Author Topic: ONE Moto show, Portland Oregon, Hipsters & old farts galore. Feb 7,8,9th 2020  (Read 115 times)

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Any of you doing a road trip?  We get people flying in from Asia and Europe and all over the US so its not like others dont travel to here.  BMW has sent their entire design and marketing team to figure out what young people are interested in.  While there are shows all over, this one is like no other.

It started in a abandoned warehouse and just miscreants and custom bike guys and has grown to its 11th year, now corporate sponsors and lines out the door, and down the block.  Everything from stock restored to period racers and customs (Patina is fashionable) to out & out customs.

This year bigger than ever.  They avoided convention halls and traditional venues as long as possible, old, gritty and attitude but too big anymore.  This year in the Coliseum.  But the good news is, Racing is on same site as the bike show and music.

See: https://www.seeseemotorcycles.com/pages/the-one-moto-show?mc_cid=3a7a569452&mc_eid=5612372a54

Update: Portland, Ore. – November 20, 2019 – See See Motor Coffee Company, which operates the One Motorcycle Show (the One Show), announced that the 11th annual edition of its motorcycle art show, race, and cultural celebration of singular renown will move to Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon.

The iconic venue, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, in 1960. It is considered a masterwork of mid century-modern architecture and gives the One Show five times the space it had last year. The move to the 197,000-SF venue puts all events for the 2020 One Show in one place for the first time. That includes the gallery of more than 200 customized motorbikes, which is the show’s genesis, more than 50 artists, Saturday’s professional and amateur flat track races, four concerts, and more than 80 gear and apparel brands coming together to keep classic motorcycle culture alive.

The One Show runs from Friday, February 7 to Sunday, February 9, 2020.

Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, will support the show as its headline sponsor.

The One Motorcycle Show is an inclusive showcase crafted to celebrate weird, rare, custom, classic and unconventional bikes in a way that everyone can enjoy, whether they ride or not. Started with the impulsive idea to bring together a small community of enthusiasts in underground venues of Portland, the One Show has expanded to an improbably massive event that is emulated around the country and admired around the globe.

Each year surpassing the last.
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Are you on commission from the local tourist board Sluggo?
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Are you on commission from the local tourist board Sluggo?

Nah, but I do volunteer at my local museum doing events and promotion,,, But It IS a very cool show and I am super impressed with the youngsters who have been putting these events on.  When ever someone starts squawking the Chicken little scenario that young people are not interested in motorcycles its fun to direct them to this.  My local vintage club, The OVM, politely ignored these miscreants for years,, felt they were Chopper hooligans and beneath them.  But it became hard to ignore and many of our members got on board and started exhibiting bikes and participating, So some years back a contingement of the leadership of the club showed up.

It was funny & Sad at the same time. They grouped together like a jilted mean girls group walking thru the crowd in disbelief.  "Who are all these people and why dont they support our club?"  Well,,, maybe if you were not mean curmudgeons yelling to "Get offa mah lawn!" they might have.
But instead they rock their own party and people came in droves.

So, Yeah!  Im one of those "TOLD YA!" Guys,,,Been preaching it for years.  Looking fwd to this,, the biker art people go all out as well, Lots of young ladies attend, and many are vendors!  Note that 2 of the bands all rock chicks.   *eek*
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