Motorcycle Events

Petersen’s Packs House for Harley versus Indian Exhibit Debut

It’s perfect timing for the unveiling of the new Harley versus Indian exhibit at the Petersen Automotive Museum. In two weeks, the two storied marques will be squaring off once again at the Daytona TT, resurrecting an over 100-year-old rivalry. Petersen’s provides an intimate look at that rivalry with its pairings of period pieces, from the board tracks to hill climbs, Harley punch met by Indian counterpunch. Checking out the 1912 Indian board tracker on display pitched at an angle as if it was once again raging around the high banked wooden planks , the Indian taking the low line under a 1920 Harley board tracker, you can almost hear the roar of the crowd. A few steps over and you’re in front of a 1925 Indian Altoona squared off against a 1930 Harley Peashooter, the hill climbers chained up and ready to rip as the history lesson continues.

Harley vs Indian Petersen's Automotive Museum

A sneak peek at the new Harley versus Indian exhibit at Petersen’s Automotive Museum.

It was a full house for the reception party for Petersen’s Harley versus Indian exhibit Thursday night, a blend of industry heavyweights in the antique motorcycle world rubbing elbows with the new guard of industry influencers. Cycle World Editor Mark Hoyer led a discussion panel with guests Don Emde, MotoAmerica CFO Richard Varner and Deus Ex Machina’s Creative Director Nevin Pontius on topics ranging from who fielded the first Wrecking Crew to the symbiotic relationship between the two companies, from the sales floor to the flat track.

Harley versus Indian board trackers Petersen's Automotive Museum

It’s Indian versus Harley as a 1912 Indian board tracker dives under a 1920 Harley tracker.

“All of us at the museum share a great passion for motorcycles,” said Terry Karges, Executive Director of the Petersen Automotive Museum in the official press release. “It’s our great pleasure to be able to showcase the history of these two incredible American manufacturers and to educate the public on their contributions to American culture throughout the last century.”

2014 RSD Custom Indian Chieftain and Super Hooligan Scout 60

RSD shows off its design chops with its 2017 Custom Indian Chieftain and an Indian Scout Sixty Super Hooligan racer.

In addition to the Harley versus Indian displays is a special room dedicated to the accomplishments of Dan Gurney. Titled “The Eagles Have Landed: Dan Gurney’s All American Racers,” beauties like his 1993 Eagle MK III GTP #99  and 1971 AAR Indy Olsonite Eagle #2 form a semi-circle around the room, while one of Gurney’s Alligator bikes sits center stage.

Petersen’s new Harley versus Indian exhibit in the Richard Varner Family Gallery opens to the public Saturday, March 4, 2017 and will run through early February 2018. The museum is open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Peterson’s Automotive Museum)

Sons Of Speed Antique Motorcycle Boardtrack-Style Racing

There is a good chance that no one alive has ever actually ridden a real motorcycle boardtrack race. The last one we are aware of was a century ago. While the Sons of Speed race is not technically a full on boardtrack race, it is as close any is practicle in today’s world.

Buzz Kanter’s 1915 harley. Skinny and fast, you can see how narrow these stripped down racers are.

Inspired by early twentieth-century boardtrack racers, the Sons of Speed race echoes the stripped down, wide-open approach to motorcycle riding. The inaugural race takes place during Daytona Bike Week at New Smyrna Speedway’s half-mile, banked racetrack.

It will feature up to twenty riders in a number of heat races. The winners of the heats will advance to a championship round. Each racer will sit astride identical hand-built racing chassis holding pre-1925 1000cc American V-Twin engines, and most racers will customize their machines by fabricating handlebars, exhaust, fenders, foot pegs, and fuel/oil tanks.

Nothing that does not add speed. These 100 year old boardtrack racers were pretty basic and fast!

Sons of Speed is the idea of Billy Lane, who has spent countless hours in the last year pulling together the bikes, rides, location and all the logistics needed to make it happen. And the Sons of Speed race will happen in New Smyrna Speedway Friday, March 17 (practice) and Saturday, March 18 (the actual races) as part of the annual Daytona Bike Week.

“I’m both thrilled and humbled by the enthusiasm we’re seeing for Sons of Speed,” says Billy Lane. “It has really taken off–so much excitement. There’s talk of expansion at Sturgis and Daytona Biketoberfest later in the year. Everyone has been so generous and enthusiastic–it’s all a bit mind blowing.”

