Who is this Hooligan?
Eric Schuelke, better known around the track as Shakes, a Milwaukee native that has always admired motorcycles throughout his life. Having spent most of his early 2 wheeled career riding around the Wisconsin countryside getting lost in the beauty of it all, he has since found a new passion, taking those same two-wheeled machines out onto the flat track and competing. The dream of racing dirt flat track started back in Milwaukee when attending Harley Davidson's 115th-anniversary party. There, spectators watched the "Hooligans" race in the sand at Bradford Beach. Having little knowledge of the sport, but a passion to want to go fast, he took to learning and soaking up as much information as he possibly could. Over the coming winter months, he spent those cold Wisconsin nights in his garage tooling away learning and building his very first Harley Davidson Hooligan flat tracker.
The bike he created, fittingly nicknamed 'Maverick', made its first track debut on May 3rd, 2019, down in Maryville, Tennessee for Flat Out Friday’s GNHC season opener at the great Smokey Mountain Speedway.
You can catch Shakes and his hooligan Maverick out there banging bars with the best of them this season at the GNHC and AMA district flat track racing series.
ABATE of Wisconsin
ABATE of Wisconsin, Inc. is a motorcycle rights and safety organization (not a club) dedicated to "Freedom of the Road."
ABATE of Wisconsin's goal is to give the motorcyclists of Wisconsin a strong, united voice with regard to their future, their way of life, their safety, and their legal rights as motorcyclists and citizens.
NORTHERN TIDE TATTOO
Thank you to my sponsor, Northern Tide Tattoo, for their committed support or the years. I’m so fortunate to be involved with such a talented group of artists. Check out their website to learn more.
Moto-fied LLC became a company in 2016 out of a single car garage near Milwaukee WI. Starting as a hobby, it quickly outgrew the tiny garage and was moved into an old industrial space in a 100 year old building. Built from creme city brick, this building was once used by the Milwaukee transit system for building rail cars, and city busses once the rail cars were put of service. The shop continued to change as they bought equipment and started offering special services that many other motorcycle shops in our area did not offer. Customizing motorcycles has always been the drive and passion of this company, but they also offer services for other gear heads who want to do most of the work themselves. These services include: powder coating, spoke wheel truing & refinishing, fabrication & welding, as well as tire and bearing services. Whatever job it is, the folk at Motofied are passionate about working with you on your project. GO CHECK THEM OUT!