The One Moto Show is kind of a confusing name, especially when you’re at said show and trying to tell people to join you. Aside from that little bit of confusion (that may have been my fault), there is little to mistake about The One Moto Show–it’s custom bikes, it’s Hooligan racing, it’s Portland.
The purveyor of this modest little show, that seemed to fill every inch of the 100,000 square foot venue known as The Pickle Factory, is See See Motorcycles. See See’s is a bit of a Portland institution when it comes to motorbikes and coffee. They march to the beat of their own drum (like most of Portland) when it comes to style, but remain infinitely grounded due to their “everyone’s welcome” vibe. In a nutshell–if you like bikes, you’re going to feel at home at The One Moto Show.
The One Moto isn’t only a show, it’s also a race that’s lovingly named… The One Pro Race (because of course it is). At an indoor dirt flat track in Salem, Oregon some of the bikes on display at the show get a chance to prove that they can toe the line in the kick off of Roland Sands’ Super Hooligan Series. The day isn’t just about rebuilt Harleys and Indians though. With races for dirt bikes and even the tiniest of moto-hopefuls, those bold enough to dare can get a chance to show off in front of a packed crowd.
The bikes were happy to be there and it showed.
From choppers to cafe racers every type of custom was in attendance.
Bikes weren’t the only art on display. Local artists got the chance to showcase as well.
Six-pack carriers and clear oil reservoirs are not items you’ll on production motorcycles anytime soon.
The Mini Bike World Championships, where destinies are fulfilled and dreams are crushed.
The Saturday following the Friday opener of The One Moto Show is The One Pro Race. Bikes of all vintages and makes show up for their chance to throw down.
Photos via Essential Moto.