Hot Bike August 2004 Revisited

The Orange County Choppers Jay Leno chopper cover

Hot Bike August 2004 Issue

Hot Bike August 2004 Issue

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August of 2004 was the pinnacle of the TV corporatization of the “chopper.” Looking back, it’s easy to poke fun at the Teutuls, but keep in mind at that time it took the V-twin out of the small shops and garages and into every home in the world. This was also the peak of the magazine world where we could feature 38 custom bikes in a single issue.

Other Things that Went Down in August 2004

John Elway

John Elway is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Kimi Räikkönen

Kimi Räikkönen wins the Belgian Grand Prix Formula One ahead of Michael Schumacher, who clinches his seventh championship title.

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2004 Harley-Davidson FLSTC/I Heritage Softail

2004 Harley-Davidson FLSTC/I Heritage Softail

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21st MTV Video Music Awards

21st MTV Video Music Awards: OutKast, Beyoncé, and Usher take home the Moon Man.

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Seinfeld

Seinfeld actor John O’Hurley (J. Peterman) weds Lisa Mesloh.

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summer olympics

Summer Olympics open in Athens.

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