While the majority of the race bikes are Harley powered, others are signed up to race, including Indian, Pope, Thor and others.

American Iron Magazine is proud to be associated with this first running of the Sons of Speed event. Our Publisher Buzz Kanter, a long time vintage motorcycle enthusiast, owner and racer, will be piloting his 1915 Harley-Davidson, which is featured in the issue of American Iron Magazine that goes on sale at the start of Daytona Bike Week. If you can not find a copy locally, they are for sale at

American Iron Magazine will cover the Sons of Speed event from many perspectives – Buzz Kanter as a racer on the track, as well as staff writers and photographers covering the action. We will share it on-line and in print. Subscribe today to get your copy of the magazine to read all about it at SUBSCRIBE & SAVE

For more information and on-line purchase of tickets please click on Sons Of Speed

The ONE Moto Show 2017 Video

Thor Drake and the See See Motorcycles team sure know how to throw a party! It’s been a couple weeks since The ONE Moto Show but we can’t stop thinking about all the fun we had. So we put together this little video so we can do more than relive it in our heads.

Keep an eye out for an article on the 2017 ONE Moto Show in an upcoming issue of American Iron Magazine. Until then, you can check out our 2017 The ONE Moto Show Photo Review and The 1 Pro Stampedes Into Salem for 1st Round of RSD Super Hooligan Championship articles as we bring you full coverage of the premiere Northwest moto-party.

2017 Daytona Beach Bike Week Preview

Bikers at Bike Week

Bikers by the thousands will soon be rolling into Daytona Beach for Bike Week.

Ahh, Daytona Beach Bike Week. The annual motorcycle rally is a spring time rite of passage, a reason to remove the trickle charger, gas up the tank, put air in the tires and heed the call of the white sandy beaches of Daytona Beach. By the time Bike Week rolls around each March, most American riders have had their fill of frost and cold and are eager to fire their bikes up once again. Yearly the rally attracts almost a half million motorcyclists eager to get make the exodus to Bike Week with the prospect of sunny days and a chance to feel warmth on their skin again foremost on their minds. Bikers are ready to swarm the bars of Main Street, to take up their favorite position in front of the Boot Hill or Full Moon Saloons to people watch while others are ready to return to the Iron Horse for some unabashed biker revelry. Seeing how the rally celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2016, this might be the perfect year to check it out because years that follow a big anniversary tend to be less crowded and more easy going.

If you haven’t heard, American Iron had the honor of putting together the Official Motorcycle of Bike Week 2017. We’ve been chronicling the customization process of a 2010 Harley Ultra by the team at Street Stuff Cycles in a series of articles both in print and online. We can’t wait to see this beauty given away March 18 at Riverfront Park in Daytona Beach. Good thing is, you can still get in on the action as tickets for the raffle are still available. As of 2/26, only 2,228 tickets have been sold, so odds are pretty damn good. Sure, tickets are $50, but you can’t buy a fully customized Harley tourer for that price, and if you buy two tickets they’ll throw in an extra entry for free. Top to bottom, this thing is a real runner, primed to log long miles in style and comfort, so what are you waiting for? Go to and get your tickets!

Sons of Speed Warren Lane (Photo courtesy of Rise Above Consulting)

The Sons of Speed races will soon be resurrecting the racing spirit that founded Daytona Beach Bike Week. (Photo courtesy of Rise Above Consulting)

We’re also super excited about participating in Billy Lane’s Sons of Speed motorcycle boardtrack races. After all, the history of Daytona Beach Bike Week is rooted in racing, the first Daytona 200 being held on the beach on January 24, 1937. The Sons of Speed races will rekindle the passion of those early races as 20 brave riders battle on Pre-1925 boardtrack-style motorcycles at New Smyrna Speedway March 18, American Iron’s fearless leader Buzz Kanter among them. Buzz will be competing on a 1915 Harley boardtracker against a talented field of riders that includes Lane, Rick Petko, Brittney Olsen, Paul Cox, Matt Walksler and others. Be sure to check out American Iron’s Facebook page for some live streams from the race as well as posts on our Instagram and Twitter accounts.

