dojo Studio Hosted by: Steven “Fenix” Maes (@grafenix), Thaison “Hollywood” Garcia (@rustisgoldantiques), Chris “Sparky” Franco (@ridgebackracing) Featured Music – “American Rocker” Performed by Steve Lane BUY IT HERE: RIGR Store  
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