The formula is becoming nouveau. Bring together a collection of the coolest motorcycles out there, display them in an eclectic venue, add a menagerie of music and artwork, then throw in potent craft beers and funky food trucks for good measure. It blossomed in Portland at The One Motorcycle Show, they do it Milwaukee-style at the Mama Tried show, and even Cincinnati got in on the action this year with the Garage Brewed Moto Show. Now it’s Austin’s turn to throw a counter-culture moto shindig.
Spurred by the efforts of Revival Cycles, the second Handbuilt Motorcycle Show takes place Friday-Sunday, April 10-12, at 1100 East 5th Street in Austin. The show will feature over 100 motorcycles including the work of Bryan Fuller, Matt and Brittney Olsen, Jeremy Cupp, Woolie, Kim Boyle and a long list of others. Entertainment will be provided by the American Motodrome daredevils on the Wall of Death. Artwork will be provided by Oil & Ink Motorbike Print Expo, The Vintagent Paul d’Orleans, Jeremy Lacy, Nicholas Coleman, Christopher Myott and Chris Bilheimer. Michael Lichter will be catching all the action through his lenses as the official event photographer. Libations will be flowing courtesy of a full bar and a bevy of craft beers, and Texas-worthy grub will be provided by the ALC Steaks food truck. Best of all, admission is free!
The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show takes place the same weekend as the third annual MotoGP race at the Circuit of Americas, so plenty of gearheads will be in town. The show is certain to be packed during primetime hours, so plan ahead. Luckily, it will be going on for three days to give as many people as possible an opportunity to check out the killer creations on display. We’ve listed the hours and address below.
The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show
1100 East 5th Street Austin, TX 78702
Friday, April 10, 2015: 6p.m. – 1a.m.
Saturday, April 11, 2015: 12p.m.- 1a.m.
Sunday, April 12, 2015: 10a.m. – 5p.m.