2016: SEVEN YEARS OF THE ONE MOTO SHOW
HALF 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.
I quickly began to notice that there was a growing number of people who loved this subculture of motorcycling. This was when I 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
7 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 6 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.
2016: our 7th show. We have locked down the same location as last year (our favorite one to date) just blocks away from some of the best restaurants and bars in PDX, directly across the river from downtown Portland, and right in the heart of the lower eastside industrial area. This historic building that once housed manufacturing is an open single floor, exceeding 20,000 sq ft. The building has a fenced-in parking lot, perfect for some outdoor activities.
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. We are focused on giving back to those who support and contribute this yearly effort.
Executive Inn $90
Hotel Eastlund $150
Econo Lodge $100
Quilty Inn $120
Motel 6 $100
See See Motor Coffee co. - coffee/ food
Juniors Diner - brunch
Sandy Hut- brunch
Club 21- brunch
Doug Fir- brunch
Laughing Planet- burritos
Chicken and Guns- best chicken
Sizzle Pie - pizza
Bunk Sandwich - sandwiches
Charlie Horse - Southwest
Sizzle Pie- pizza
White Owl - burgers
The Farm - nw food
Motorcycle things to do:
Salem Indoor Speedway - Flat track racing. Saturday night 2/13/16
Wold Of Speed Museum - Hotrods, Race bikes and more.
Dead Moon - Legendary Portland band.
What are the show dates and times?
Feb 12th 6-12 midnight
Feb 13th 9am- 12 midnight
Feb 14th 9am- 3pm
Racing Feb 14th (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?
Please send an email to Bikes@the1moto.com . We will get back asap.
How do i get my bike in the show?
(deadline Jan 15th)
We select 80 builders each year at random. If you have not already been contacted please feel free to submit using the online submission key at www.the1moto.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 Jan 1)
Contact Ginger firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Can i get a vendor space?
Email Emily@seeseemotorcycles.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.
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?
Yes, We offer See See Motor Coffee Co., Sizzle Pie pizza, and Laughing Planet burritos.
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.
we will have charter busses bringing down spectators from show to track and back again. This will most likely be free but on first come basis.
Can I donate?
Heck yes, please go to www.the1moto.com and donate at the store.
Can i buy a shirt, poster, patch online?