2017: EIGHT YEARS OF THE ONE MOTO SHOW
ALMOST A DECADE AGO SOMETHING SHIFTED IN THE MOTORCYCLE WORLD. A MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE REALIZED THEY WANTED SOMETHING MORE THAN JUST A PURCHASED EXPERIENCE, THEY WANTED A HANDS-ON, GET DOWN AND DIRTY REAL LIFE STRUGGLE–A REAL LEFT EXPERIENCE. IT WAS A MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE WHO SAW THE PICTURES AND HEARD THE STORIES OF "THE GOOD OL' DAYS" FROM THEIR GRANDPARENTS. SIMULTANEOUSLY THE ECONOMY WAS IN THE GUTTER, AND THE OLD TIMERS STARTED CLEARING OUT THEIR COLLECTIONS OF RUSTY MOTORCYCLES, LIQUIDATING BASEMENT PROJECTS AND FREEING UP THE MOTHERLODE OF VINTAGE BIKES.
We started picking up bikes for free and on the cheap. We pulled off the stuff that was unnecessary, put a little money into getting the cycles a bit more safe to ride, and rode the crap out of ‘em until we needed to rebuild. In the process we found the places where we could score parts, met people who could help us, and learned.
We quickly began to notice that there was a growing number of people who loved this subculture of motorcycling. This was when we decided to host the first gathering of what we would deem The One Motorcycle Show. The idea that a bike meant more to someone through experiences and stories. The notion that a motorcycle was built, restored, constructed, invented, or modified for particular reasons, using the means at their disposal. This doesn’t stop at a particular year. People are expanding their range: you see a lot of late model customs inspiring vintage customs, and vice-versa.
THIS YEAR'S SHOW
8 years ago, we hosted the first One Motorcycle Show in an old abandoned warehouse building. It was crafted to celebrate the weird, rare, unconventional bikes that we loved, in a way that everyone could enjoy. We started out with no knowledge of how to put on a show: let alone what might happen if we did, or the expectation we would be doing it for the next 10 years. It’s almost hard to believe that it has been so long! Our driving force to keep this going was the feeling that we were adding to something that we loved. We want to give back to motorcycling. We want to be inclusive and inspire people to participate.
As things progressed , the show got bigger. We’ve been in multiple locations, and have been lucky to work with some of the most trusting sponsors within the greater world of motorcycles. It has been a non-stop learning process and we’ve always strived to make the show better each year. This has really been our biggest challenge: skating the line between “big” and small. We make this all work with the donation of time and money by people who want to see this happen again, every year. We are proud of this fact and it’s the main reason we’ve made it this far.
2017: our 8th show. PDX, OR - 900 North Columbia Blvd. Portland OR
As always, we are exceptionally pleased to keep the show admission at totally FREE to exhibit and attend. This is possible due to the contributions of great patrons like yourself and our amazing sponsors . We are focused on giving back to those who support and contribute to this yearly effort.
Executive Inn $90
Hotel Eastlund $150
Jupiter Hotel $100
Quilty Inn $120
Ace Hotel Portland $150
See See Motor Coffee co. - coffee/ breakfast
Pine State Biscuits - brunch
Miss Delta- brunch
Roman Candle- brunch
Doug Fir- brunch
Laughing Planet- burritos
Chicken and Guns- best chicken
Sizzle Pie - pizza
Nongs Chicken- Thai
Bunk Sandwich - sandwiches
Charlie Horse - Pub Food
Noraneko Ramen - Japanese
Motorcycle things to do:
Salem Indoor Speedway - Flat track racing. Saturday night 2/13/16
Wold Of Speed Museum - Hotrods, Race bikes and more.
What are the show dates and times for 2017 show?
Feb 10th 6-12 midnight
Feb 11th 9am- 11pm
Feb 12th 9am- 3pm - Races on Sunday Morning
Heading North from Portland Take I-5 North to exit 306a Columbia Blvd. Take left at 1st light, take 1st right (Albina Blvd), halfway down the block on the right.
Heading South on I-5 from Vancouver Washington. Exit 307 onto OR99e, Marine Dr. Slight right on Vancouver Blvd (right by speedys gas stop) Turn right on Columbia Blvd. Head down .4 miles take left on Albina Blvd (it sneaks up on ya) halfway down the block on right side.
Racing Feb 12th (noon-5pm)
Location: Salem Fairgrounds 2330 17th Street NW Salem 97303
Can I race?
See race outline at www.the1moto.com
How do i contact the show promoters?
How do i get my bike in the show?
(deadline Feb 1st...no exceptions)
We select 80+ builders each year at random. If you have not already been contacted please feel free to submit using email email@example.com We have limited space so if you don't get in this year, the show happens annually. Try again.
How do i get ART in the show?
(deadline Feb 1st...no exceptions)
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Can i get a vendor space?
Email us at email@example.com to find out more info on vending. First come first serve.
How much is The One Motorcycle Show?
Free , food and drink available for purchase. Donations much appreciated! $5-10 suggested.
Can my kids come?
Yes, Kids are welcome. Keep in mind it is an adult event, with adult beverages and expensive machinery.
Can my dog come.
Only service animals, Even if you have a nice pup, please leave him at home.
Is there parking?
Street parking around venue, if you head east a few blocks the neighborhoods have plenty of street parking. Remember...Parking rules are strictly enforced and be courteous to our neighbors.
Is there food & Coffee and beer?
Yes, We offer See See Motor Coffee Co., Sizzle Pie pizza, Chicken & Guns Food Cart, Bar and more!
Can i use my Credit Card?
We have an atm for cash, all beer and wine is cash only. Merch you can use card.
How much is the race?
$10 gate fee.
$30 to race per class.
Be respectful of race promoters, workers and Salem residents please.
Can I donate?
Heck yes, please go to www.the1moto.com and donate at the store or paypal us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can i buy a shirt, poster, patch online?