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Posted: 9/16/2004 7:27:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2004 7:48:13 AM EDT by Hoppy]

10 SEPTEMBER 1940 - 11 SEPTEMBER 2004


The art of Dave Mann has touched us all at one time or another.

We've all had a poster of his work, ripped out of the centerfold of a biker magazine hanging in our garages. Dave inspired some of us with his talent and we looked at his works and started to chop our bikes to match those depicted in his illustrations. Over the past 30 years he produced numerous paintings and illustrations depicting the Biker lifestyle.

David Mann was born in Kansas City 1n 1940. He got his first job pinstriping customs in 1957. He later moved to California and worked for the legendary "Big Daddy" Ed Roth. In 1971, Dave went to work for Easy Riders Magazine and soon became a favorite of biker's worldwide. His pictures showed an honest example of the life we all hoped to live. Riding free and beholding to nothing but the bikes we rode and the people we rode them with.

In the past few years, David's health began to fail and he was no longer able to enjoy jumping on the 1957 Panhead Chopper that won him acclaim in a Kansas City Bike Show back in 1963 for being the first "Chopper" that had ever been seen in that part of the country.

David Mann's legacy will live forever in our hearts and on our shop walls. He passed away all to soon on September 11, 2004.


Link Posted: 9/16/2004 7:27:45 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 7:30:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sgtar15:

We've never picked up a copy of "Easyrider" magazine have we?
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 7:33:33 AM EDT
Dave Mann-- Biker artist.
Clearwater, FL, Mid 70's

Link Posted: 9/16/2004 7:34:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dolomite:

Originally Posted By sgtar15:

We've never picked up a copy of "Easyrider" magazine have we?

Link Posted: 9/16/2004 9:46:07 AM EDT
In the wind................RIP Bro.
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