Article and photos by Blane Johns - The One Motorcycle Show in Portland, Oregon was once again a must-see event. Now in its 11th year, Thor Drake and the See See Motor Coffee Company crew put together a killer show that put choppers, race bikes, rare antiques, resto-mods and everything in between on display. It truly had something for every motorcycle enthusiast to enjoy. Add in some flat-track racing, savory food, tasty beer, and rocking bands and you have yourself a perfect Oregon winter weekend.
We were able to make our way in before the crowds started filling up the place to check out the scene and snap some pics. There definitely were plenty of quality bikes to point a lens at. The show has now grown to over 200 motorcycles, and is held in the 197,000 square-foot Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Along with the bikes, there were 50 artists and more than 80 apparel and equipment brands scattered about. And if that wasn’t enough to keep you busy, there were four concerts as well as pro and amateur flat-track races on Saturday.
Sunday’s builder awards found Patrick Tilbury of Royal-T Racing winning The One Motorcycle Show Award.