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Southwestern Style with Riria Niimura


Part of a series we shot for the print magazine we are excited to share this set here online with our website readers. Featuring classic Americana western inspired apparel from a number of great brands we put together these his outfit that is perfect for exploring the southwest.

Model:  Riria Niimura
Photographer: Mike Satterfield

Hand Painted Belt/Cuff: Wild Bleu
Jeans: Ariat
Bag: Original Cowgirl Clothing Co.
Tank Top: Tumbleroot
Shirt: Roar (provided by Urban Western Wear)
Necklace: Ollipop by Sweet Romance
Boots: Lane








Summer Style


Summer is here and we teamed up with model and artist Priscilla Lu Bode to put together two looks for the season.


Top: Ariat



Shirt: Love Stitch
Tank Top: Original Cowgirl
Jeans: Ariat
Boots: Twisted-X
Necklace and Bracelet: Original Cowgirl



Western Style in Eastern Europe


These photos come from a reader in Oltenita, Romania, who along with her friends, loves rockin Cowgirl Style in the Romanian countryside. Who says you have to be from the west to dress western!



Bullfighter Greg Rumohr Dies in Heavy Equipment Accident at 53



Courtesy of the PRCA

SPRINGS, Colo. – Greg Rumohr, the 1990 world champion freestyle bullfighter and a three-time reserve world champion, died May 11 when a piece of heavy equipment he was delivering to a ranch in Cranfills Gap, Texas, fell on him. He was 53.

Rumohr, a native of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, joined the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association in May 1988 and spent the next 24 seasons developing a reputation for being one of the toughest and most athletic bullfighters the sport has ever seen.

Before moving to Texas and making rodeo his career, Rumohr had been a four-time Golden Gloves champion, a Junior Olympic Boxing champion, a two-time Alberta Junior Hockey League All-Star Team participant and a Class A hunting and fishing guide.

He got his first big bullfighting break in 1989 when his mentor, Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer Rex Dunn, was forced into retirement by an injury and gave Rumohr all of his remaining contracts, including the Buffalo Bill Rodeo in North Platte, Neb.

“This guy thrives on the impossible,” Dunn once said of Rumohr. “He thrives on doing what no one else can do.”

Rumohr worked the North Platte event for the next 23 years, until his retirement in 2011, when he was presented with the committee’s Trail Boss Award for his longtime service.

“He’s just done a wonderful job for us inside and outside the arena as far as public appearances, autograph signings and anything else we need,” rodeo co-chairman Marty Petersen told the North Platte Telegraph at the time. “Not to mention that he’s one of the best cowboy protection bullfighters in the nation.”

Rumohr worked the 2003 Tour Finale in Dallas and served as a bullfighter at the RAM Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo in 1991.

His athleticism allowed him to excel on the Wrangler Bullfight Tour for many years. Rumohr made the freestyle finals, held in conjunction with the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, 11 times from 1989-2000 (when the competition ended).

He won the world championship in 1990 by 21.5 points over Donny Sparks and was runner-up in 1995, 1997 and 1999.

Funeral arrangements are pending and will be posted on www.prorodeo.com as soon as they become available.

Car Girl: Jessica Sztayer


Model: Jessica A. Sztayer
Instagram: @redlandszombie 
Photographer: Mike Satterfield
Instagram: @TheGentlemanRacer
Car(s): 1975 Ford Courier / 1979 Fiat Brava
Apparel: Levis, MPSpeedShop.com




CRUZ by Vintage Electric™


California based Vintage Electric™ wheeled onto the Electric Bike scene in August of 2013 with the debut of their flagship model the E-Tracker. The bike gained widespread attention as the “E-Flyer”, a specialized E-Tracker created by Vintage Electric for car manufacturer Icon 4x4. Setting out to disrupt the market with a “planned obsolescence is bull-shit” attitude, Vintage Electric has captured a global audience by bringing to their customers high-performance bikes with hardy functionality and classic design. The “next-generation” or “throw-away” mentality of so many products today has no place at Vintage Electric, these bikes are built to stand-the test of time – like the kind of barn-find restoration pieces that gear-heads dream about discovering.


Their dream-child and inception model the E-Tracker pulls its inspiration from the outlawed board-track motorcycles of the early 1900’s and stuns with the charm of this by-gone era. Vintage Electric’s newest model the CRUZ, is equally nostalgic. A Classic California beach cruiser meets design elements reminiscent of the American Art Deco movement.

