LATHROP – You aren’t going to find the California city of Charming by looking on any conventional map. But for several hours on Sunday afternoon, thousands of bikers and fans of the motorcycle club the “Sons of Anarchy of California Redwood Original” – the fictional group portrayed in the fictional town in FX’s cable TV’s hit action/drama ‘Sons of Anarchy’ – blurred the lines between reality and fiction as they ascended on Eagles Nest Harley Davidson in Lathrop to meet some of the key members of the cast.
Charming might as well have been right outside that front gate. And in a sense it was. Show creator Kurt Sutter – who portrays the incarcerated “Big Otto Delaney” serving time in Stockton during portions of the season and was one of the six cast members there to greet fans – wrote the script to portray the city as one within the confines of San Joaquin County. While the town itself appears to be located close to the foothills – with the rugged terrain and quaint remoteness providing a stark contrast for the home of what some would consider to be an outlaw motorcycle gang – several of the scenes were shot in Lodi and in surrounding areas and references to the town as well as Stockton and other Northern California cities such as Escalon are quite common.
Sons of Anarchy: Season One rides onto DVD and Blu-ray August 18th. From the creative mind of Kurt Sutter (The Shield, this new series chronicles an international outlaw motorcycle club that brandishes their own kind of law in the fictional Northern California town of Charming. Charlie Hunnam (Nicholas Nickleby) stars as Jax Teller, a man whose love for the brotherhood is tested by his growing apprehension for its lawlessness thanks to the birth of his newborn son and the discovery of a life-altering journal written by his father years ago.
Under the watchful eye of his force-of-nature mother Gemma (Katey Sagal) and his stepfather/club president Clay (Ron Perlman), Jax is forced to keep his friends close and his enemies closer as he slowly begins to distance himself from those he considers family. With white supremacists, gunrunning hoodlums, meth-dealing rivals and crooked cops, Sons of Anarchy: Season One is exciting, risky and downright chaotic. To help usher this release into stores, we have an exclusive video clip that will thrill you to the bone. To watch it, click on the box below:
Charlie, Kim, Boone, Tommy, Ryan, Theo and Myself will be in Lathrop, CA on Sunday. Eagle’s Nest Harley has been gracious enough to give us promotional 2010 Dynas to ride for a year.
We’ll be signing autographs and hanging out with fans from 2-4 pm. Join us if you can. Hit their site and register to win a new 2010 Dyna.
Eagle’s Nest Harley
13900 Harlan Road
Source: Kurt Sutter
Thanks to our admin Leigh for this great little find.
Back: Kim Coates (Tig), William Lucking (Piney), Theo Rossi (Juice), Ryan Hurst (Opie) Tommy Flanagan (Chibs)
Front: Mark Boone junior (Bobby) Charlie Hunnam (Jax), Kurt Sutter(Big Otto)