Austin, Texas, will soon be the center of the moto universe as MotoGP riders prepare to attack the Circuit of the America’s track, the best dirt trackers around get ready to battle it out in the Harley-Davidson Lone Star Half-Mile, and the crew at Revival Cycles gears up for its third annual shindig, The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show.
In three short years, the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show has established itself as one of the premier showcases of moto-craftsmanship and pride in workmanship. It heralds history while lauding ingenuity and originality. Add artwork, photography, music, the Wall of Death thrill show, a cocktail or two and the always authentic Austin vibe to the mix and you’ve got the recipe for a must-see show.
The 2016 Handbuilt Motorcycle Show sees the welcome addition of SuperHooligan Races by RSD. They’ve stamped out a dirt oval short track right across the street from the Handbuilt Show and some bar-bangin’ fun will be going down Friday night. They’ve got four classes, Costume Run What Cha Brung, Air-Cooled Vintage, GNC Pro Twins, and the always entertaining Super Hooligans. There’s a $5000 purse up for grabs in the GNC Pro Twins class, and with the full contingency of AMA Pro Flat Track racers in town, it will be interesting to see who shows up.
We do know that some of the most talented motorcycle builders in the world will be on-hand. As always, admission is free. The 2016 Handbuilt Motorcycle Show will be held April 8 -10 at 1100 E. 5th St in Austin. American Iron will be live at the scene, so be sure to check out our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts to check out the action.
Below is a little blurb about the show courtesy of Revival Cycles along with the schedule.
As the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show 2016 gains momentum, we are poised to outpace the success of our last two shows. The tremendous swell of support shown by the motorcycling community, both locally and abroad, has turned this event into a destination for riders, enthusiasts, and fans from all over the world. Hailed by the American Motordrome Wall of Death Riders as the best in the country, our exhibition of custom builds and original artwork draws a diverse crowd ranging from the merely curious to die-hard fans.
Last year’s show featured custom motorcycles from the best builders in the business: Max Hazan, Roland Sands, Shinya Kimura, Walt Siegl, and so on. Arranged in a gallery-like setting alongside original artwork, the show celebrates the process of design and the satisfaction of creation inherent in the craft. Please join us as we seek to expose all who wander in to the rich culture of the motorcycling community.
2016 Handbuilt Motorcycle Show
1100 E. 5th St., Austin, TX 78702
Friday April 8 5 p.m – 12 a.m.
Saturday April 9 12 p.m – 12 a.m.
Sunday April 10th 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.