The Motorcycle Artist – Chris Sickels

Chris Sickels does work that moves me.

His tiny, hand-crafted pieces make me recall my childhood and the great illustrations and toys I used to have as a kid. Each one a magnificent artifact, Sickels’ diminutive objets d’art are meticulously crafted from pieces and parts he collects for that purpose. He then builds wonderfully detailed sets, lights them beautifully and photographs the results, and it’s the photographs that he considers the final product.

And what a product he achieves.

Another element of my appreciation for what Chris does in his upstairs studio near Indianapolis, IN, is the fact that he’s a rider, and it was this piece of his marvelous work that got me hooked on what he has to offer:

©Chris Sickels – Cafe Racer

If you’re digging this as much as I do, get in touch with Chris and buy one of his prints. A man’s got to make a living, and the work Sickels does is well worth the money you’d probably just waste on more accessory trash for your Road Glide anyway.

For direct contact with Red Nose Studio please phone 317.313.1252 or email:

And while we’re handing out the kudos and kowtowing to those with special talents, the guys at get some love too. Their video productions are tight as a pair of once-wet leather gloves…

Artist Chris Sickels of Red Nose Studio and His Harley Pacer



Are You A Motorcycle Collector?

Insuring your collectible or vintage motorcycle

As for insurance for your collectible motorcycle insurance?

If you went out and bought yourself that Harley Hummer you always wanted, you need to make sure you don’t spend too much money insuring it properly.

If you don’t ride it much, you can save yourself a pile of money by letting your insurance company know that.

You should be able to get Agreed Value coverage on a classic 1959 BSA Gold Star Catalina valued at $15,000 for somewhere around $25 a month, and that gives you the whole shooting match of coverage.

You can spend a lot less, but if you plan to ride the bikes in your collection, the above pricing is a reasonable approximation of what you can expect to pay.

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