September 18th, 2007 15 Comments » | View blog reactions
On September 11th, the American ambassador in Denmark, James Cain, visited Macho Custom a Danish custom motorcycle shop. The visit was a part of his official tour around Denmark on bicycle, which is going to be 1700 km all together. Lots of people from town was there to “see and get seen”. I was there shooting photos for my friends at Macho Custom.
Mr. Cain got to see the shop and the bikes. He even got a little photo session for the press on the Panhead Johan built, and I pinstriped. All though it’s not on CNN, both Johan and I are happy with the press coverage we got from that.
Of course the ambassador had to try one of the bikes, now that he was there, so Bjørn, the owner, gave him a ride on a souped up Nighttrain.
Because the visit was not just a social call, Mr. Cain initiated a brief discussion with people on the relationship between The States and Denmark. My impression was that people was more or less just sucking up, and he didn’t get the debate he was hoping for. But a few good comments was thrown around, and he did take notes of some. So I guess that’s just how it is.
When it was time to move on to the next point on his route for the day, we escorted him there with classic U.S. cars and motorcycles.
It was a fun experience, and the ambassador seems to be a nice guy. At least he plays his part very well. It must be a pain to have all those people staring at you and sticking cameras in your face, while you’re trying to behave relaxed and casual.
See www.machocustom.dk for more pictures of the event