MEET THE FAT CITY CUSTOMS TEAM
Johnny Moore, Janitor
Johnny Moore, a native of Middletown, began building custom motorcycles in his garage at home as a kid. After graduating from Vinal Tech ’77 he joined the local business community in an 800 sq ft. space creating and building one bike a year. Since then, Fat City Customs has increased its production to over six bikes annually. Fat City Customs continues to maintain a strong commitment to bike enthusiasts both locally and throughout the country providing custom fabrication, general makeovers, complete rebuilds and killer custom painting. Johnny’s son, Dimitri naturally followed suit and is now one of the best custom paint artisans in the region. Fat City Customs’ signature style reflects this family’s passion and is recognized for its quality workmanship, attention to detail, and loyalty, serving the most demanding owners of custom bikes. This standard of excellence is demonstrated through Fat City Customs’ membership and network of friends and associates in the custom community.
We take pride in our custom bikes and invite you to become a member of our Fat City Customs family.
Photo by Wayne Flemming Photography
Several other frame up Hondas, 87 FXR Superglide, 84 FLTC with a sidecar and 2012 Harley Bobber frame up. Ron has been riding Motorcycles for 43 years.
His shop jobs include keeping the shops clean and somewhat orderly, metal work, blacksmithing special parts, some machining, leatherwork, leather design, parts design and fabrication.
Ron Dursza, Father of the Crew
Ron makes the impossible possible here at Fat City Customs. He has been part of the Fat City Crew for over a decade and keeps the crew in line. As a primary in the design crew and metal fabricator, Ron's passion and knowledge of custom motorcycles extends beyond present design concepts but also into custom car and rat rods.
Ron graduated from Porter School of Design as a Tool Designer after two years, and was in the Air force for 6 years in Nuclear and Conventional Weapons. In addition, he also served in the Army Reserve as Drill Instructor for two years and he also went to various Blacksmith Schools.
Mr. Dursza’s work history includes his 39 years at Bell Telephone as a cable splicer, repairman, outside plant engineering, PBX Installation, blacksmithing, leather-crafting, carpentry and cabinet making. If all of that wasn’t crafty enough he also dabbled with wine fermenting, brewed beer and moonshine.
Ron’s builds included but not limited to his first motorcycle a1974 Honda (new),
Dimitri Moore, Sonny Boy
Fat City Customs was established in 1992 by Middletown Connecticut’s John Moore by creating kick ass custom cycles that put the business on the map. Not only does he have a strong passion for mastering these creative builds but, passing the torch to his 23 year old son Dimitri Moore, a next generation builder in the family that’s ready to put his own syle into the industry.
By entering the Best of the Best Build-Off, he will put those skills to the test!
Learning from only hands-on shop experience, Dimitri confidently takes on his own builds, not only fabricating but so tackling custom paint jobs and creating unique new styles Fat City is known for throughout the area.
Photo by Lauren Farrington
Amber Witter, The Web Girl
Amber Witter is the creator of Witter’s Web; a digital communications and brand-marketing firm that helps consultants and other thought leaders improve their search engine rankings by optimizing and/or creating a website that best represents their specific market identity.
Apart from devoting her work to Witter’s Web, Amber also serves as Chief Paralegal at The Hardman Law Offices, LLC.; a firm located in Middletown Connecticut.
Amber graduated from Berlin High School in 2008 and immediately began working in the business industry, eventually working her way up to her current status. In 2012, Ms. Witter decided in addition to her own business and paralegal experience with a strong passion to help people, enrolled herself part-time at Tunxis Community College, taking classes whenever she could fit it into her busy schedule. Now a sophomore part-time at TXCC working towards a BS in Psychology will plan to transfer to the University of Connecticut next spring.
Upon walking into Fat City Customs, with her lifetime fondness for motorcycles from her fathers dedication to the lifestyle, she knew this was the family she wanted Witter's Web to be apart of, and since then, she's not left.
Amber is a native to Connecticut. She enjoys photography, scrapbooking, modeling, concerts, traveling, motorcycles and interior design. Amber likes spending time with her family, friends and six kitty cats. She also cares strongly about human rights, animal welfare and the environment.
Photo by Liza Bartolotta
Harley Moore, Doggo
Harley, one and a half years young, rescue doggy, enjoys shitting on the shop floor and getting pets from all humans whom enter.