An Interview with Marcy, leader of the motorcycle
The Stinger got a chance to catch up with (no pun intended)
Marcy, founder and leader of Splendor, the motorcycyle club of
which both The Stinger and Big Ben are members. Seeing as how
he's usally busy riding, partying, and generally raising hell,
The Stinger took this opportunity to have a one-on-one interview
with the speed demon:
The Stinger: SPLENDOR has been around for nearly 13
years now. Can you briefly explain its origins?
Marcy: It all started with the idea of forming an outlaw
biker gang for old motorcycles! (laughter). What actually emerged
was a "good" biker gang, although we still have kamikaze
commanders like Nojikun among our ranks (chuckle). The "Neo
Classic" part refers to how we enhance the performance of
our vintage bikes with modern components, and then we ride like
The name "Splendor" was chosen to imply the deep luminescence of the soul, as opposed to a merely superficial gloss. I thought notions of "grandeur" or "splendor" were perfectly suited to classic motorcycles. But the voyage of Splendor was not made by myself alone. It was definitely a group effort of all members. I just manned the helm.
The Stinger: What kind of year do you think 2000 will
be for SPLENDOR, and motorcyclists in general?
Marcy: As long as no one crashes, and everyone shows
up for the year end party, I'll be satisfied.
The Stinger: Do you have any plans to buy any more
motorcycles for yourself?
Marcy: Eventually I'm thinking about getting a Harley.
But right now I'm busy aspiring to be a reckless Z2 gaffer, often
spotted around the Okutama region!
The Stinger: Do you have anything to say to all those
loyal followers out there?
Marcy: Start getting in shape for next year's Noto Peninsula
1000 mile run! And "Viva Splendor!"
And there you have it, an exclusive interview with the man
who has devoted his life to the fine art of having a good time.
- The Stinger