While Buzz might not be bombing down the beach, the original Daytona motorcycle racers did. Imagine the sound of big bikes at full tilt barreling down the beach for a mile-and-a-half before sliding around the quarter-mile long sandy bank that served as the first turn. Then it was on to the highway for the run south before hitting another big banked turn that spit racers back onto the sand for another run up the beach. When the rumbling finally faded back in January 24, 1937, it was Ed Kretz on an Indian who etched his name in the record books as the first winner of the Daytona 200. And one of the world’s most prestigious motorcycle races was born.

Hypersona at the Full Moon Saloon Bike Week 2016

Hypersona rocks the Full Moon Saloon!

And racing still provides the pulse of Daytona Beach Bike Week. Granted, the Daytona 200 doesn’t quite have the same luster as before, but don’t tell that to the riders who will be putting it all on the line March 18th in the 76th annual race. The greatest show on two wheels, AMA Supercross, kicks off the week of motorcycle racing action March 11 as riders compete on a course designed by the man known as the GOAT, Ricky Carmichael. In nearby Palatka, Florida, the second round of the Grand National Cross Country season will take place as some of the best off-road riders in the country tackle the demanding Florida terrain in the Moose Racing Wild Boar GNCC March 11-12. Daytona also kicks off the 2017 American Flat Track season. It’s an exciting year for flat track as Indian Motorcycle Racing returns to the dirt to rekindle its rivalry with Harley-Davidson. The Daytona race also sees a new wrinkle as it will be a TT race and the track has been moved to the infield of the Speedway instead of the former quarter-mile limestone oval just outside the stadium. American Iron will be on-hand covering the races so be sure to check out our social channels for coverage of the Daytona TT March 16.

Steeped in racing history, Daytona has evolved into a spectacle with an identity of its own. No trip to Bike Week is complete without making a trip or two down Main Street. It’s going to be loud, the crowd elbow-to-elbow, and at times it’s going to be seedy, but damn there’s fun to be had. Be it boogieing at Froggy’s or listening to the blues at Boot Hill, there’s something for everybody on Main Street. Inevitably you run into someone you haven’t seen forever or even spot a celebrity or two wandering the streets. Just picking a spot to post up, people watch and scope out the bikes cruising by is a popular pastime. When it’s time to get your party on, head on out to Main Street Daytona Beach.

American Picker Mike Wolfe in Daytona Beach

Who knows, you might even run into an American Picker on Main Street Daytona Beach. 

We suggest setting a day aside to check out the happenings at the Speedway, too, even if you’re not going to the races. Just about every manufacturer sets up shop just outside the gates, most offering demo rides, so there’s no better place to inspect all the latest motorcycles in one place. You can also hit up row upon row of vendors on the Midway where you’ll find the latest parts, accessories and apparel. At Harley-Davidson’s Thunder Alley you can catch some live music, enjoy drink specials, and get your grub on at one of the numerous food vendors.

Mark one day on your calendar to visit Destination Daytona as well. And we do mean a full day, as there’s so much going at Bruce Rossmeyer’s Harley-Davidson empire that you’ll need a day to take it all in. There’s bike shows planned just about every day of the week, including the Perewitz Paint Bike Show Wednesday, March 15, the Official Harley-Davidson Ride In Bike Show Thursday, March 16, and the Baddest Bagger Daytona competition Friday, March 17. The Russ Brown Pavilion at Destination Daytona will be hosting bands all week long, the “Southern Revival Concert Series” featuring a full slate of southern rock and country concerts. Destination Daytona has its own hotel, the Saints & Sinners Pub, a tattoo parlor, and is surrounded by big name vendors. J&P Cycles has a superstore there as well, and it’s worth a trip inside just to check out all the cool collectible motorcycles.

Iron Horse Saloon Daytona Beach Bike Week

The Iron Horse Saloon is a Daytona Beach Bike Week institution. 

While you’re in the Ormond Beach area, hop on US 1 – South because the Broken Spoke Saloon is just down the road. The one and only Jay Allen is back as the master of ceremonies this year, and Jay always knows how to get the crowd going. Friday night, March 17, the Broken Spoke will light it up with a “Burnout Contest,” the winner receiving a Grand Champion trophy and a fresh set of Metzeler Tires (because they’re undoubtedly going to need them). If you’ve never visited the Spoke, you need to. It provides unique biker ambience, from Spanish moss covered oaks spread about the property to choppers hanging from the trees. While you’re in that neck of the woods, be sure to stop by the Iron Horse Saloon, too, as the Horse is another Bike Week institution with a long and storied history. The Iron Horse will be rockin’ nightly, highlighted by performances by David Allan Coe and The Kentucky Headhunters during the week topped off by former Bad Co. front man Brian Howe Saturday, March 18. On Monday, March 13, it hosts the 3rd annual Antique Bike Show with trophies for “Oldest Bike,” Longest Ride In” and “Best of Show.” The Wall of Death team will also be doing shows daily, rounding out an action-packed lineup of biker fun at the Iron Horse Saloon.

