The impressive showcase features more than 100 custom-designed and hand-built motorcycles of all styles. This event will be heaven for motorcycle fanatics looking to mix the adrenaline-fueled competition of MotoGP racing at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) with an authentic, downtown hangout where they can surround themselves with vintage two-wheeled sculpture, gritty real-world bikes and everything a two-wheel junkie craves.
“We are excited to welcome back the world’s best motorcycle riders to compete at our track this spring and to be working with Revival Cycles on the perfect complement for our MotoGP weekend,” COTA Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer Geoff Moore said. “The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show presented by Moto Guzzi is a great place for motorcycle fans to immerse themselves in custom bikes and the kind of down home, authentic food and entertainment for which Austin is famous.”
The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show presented by Moto Guzzi will showcase moto-related artwork, music, food, beer, cocktails, music and even death-defying stunts on vintage motorcycles. The event will offer entertainment for all, and best of all, admission is FREE.
COTA, Austin’s world-class racing circuit, is supporting The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show presented by Moto Guzzi as one of its official events during the three-day MotoGP sports and entertainment weekend set for April 11-13. The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show presented by Moto Guzzi will take place April 11 and 12. Hours of operation are posted on the official website, www.handbuiltmotorcycleshow.com.
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COTA’s 2014 MotoGP event is only one of two races in the United States this year and features the most awe-inspiring, knee-scraping, nail-biting motorcycle racing in the world. MotoGP is the pinnacle of all motorcycle World Championships, consisting of 19 races in 14 countries on five continents with pan-global television coverage.
The world’s most skilled riders, including current U.S. riders Colin Edwards of Texas, 2006 MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden from Kentucky and reigning World Champion and winner of the 2013 Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas Marc Marquez, compete with cutting-edge, prototype motorcycle technology produced by Ducati, Yamaha and Honda, as well as manufacturers supporting the new Open Class. Besides offering some of the most competitive racing in professional motorsports, MotoGP provides great ways to entertain friends and family. The COTA campus will feature a lively festival atmosphere with music, rides and games, the famous Ducati Island experience and a great sampling of Austin cuisine.
The Handbuilt Show Brings Custom Motorcycle Jackets to Austin
To underscore its dedication to physical craftsmanship, The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show will host The Second Skin Jacket Show, a custom jacket exhibit with one-of-a-kind leathers and textiles from around the country, on display from Friday April 11 through Saturday April, 22 at 1100 East 5th Street in downtown Austin, Texas. Show hours can be found on the event website.
Premium apparel manufacturer and show sponsor REV’IT! has commissioned four local artists for the exhibit; Austinites Brian Philips, Fort Lonesome (Kathie Sever), Rich Cali, and Logan Hirsch will add original, custom design to four leather Roamer jackets from the Spring/Summer 2014 urban collection. The company will also host a jacket giveaway for lucky show-goers.
In addition to the REV’IT! commissioned works, the show will also include a number of vintage and modern customized apparel, specifically jackets and vests, from old MC-Club pieces to contemporary one-offs.
“We’re excited and honored to display the creative works and wares of the riding peers and artists that share out love of motorcycle culture and to do so in what will be a beautiful way,” says Alan Stulberg, co-founder and owner of Revival Cycles.
The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show is a showcase of builders and craftsmen, combining skill, knowledge and ingenuity to create one-of-a-kind handcrafted machines. These artists add fuel to a revolution in the making, one that encourages people to explore the unrivaled satisfaction and joy of creating something with one’s own hands. The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show strives to spotlight those working in the custom motorcycle scene to create truly unique machines built to fit personalized desires of design and function.