- Nickname: HVB (Hi-Viz Brian), Bad Luck Brian
- Riding Since: 1995
- Bikes: ‘86 Honda TRX 70 ATV, 1995 Phantom Stalker w/ 6HP Briggs & Stratton (Kart), 1995 Honda XR100, 1993 Kawi KX 80, 2000 Yamaha 200 Blaster, 1997 Honda TRX 350 ATV, 2001 Polaris 400 Scrambler ATV, 2004 Kawi KX 250, 2006 Kawi ZX6R
- Riding Style: Smart / Competitive
- Favorite Question: Does Anthony work out?
Brian grew up on the border between northern Delaware and northeastern Maryland (border hopping back and forth for the last 25 years). He knew his love was motorcycles the first time he laid eyes on a “Motorcyke” commercial. After graduating kindergarten on the second try, that motocyke was finally his. The bumps, bruises, scars, and seven to 10 concussions (can’t remember exactly how many) were soon to follow.
He was introduced to actual motorsports at the early age of 8 years old when he illegally ran time trials around his neighborhood park in his Phantom Stalker Race Kart (with the support of his father, of course). At that moment, the thrills of speed were to change Brian’s life forever with never ending smiles and court dates.
Fast forwarding through 15 years of aggressive sports, falling out of trees on Christmas Eve (coma for 12 hours) and high flying dirt bike and ATV shenanigans, comes the almighty ZX6R.
“I remember like it was yesterday. The sun was shining. The sky was pouring rain, and I was stuck in traffic on my way to pick up 'Lesley,' my ZX6R.”
Brian and Lesley have been an inseparable pair ever since. They love long aggressive rides through the valley and 150 mph sprints down the straight at NJMP. Currently, Lesley is under the knife getting primped for the next track day.
But wait! Let’s backtrack to the beginning. How did Brian come to join the ZLA family?
“For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to be one of the few lucky people in this world to do what they love for a living. After several career attempts with unsatisfactory results, I did what I do best: bought motorcycle gear for myself. While purchasing some Sidi Vertigo boots, my eyes stumbled upon this message from the motorcycle gods: 'WE ARE HIRING IN PHILLY.' I exhausted all resources when applying to RevZilla, knowing that if I didn’t get the job I would have nothing to be ashamed about. It turns out they felt my passion from a mile away and now I am sitting here writing this...”
Favorite part of being on TeamZilla: I love motorcycles and it is certainly a plus that we happen to specialize in them. However, I would sell dog food with these people with a smile on my face! TeamZilla is truly a family and I am thankful for every single member of this team.