Another legendary Daytona Beach Bike Week institution is Sopotnick’s Cabbage Patch. If you’ve never seen coleslaw wrestling before, check it out. The Cabbage Patch spreads out blue plastic sheets over a giant earthen mound, oils up a couple thousand pounds of shredded green slaw, and puts up a healthy cash prize to the winner. While the silly contest is worthy of a Larry the Cable Guy punchline, it has grown into a Bike Week staple. But don’t tell the ladies wrestling for the cash prize it’s just a silly sideshow. The girls are all business when it comes time to wrestle. This will be the first Bike Week without longtime owner Ronnie Luznar around as Luznar died in an auto accident back in October. We sympathize with all parties involved and reason Sopotnick’s could use a show of support from the biker community about now.

Willie's Tropical Tattoo Old School Chopper Time Show Bike Week

Willie’s Tropical Tattoo Old School Chopper Time Show is always a party!

Rat's Hole Custom Bike Show Daytona Beach

The Rat’s Hole will be holding its 45th annual Custom Bike Show this year in Daytona Beach.

Another big attraction at Bike Week are the bike shows. Many builders use the rally as a platform to unveil their latest projects. We’ve already mentioned the Harley-Davidson and Perewitz Paint Shows at Destination Daytona. Willie’s Tropical Tattoo Old School Chopper Time Show is always one of our favorites. It’s a true roll-back-the-clock affair, from the garage builds entered in the show to the bawdy behavior encouraged by emcee Roadside Marty. Then there’s the granddaddy of all Bike Week competitions, the Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show. The 45th annual show will be held at Indian Motorcycle of Daytona Beach Saturday, March 18. It is a true family affair that was founded by Karl Smith, AKA Big Daddy Rat, and carried on by his son Ted. The Rat’s Hole started out as a Daytona t-shirt shop but has grown into one of the most prestigious custom bike shows around.

With so much to see and do, don’t forget to get some riding in while you’re there. Everyone needs to cruise down Main Street at least once in their life. They also need to take a ride on the beach itself. Pack a lunch, post up, and enjoy an afternoon catching rays and listening to the waves. A spin on “The Loop” is also a great way to escape the craziness of Main Street and get away from the traffic jam around the Speedway. Beginning on John Anderson Drive in Ormond Beach, in merely minutes you’re out of town and into the serenity of salty marshes and moss-draped trees. Be sure to stop at Highbridge Park to see if you can spot a manatee in the Halifax River. A great way to clear the mind, it even has a few curves in the road! Just be sure to obey the speed limits because the area is usually heavily patrolled.

Willie G at Daytona Beach

There’s no shortage of colorful characters at Bike Week!

If you’re looking for a day trip, the Kennedy Space Center is a 70 mile ride south. Home to America’s space program, it houses wonderful exhibits, has an IMAX 3D theater, offers guided tours, and is rife with space exploration history. You can even schedule to have lunch with an astronaut. Head in the opposite direction and you can visit the oldest city in the nation, St. Augustine. It has a historic masonry fort called Castillo de San Marcos and other cool landmarks like a lighthouse and Ponce de Leon’s “Fountain of Youth.” (Be sure to check out our Top Ten Daytona Beach Bike Week Motorcycle Rides article for more tips on places to ride at the rally!)

Taking in all of these activities will make you work up a hunger so here’s a few places we like to frequent while we’re at the rally. For a unique breakfast experience be sure to check out the Old Spanish Sugar Mill Grill & Griddle House located inside the DeLeon Springs State Park Recreation Area. Each table has its own griddle, the staff brings out pitchers of homemade pancake batters, there’s blueberries, bananas and chocolate chips to spice your ‘cakes with, and you grill them yourself at the table. There’s plenty of sides like bacon and sausage to choose from as well. The Old Spanish Sugar Mill Grill is one of the hidden gems for Bike Week foodies.

