Here is an excerpt from the Confederate Motor Company website about the history of their company:
Founded in 1991 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana by Matt Chambers, Confederate Motor Company set out to create machines utilizing a holistic, avant-garde process for celebrating the art of rebellion. American rebellion is adopted as fundamental to the pursuit of personal empowerment. We remain forever determined to challenge the establishmentarian view of what honest “new world” American industrial and mechanical design can be.
Confederate motorcycles are the epitome of the American custom motorcycle culture. They are bold, beautiful and daring. They suggest aggressiveness when standing still and the headlights look like gun turrets waiting to target their next victim.
I think the oddest thing about these motorcycles is the first time I ever was first exposed to them was through a picture of Brad Pitt riding one in my wife’s gossip magazine.