The Creators

Scott Johnson and Warren Heir, Jr. grew up in the Midwest. A deep love of motorcycles and an obsession with riding, building, and racing brought them together. Having raced for decades independently, they’ve come to know the regional culture intimately; Mama Tried has been a passion project from the start. Calling on builders they admire from afar and locally based friends, prestigious builders nationwide have come onboard for the chance to see rare and distinct bikes up close and personal.


Scott Johnson


Co-owner of Fuel Cafe and co-founder of Rockerbox Moto Fest, an annual motorcycle festival, Johnson is a Milwaukee native and restaurant owner.

As partner in the Mojofuco Group, he adds Balzac, Belair Cantina, Comet, Finks, Hi-Hat and Garage to Milwaukee’s small business landscape. 


Warren Heir, Jr.


A well-known builder in the national chopper scene, Warren races motorcycles regionally and works locally in fabrication for his personal brand Jr’s Cycle Products.