Sheffield’s first ever Hells Angels charter announce custom vehicle showPosted by: Ashley Birch
Hells Angels Sheffield's vice president Dan (left) and president Taff (centre) with other members of the Sheffield charter
Steel City Kustom Kulture will take place in Ecclesfield’s Sheffield Civil Sports Club this September
Sheffield is now home to Yorkshire’s only Hells Angels charter (HAMC Sheffield) and to announce their arrival, the bike enthusiasts are putting on their first ever custom vehicle show at Ecclesfield’s Sheffield Civil Sports Club, on 21 September.
Steel City Kustom Kulture is described as an ‘old school custom show’ featuring ‘choppers, bobbers, hotrods, and anything stripped, slammed down, or souped up’, and is open to petrol heads, casual enthusiasts and families alike from 10am – 6pm.
HAMC Sheffield vice-president Dan told VIBE: “It’s the first Kustome Kulture show that’s been held in Sheffield and it’s basically for all sorts of custom vehicles. It’s not just a car show or a bike show, people can bring anything.
“Anything that’s someone’s pride and joy that they want to show off, this is the place to come and do it. Everything is welcome, as long as it’s customised.”
The group’s president Taff added: “This is the first event in Sheffield that incorporates any kind of custom vehicle. There’s nothing else like this. We are a bike club, but we’re not just sticking to bikes for this show.
“We’re expecting a lot of Yank motors, hot rods, choppers, that sort of thing, maybe some VW campers. Anything that’s weird and wonderful.”
The all-day event will be attended by Sheffield’s Air Ambulance charity and will also include a fairground for kids, a rock DJ, various stalls and an on-sire tattoo artists, as well as the club’s fully stocked bar. The vehicles will also be split into different categories and classes, with the Hells Angels handing out trophies to those they deem the best on display.
The group’s members have many years’ experience putting on shows, and president Taff has been around bikes for over 30 years. He said: “Getting in to bikes was a natural progression for me. I was never going to do ‘owt else. You could sit down and ask each person here today, and they’d all have their different story, but we’ve all got this in common.”
Dan added: “We are now Hells Angels Sheffield, Hells Angels haven’t been in Sheffield before, so we’re going to put on the best custom show the city has ever seen.
“It’s the first time we’ve done it so we’ve been travelling around getting the word out but we’re hopeful it’s going to be a sunny day, and it’ll be rammed.”
The group, which holds its meetings in their club house on Niagra Road, Hillsborough, also host open bike nights on the second Monday of every month, where we’re told anyone can come down, have a cup of tea and chinwag, and show off their bike.
Taff said: “People sometimes think they’ve taken the wrong turning, because they turn the corner and there’s a Police sign. They think we’re winding them up! But sometimes we get as many as 80 bikes down, filling both sides of the road.”
Steel City Kustom Kulture takes place on 21 September at Ecclesfield’s Sheffield Civil Sports Club and is £5 to enter, with kids under 15 admitted for free. For more info, head over to the event’s Facebook page.