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Las Vegas BikeFest 2016 –Happenings Outside The Show

Story By Alvoris Vambrosio Photos By Jack “On The Inside Looking Out” Cofano Friday, 21 October 2016 Comments [ 0 ] Gallery [ 24 ]  | 
    I don’t know about you, but I truly love custom motorcycle shows especially when they’re the caliber of something like the Las Vegas BikeFest Artistry In Iron event. Once I enter the doors to a high-falutin’ event of some of the best and more importantly, imaginative, builders ever assembled, it like finally experiencing motorcycle nirvana. You never ever can be prepared for the works of art you encounter in the flesh. These bikes try to break all the standards and molds that came before them and they rarely disappoint. The sheer beauty, grace and imagination artfully integrated into a motorcycle is something that’s both appreciated and yet severely humbling to a guy like me who delusionally thinks he’s got his finger on the pulse of what’s happening.

The Ladies-2016 Las Vegas BikeFest

Story And Photos By Jack Cofano Thursday, 20 October 2016 Comments [ 0 ] Gallery [ 48 ]  | 
Pretty ladies have always been part of just about every event in the moto industry whether it be Sturgis, SEMA, MotoGP, or even car shows. There are bikini contests, Miss Whatever contests and yes, the wet T-shirt contest. Is this politically correct? I don’t know what is politically correct anymore in this country; I just know everyone seems to enjoy this men and women alike.

The Rally In The Alley

Story And Photos By Jack Cofano Wednesday, 19 October 2016 Comments [ 0 ] Gallery [ 21 ]  | 
Going on the same weekend as the Las Vegas BikeFest is something new. Let me introduce to you the “Rally in the Alley” and what they are calling the “Pushers on the Promenade” put on by Michelle Dell Ramsey, the owner of the Hogs & Heifers Saloon. I’m happy to say that Penny French Osiecki, a former colleague at Barnett’s Magazine, is also on board to help make this a great annual event.

Artistry in Iron Bike Show 2016

Story And Photos By Jack Cofano Tuesday, 18 October 2016 Comments [ 0 ] Gallery [ 18 ]  | 
The highpoint of my coverage of the Las Vegas BikeFest has always been the Artistry in Iron bike show. This is an invitation-only show that brings master builders from all over the world to compete against their peers.

The Las Vegas BikeFest 2016 - The Scene

Story And Photos By Jack Cofano Friday, 14 October 2016 Comments [ 0 ] Gallery [ 31 ]  | 
The Las Vegas BikeFest took place on September 29-October 2 on Fremont Street East in downtown Las Vegas just a few blocks from the Fremont Street Experience. The rally had numerous events scheduled such as poker runs, non-stop entertainment, and bike shows. There are also venders for your shopping pleasure and you even have a chance to win a $1,000 rally shopping spree.
Do you like radical custom baggers? If you do, the Motorsport Expo at the Ray Price Capital City Bikefest was the place to be. With over 35 masterpieces in the Radical Bagger class alone, you would have been in for a treat. The bagless bobbers and pro-stock bikes were also not too shabby ─ just in the minority. The number of baggers in the show is not surprising as North Carolina and the East Coast vicinity have become the hot bed for these bikes with more builders that you can shake a big wheel at.
Do you like radical custom baggers? If you do, the Motorsport Expo at the Ray Price Capital City Bikefest was the place to be. With over 35 masterpieces in the Radical Bagger class alone, you would have been in for a treat. The bagless bobbers and pro-stock bikes were also not too shabby ─ just in the minority. The number of baggers in the show is not surprising as North Carolina and the East Coast vicinity have become the hot bed for these bikes with more builders that you can shake a big wheel at.
Do you like radical custom baggers? If you do, the Motorsport Expo at the Ray Price Capital City Bikefest was the place to be. With over 35 masterpieces in the Radical Bagger class alone, you would have been in for a treat. The bagless bobbers and pro-stock bikes were also not too shabby ─ just in the minority. The number of baggers in the show is not surprising as North Carolina and the East Coast vicinity have become the hot bed for these bikes with more builders that you can shake a big wheel at.
   This year downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, was the host for the 12th Annual Ray Price Capital City Bikefest. It was also the first year without Motorcycle Hall of Fame legend, Ray Price, who passed away last year. Ray was the first drag racer to be sponsored by Harley-Davidson, the developer of the first wheelie bar, the two-speed automatic racing tranny for drag racing as well as creating the Pro Fuel drag racing class. I could go on and on about his accomplishments. He will be missed by family and friends as well as the motorcycle industry that was his life’s adventure.

Wheels Through Time - The Museum That Runs ─ Part 2

Story And Photos By Jack Cofano Thursday, 29 September 2016 Comments [ 0 ] Gallery [ 33 ]  | 
Day two of the Geico Hot Bike Tour was held at Dale Walksler’s Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley, North Carolina. You may know about Dale from his TV show “What’s in the Barn?” as well as being featured on American Restoration and many of the antique motorcycle auction programs.

Wheels Through Time - The Museum That Runs ─ Part 1

Story And Photos By Jack Cofano Wednesday, 28 September 2016 Comments [ 0 ] Gallery [ 36 ]  | 
Day two of the Geico Hot Bike Tour was held at Dale Walksler’s Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley, North Carolina. You may know about Dale from his TV show “What’s in the Barn?” as well as being featured on American Restoration and many of the antique motorcycle auction programs.

Geico Motorcycle Hot Bike Tour ─ The Bikes Part 2

Story And Photos By Jack Cofano Friday, 23 September 2016 Comments [ 0 ] Gallery [ 16 ]  | 
Although almost 30 of the nation’s top builders were invited to participate in the 4th Annual Hot Bike Tour, I don’t think they all made it to the event. Which is understandable with the distances some would have to travel, but that doesn’t mean that there was a lack of top quality custom motorcycles to be seen.

Geico Motorcycle Hot Bike Tour ─ The Bikes Part 1

Story And Photos By Jack Cofano Thursday, 22 September 2016 Comments [ 0 ] Gallery [ 19 ]  | 
Although almost 30 of the nation’s top builders were invited to participate in the 4th Annual Hot Bike Tour, I don’t think they all made it to the event. Which is understandable with the distances some would have to travel, but that doesn’t mean that there was a lack of top quality custom motorcycles to be seen.

Geico Motorcycle Hot Bike Tour - The Scene

Story And Photos By Jack Cofano Wednesday, 21 September 2016 Comments [ 0 ] Gallery [ 26 ]  | 
           When I found out that the 4th Annual Hot Bike Tour was going to take place in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains I knew I was going to have to add the event to my schedule. Any excuse I can come up with to go to the mountains is a no brainer and this sounded like a great excuse.

The Horse Smoke Out 17 ─ The Ladies

Story And Photos By Jack Cofano Wednesday, 06 July 2016 Comments [ 0 ] Gallery [ 18 ]  | 
Here I go again getting a few photos of the pretty ladies at The Horse Smoke Out 17. No matter how old and decrepit I get, it always puts a smile on my face when the ladies are more than happy to pose and indulge me in my pursuit of the elusive eye candy.
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Street 750 Diamond Black Hand Grips

   Standing out from the crowd gets a bit easier with Harley-Davidson’s Diamond Black Collection Hand Grips (P/N 56100142, $89.95). They’re part of the Diamond Black Collection (footpegs, a shifter peg and a brake pedal pad) for Street models that exposes raw billet aluminum detailing, the satin black finish is designed to wear like denim to achieve an ultimate personalized look.