Events & Shows (Articles 643)

             Of all my stops each year, the Myrtle Beach rallies are the hardest spots to find custom bikes for my coverage. The main reason being, that there are no major bike shows in the area. Even though there is no shortage of bikes around, it’s just very hard to photograph bikes in a parking lot.
            Of all my stops each year, the Myrtle Beach rallies are the hardest spots to find custom bikes for my coverage. The main reason being, that there are no major bike shows in the area. Even though there is no shortage of bikes around, it’s just very hard to photograph bikes in a parking lot.

Myrtle Beach Bike Week 2017 ─ The Scene

Story And Photos By Jack Cofano Wednesday, 31 May 2017 Comments [ 4 ] Gallery [ 0 ]  | 
The first Myrtle Beach Bike Week was held in 1940 and was called Harley Bike Week. It is the second oldest annual rally in the world and, in its heyday, it brought in crowds of over 350,000 attendees. The fiasco in 2008 with the city of Myrtle Beach enacting a mandatory helmet ordinance just about put an end to the rally. In 2010 the South Carolina Supreme Court struck down this ordinance, but the damage was done in the minds of many.
It just so happens that this year St. Patrick’s Day fell on the last Friday of Bike Week (Like bikers need another excuse to drink mass quantities of alcohol). Actually, with the cool temperatures a little anti-freeze in the system could come in handy.
   Photographing custom motorcycles is what I do. I seldom get a chance to set up a shot or pick a location or even pick the time of day so I shoot them where they stand under usually tough show conditions ranging from stupid tight spacing, bad light and spectators. Not the best scenario, but it is what it is. I would not be able to do features on almost two hundred bikes a year any other way.
Photographing custom motorcycles is what I do. I seldom get a chance to set up a shot or pick a location or even pick the time of day so I shoot them where they stand under usually tough show conditions ranging from stupid tight spacing, bad light and spectators. Not the best scenario, but it is what it is. I would not be able to do features on almost two hundred bikes a year any other way.     

Daytona Beach Bike Week 2017 ─ The Bikes Part 2

Story And Photos By Jack Cofano Wednesday, 05 April 2017 Comments [ 0 ] Gallery [ 0 ]  | 
   Photographing custom motorcycles is what I do. I seldom get a chance to set up a shot or pick a location or even pick the time of day so I shoot them where they stand under usually tough show conditions ranging from stupid tight spacing, bad light and spectators. Not the best scenario, but it is what it is. I would not be able to do features on almost two hundred bikes a year any other way.
   Photographing custom motorcycles is what I do. I seldom get a chance to set up a shot or pick a location or even pick the time of day so I shoot them where they stand under usually tough show conditions ranging from stupid tight spacing, bad light and spectators. Not the best scenario, but it is what it is. I would not be able to do features on almost two hundred bikes a year any other way.

Daytona Beach Bike Week 2017 ─ The Scene Part 2

Story and Photos By Jack Cofano Thursday, 30 March 2017 Comments [ 0 ] Gallery [ 0 ]  | 
Holy Bike Week Batman! I could not believe the great turnout for the 2017 Daytona Beach Bike Week even with the cool weather making riding a bit nippley. Things started warming up the last weekend of the event, although, not soon enough for this fair weather photographer.
Holy Bike Week Batman! I could not believe the great turnout for the 2017 Daytona Beach Bike Week even with the cool weather making riding a bit nippley. Things started warming up the last weekend of the event, although, not soon enough for this fair weather photographer.

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.
Page 1 of 43

H-D Factory Press Releases [ 68 ]

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.