When the 12th annual Las Vegas BikeFest cruised into downtown Las Vegas September 27-30, close to 30,000 motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the world enjoyed four days of all things related to the exciting world of custom motorcycles.
Approximately 200 vendors showcased the latest in parts, accessories and apparel, but the highlight of the event was the Artistry in Iron competition where custom builders compete for the coveted title of Master Builder in an exciting biker build-off competition.
Mindi Cherry (Event Manager for Las Vegas BikeFest) says: “Las Vegas BikeFest returned once again, showcasing the most innovative and cutting edge aspects of bike building. There are only a few places where you can immerse yourself in the excitement and uniqueness of this culture. Las Vegas BikeFest is one of them, which makes it the coolest place to be in the desert. ”
Artistry in Iron, the peer-judged, invitation-only custom bike building competition, featured some of the most innovative custom bike building BikeFest has seen yet. With 18 builders gathering from all corners of the U.S., the competition was steeper than it has ever been.
As expected, the bike builders rose to the challenge, creating some of the most unique and creative bikes seen yet. Yaniv Evan of Powerplant Choppers in Los Angeles, Calif., took home the top prize. Along with winning $10,000, Evan took home the respect of his peers who voted his bike into the winners circle.
Attendees also enjoyed a full weekend of entertainment options, Victory demo rides, the always unpredictable Mr. and Miss BikeFest Competition, a $10,000 Poker Run, World’s Strongest Biker Competition, Stunt Shows and a wet-and-wild Bikini Contest.
Plans for the 2013 Las Vegas BikeFest are already in the works, with the dates for the event set for October 3-6, announced Cherry.
For more information, visit LasVegasBikeFest.com, call toll-free 866-BIKEFEST (245-3337), or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo by Chris Weldon