Offering the same best-in-class performance as the E-Tracker, the CRUZ leads the industry with a top-speed of 36 mph in race-mode. Regenerative breaking coupled with Shimano Alfine hydraulic disk brakes provides riders stop-on-a-dime control. In the same fashion as its counterpart, the CRUZ’s top-caliber components include a sandcast aluminum battery box, powerful LED lighting, Phil-Wood front hub, and a Brooks England Ltd leather saddle and grips. A powerful 52-volt battery provides the CRUZ with 30 miles of ride capability and requires minimal charge time (just two hours to fully re-charge). The stained alder wood frame inlay and cast pewter name badge sings the final note for this model’s signature look, which starts for purchase at a tenable $4,995.


As did the E-Tracker, Vintage Electric’s CRUZ continues the narration of a new chapter in electric transportation – one in which stellar design and performance are not just achievable, but the norm.

Reserve your CRUZ at vintageelectricbikes.com



Horses arrive in Shanghai for China leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour



Over 70 of the world’s top show jumping horses have arrived in Shanghai for the China leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour. The equine athletes travelled in first-class conditions on two specially commissioned horse flights from Europe and are now preparing for three days of elite showjumping competition starting on Friday 8th May. The above graphic of the showground, located at the China Art Pavilion, illustrates the fantastic facilities on offer at this unique venue.

Olympic champion and showjumping legend, Ludger Beerbaum, returning to the show for the second year, gave a strong endorsement of the event and conditions organised by Longines Global Champions Tour. “The Longines Global Champions Tour has perfect facilities for us and my horses. The prize-money is very attractive. Jan Tops has advanced our sport to a higher level. He has achieved a much better public perception. As former world class rider he knows our needs. Longines Global Champions Tour is a series which supports the welfare of the horses."

For only the second time, world-class riders will be competing for the top equestrian accolades in mainland China with their own world-class horses. Among those competing are last year’s Longines Global Champions Tour  Grand Prix of Shanghai winner Pieter Devos, looking to make it a double, as well as current Longines Global Champions Tour  ranking leader Scott Brash, who retook his position at the top of the leaderboard following a successful show at Longines Global Champions Tour of Madrid last weekend. In doing so, he knocked Bassem Hassan Mohammed into third position, and there is no doubt that Bassem, with the impressive Palloubet D Halong, will be in fighting spirit to regain this position.

Other top names competing include legendary brothers John and Michael Whitaker, two-time LGCT champion Edwina Tops-Alexander, recent Longines Global Champions Tour of Antwerp champion Simon Delestre as well as 2014 Shanghai victors Constant van Paesschen, Jane Richard Philips and Kevin Staut. World No1 Daniel Deusser, Olympic gold medallist Ben Maher, US No1 Kent Farrington and 2015 World Cup winner Steve Guerdat are also amongst the stellar line-up due to compete.

The prestigious show jumping series is returning to the world-famous China Art Pavilion within the city's World Expo Park site, offering over US$1.38million prize money at the three day competition, with the feature being the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix on Saturday.


Follow the exciting sporting action on our live streaming service at GCT TV and also keep up to date via our social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

New tees from Original Cowgirl


Original Cowgirl Clothing Co. has released it's latest collection and the best part is that the fast growing company has added many styles in ladies sizes as well as Jr's. The brand known for its line of graphics tees with Americana and Western themes also offers a great range of handbags, jewelry, hats, and more. Many of their products are available exclusively through their retailers, but their current collection is online now, with select styles being offered up to 4XL.

Check out more on www.originalcowgirlclothingco.com 


 


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Baker, CA

via TheGentlemanRacer.com

I am in Las Vegas pretty often and not that long ago I wrote about the Royal Hawaiian Motel that is in the city of Baker. Well after spending the last week in Vegas for Magic Market Week I headed home the only way there is I-15 through Baker, on to Barstow and then home to the Greater Los Angeles area. Even though I have passed through Baker hundreds of times but never got off the main street... until today.

As you would expect most of Baker is littered with abandoned buildings, old cars, and just general junk. A vacant Correctional Facility is at the north end of town... that closed a few years ago and like the Motel is for sale... other than the little strip where you can see the worlds tallest thermometer and buy some Alien Jerky there is not much left in the town of Baker.

The Royal Hawaiian slowly decomposes on the south end of Baker

Datsun Z bake in the desert sun

Looks like Lone Star and Barf Crashed on Earth and ended up in Baker

A peek inside room 1 at the motel... looks like Hunter S. Thompson and Dr. Gonzo have been staying here

This Lexus broke down here two years ago... and the owner just left it.

Another shell 

A rusty T-Bird waits for someone to save it or crush it

Baker's Claim to Fame

Creeper Van

This sign is at the entrance to the abandoned prison

A gas station on the north end of town... just on the wrong side of the off ramp...


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