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2017 Las Vegas BikeFest ─ The Scene Part One

Story And Photos By Jack Cofano Saturday, 21 October 2017 Comments [ 0 ] Gallery [ 0 ]  | 
If someone asked me, “Where can I go to ride my motorcycle, party all night, see awesome custom bikes, listen to great music and hang out with my fellow motorcycle brothers and sisters?” I wouldn’t hesitate to tell them to go to the Las Vegas BikeFest.
This event is home to one of the largest custom bike shows on the East Coast. The Ray Price Motorsports Expo Bike Show is an International Master Bike Builders Association (IMBBA) Sanctioned Event. Independent judging is performed by IMBBA approved judges. There was over $15,000 and prizes ready to be claimed by the lucky winners. If that’s not enough, add to that the Perewitz Pick Paint Award which for me would be impossible to judge ─ so many works of art.
The Ray Price Capital City Bikefest and Motorsports Expo is a free three day annual event that takes place in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, the Raleigh Convention Center and the Ray Price Harley-Davidson and Triumph Dealership. Now in its 13th year, the event is family friendly and draws visitors from all over the country. 
The Ray Price Capital City Bikefest and Motorsports Expo is a free three day annual event that takes place in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, the Raleigh Convention Center and the Ray Price Harley-Davidson and Triumph Dealership. Now in its 13th year, the event is family friendly and draws visitors from all over the country.

Cherokee Blue Ridge Run 2017─ The Bikes Part Two

Story And Photos By Jack Cofano Monday, 25 September 2017 Comments [ 0 ] Gallery [ 0 ]  | 
The big Kustom Kulture bike show was loaded with quality custom motorcycles of all makes and models, but, of course, Harley-Davidson was the predominant make. There were three bike shows all together but the Artisan show was definitely the highlight of the Cherokee Blue Ridge Run weekend.

Cherokee Blue Ridge Run 2017─ The Bikes Part One

Story And Photos By Jack Cofano Friday, 22 September 2017 Comments [ 0 ] Gallery [ 0 ]  | 
The big Kustom Kulture bike show was loaded with quality custom motorcycles of all makes and models, but, of course, Harley-Davidson was the predominant make. There were three bike shows all together but the Artisan show was definitely the highlight of the Cherokee Blue Ridge Run weekend.

Cherokee Blue Ridge Run 2017 ─ The Scene Part Two

Story And Photos By Jack Cofano Wednesday, 20 September 2017 Comments [ 0 ] Gallery [ 0 ]  | 
 It doesn’t take much convincing to get me to the mountains in western North Carolina. This year, after a few years’ hiatus, the Cherokee Indian Nation in Cherokee, North Carolina, is back in the rally business and they went all out to make it one to remember.

Cherokee Blue Ridge Run 2017 ─ The Scene Part One

Story And Photos By Jack Cofano Tuesday, 19 September 2017 Comments [ 0 ] Gallery [ 0 ]  | 
   It doesn’t take much convincing to get me to the mountains in western North Carolina. This year, after a few years’ hiatus, the Cherokee Indian Nation in Cherokee, North Carolina, is back in the rally business and they went all out to make it one to remember.
All year I take photos of custom motorcycles and love every minute of it, but I also like to hit some of the custom car shows when I can. A vast majority of the custom motorcycle builders featured in the numerous bike shows throughout the country also build custom cars. As a matter of fact, many started out in the auto industry.
All year I take photos of custom motorcycles and love every minute of it, but I also like to hit some of the custom car shows when I can. A vast majority of the custom motorcycle builders featured in the numerous bike shows throughout the country also build custom cars. As a matter of fact, many started out in the auto industry.
There were a bunch of gorgeous and not-so-gorgeous custom bikes at The Horse Back Street Choppers Smoke Out 18 in Rockingham, North Carolina. Like antiques, the beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Throughout the years the Smoke Out event has been an Old School, down and dirty, adults-only party and this year was no different.
There were a bunch of gorgeous and not-so-gorgeous custom bikes at The Horse Back Street Choppers Smoke Out 18 in Rockingham, North Carolina. Like antiques, the beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Throughout the years the Smoke Out event has been an Old School, down and dirty, adults-only party and this year was no different.
Choppers: A type of custom motorcycle, which found its birth in the late 1950s in California and was the most extreme style of motorcycle of the time. Extended front forks, sissy bars, ape hangers and hard tail frames were the go-to style in that era. Harley-Davidsons were the go-to bike for building choppers. Not much has changed over the years and today’s choppers still use the same concept.
Choppers: A type of custom motorcycle, which found its birth in the late 1950s in California and was the most extreme style of motorcycle of the time. Extended front forks, sissy bars, ape hangers and hard tail frames were the go-to style in that era. Harley-Davidsons were the go-to bike for building choppers. Not much has changed over the years and today’s choppers still use the same concept.
             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.
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