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1926 Bugatti

December 19, 2016

12687899_10153525233774608_4078328732518965828_nLeather seats and backrest installed in the 1926 Bugatti. Very pleased with how the new upholstery matches the older center and side panels.


The completed seats.

New Foam. Black leather, raised ribs and piping. All perfectly matched to the original.


I received this letter by mail from the car owner illustrating the job detail instructions…on original Bugatti letterhead. They also took me for a ride in the car to test out the new upholstery of course. I love my customers!

Corinna Mantlo

Via Meccanica Custom Upholstery

IG @miss1932 #viameccanica

Moto Life: An Introduction To Puttering

December 6, 2016

Moto Life: An Introduction To Puttering with Armen Amirian

Armen Amirian has been teaching motorcycle maintenance in New York City for 37 years, and the man has it down to a science!
Corinna Mantlo, host of Jalopnik’s Moto Life talks to Armen about “An Introduction To Puttering,” the class Armen leads at Ryders Alley United, showing riders the fundamentals of mechanics, proper tool use, and practical problem solving.

1947 Harley 125

November 14, 2016


Race prep. Custom tiny P-pad finished to match black leather solo seat and kidney belt for the ‪‎Kowalski Customs‬ built 1948 Harley 125 two stroke screamer.


Custom foam. Smooth black leather. Hand vinatged silver and brass studs. The seat and pad set was inspired by and made to match a custom kidney belt.

Corinna Mantlo

Via Meccanica Custom Upholstery

IG @miss1932 #viameccanica

Ducati Desmo

October 3, 2016

12308705_10153416143774608_4757192952991297037_n.jpgthe finished seat

Soft black leather, front section piping, and a heavy duty off white and brass zipper (that nicely compliments the sick paint job) to access the tail section storage of this Moto Borgotaro custom Ducati Desmo.

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Back view. Natural white zipper for a sexy twist, that compliments the Gold paint perfectly.


Corinna Mantlo

Via Meccanica Custom Upholstery

IG @miss1932 #viameccanica

Two Wheels South

October 1, 2016

Join Via Meccanica and Jalopnik As We Check Out A Vintage BMW Motorcycle That’s Headed To Antarctica – Live!

Ok, so the future is uncertain and sometimes ‘Live!’ doesn’t work out perfectly. We had some technically difficulties in the filming of this one, but the story is just so good that we’re sharing it anyway.


“One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things. ” – Henry Miller

Stories is what it’s all about at Via Meccanica. Each seat we make goes on a bike that has a destination and a past. whether it’s a show bike or a classic survivor, the best part of the job is getting to know the bike’s owner.

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The seat featured in this video is a perfect example of that. It came to the shop for a simple gel insert to help keep it’s rider comfortable on a 6 month trip planned to kick off October 12th, 2016. you can follow the boys on their epic adventure over on their website, and on Instagram and facebook. Safe travels Matias and Joel!

Corinna Mantlo

Via Meccanica Custom Upholstery

IG @miss1932 #viameccanica

On The Road

September 30, 2016


Via Meccanica presents a new collection of rider essentials just in time for the holidays.

On the Road features 3 basic, work wear essentials.

  • Double pronged work belt perfect with any pair of jeans or slacks.
  • Registration wallet to store yes you guessed it, all those mandatory moto papers
  • Matching key fob with snap closure to easily access and safeguard your moto keys.

Designed with a modern vintage aesthetic, in both Brown and Black, these pieces are true work wear basics intended for everyday use, made to stand the test of time and any abuse you can throw at them.

All pieces of the collection are made by hand at the Via Meccanica Brooklyn studio out of heavy, durable, yet luxuriously soft Horween leather, and finished with solid, antiqued hardware.

12231570_10153372035309608_1063976291_n.jpgWhy Horween: Still produced in the United States, the company using time honored techniques and formulas that were developed nearly 100 years ago.  Made to this day with old world craftsmanship, Horween carries on a long history of superior comfort and durability.

On The Road essentials can be purchased separately or as a set in either rich brown, or deepest black in the VIA MECCANICA SHOP. Get yours today!




The Revival Cycles Rickman Velocette

September 29, 2016


The Rickman Velocette at The 8th annual Brooklyn Invitational


The finished seat

It’s always an honor to have a seat in a prestigious custom show, but more than that, it’s wonderful to get to work with such talented builders to realize a finished product. For this Revival Cycles build, we went with a classic ‘Museum’ brown leather and long thin ribs to compliment the tailored build perfectly. So nice to see it all together in person!

Corinna Mantlo

Via Meccanica Custom Upholstery

IG @miss1932 #viameccanica