On a cold and dreary Monday evening, Homegrown Moto opened its doors and threw one hell of a party. It was one of the coldest days of the year, but Homegrown and its enthusiastic owners had the bikers flocking in ready for burnouts and beers. Cody Dunn and his wife Carol Dunn stood outside the colorful new shop adorned with an epic graffiti chopper mural chatting with the guests who had rode/drove in from all over. I came up to talk with Cody while he was thanking a man that had drove in all the way from west Alabama. He, like many others, were excited to see the award winning Hillbilly Spaceship in all of its chopper glory.

Of all the choppers lined up in front of the shop, the uniqueness of the chopper with the beautifully designed galactic gas tank stood out the most. It was built and designed by Dunn and has since caught national attention. But it wasn’t just bikes lined up looking pretty, there were also trailers and tents set up selling different merchandise and biker gear. Grills were smoking filling the cold air with delicious smells of cooking meat. And let’s not forget to mention the free beer the Homegrown Moto owners were kind enough to provide.

The beer and food weren’t the only things the fun owners were providing. They also set up a raffle giving away cool prizes like free tire changes and lots of cool HGM designed merchandise. The fun times ensued as everyone moved inside the shop to participate in the raffle. After everyone started to get to know each other the party moved outside to watch some burnouts. The shop brought nothing but charismatic fun people together to party and talk choppers. The owners Jason Golgan, Cody Dunn, and Jimmy “Turtle” Johnson made a lot of new friends that day by showing everyone their vast knowledge of all things on two wheels and one hell of a good time. If ever in Marietta, make sure to stop in to the bright blue shop on Church street for any of your motorcycle needs.

By Emily Pruitt

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