Photos by Enriquie Parrilla
Thousands of like-minded motorcycle enthusiasts will make the trek to Ventura, Ca, this weekend for the 15th Annual David Mann Chopper Fest. I'm a little bias as the Chopper Fest is one of my top five events to partake. Mainly due to the caliber of custom motorcycles on display, reconnecting with industry friends, and being able to meet ChopCult members and supporters. Add in the ocean breeze and life is grand!
A lifesize Revell model built by Johnny Branch which you can win at the Chopper Fest. Click here for details. Johnny is drawing the lucky name on the main stage before the show awards. Good Luck!
I also love the David Mann and Friends Custom Culture Art Show which pays homage to the late and great David Mann. Event coordinator Sean McKean handpicks the artists, and each one gives their all to create works for art for the event. Most of the art is for sale so bring extra cash and treat yourself.
Another significant aspect of the show is Biltwell's traveling Helmet Show, and it never disappoints! They bring together some of the best painters in the industry and supply a Gringo helmet to use as their canvas. Be sure to swing by the Anacapa Hall during the day as this year's art show is gearing up to be excellent.
Here's a look back at February's event by photographer and all-around great guy Enrique Parrilla.
Head over to chopperfestival.com to pre-register your motorcycle for the chance to take home $2500.00 from our friends at Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys. They have also added 500.00 for the best Panhead, Shovelhead, Knucklehead, Antique, and the David Mann Memorial Award. You can purchase advance tickets here. Safe travels my friends! -Lisa
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Be sure to head to The Tavern on Saturday night for the Chopper Festival pre-party.