Local chopper eats up competition | AspenTimes.com

Local chopper eats up competition

Aspen Times Staff
Aspen, CO Colorado

EL JEBEL ” The team at the Bare Bonz Choppers in El Jebel never really needs a reason to party, but now they have a good excuse to celebrate.

A custom-built motorcycle chopper they crafted took second place in the “most unusual” category at the giant Sturgis Motorcycle Rally this month. Bikes from around the world enter the premiere competition.

Master blacksmith Vaughn Shafer and welder and fabricator Billy “Bonz” Rathbone led a team that created the Sabertooth Tiger Chopper, which incorporates a replica skull and skeleton of one of the extinct cats into the design.

The team will thank their supporters and show off their award-winning chopper at a party Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. at the Short Stop bar in El Jebel.

See Saturday’s Aspen Times for details