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In Motion Invitational
Some Of The Industry’s Top Builders Compete For
Hendley Park, 2100 Strand Avenue, Galveston Island, TX.
But They All Have To Run
ALL BIKES ON DISPLAY FROM NOV 1ST AT 4PM
SHAKEDOWN RIDE ON THURSDAY NOV 1ST AT 4PM
Meet And Greet Party With The Builders After The Ride
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A New Vision In Motorcycle Shows – In Motion!
2017 was the first offering of a brand new type of show called In Motion at the Lone Star Rally in Galveston, TX. 14 builders from across the United States have been invited to create a one of a kind custom motorcycle. This motorcycle show started with bikes that had to perform a shakedown ride to be eligible for the vote. At the end the winner will walk away with a $10,000 prize.
The only way to fairly judge builders at this level of the game is to come up with a system that in the end is beyond reproach. We call it the 20-40-40 system. Twenty percent of the vote is peer-based judging from the builders themselves. Forty percent of that vote will come from members of the trades; these are welders, fabricators, painters, and machinists that can judge something on the merit of how it was made. Finally, the last forty percent of the vote will be from an industry panel, made up of members of the motorcycle industry from all ends of the spectrum.
2017 saw Donny Loos of Don’s Custom Cycle & Garage walk away with the big check for his impeccable Shovelhead build, few could argue that he was the legitimate champion.
Coming into its second year, In Motion has captured the attention of the motorcycle industry around the world. With amazing images that have been captured from the first year from famous motorcycle photographer Michael Lichter and the partnership of Cycle Source Magazine who carried articles on the builders and their machines, it gathered great media attention as well. In Motion will operate as a two-year option for the builders; which means that each invited craftsman has the option to come two years in a row before being left off the list for a minimum of one year. For 2018, nine of the original fourteen have agreed to compete for their second chance at the big money, to that five new builders will be added by shakedown day.
A new feature this year is that the bikes, which were originally displayed in the VIP room in the Devils Cut building, will now be available to the general public for viewing throughout the Lone Star rally in the park at the corner of Strand St and 21st St. All fourteen bikes and builders will be accessible to the public. Each will be set on pedestals with builder banners identifying each. Because this is now a public option the we are pleased to announce the addition of a People’s Choice award! The show begins with a Shakedown ride on Thursday evening that ends at the display area on 21st St. with a VIP reception party. From that point, on all motorcycles that have ridden the official route will be eligible for voting. On Sunday morning the winner will be announced on the main Stage at Sangerfest Park and will be presented with their $10,000 check.