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The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show 2014

Pandora and I were unable to make it to the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show in Austin, Texas on April 11th and 12th this year. The event is snuggled up to MotoGP and features the Wall of Death, a full bar, and works of Shinya Kimura, Walt Siegl, Revival Cycles, Boyle Custom Moto, and one of my favorite motoladies Sofi Tsingos plus a ton of other talented folks. Sofi and Brandon LaJoie of GT Moto (website) helped out with some awesome photos and words on the event. 

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"First, I would like to say how mind blowing the show was. Last year I was about a block away from the One Show during Moto GP and missed it by half an hour. So I asked to get off work in advance to make sure I could make it this year. I had NO idea my CB550 and I would be invited to actually be in the show! After arriving, I just stopped at the door as soon as I saw the talent that was there.

Women Who Wrench and Ride

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I received this note from a reader recently, and wanted to expand on her comments. Firstly, thank you Becca for the kind words. Super awesome to hear you wrench and ride yourself. You are definitely not alone!

As for lady riders who also wrench, check out this list of other awesome motoladies you can follow online. 

Sofi Tsingos doing the pre-flight safety check on her self built CB cafe racer at a trackday, photo by Brandon LaJoie. 
Check out Sofi’s new website, GT Cafe for Cause. 
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Sofi Tsingos doing the pre-flight safety check on her self built CB cafe racer at a trackday, photo by Brandon LaJoie. 

Check out Sofi’s new website, GT Cafe for Cause

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GT Cafe for Cause Site Launch

Sofi Tsingos has launched the website for her awesome project, GT Cafe for Cause! After her father George was diagnosed with Cancer she started this project to help keep his mind off the battle. I invited her to write a guest article.

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"…I decided to build a bike, raffle it off and donate the money to those who work tirelessly to help cancer patients continue to stand strong, to continue to smile."

Sofi Tsingos working on her GT cafe racer build. 
Be sure to check out the GT Cafe for Cause facebook page. Sofi is now raffling off tickets (only $25!) to win the bike, and the proceeds go to cancer research.
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Sofi Tsingos working on her GT cafe racer build. 

Be sure to check out the GT Cafe for Cause facebook page. Sofi is now raffling off tickets (only $25!) to win the bike, and the proceeds go to cancer research.

[ more photos of Sofi | women wrenching

Sofi Tsingos has been doing a pretty cool project called GT Cafe for Cause. The idea is that instead of just building a cafe bike for herself or a customer, she built it for someone to win and enjoy in a raffle for charity. 
The tickets are only $25 apiece and proceeds go to cancer research. Check out the GT Cafe for Cause raffle page for more info.

Sofi Tsingos has been doing a pretty cool project called GT Cafe for Cause. The idea is that instead of just building a cafe bike for herself or a customer, she built it for someone to win and enjoy in a raffle for charity. 

The tickets are only $25 apiece and proceeds go to cancer research. Check out the GT Cafe for Cause raffle page for more info.

Sofi Tsingos with her 1977 Honda CB550 cafe racer build, real film photograph by Brandon LaJoie. Sofi, from Texas, wrenches, builds, and rides… check out her build for charity on the GT Cafe for Cause facebook.

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Sofi Tsingos (Texas) from GT Cafe for Cause gettin’ a little sassy on top of her café racer build. “Make sure to have a little fun every day. If not, what’s the point?” Photo by Brandon LaJoie.
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Sofi Tsingos (Texas) from GT Cafe for Cause gettin’ a little sassy on top of her café racer build. “Make sure to have a little fun every day. If not, what’s the point?” Photo by Brandon LaJoie.

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How to Put on a Race Suit

A helpful little video from Sofi Tsingos (with her cousin’s help)… how women put on one piece leather motorcycle race suits. 

Sofi Tsignos snugglin’ up on her Dad’s beautifully restored 650 Triton.
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Sofi Tsignos snugglin’ up on her Dad’s beautifully restored 650 Triton.

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The lovely Sofi Tsingos getting a knee down on her 2008 Honda CRF450 Supermoto. Sofi is from  Texas and until recently has been working at AMS Ducati Dallas as the Service Writer, and has now moved bigger and better things including her project GT Cafe For Cause. Photo by Dustin Doskocil. 
Make sure to check out previous motolady features of Sofi, including her gorgeous CB550 Cafe Racer build.

The lovely Sofi Tsingos getting a knee down on her 2008 Honda CRF450 Supermoto. Sofi is from  Texas and until recently has been working at AMS Ducati Dallas as the Service Writer, and has now moved bigger and better things including her project GT Cafe For Cause. Photo by Dustin Doskocil. 

Make sure to check out previous motolady features of Sofi, including her gorgeous CB550 Cafe Racer build.

I love Sofi- “How I love the ‘panti-dropper’!” she says. 
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I love Sofi- “How I love the ‘panti-dropper’!” she says. 

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Sofi Tsingos the instagram edition. Vrooom!

Sofi Tsingos the instagram edition. Vrooom!

Sofi Tsingos doing some TIG welding.
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Sofi Tsingos doing some TIG welding.

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Sofi Tsingos (parts lady at Ducati Dallas) and her 1977 Honda CB550 cafe racer build.
Words on the process from Sofi-

My dad and I started to really get into Cafe bikes back in 09’. Found a new way to express another kind of art, kinda like hot rods. We looove old cars and hot rods. My Dad started reading up on the old Tritons, he found a frame and started piecing one together. I kept saying I wanted to build one too and started doing my own research. I was thinking about an old Ducati bevel but those where hard to find cheap. I was having a really hard time in life at the time so my Dad got me the CB550 for christmas to give me something else to focus on. Became obsessed with ready other peoples creations on different forums and the cafe racer magazines. Pulling all my favorite parts of each bike and created my own vision I guess… About a 3rd of the way through, my Dad and I moved back to texas where I got a full time job as a tech with Ducati Dallas so that took most of my time. Also had aother project I started and had to finish. The bike continues to bomb around town with me a couple times a week. I absolutely love it and will never sell it.

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Sofi Tsingos (parts lady at Ducati Dallas) and her 1977 Honda CB550 cafe racer build.

Words on the process from Sofi-

My dad and I started to really get into Cafe bikes back in 09’. Found a new way to express another kind of art, kinda like hot rods. We looove old cars and hot rods. My Dad started reading up on the old Tritons, he found a frame and started piecing one together. I kept saying I wanted to build one too and started doing my own research. I was thinking about an old Ducati bevel but those where hard to find cheap. I was having a really hard time in life at the time so my Dad got me the CB550 for christmas to give me something else to focus on. Became obsessed with ready other peoples creations on different forums and the cafe racer magazines. Pulling all my favorite parts of each bike and created my own vision I guess… About a 3rd of the way through, my Dad and I moved back to texas where I got a full time job as a tech with Ducati Dallas so that took most of my time. Also had aother project I started and had to finish. The bike continues to bomb around town with me a couple times a week. I absolutely love it and will never sell it.

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