Pandora and I were unable to make it to the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show in Austin, Texas on April 11th and 12th this year. The event is snuggled up to MotoGP and features the Wall of Death, a full bar, and works of Shinya Kimura, Walt Siegl, Revival Cycles, Boyle Custom Moto, and one of my favorite motoladies Sofi Tsingos plus a ton of other talented folks. Sofi and Brandon LaJoie of GT Moto (website) helped out with some awesome photos and words on the event.
"First, I would like to say how mind blowing the show was. Last year I was about a block away from the One Show during Moto GP and missed it by half an hour. So I asked to get off work in advance to make sure I could make it this year. I had NO idea my CB550 and I would be invited to actually be in the show! After arriving, I just stopped at the door as soon as I saw the talent that was there.
Let me tell you what… planning a party all by yourself is absolutely crazy. But when better to lose your mind than right before the supposed end of the world? Thanks for that, Mayans.
More photos and fun stuff behind the cut below.
Sometimes I look at my life and get slapped in the face by gratefulness. Look at these beautiful ladies I got to arrive to BLACK MASS with! Like the Charlie’s Angels of the motorcycle world. Stormie Ray, Jada Noriyuki, and myself.
I’m a bit behind in bloggery, so this event is actually from October 26th, 2012. Better late than never, right? Photos of all the lovely bikes and such behind the cut…
Sometimes you really have to love social media. Scrolling through facebook I saw this lovely graphic for the Top Dead Center motorcycle show. Motorcycles? Free beer? DJ? Ehem, yes please!
'Twas about 7pm when I arrived, beautiful sunset golden hour in downtown Portland. There was a slight line out the door as we waited to write our names down on the free raffle tickets for a Chrome bag.