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2009 Las Vegas BikeFest Photo Gallery

Motorcycle USA rides to Vegas to let the good times roll at BikeFest 2009. Check out pictures from the Artistry in Iron competition, bikini contests, custom bike shows, and poker runs.

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Thunder Struck Custom Bikes out of Medford, OR, rode of with the Builder's Choice award in the Artistry in Iron competition. Congrats to Mark Daley.
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Dangerous Curves rocked the stage at the Cashman Center.
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Who was that masked man? In the background is a graveyard of old Vegas neon signs.
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The Artistry in Iron competition is an invitation only event that pits the skills of 20 custom motorcycle builders against one another.
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The skill of the custom bike builders in the Artistry in Iron competition was top-notch.
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The girls of the 2009 BikeFest bikini contest came from near and far.
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This girl was all smiles when she tried on a Boss Hoss trike for size.
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The gothic gates to the garage of Vegas' Count's Kustoms.
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The emcee of the bikini contest does his best to maintain eye contact.
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Quadruple carbs - cool.
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There were plenty of stretched-out choppers entered in the Radical Class of the BikeFest Custom Bike Show.
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The girls take the stage in the wet t-shirt contest sponsored by Las Vegas Harley-Davidson.
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Big wheels keep on turnin'.
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Stickers on helmets usually reflect a rider's personality.
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The guy sewing patches at Las Vegas BikeFest was in popular demand.
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Scott Long of Central Coast Cycles brought this clean build to the Artistry in Iron contest.
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Oh, to be a lollipop.
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Bet you'll never guess what type of bone this shifter is.
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This girl was the crowd favorite at the BikeFest wet t-shirt contest.
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Custom motorcycle builder Kris Krome demonstrates the riding position on his build that won second place in the recent AMD World Championships in Sturgis.
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The White Knuckle had an original '47 Knucklehead engine and plenty of details that paid tribute to the owner's home state of Alaska.
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The top three winners in the 2009 BikeFest bikini contest.
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This girl had one of the coolest Buell Blasts that I've seen.
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Around 30,000 bikers made Las Vegas home for the weekend.
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This guy could belt out some classic rock tunes.
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She was shakin', snappin' her fingers.
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This custom motorcycle was under a car two weeks before the contest. Even though Evil Spirit's Michael Barragan was in a coma in the accident that took out his bike, he still wanted his crew to bring it to Vegas. Get well soon, Michael.
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The Vince Neil Band tore it up at Count's Kustoms' Motor Psycho show.
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Some clean Harley lowriders were entered in the BikeFest custom bike show.
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Las Vegas Harley-Davidson had plenty of action going on for BikeFest 2009.
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Riders get ready to take the Can Am Spyder out on a test spin.
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LowLa was built by custom bike builder Jim Guiffra of AFT Customs with help from the AFT models.
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Vince Neil belted out some classic Crue tunes for the crowd at Count's Kustoms open house.
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Ginger, a six-foot tall, red headed firefigher, wowed the crowd at the BikeFest bikini contest.