Main St. Daytona Beach during Bike Week

Every biker should cruise down Main St. Daytona Beach at least once during their life. 

A couple other places we highly recommend include Hull’s Seafood Market/Restaurant. Another lesser known eatery, you won’t find any fresher, tastier seafood at the rally. Pulled out of the Atlantic that morning and on your plate by lunch. Honest prices and regional side dishes like greens and hush puppies seal the deal. Ker’s WingHouse Daytona Beach is a great place to meet up with friends, chow on some spicy chicken wings, and enjoy a frosty beverage. There’s plenty of BBQ joints to choose from too, but if you’re in the Main Street area, Hog Heaven Real Pit BBQ across from the Ocean Center can’t be beat for lip-smackin’ brisket and zesty sauces. If you’re looking for a great little dockside bar filled with plenty of tropical Florida feel head out to the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and pop into the Hidden Treasure Rum Bar & Grill. Located right on the water, we’ve watched dolphins swimming close by while grubbing on fried gator tail and enjoying a cocktail at the Hidden Treasure. It’s another one of those places slightly off the beaten path you might not know about unless you heard about it from a friend.

With the 75th rally a distant memory, this might be the perfect time to take in the Daytona Beach Bike Week experience. Why not kick off the 2017 motorcycle rally season with a bang? But if you don’t plan on attending this year, American Iron Magazine will be there in force to bring you daily reports, photo and video streams from the heart of the action.

Top Ten Daytona Beach Bike Week Motorcycle Rides

Welcome Riders to Daytona Beach!

Welcome Riders to Daytona Beach!

Oh, yeah! Daytona Beach Bike Week is right around the corner, bringing with it the promise of sunny days as it kicks off the new riding season. With that in mind, we’ve put together a handy little Top Ten Bike Week Motorcycle Rides guide to help with your Daytona Beach schedule planning. But we can’t take full credit. A few years back, Victory Motorcycles put together a list which included several rides or day trips around Daytona Beach, but we expanded it to a Top 10 by adding a few of our personal favorites, too. Considering the current situation with Victory Motorcycles, we figured we’d honor our friends at Victory by running this list and to give readers some ideas on fun things to do at Bike Week. (Just click on the page numbers below!)

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2017 The ONE Moto Show Photo Review

The saying goes, if these walls could talk. The 100 year old foundry walls of a weathered worn factory in an industrial district of Portland would say how it came alive last weekend, the din of a 1000 conversations bouncing of its walls and its floors filled with a dizzying montage of motorcycles and memorabilia. The craftsmanship on display at this year’s ONE Show was off the charts, from the intricate throttle linkage of Christian Sosa’s Knuckle-dragger to the tail section of 40 Cal Customs “Tennessee Waltz,” whose 1923 Harley JD powered racer won top honors in the show. Every time you’d find a favorite you’d walk into the next room and discover a new one. Not knowing what you were going to see around the next corner added an extra layer to the 2017 ONE Show experience.

40calcustoms earned top honors at the 2017 One Show for their Bonneville-tested "Tennessee Waltz."

40 Cal Customs earned top honors at the 2017 One Show for their Bonneville-tested “Tennessee Waltz.”

While we’re whipping up a polished piece for an upcoming issue of American Iron Magazine, here’s a small gallery of photos from the 2017 ONE Moto Show to enjoy until then.

The 2017 ONE Moto Show breathed life into a 100 year old foundry in an industrial district in Portland.

The 2017 ONE Moto Show breathed life into a 100 year old foundry in an industrial district in Portland.

The brilliance of Christian Sosa's entry kept drawing us back like moths to flame.

The brilliance of Christian Sosa’s entry kept drawing us back like moths to flame.

Talk about personality, this '56 KHK had it and then some.

Talk about personality, this ’56 KHK had it and then some.

In the spotlight at The ONE Show.

In the spotlight at The ONE Show.

The mini-bike races at the 2017 ONE Show were a hoot!

The mini-bike races were a hoot!

Artwork like Christopher Galley's Hole Shot adds to the ONE Motorcycle Show experience.

Artwork like Christopher Galley’s Hole Shot adds to the ONE Motorcycle Show experience.

Super Hooligan stampede to Turn 1 at The 1 Pro

It was a stampede to Turn 1 during the Super Hooligan main event.

Racer Eyes at The 1 Moto 2017

Chris Wiggins puts his race face on.

