Please note that the Lancs Classic Event scheduled to take place on Sunday 24th June at Hoghton Tower has had to be postponed due to the current ground conditions at the venue and the Met Office weather warning for heavy rain for the next two days in the North West. Regulars at Hoghton Tower will know that the show field is on a slope and standing water gathers by the exit at the bottom of the hill making movement through the site almost impossible. The re scheduled event will take place on Sunday 9th September and all trade, club and private entry passes will be valid.
Born in Southern California in 1963, art was a major interest during Tay Herrera's (aka Tarrera) youth. At the age of seventeen, he was introduced to master firearms engraver Angelo Bee, a former engraver at Fabrique National D' Armes Deguerre in Liege, Belgium, and a master at hammer and chisel technique. Tay was blown away by his skill.
In the early 1990s, Tay went on to be taught by two of the most prominent American engravers, Frank Hendricks and Ron Smith before pursuing hand engraving on firearms. But when he became uninspired by traditional firearm engraving, he sought a different outlet. The motorcycle industry was an obvious choice and since then he's taken his art to a new level by using engraving techniques to produce three dimensional, high relief pieces of art, usin hammer, chisel and hand gravers. No Dremels or rotary tools here. Tay's work can be seen on choppers by builders such as West Coast Choppers, Paul Cox of Indian Larry legacy, Trevelyn at Super Co. Customs, Johnny Chop, Custom Design Studios, to name a few. Engraving doesn't get much cooler than this.