Celebrity Scott Jacobs @ 2015 OC Bikefest

Creating a photorealistic style

Creating a photorealistic style

Since its inception a half decade ago, OC Bikefest has emerged as one of the favorite fall events in Ocean City, MD. The culmination of the larger Delmarva Bike Week, Bikefest brings thousands of motorcycle enthusiast to the beach for one last weekend long rally.

One of the many exhibits during the Sept. 17-20 event is the work of Scott Jacobs, the first officially licensed artist under the Harley-Davidson name. This is the second year Jacobs will appear there in person.

In 1989, his wife, Sharon, gave him an easel, canvases and paints as a Christmas gift. Jacobs began painting and displaying his work in his own galleries under the assumed name Escotete. Based on client feedback, he concentrated on creating work in a photorealistic style. In 1993, a short time after painting two pieces “Fat Boy” and “Live to Ride,” which featured Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

Jacobs’ work was seen by the motorcycle manufacturer. Harley-Davidson signed Jacobs as its first officially licensed artist in its fine art program, a position he continues to hold.

Jacobs is known for his photorealistic style and meticulous attention to detail, regardless if he is working on a picture of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, classic car, fine bottle of wine or a delicate flower covered in dew.

Last Roar of the Summer: CIA Custom Bike Show Results @ OC Bikefest

Harleigh Cupp our new shooter at OC Bikefest

Harleigh Cupp is our new shooter at OC Bikefest

Since its inception a half decade ago, OC Bikefest has emerged as one of the favorite fall events in Ocean City, MD. Popular among the motorcycle enthusiasts is the Customization in America (CIA) OC Bikefest Custom Bike Show. It provides a mix of national and regional builders in a slugfest of the top FreeStyle and Retro Mod builders.
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Carl Pusser, Zinger, Dell Battle & Dustin Hanson Win @ H-D Museum

James & Katie Washnok kickoff the rally at the Museum

James & Katie Washnok kickoff the rally at the Museum

There are two custom shows, the Pro Invitational Custom Bike Show, for those who customize motorcycles for a living, and the Ride-In-Show, featuring the most serious garage tinkerers who roll into town.

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J&P Cycles on the Move

J&P Cycles is leaving northeast Iowa and heading to Texas

J&P Cycles is leaving northeast Iowa and heading to Texas

ANAMOSA, Iowa – J&P Cycles, the V-twin-focused retail business of the Motorsports Aftermarket Group, said it is leaving northeast Iowa but might leave a retail store somewhere in the area.

The nearby National Motorcycle Museum, a separate organization from J&P, will stay at its current location.
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It’s the Largest Evel Knievel Collection in the World!

Evel Kenievel Collection

Evel Knievel Collection

Unveiled during Moto GP at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, April 10-12—Witness the Evel-ution of the world’s most notorious daredevil

Austin, TX— It’s the largest Evel Knievel collection ever assembled, a collection of such massive proportions it’s more complete than the daredevil himself ever amassed in one place!

Get a first-hand look at the most comprehensive and authentic collection of Evel Knievel memorabilia in the world, on display for the first time in its entirety at Moto GP in Austin, TX, April 10-12.

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Bikernet’s Editor’s Choice Award

– Jeff Najar, Biker Pros Partner

Bernie "Warrior" Tatro Sitting Proud

Bernie “Warrior” Tatro Sitting Proud

Even though Keith “Bandit” Ball, Publisher of Bikernet.com, wasn’t in attendance at the 74th Edition of the Daytona Beach Bikeweek, Bikernet was one of the magazines represented at the Editor’s Choice Award sponsored by the Broken Spoke Saloon.

As I made my way around the editors including Marilyn Stemp, Shadow, Chris Callen, Chris Maida and numerous others, I notice that there wasn’t anyone from Bikernet.

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Profile: ZR-1 Bagger from DD Customs

DD Custom Bagger

DD Custom Bagger

Meet Dave Dupor, a one-man show-custom factory.

– Tyler Ludlow, Biker Pros – 3/13/2015

Bandit from Bikernet got on the horn after seeing the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder National Championship in Chicago, IL to secure a write up on the ZR-1 custom bagger owned by Josh Baldwin and built by Dave Dupor of DD Customs.

Tyler Ludlow, Biker Pros Media Specialist, interviewed Dave about his background and award-winning build. [Read more…]

Results from Willie’s Chopper Time Show

Tropical_Tattoo_02-15Ahh, 2015 Daytona Bike Week. One of the hightlights from the weeklong rally is the Willie’s Tropical Tattoo Chopper Time Old School Chopper Show.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. professional and garage builders showcase their rolling works of art. The chopper show is in cooperation with The Horse Backstreet Choppers Magazine. 

The show has grown to be a virtual extravaganza incliding guest tattoo artists, live bands, plenty of adult drinks, vendors, hotty bar girls and if that’s not enough, the bikes in the parking lot are just as cool!
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Interview: All American Metric Motorcycle Company

American Metric Motorcycle Company is the brand for all metric bikers. Cole Keesling, Owner, proudly welcomes metric motorcycle riders to wear the AMMC brand.

AMMC offers quality apparel, value, and selection to mirror the very reasons metric riders love owning metric bikes.

The vision at AMMC is to take the reliability of the Metric Motorcycle and give it an All American redesign and deliver their own brand of apparel to wear. – American Metric Cycle.


Harley's Silent Fellow

Harley’s Silent Fellow

Riders around the world will have the chance to add their voices to help shape the future of Project LiveWire™, Harley-Davidson’s first electric motorcycle, as the company’s Project LiveWire™ Experience tour expands globally in 2015.

Building on the excitement of Project LiveWire’s debut last year, select consumers in Asia, Europe, Canada, and the United States will have an opportunity to ride and provide feedback on the bike, helping to guide the development of the new motorcycle, beginning this week with events at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit. [Read more…]