Focus: The 13th Annual Chopper Fest


I rarely start off the main feature with an apology. But alas, I need to apologize to the folks at the David Mann Chopper Fest for the delay in this post-event feature. For some reason, I never hit the almighty save button when I built the feature awhile back. But in fact, this ended up being a great thing, because now a few months have passed since the show and I think it gives us a better retrospective on the awesomeness we all know as the Chopper Fest. Tory and Christina DuVarney produced another stellar event which was enjoyed by all. The sun was shining, and the Ventura Fairgrounds was packed to the gills with great bikes, brands, and people. Johnathon Martin was on location and has graciously shared his images with us. Enjoy!


Photos by Johnathon Martin



"The goal of the Chopperfest is to bring like-minded motorcycle enthusiasts together to pay tribute to the past history, and ultimately inspire one another through the art of creation, and inspire future generations of artists and builders to push the limits of motorcycle art. Thanks to all who participated, it takes a village/community and what an amazing community we have. Thank you to our sponsors, our amazing team, the builders and artists, you truly make the show spectacular." -Tory



"If You Build It They Will Come" All Brand Antique and Custom Motorcycle Show Results



1st place Dalton Walker 1951 Triumph

2nd place Mike Nunez 1973 Shovelhead

3rd place Shannon Aikau 1969 Shovelhead



1st place Ben Pecqueuer 1958 Panhead

2nd place Justin Klein 2001 Sportster

3rd place Jerry Demille 1948 Panhead



1st place Bret Hatt 1945 Knuckle UL

2nd place Andrew Potash 1948 Indian Chief

3rd place Bruce Tischer 1968 XLCH


Modern Chopper

1st place Grant Thompson2016 Panhead 2 Carb

2nd place Rob Camire 2017 Blown Pan

3rd place Bill Holmquist 2013 Big Bear Chopper



1st place Austin Lee 1978 Yamaha XS650

2nd place Jamie Cambell 2016 Honda XR650DT

3rd place Jeff Wolf 1978 Yamaha


Special Construction

1st place Ron Garner 2017 Custom

2nd place Martin Cottrell 1958 Panhead

3rd place Richard Jones 2015 FXR



1st place Andrew Ursich 1980 Sportster

2nd place Justin Klein 2001 Sportster

3rd place Ashley Mitchel 1956 K Model



1st place Richard Jones 1966 TR6C

2nd place Kristine Peach 1953 Triumph

3rd place Anthony Robinson 1969 Triumph T-100




1st place Phil & Dan 1936 VLD

2nd place Norm Newman 1940 Indian Scout

3rd place Noise Cycles 2009 Dyna


Koolest Paint

1st place Oliver Jones 1984 FX

2nd place Anthony Robinson 1961 Triumph T-100

3rd place Ashley Mitchell 1956 K Model



1st place Paul Wheeler 1946 Knuckle

2nd place Chris Cambell 1986 FXRT

3rd place Bart Mason 2013 Custom Roadglide


Radical Design

1st place Jon Schruder 1999 FXST

2nd place Anthony Robinson 1969 Triumph T-100

3rd place Tree 1947 Knuckle



1st place Stephanie Cota 2005 Spec Const.

2nd place Tracy Ainsworth 1956 Panhead

3rd place Jen Campbell 1984 Honda CB125S



1st place Kirk Taylor 1993 FXRP

2nd place Kirk Taylor 1985 FXRT

3rd place Todd Atkins 1992 FXR


Best Shovelhead Dave Shaw 1971 FLH



Best Panhead Martin Cottrell 1958 Pan

Best Knucklehead Landy Brakke 1941 Knuckle


David Mann Memorial Award Phil Swanson 1943 Knucklehead


Ross"Kiwi" Tomas Award Mike Klingerman 1946 Indian Chief


Best of Show Andrew Ursich 1949 "Pink Panther" M100


Nick Faught also sent in his take on the event, and I will showcase his coverage on Monday. Until then be sure to follow the Chopper Fest on Facebook and Instagram and check out their website to get involved in the 14th Annual Chopper Fest happening on December 10, 2017!




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