I not too long ago had the pleasure of attending one among my favourite motor-oriented occasions – One Moto Present.
Organized by See See Motor Espresso Co. this one of many world’s best-known customized motorbike reveals, and for good purpose.
For me, this yr’s occasion was further nice. The lofty Zidell barge constructing on Portland’s southwest waterfront encapsulated greater than 200 expertly-crafted bikes.
Cobwebs and historical manufacturing facility tools elegantly complemented the grungy See See ethos.
One thing that makes this present particular is its cross-medium nature. The bikes are showcased as artwork, whereas additionally being utilized by trendy stuntmen and classic period performers.
Not solely that, however the underlying motorbike tradition is absolutely embodied. Distributors promoting classic Harley-Davidson t-shirts, handcrafted leather-based equipment and jumpsuits coated the perimeter, whereas artist-painted helmets, crusty bands, classic Americana vehicles and meals carts with names like ‘Rooster n’ Weapons’ had been dotted all through the inside.
No element was left to probability.
The imaginative and prescient behind the occasion included many proficient people, every of whom added a hyper-detailed piece to the entire. The outcomes had been overwhelming in the perfect of the way.
The present was about actually wonderful bikes on the core, however the schedule included a number of ultra-engaging reside performances.
The primary efficiency I encountered was the Icon present. Rob Carpenter, Sean Units and a tiny confederate created fairly a scene as they battled one another, sport bike versus grime bike versus V-twin.
Subsequent up was Aaron Colton, a Pink Bull avenue freestyle rider who appeared to turn into one with the electrical bike he straddled. It’s uncommon to see somebody make such troublesome maneuvers appear like a pure capacity.
Rounding out the afternoon, The Seattle Cossacks carried out motorbike acrobatics with a nostalgic tone.
I’ve been to 3 One Moto Reveals and yearly they get higher. With success comes extra success and Thor Drake of See See is clearly fulfilling a phenomenal dream. I’ll depart you with a big gallery beneath.