The New Bronze Masterpiece Of Jeff Decker

speedmerchants1speedmerchants2speedmerchants3Honoring the American Speedway, expressing its spirit, freezing in time an instant of 2 racers in full drift fighting wheel to wheel, it is what this new  dynamic piece of artwork from artist is all about. Can you hear engines screaming? Did you identify the 2 bikes? A 1934 Single Cylinder Crocker racing against a 1934 Harley-Davidson, a common sight at that time. You already know Jeff Decker as the creator of the 1:1 scale of Joe Petrali Knucklehead, of the 1:1 of Elvis Presley With His KH and of the monumental Hill Climber at the entrance of the Milwaukee Harley-Davidson Museum (a 2-year labor of love). This new sculpture will be introduced to the public at next week AMCA Davenport/Iowa Motorcycle Swap Meet). There will be only 29 copies. Learn more about the bronze art of Jeff Decker by visiting his (Photography Horst Roesler).

9 Responses to “The New Bronze Masterpiece Of Jeff Decker”

  1. 1 nicker Aug 29th, 2009 at 7:42 pm


    Don’t miss his his digital studio.

    These frozen images of yesterday sure capture “the spirit of Man & Machine” that is the essence of true motorcycling. No Posers pictured here.

    Put these pieces in a time couple for a couple-a millenia and those opening it would instantly understand what motorcycling had been all about.

    Great work Jeff, thanks much.


  2. 2 Aug 29th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Incredible work Jeff!
    It’s awesome to see your talent and passion for all things moto and it can certainly be felt in what you do.
    Much respect,

    The website rocks!

  3. 3 Aug 30th, 2009 at 7:38 am

    Superb!!! “Frozen” is indeed the first thought that came to mind. Like an old pair of bronzed baby shoes, they look like the actual riders and bikes were somehow bronzed for preservation. Outstanding!

  4. 4 Grayhawk Aug 30th, 2009 at 9:41 am

    Cyril hope your all enjoying yourself at BUB, be safe all.

    The attached link below really flies in/with the sightliest visions of a couple of your recent blog topics of/including the great work of talent and vision blessed Jeff Decker as in this latest creation in immortalizing in bronze the past racing from the 20’s/30’s and your present venture of mixing/sharing the sights with us whilst your amongst the modern day salt racers on the Salt Flats this weekend.

    I am sure you have probably posted before the exploits of Joe Petrali and/or other racers from the past but if not and for those that choose to explore the link and have not heard of Joe Petrali’s exploits and those of his era clik on link below:

    Kinda puts the bronze in perspective.

    Joe Petrali had experience and exposure with Indian, Harley, Excelsior and worked with the creator of the Crocker and probably others.

    Joe Petrali, one of the best of all time.

    Racing is/for sure was at the heart if not the heart of most of the major long in tooth bike rallies and racer/spectator events we all know and love today. The recent generations, “mine included albeit not so recent”, and their subsequent gap/thinking mindsets that debate back and forth recently on your blog listings about dues paid, times of old/modern day approaches/options to get to the event and its, the events, evolution into the event stage of today, some good, some real good, some not so good of today but all stirring the emotions of the sport and its riders of all sorts/types.

    But lest we forget there were a couple of previous early generations, not many left now and very few if any on a blog site and but for sure contributions made of which without we would be far less, those of the pioneer racers of the 20’s and 30’s as captured in this beautiful bronze and those of the WW11 guys back from the war, chopping and racing the sur 45’s and bikes of old. Both well before the chopper generation of the 60’s and those that followed to today’s/recent times.

    I enjoy and recommend we all visit the past and its paths taken to wind its way to what we know and have today to fully appreciate all and see the possibilities of tomorrow and as such I am indebt to those that capture/preserve for all in digital, film, print, pen, paint and sculpture.
    I can’t wait to see this piece at Davenport.


  5. 5 Aug 30th, 2009 at 10:09 am

    short”interview” at Sturgis

  6. 6 Aug 30th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Awesome! As is all of Jeff’s bronze art work. We in the motorcycle business should count ourselves lucky we have such a great talent immortalizing our chosen sport/passion in such a lasting manner.

  7. 7 Pepper Aug 30th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Brilliant, as usual!

  8. 8 Aug 31st, 2009 at 9:39 am

    Once again Jeff has captured a feeling of racing and for that matter riding a motorcycle. No one does it like Jeff. He is quite the character too. Much Love to him and his family!

  9. 9 Sep 5th, 2009 at 8:20 am

    love this one el jeffe, how about life and a half? again

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