Despite some uncharacteristic gloomy SoCal weather, the fourth annual Women’s Motorcycle Show was bigger and better than ever.
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The fourth annual Women’s motorcycle Show took place Saturday, January 12th, 2019 from 6-10p at Lucky Wheels Garage.
It was a dark and stormy night on the edges of DTLA in the industrial area just across the Los Angeles River from the Arts District. The clouds parted and let up on their rain at 2p, just in time for setting up the show. As twilight hit, motorcyclists started flooding the front roll-up door, and the flow didn’t stop until after the party was to officially end at 10p.
We had the ladies of Real Deal doing hands-on demos– welding with Jessi Combs, pinstriping with Theresa Contreras, and blacksmithing with Joy Fire. The tunes of Stephen El Rey and Low Volts serenaded the crowd before headliner band Wargirl took the stage. Show-goers enjoyed the Lucky Wheels Cafe and full bar and chowed down on yummy Texas BBQ from Burnt to a Crisp food truck, whilst checking out awesome motorcycles. The bands were followed by the famous piñata whack, then the awards and raffle announcements. An estimated 3,500 people came through this year’s WMS!
We had 21 total motorcycles, displaying the bulk of them in the added industrial space attached to Lucky Wheels. This effectively doubled the ground area of the event from last year! We also had VIP motorcycle parking available off street in the cordoned off alleyway.
Our 60-foot art gallery wall featured work from Hamerred, Elizabeth Raab, Jessie Gentry, and more! Women’s Motorcycle Show apparel was taken up a peg or two this year, with five options– a hoodie, wide neck sweater, distressed tee, racerback tank top, and muscle tank with low cut sides.
A brand new Coleman Minibike, Bell helmets, Sena 30k dual comm systems, gift certificates from Dainese, Lowbrow Customs, and Biltwell were just the tip of the iceberg. A whole kit of awesome tools from Craftsman, goodies from Babes Ride Out, and gear from Alpinestars. Not to mention Clymer Manuals, Honda Gear (including a MotoGP book signed by Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa), Roame Gear light up motorcycle shoes, S&S air filter, Stellar Moto Brand mechanics suit, and a Lowbrow Customs banana tank that came with the custom paint job of your choice from Real Deal! And don’t forget the three custom painted Biltwell Gringo S helmets by amazing women Paige Macy (IG @stripe_cult_painting), Jen Hallett (IG @jen_hallett_art), and Nicole Andrijauskas (IG @chicken_in_a_biscuit).
Amanda Steele (IG @jwhatsaidwhat) started her build 38 days before the show, putting on the finishing touches the day-of at Lucky Wheels. She traveled from Denver, Colorado with her custom Kawasaki 125, named the Kawasexi (or the 127WHAT). This effort won her the Going the Distance Award (for longest trek with a showbike), and People’s Choice! Thanks to Coleman, Amanda also took home a brand new minibike along with her People’s Choice trophy made by Sofi Tsingos of GT-Moto.