Colorado Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet

Denver, CO – February 2 -3, the Colorado Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet celebrated their 30th Anniversary over Super Bowl Weekend at the National Western Complex, which it has called home over the past several years. While millions of people throughout the world focused on the grand spectacle that is the Super Bowl, several thousand motorcycle enthusiasts gathered to search for parts, view the 125 plus show bikes, and socialize with their riding compatriots, all while enjoying some great live music, good food, and cold beverages.

One of this year’s main attractions was an appearance by “Lil Daddy Roth” and Uncle Bob Spina. Accompanying them were a few of their wild creations, Maxterion and The California Cruiser. A constant flow of show-goers made their way by their booth and gathered autographs and memorabilia. Uncle Bob Spina, who is world renowned for his pin striping, also helped judge the first annual pin striping contest. Ten of the area’s painters/artists competed by creating a sign board comprised totally of pin striping. The sign boards were then auctioned off along with several other donated prizes with the proceeds benefiting Mile High Down Syndrome. The grand prize giveaway was a Harley Davidson Motorcycle, at press time we did not have the winner’s name or photo. Look for the winner in an upcoming issue. We can tell you that the raffle and auction raised in excess of $11,000.00 this year. A big Thank You! to all of you who bought tickets, donated prizes, and bid on auction items.

Another popular attraction of this year’s show was the 5th Annual Bike Build-Off. This year’s winner, and defending champion, Tony Martinez from Copr Choppers in Denver won by the slightest of margins over Black Top Choppers, also of Denver. The total difference in votes was a mere 32! The build-off is judged by the public. Look for more of Copr Chopper’s winning\ bike in an upcoming issue.

According to Jack Portice, show promoter along with his partner Jim Arnett, their wives and several volunteers, the attendance for this year’s show was up by a couple thousand people. And as always, everyone seemed to have a great time with no problems. Jack once again wanted to thank everyone who helped support the show, sponsors, vendors, and most of all the thousands of people who showed up to enjoy the weekend. As he likes to say…”You Are The Greatest People In The World!”

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