As our collective existence slips further into digital abstraction, we at the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show believe something has been lost and it is time to revive the culture of physical craftsmanship. Although in today’s modern mass-produced world few young people are taught how to do physical work or are encouraged to embrace a trade, there remains a universal attraction to the beauty that can only be formed by human hands.
The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show is an inspiring showcase of works from builders and craftsmen that combine knowledge, skill, and ingenuity to create one-of-a-kind truly hand-built machines.
By sharing this work, we add fuel to a revolution in the making. People crave the satisfaction and creative outlet of producing something truly unique and fit to their own preferences for design and function. This renaissance of working with our hands has helped create the movement that is the custom motorcycle scene.
It is our vision that those that visit The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show will be inspired to pick up tools and use their hands to make something of their own.
This year's three-day event in Austin, Texas, will see attendees experience over 100,000 square feet of curated show space, including over 150 handbuilt motorcycles, handbuilt cars and hot rods, and an interactive art gallery. The one-of-a-kind show attracts over 25,000 attendees of all ages throughout the event. It presents an exciting and rare opportunity to see custom builds, meet designers, and experience art created by some of the most knowledgeable and skilled builders worldwide, creating one-of-a-kind, truly handbuilt machines. The expo displays the beauty of what can be created by hand, from welders to leather makers, engine gurus, and metal tinkerers.
"The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show was originally conceived as an excuse to get together with creative builders of all kinds from all over the world who inspired team Revival. What it developed into over the years is an artistic display driven by a passion for design well beyond motorcycles that far exceeds our wildest expectations." - Alan Stulberg.
"The Handbuilt show represents the cutting edge of custom motorcycle building, where attendees get a peek at the next cool thing. It's actually a challenge to pinpoint that new trend. There's so much to be inspired by that it can be a bit overwhelming." - Roland Sands.
Handbuilt Show planned activations include Ives Brother's Wall Of Death, Red Bull Stunt Rider Aaron Colton, artist Makoto Endo live-painting motorcycles with 'chopsticks,' a vintage black light poster exhibition, a kid's obstacle course (kids under 12 get in free), and more. Portland-based Rogue Ales will be activating a Beer Bar serving a variety of brews, including this year's limited edition "Knuckle Buster IPA" collaboration with Revival Cycles.
There's a VIP Supporter Lounge for special ticket holders and a merch area with limited-edition luxury goods curated for the show. It's a big party in a giant cave filled with incredible works of art created by the world's most passionate builders and artists.