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OUR COMPANY'S PROFILE


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High Compression Garage started simple and was conceived by, Tommy (Clutch) Creal, after years of both low and high profile work all while experiencing life’s challenges, facing adversity and trying to fit into corporate culture. He quickly realized that his authentic self and artistic and handcrafted works were who he was and was his ‘brand.’

By combining his years of wide range experience in the industry with partnerships such as the Province of Manitoba, custom designed bike builds for major sports teams, and even individual client requests, with ‘old-school’ craftsmanship and artistry, High Compression Garage & Co. offers an innovative environment for complete top to bottom custom designed motorcycle fabrication. The difference is Tommy can help you personalize your bike and ‘build your brand’ – driven away on wheels!

If you were a bike, what would you look like?

 


TOMMY 'CLUTCH' CREAL

“A Mechanics Soul with an Artistic Eye.”

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My belief is simple: “If what you do comes from your soul, you feel a passion, and it’s part of who you are, then it’s not work – It’s a calling. This is my calling.”

By 6 years of age Tommy had his first go-cart, by 10 he was ripping apart his dirt bike just to see if he could put it back together again.

By his early teens, Tommy was in his parent’s garage surrounded by tables full of parts as he disassembled and repaired neighborhood motorcycles and dirt bikes. He had a cult following of friends who would spend countless hours in the garage watching and learning from him how to not only fix bikes, but also customize and build them from scratch. And the journey began…

By late teens Tommy had opened a small business and conducted 3-day bike building ‘boot camps.’ He relocated to Minnesota, worked on eco-cycles, built custom bikes for major league sports teams, and worked with the Province of Manitoba on bio-fiber tanks, amongst other things. He was also asked to be on an International Board of Advisors.

Tommy says, “I always knew how to make machines work and the mechanics and art of designing and building bikes wasn’t ever an issue. Between developing my core expertise, ‘being real’, and working hard, I am who I am and it’s gotten me far. I want to help others get there, too.”

 
 

RECENT PROJECTS


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Over the decades of building cultural motorcycles that inspire others to push their talents and our own more, we’ve formed great relationships with our HCG family and previous clients.

As we continue to push our own ‘bar’, we are committed to advancing technology and implementing that into modern day motorcycles. Continue to check back in for updated technology, projects, and builds.

Below are some of High Compression Garage’s & Tommy ‘Clutch’ Creal’s previous projects over the years.

 
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MINNESOTA WILD HOCKEY ORGANIZATION

(1 OF 2 BIKES)

What an awesome build, being in front of 20,000+ plus people on center ice, to the TV exposure and the team of help. The Minnesota Wild Bike #1 was built for a giveaway for a MN Hockey fan. This bike was built to perform, yet drawn in a few features that resembled the team. Take a look, and let us know how we did! More on this build can be found on YouTube.

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FORMER VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA-JOE BIDEN

This build wasn’t fixed, set-up or finagled. This was LEGIT! We went off the cuff and had the opportunity to build Vice-President Joe Biden a custom bike. From the presidential seal emblem on the rear fender oil tank, to the amazing hand crafted tank this bike had VP Joe Biden flipping head over heels. We are pleased to say, we had a very happy client (Vice President).

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LIFESCIENCE ALLEY

What an AWESOME build. The LifeScience Alley bike was showcased at the National LSA conference in Minnesota. Clutch even got to speak at the healthcare conference-yikes! This bike ran completely on E85, showcased a purple velvet seat, and a modified the engine to perform better than ever. The pearl purple and gloss black made this bike snarl! As this bike sat 5” off the ground, the power and performance were unbelievable! We were super stoked about the power and the testing opportunities. E85 bikes are doable, if done right!

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BLUE HORSESHOE TATTOO

With Blue Horseshoe Tattoo Parlors being on the East Coast, in the Virginia area, a beach cruiser style bike was only fitting. The BHT bike was fabricated and built to allow for comfort cruising along the shorelines, and had enough jazz to attract attention. Boy did it impress all the clients at the parlors.

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ALLSTATE INSURANCE

From the smooth lines, to the extensive fabrication the Allstate Insurance build was one for the books. Catering the polished S&S engine, the bike had two 4 barrel Weber carburetors with a 24 piece handmade exhaust system. The Allstate Insurance bike traveled the country for 2 years with much success!

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MINNESOTA WILD HOCKEY ORGANIZATION (2OF2 BIKES)

The Minnesota Wild bike #2 was built for comfort, and for our own keepings! This bike was built to resemble the hockey team and allow for us to promote the MN Wild around the town. The 100CI polished engine, to the 5 speed transmission had this bike scouting around the roads quickly!

TWISTED HONOR'

Twisted Honor was a tough build. There was a ton of fabrication done to this bike and all done to perfection. A custom made hydraulic jockey shifter, to custom housings, custom tanks, and straight pipes are a few items complimenting this bikes appearance. But oh boy could it haul down the road! Look closer at the photo’s to find all the hidden details.

CONVICT

Oh boy! Clutch Creal’s controversial bike of all time, and yes there have been more. Convict was built to ride the country from tour stop to tour stop, showcasing an old school fashioned rough bike. With a shovelhead engine, 100 twisted spokes, black rims, a hand laced seat, “Convicted Yuppie Killer” rear decal and custom exhaust, this bike hit the spot!

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GOVERNMENT OF MANITOBA

A bike made of bio-fiber, that’s unheard of! On top of that, a bike that was powered by E85 only! Well, the CIC bike was just that. A complete bio-fiber gas tank, fenders and a modified engine & carburetor for the use of E85 were the main ingredients to this bike. Not to mention the rad appeal this bike had on the road.

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CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

A sentimental build to say the least! Clutch Creal had developed this build in loss of his grandmother to cancer. He partnered with the Children’s Hospital to build out this bike with the patients. This bike had the most fabrication done to date at the shop. The battery was located in the left saddlebag, the oil bag in the right saddlebag, custom built fenders, exhaust, gas tank, front shroud, and the frame were all just a few items to this bike to make it standout. This build will remain close to our hearts.

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HARDCORE

Simple and clean! Sometimes when going gun hole on builds, it’s nice to take a step back and get back to the raw essentials. Hardcore had smooth lines, a comfort level that you could ride for hours on, and a little kick in the bottom end.

 

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DA' GAMBLER

Da Gambler build came about after a discussion to design a bike that could follow us on tour. This bike had a carbon fiber fabric seat with a few Vegas emblems stitched in, dice installed in the end of the grips, poker chips throughout the bike, and a killer paint job complimented by an engine that hauled! Simple but yet stood out!

HOT OFF THE PRESS!


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We’ve been hitting the media outlets for years! From Tommy “Clutch” Creal partnering with Allstate Insurance at age 22 to building handcrafted motorcycle for our VP Joseph Biden-we know how to grab attention. Have a look at recent articles and video’s on High Compression Garage and Tommy’s achievements over the years.

If you want more information on upcoming events or want to us to work with you on special events, just contact us.

Tommy ‘Clutch’ Creal has appeared on numerous national and local media outlets promoting.

If you’re interested in partnering on your companies project please contact our Marketing Department.

 

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BELOW ARE A FEW OF THE ARTICLES AND INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINES WE'VE BEEN FEATURED IN..