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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Walter Gemeinhardt - 1942 WLA

Photo by: Cristopher Benitah

Walter Gemeinhardt owner of Kickstart Cycle Supply and organizer of The East Coast Gypsy Run is a guru when it comes to all things motorcycle related. From being an amazing builder and mechanic, to helping out countless DIY events, to curating and organizing content for multiple publications; he does it all with a big heart and a smile on his face. If it has 2 wheels, Walter wants to be involved in making it the best it can possibly be. He's a truly humble guy that's passionate about what he does. He can be a real ball buster sometimes, but that's just the Jersey in him. It was only natural to invite Walter to showcase some of his talents for Fuel Cleveland on May 9th.

Ever see a 1942 WLA in person before? "Maybe," you say, and or even a "Yes I have," but have you ever seen one that's actually raced in the Race of Gentelman? I'm going to say probably not. Walter has owned this bike a little over 15 years and decided he would do a full rebuild on it, just 30 days prior to the race last year. Walter's '42 was one of only a handful of bikes to actually race on the sandy beaches of the Jersey Shore at this past years Race of The Gentlemen. I can only imagine the feeling of accomplishment and honor to be doing something as epic as that race.

It's a real honor to not only become pretty good friends with Walter over the past few years but I've been able to work with him on some pretty cool projects too. It's great to see so many people that care so much about this industry and Walter is no exception. Make sure to say hi to him, check out his beautiful bike, give him a huge bear hug, and don't forget to ask him how his modeling career is going... Ahhaha 

-Mikey Revolt

1942 WLA that will be on display on May 9th at Fuel Cleveland.

Photo by: Cristopher Benitah

Make sure to check out Walter's websites www.kickstartcycle.com and www.thegypsyrun.com to keep up with all the latest and greatest things he's up to! 

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