Jerry Covington was born in Texas and moved to California when he was six. He started chopping things from a very early age. First it was bicycles and whatever he could find to wrench on. With two older brothers there was always something with wheels to work on. Growing up in southern California he was right there in the middle of the chopper craze in the 70’s, shopping at Denver’s choppers buying parts for his chopper. The first custom chopper came before he turned twenty. Never without a bike, his interest turned to customizing cars. As the years passed his love of bikes overcame the cars and he built himself a new custom bike. As soon as the bike was finished a friend bought it so he built another, and as they say…the rest is history. Jerry & his wife Kathleen opened the cycle shop, Covingtons Customs in 1994 after they out grew the garage. Whether it is a custom bike or one of the many parts they manufacture Covingtons Customs take pride in everything they build!
Court House Custom was founded in 2006 by longtime friends D.J. Jenkins and Jason Stritenberger. They started as a very small shop with limited tools, equipment and experience. They continued to hone their skills year after year and eventually grew into a full service shop offering everything from basic service work to full custom builds. Their bikes have been featured in many national magazines and online blogs including Easyriders Magazine, Cycle Source Magazine, The Horse Backstreet Choppers Magazine, Iron Works Magazine and Chop Cult. For more information check out their website at chcustom.com and follow them @courthousecustom on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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I built this bike to pay tribute to my dad as well as show the problems veterans face with PTSD. This bike belonged to my father and he was a 22-year Army vet with 4 tours to Vietnam with 173rd and 82nd airborne. He passed last year on 10/08/2016. I too am a veteran with 6 combat tours to Iraq. My mother was retired Army, and so are both my brothers. My family has served this country and in doing so are well aware of the effects that combat and PTSD can do to the veteran and their families. I named the bike ShellShock22. The name ShellShock is coming from the old term of PTSD and the number 22 are for the number of suicides that happen daily from this disorder.