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Fifteen years on, The One Moto Show has become a spectacular celebration of moto-culture with three days of food, music, art, and jaw-dropping custom builds.
Fifteen years on, The One Moto Show has become a spectacular celebration of moto-culture with three days of food, music, art, and jaw-dropping custom builds. (Andrew Cherney/)

Man oh man, where does the time go? Seems like only yesterday we wandered into a decrepit old building on a gritty north Portland back street to gaze at a couple of insanely creative bike builds, surrounded by a small crowd of riders. Fifteen years on, The One Moto Show has blown up into a multimedia, multifaceted extravaganza and kicked off its annual bash under blue skies within the vastness of the massive Zidell Yards Barge Building in south Portland.

The rusty old building is equal parts grit and grease, which makes for a great staging environment for the hundreds of custom machines shown this year and the thousands of pumped bike enthusiasts streaming in through the gates were proof of that.

The renowned Pacific Northwest event unspooled in the giant open-air warehouse for the fourth year running, but this year Thor Drake and his crew partnered up with the Flat Track Friday outfit from Milwaukee, which ran a full slate of flat-track races at a separate venue in conjunction with The One Show. As always, there were entertainment options galore all weekend long, with hundreds of wildly fashioned custom motorcycles of every genre, along with art, music, stunt shows, live music, and all things moto percolating in the background.

Related: The 2023 One Motorcycle Show Is Cooler Than Ever

Right up at the front of the building was Koh Sakaguchi’s can’t-miss 1981 Sportster-based build, a true work of shimmering moto art.
Right up at the front of the building was Koh Sakaguchi’s can’t-miss 1981 Sportster-based build, a true work of shimmering moto art. (Andrew Cherney/)

Smaller presentations could also be found within the larger event, including the annual 21 Helmets Show, as well as the Direct Current Show—featuring electric bikes—as well as separate demo rides from Ryvid, Indian, and Triumph. And if you were patient, you could also drop in for a quick flash tattoo from one of the vendors on the show floor.

Keith Young’s Honda CB550-powered “Holy Bike” was a crowd favorite, with folks stopping by all day to photograph themselves on the stretched-out contraption.
Keith Young’s Honda CB550-powered “Holy Bike” was a crowd favorite, with folks stopping by all day to photograph themselves on the stretched-out contraption. (Andrew Cherney/)

As the organizers tell it: “In 2010, we hosted the very first The One Motorcycle Show in an old abandoned warehouse. Since then, each year, we’ve crafted an event to celebrate the weird, rare, and unconventional bikes that we all love in a way that everyone can enjoy. We started out with no idea how we’d pull this off, let alone what might happen afterward. It’s hard to believe how this has all come together!”

Related: The 2022 One Motorcycle Show Rolls Lucky 13

Show regular Morto Olson brought yet another meticulous build this year, based on a 1949 Intrepid.
Show regular Morto Olson brought yet another meticulous build this year, based on a 1949 Intrepid. (Andrew Cherney/)

It is pretty amazing how much the now-three-day show has evolved since then, but it still places a strong emphasis on local businesses, showcasing Pacific Northwest brands like Leatherman, Danner Boots, and Icon Motosports. As is traditional, after three days of nonstop energy Drake once again presented custom-made trophies—in the form of axes—to winners of the various One Show awards. Our favorite category? The Ride Slow And Die Whenever trophy, won by Mike Fitzpatrick and his trio of vintage Honda Z50s.

Another beauty from Koh Sakaguchi and Suicide Customs Inc., straight from Japan. This one is called the Harman bike, and the level of detail is amazing.Read More

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By: Andrew Cherney
Title: The Best West Coast Motorcycle Show Celebrates 15 Years
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/photo-galleries/one-moto-show-celebrates-15-years/
Published Date: Wed, 01 May 2024 10:00:00 +0000

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Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand

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Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.
A surfboard rack on a motorcycle might seem like a gimmick to some, but if you live in Bali and love surfing, it’s a downright necessity. The Indonesian island is peppered with surf spots—and a small bike with a rack is the best way to get to them. It doesn’t hurt if that motorcycle looks as good as this Yamaha WR155R scrambler.

The bike was built by Dream Fast Co. for Tiw, the founder of the Laem Yah Rayong Surf Club. Both parties are based in Thailand, but the influence came directly from Bali’s motorcycle and surf culture. Tiw has Balinese friends who use vintage enduro bikes to find hard-to-reach surf spots, and wanted to capture that vibe in his Yamaha WR155R.

Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.

Dream Fast Co.’s mandate was to take the modern and reliable WR155R and inject it with a big dose of classic Yamaha dirt bike style. It sounds simple enough on paper, but in reality, it meant wading through piles of plastic to shed the WR155R’s contemporary aesthetic.

Once the Yamaha was denuded of its plastics, the Dream Fast Co. crew set about reworking its lines. The subframe was hacked off, and a new one was fabricated, this time with a kicked-up loop at the back. A new seat sits up top; it’s designed for one, but there is a smidge of space out back if you and your passenger want to get extremely cozy.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/yamaha-wr155r-scrambler
Published Date: Sat, 18 May 2024 18:15:34 +0000

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1967 Ford Bronco underwent a full, frame-off restoration in 2020 that was completed in 2022. The frame and all components have been powder-coated in black. The body parts were media-blasted and coated top and bottom in LizardSkin for protection. The powerplant is a 351W with aluminum heads, roller rockers, mild roller cam, 10.25:1 compression and .40-over pistons. An Edelbrock Pro-Flow 4 fuel-injection system controls and monitors the engine components. It also features a CVF serpentine pulley system, K&N filters and an aluminum radiator.

The engine is backed by a C4 automatic transmission built to handle 400hp and includes Kevlar bands, Redline clutches, a 2,000-rpm stall converter and Dana 20T transfer case with twin-stick conversion. Power goes to a Ford 9-inch rear end with a Dana 30 front differential, WARN locking hubs and 3.50-ratio gears. It also features power steering and brakes (front disc and rear drum), new drive lines, a ceramic-coated exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers, complete Painless wiring, a chrome tilt wheel, 2.5-inch suspension lift with 2-inch body lift, stainless-steel brake lines, six Bronco oil shocks with single steering stabilizer and a BorgWarner steering box with all billet components.

This SUV was finished in a new Bronco Area 51 Blue with the original Bronco Wimbledon White hardtop, roll cage, dash, grille and accessories, and rides on color-matched Ford steel wheels wrapped in Toyo Mud Country tires. The cabin includes high-back bucket seats with a console, a rear seat that folds up, shoulder seat belts and a Vintage Air system for heating and cooling. It also features a Kenwood head unit with back-up camera, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and charging port, and sound going through two 6×9-inch and two 6.5-inch KICKER speakers paired with a 10-inch Fosgate subwoofer.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/1967-ford-bronco-custom-suv-selling-with-no-reserve-at-the-2024-scottsdale-fall-auction/
Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:13:08 +0000

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1964 Chevrolet C10 crew-cab pickup is powered by a 496ci stroker V8 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The exterior is equipped with suicide doors, shaved door handles and custom paint, and the bed of the truck features a hydraulic lift.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
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Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:12:42 +0000

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