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Mecum Motorcycle Auction 2017 ─ Part 2

Story By Monk Pacheco Photos By Penny “Ms. FXR 2008-2011” Osiecki Wednesday, 08 March 2017 Comments [ 0 ] Gallery [ 0 ]  | 
   So, if you’re tuning in and maybe didn’t catch yesterday’s article of the top ten sales of the Mecum Motorcycle Auction in Las Vegas this past January 25-28, you can always time travel back to yesterday via the Internet and read about those six-figure or close-to-it vintage bikes. Today, though, we’ll look at bikes that struck my fancy. Yes, it’s that simple a judging on my part with no pretense as being the absolute best buys or perfectly correct and ready for professional judging. There certainly was a lot to like and you can see them all on www.mecum.com if that’d be more interesting than my choices. Up to you, I’m just plowing ahead and hoping for the best.

Mecum Motorcycle Auction 2017 ─ Part1

Monk Pacheco Photos By Penny “An FXR Or Nothing!” Osiecki Tuesday, 07 March 2017 Comments [ 0 ] Gallery [ 0 ]  | 
  I don’t know about you, but I love watching the big time auto and motorcycle auctions on TV. I DVR them all so I don’t miss a thing, but there is a big difference on how I view them. I fast forward through a lot of the car auctions because there are so many cars I just am not the least bit curious about. Sometimes I think I’ve seen every 1969 Camaro ever made cross the block and there’s nothing more to see and others like a 1954 Mercury Monterey just have zero interest. Or it’s some obscure 1920s make that they only made 200 of before closing the factory and the reason for that was they just weren’t interesting even when new. Motorcycle auctions, on the other hand, I never ever fast forward through as every single one of them interests me. Every single one.

2017 Easyriders Bike Show ─ The Ladies

Story And Photos By Jack Cofano Tuesday, 07 February 2017 Comments [ 0 ] Gallery [ 0 ]  | 
     “I wish they all could be Carolina girls.” That’s how the song goes as far as I’m concerned since all the pretty young ladies featured here were at the 2017 Easyriders Bike Show in Charlotte, North Carolina. They are officially deemed “Carolina girls.” I’m pretty sure it’s not official, but since I’m writing this article ─ Mr. Jack says so.
     This year’s Charlotte Easyriders Bike Show was loaded with every imaginable manner of motorcycle madness. There were bobbers and baggers, and vintage motorcycles, not only custom, but also restored. Throw in some custom cars and a couple of trikes and you’ve got yourself  a bike show.
     This year’s Charlotte Easyriders Bike Show was loaded with every imaginable manner of motorcycle madness. There were bobbers and baggers, and vintage motorcycles, not only custom, but also restored. Throw in some custom cars and a couple of trikes and you’ve got yourself  a bike show.
      This year’s Charlotte Easyriders Bike Show was loaded with every imaginable manner of motorcycle madness. There were bobbers and baggers, and vintage motorcycles, not only custom, but also restored. Throw in some custom cars and a couple of trikes and you’ve got yourself  a bike show.

2017 Easyriders Bike Show ─ The Scene

Story And Photos By Jack Cofano Wednesday, 01 February 2017 Comments [ 0 ] Gallery [ 0 ]  | 
     Every year I look forward to the Easyriders Bike Show in Charlotte, North Carolina. Being that I can drive to the show instead of hopping on a plane is a huge stress relief ─ flying is for the birds.  Last year I had to drive five-hours in freezing rain only to be welcomed in Charlotte with around four-inches of snow.  This year the weather was much more tolerable.

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.
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