HER Project Builders Team Up with WyoTech to Wow Daytona
Photos: The HER Project
The show put on by Gina Woods and the rest of the HER Project builders and wrenchers turned out to be everything we’d promised you HERE, when the project was prepping for the warm Florida shores. The built-up Bobber is suitable bad ass.
Gina Woods’ XX Chromes All Women Bike Builder Jamie Shields, Milwaukee native & logo artist Kayla Koeune & West Coast artist Kim Jordan were game for the five days of wrist-wrenching, tool-torqueing, custom fabbing, bike painting that unfolded in front of a live audience at Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona. “Our footprint was elaborate”, said Gina “complete with on-site mig & tig, custom painting, exhaust creating, leatherworking, & carb fabrication.”
This variation of the project was aimed at giving back to female veterans, which included several of the builders involved. “Most all our BASE CAMP, as it were, was military personnel at our Destination Daytona footprint,” explained Woods. The project also got a boost of support from WyoTech.
“When we shared the concept with WyoTech’s Industry Relations Specialist John Hurd last Fall,” Gina said, “he was excited about the HER Project and it’s been full throttle ever since. WyoTech provided us with student Laurice Littlefield and graduate Kristina Kramer who both lent a helping hand and, in return, received valuable hands-on experience on their first bike build! WyoTech also provided several expert instructors, Lee Florin, Doug Hough and Aaron Kelso who were on hand for support.”
The HER Project Bobber is tricked out with a ton of custom touches. We started with a Biker’s Choice frame & Wide Glide front fender cut and chopped and a stock style Panhead rear fender cut and chopped. The S&S Engine and S&S customized parts included a bullet case custom air cleaner and grenade horseshoe oil tank. A DNA Springer front end, 5-speed softail transmission, and customized LePera seat amped up the look. Creative Fabrication by Dan applied PPG’s Envirobase colors to give the tins a tricolor, desert camo look. Flames were layered out, with some help from Dave Perewitz, followed by three coats of Black Candy. To finish off a copper red pinstripe was laid down. Creative Fabrication by Dan worked with Victor from Icengineworks to design and fab up the custom exhaust, including a finishing touch of functional rain caps on the tips.”
The build perfectly reflects both the cause and the builders: active and former military women with a passion for motorcycles.
To find out more about The HER Project, go here: http://www.herprojects.com./index.html