Thor Drake 2017 The ONE Moto Show ringmaster

Thor Drake 2017 The ONE Moto Show ringmaster.

The 1 Pro Stampedes Into Salem for 1st Round of RSD Super Hooligan Championship

Super Hooligan stampede to Turn 1 at The 1 Pro

It was a stampede to Turn 1 during the Super Hooligan main event.

If The 1 Pro flat track races are any indicator of how competitive and entertaining the 2017 RSD Super Hooligan National Championship Series is going to be, be prepared for one ferocious tour de force. The snarl of angry exhaust echoed from the bowels of Salem Speedway Sunday, from the race-tuned 450s of the pro flat trackers to the bellowing V-Twins of the Super Hooligans.

A long list of Pacific Northwest A-listers came to battle for the $6,000 purse in the Pro main, from Davis Fisher to Slammin’ Sammy Halbert. While Halbert rocketed to a strong start, Jeffrey Carver was not to be denied Sunday afternoon as he carved through traffic, into the lead, and never looked back. Carver also added the Dash for Cash to his tally, making it a clean sweep at the second annual The 1 Pro races.

Jeffrey Carver victory lap The One Moto

Jeffrey Carver takes a victory lap after winning the Pro Main race at The One Moto Show flat track races.

“I can’t say enough about the people out here in Salem. Great track prep, professionally ran, great rider and spectator turnout, with Fans Choice representation of American Flat Track were in the house, thank you,” said Carver’s dad, Jeff Sr.

In the Super Hooligan main event, riders stampeded like bulls into the first turn. Chris Wiggins was indeed a Speed Merchant as he made a push to the front, but it didn’t take long for the skills of AMA Pro rider Sammy Halbert to snatch the lead and hold it to the wire, pocketing the $250 bounties from both Dunlop and Bell Helmets. Halbert roasted the tire of his RSD Indian Scout Sixty hooligan bike at the end of his victory lap much to the delight of the crowd.

Rider down at the Super Hooligan race for The ONE Show.

Rider down!

In between those races, spectators got a glimpse at some of the talented young flat trackers of the future, the youngsters letting it fly on the tacky clay with skill and abondon. In true Super Hooligan fashion, there was a wide variety of vehicles taking to the track, from full-fledged framers to pit bikes. The old timer who took his maxi-scooter out on track with stock wheels and a topcase endeared himself to the crowd by not only competing but holding his own, clicking off impressively fast laps.

Fire The 1 Moto 2017

Fire! Getting rid of a little spilled fuel on the track.

And while scooter man brought glee to the crowd, it was a somber moment when Leticia Cline crashed into the unforgiving wall of Turn 2 during her race. A pall set over the crowd as she lay unmoving and unconscious on the track. Luckily, emergency personnel happened to be stationed at that turn and rushed to her aid immediately. While the crash earned the plucky Cline a trip to the Salem Hospital Emergency Room, she’s battered but not beaten.

“Had a fight with the wall racing today. Took a good hit, landed unconscious and left the ER with a concussion (from whiplash not my helmet) but I’m still racing @flatoutfriday in 5 days and that’s because I was wearing my @bell_powersports moto flex 9. That’s why I’m picky about what gear I rock because good gear keeps this all safe and still fun,” wrote Cline on her Instagram account.

Thor Drake and Cameron Brewer The 1 Pro flat track races

While the competition can get heated, there’s a fair share of brotherly love at the Super Hooligan races, too.

The race she speaks of, Flat Out Friday at the Mama Tried show this weekend, happens to be Round 2 of the 10 Round RSD Super Hooligan National Championship. We’re sure it’ll be another wild bar-banging affair.

The 2017 One Moto Show Hits Portland Feb. 10-12

The ONE Moto Show

The ONE Moto Show is one of the premiere events in the Pacific Northwest.

The Concept:
The One Motorcycle Show is a show for everyone: celebrating the wild, rare, custom, classic and race motorcycles from all eras.

8 YEARS IS A MIGHTY LONG TIME to consecutively run a show that doubles in size every time. Not only has the show grown exponentially, we’ve made it our personal goal to make things different and exciting each go-round. We take comments from attendees, the builders, our sponsors, and industry personalities to sculpt each show into a masterpiece. Our pride is in the details, and it shows in our influence on the motorcycle industry.

