By J.P. Hill & Pastor Z.
Photos by J.P. Hill (BFC Spider, Colorado)
The excitement preceding this event was stellar. The buzz was that they were expecting hundreds of vendors, over a hundred custom and antique motorcycles and 20,000+ attendees; the end results hit those numbers and then some.
The Colorado Motorcycle Expo was held in Denver on February 1st and 2nd – and it was “absolutely off the chain.”
As is the norm for this day and age, security was tight, but it was handled in a quick and courteous way. The lines moved quickly and smoothly.
This event is thought by many to be one of the country’s largest motorcycle shows and swap meets. And trust me, there was truly something for everyone. The vendors lined up in dozens of rows that seemed to roll on forever.
Builders both young and old were well represented with various stock and custom American, English, Italian, and Chinese and other Asian brands of motorcycles being shown. My personal favorite was “Leah’s Ride,” built by a really sweet young lady who looked about ten years old. Designed by Lilah, and built by: Lilah Eberly, AJ Eberly, Bart McCune and Kendra Spanjer. It is an amazing little 80cc Asian Mini. This proved to me that there will be a future up and coming new breed of young builders “coming soon to a theater near us!”
People came from all areas of the country to enjoy live music on two stages, some great food and drink, both new and used parts, and even a large bike corral for those looking to sell or buy their next ride.
During both days of the show, there were some amazing prize giveaways by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys. There was also live tattooing and some amazing tattoo contests for Best Skull, Best Ugly, Best American Traditional, and Best Motorcycle Related art.
Saturday featured live music by The Chase, Brothers of the Son and The Remus Tucker Band, while the music on Sunday was provided by The Sammy Dee Blues Band. Sunday also featured an incredible Bike Show.
Both days also included some incredible Trial Bike Stunts by ‘Play with Gravity.’
Shortly after 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, the show was over, and preparation and anticipation began for the next show in 2021. All in all – it was a really well planned, and thought out – awesome event.