Every hobbyist group needs an outlet. For Chicago motorcyclists, that’s Motoblot. It’s our chance to fly the moto freak flag.
Old and new Triumphs, vintage Japanese bikes, some neglected Austrian cousins, and of course a sampling of American iron in the form of Indian and Harley are the most popular makes. The street fest style show makes it easy for folks to bring more eccentric stuff. There is definitely an appealing aspect to the show for multiple generations as Saturday night tends to become a bit like your average Chicago street fest with slightly more ‘Braaaap’ than say Burger Fest or Rib Fest. That being said, there are a lot of the same vibes once the motorcycles take a back seat – it’s a fest in honor of valves, cylinders, and handlebars.
The show continues to get huge support from Progressive Motorcycle Insurance as their booth offers free trims and airbrushed tattoos. Progressive asked to borrow the Royal Scrambler (currently for sale) and El Matador and of course we obliged as we love seeing our builds flank the massive Progressive booth. In addition to independent builders and groups, we were joined by Dainese Chicago and Simpson Motorcycle Helmets this year.
Of course we had to bring the Dirty Twin out to the show to remind people they still have a chance to win this Rebel Yell Bourbon build. Next week we ride from Spokane to Sturgis on this thing and I know for one Tony is looking forward to that trip. Look for coverage on our social media accounts and in the meantime be sure to head to RebelsUncaged.com and upload a photo of yourself for a chance to win this or one of the 5 other Rebels Uncaged builds.
Analog Motor Goods was at the show to represent as well. We were selling grips, t-shirts/apparel, and Cone Engineering components to our Chicago moto-friends. We got to show off our Gripper Pegs (Rider and Passenger) for Triumphs on this Iron Moto Challenge build. We fully approve of this build!
One of the coolest parts of this show was seeing our loyal, local fans. One of them won ‘Best Vintage German’ on an R65 featuring our CNC Tank Badges. If all the attendees, builders, and show runners continue to support this awesome outlet for moto freaks, then I think we’re going to have many more years of this great show in the future. You know we will continue to look forward to it.
Check out some more pictures from the show.