MOST IMPORTANTLY, The One Motorcycle Show was built to bring people together. Last year we hosted a Pro Flat Track race in an attempt to bridge the disconnect from the custom scene to the growing resurgence of motorcycle racing. It was amazing: a stacked grid of world class racers, plus a class of racing that inspired custom street bikes to participate. Every seat in the house was packed, mainly with folks who had never seen Flat Track racing live before.

The One Motorcycle Show sets itself apart by being one of the only FREE shows both to attend and show a custom bike. This is no easy task, and we look to our gracious sponsors to help cover the costs every year. We treat each sponsor as a key ingredient to the show: the premium signage, floorspace, printed takeaways and social callouts are all part of the bigger value from partnering with us. We seek out sponsors who share our vision of celebrating motorcycle culture!

Harley Street 750 carbon fiber tracker

Every year the trail of AMAZING photos and stories shared socially and in print grows with the show. It’s so wild to look back on what we’ve done together. We invite you all to join us at the 8th Edition of The One Motorcycle Show!

2017: Eight Years of the One Moto Show

New this year:
New Location! Bigger, better!
More parking!
Indoor Marketplace: Stay Wild Magazine presents The One Moto Market
More offsite racing!

Estimated show attendance: 12,000 Bikes on view: 120 Market Vendors: 35+
This year we are moving to a new location, an old foundry located just a few miles from the city center. The building is 3 times the size of any show we have ever had. This will help us with a higher capacity, and give more space to show off the custom motorcycles – creating an environment easier to enjoy them and is much more photogenic. The additional indoor space will be used to build out a premier marketplace for show sponsors, vendors, and food/beer gardens.

900 North Columbia Blvd. Portland OR

Feb 10th 6-12 midnight
Feb 11th 9 a.m.- 11 p.m.
Feb 12th 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. – Races on Sunday Morning


For more information:

2017 ONE Moto Show Poster

MotoLady to Host 2nd Annual Women’s Motorcycle Show Jan. 14

The second annual Women’s Motorcycle Show is going down Saturday, January 14, at Lucky Wheels Garage in LA. Custom motorcycles built for and by women will be on display along with artwork and vendors. The event will be hosted by Alicia Elfving who’s celebrating six years of her popular MotoLady website. The Women’s Motorcycle Show Facebook page encourages everyone to come out to “eat, drink, dance, and win some amazing raffle prizes!” A long list of sponsors have stepped up to provide raffle items, including S&S Cycle, Gerber Gear Outdoor, Alpinestars, Lowbrow Customs, Dainese and others including a super-cool sissy bar topped with a heart by Ria the Welder.

2nd Annual Women's Motorcycle Show (Photo courtesy of the MotoLady Facebook)

The 2nd Annual Women’s Motorcycle Show will take place Jan. 14 at Lucky Wheels Garage (Photo courtesy of the MotoLady Facebook)

The second annual Women’s Motorcycle Show runs from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Lucky Wheels Garage at 255 Mission Rd., Los Angeles, CA. Come party with the MotoLady and see some of the incredible work by talented women custom builders.

Raffle items from:
Tobacco Motorwear Company
Gerber Gear Outdoor
Sena Bluetooth
Lowbrow Customs
S&S Cycle, Inc.
Ria the Welder
UNIT P2 Longboard skate
Inked Iron
and more

Ria the Welder sissy bar for the Women's Motorcycle Show raffle

This cool sissy bar by Ria the Welder is just one of the raffle prizes up for grabs at the 2nd Women’s Motorcycle Show hosted by the MotoLady. (Courtesy of MotoLady Facebook)

American Iron Magazine & Greenwich Concours Bike Show

Have you ever been to a Concours d’Elegance? American Iron Magazine and Greenwich Concours is working together to promote show quality motorcycles in a high-profile manner at this year’s event.

The annual event will be held June 3 & 4, 2017 in Greenwich, CT. Saturday will be focused on American vehicles (Harley, Indian, Excelsior, Pope, Yale, Crocker, etc), and Sunday is imports.

1938 Indian Four Motorcycle

American Iron Magazine is partnering up to present three classes each day: Pre-War motorcycles, Post-War motorcycles, and Competition motorcycles. This is a great opportunity to share the field with some world class collector cars and show how amazing our motorcycles are too.

If you have a Concours quality (original, restored or race) motorcycle and/or sidecar you think would fit in, please go to…/2017-vehicle-submission/ and send in your submission.