The 5th annual Brooklyn Invitational was by accounts a raging success. With a builder list like this, it's hard to fail:
ANDY CARTER - PANAGEA SPEED
BRANDON HOLSTEIN - THE SPEED MERCHANT
CALEB OWENS - CRO CUSTOMS
CICERO DE GUZMAN JR.
DAVE BARKER - SPEEDMETAL CYCLES
DAVE FRESTON - CHOPPERDAVE’S
DAVE POLGREEN - THE WRETCHED HIVE
ERNIE BARKMAN UGH MACKIE - SIXTH STREET SPECIALS
JASIN PHARES - HAROLD’S IRON WORKS
JEFF WRIGHT - CHURCH OF CHOPPERS
KEINO SASAKI - KEINO CYCLES
KENNY CUMMINGS - NYC NORTON
KIM BOYLE - BOYLE CUSTOM MOTO
LOCK BAKER - EASTERN FABRICATIONS
MAX SCHAAF - 4Q
MATTIAS ANDERSON - LEBEEF KUSTOMS
PAUL COX - PAUL COX INDUSTRIES
ROLAND SANDS - RSD
SETH ROSKO - ROSKO CYCLES
STEPHAN PATE - RESTORATION WERKS
T-ROD WALT SEIGL -
WALT SIEGL MOTORCYCLES
Inside the ROOT Studios in Brooklyn, NY, custom motorcycles from all over were parked in the sparse, studio environment. Uncluttered by displays and other frills, any spectator could walk right up and admire a world-class machine from all angles. The crowd easily filtered back and forth through the cramped vendor room, Asahi bar, the gallery and back to the street out front where hundreds of hand-built choppers lined the entire block. Several bands jammed throughout the day, tattoo artists were busy and as always, pre-parties, after-parties and all sorts of activities combined to make a one-day event feel like it lasted all weekend. Mix that artsy/party vibe with the fun of riding one of the most intense cities in the world and you've got a weekend of chopper fun that's hard to beat.
Photos by our friends at Biltwell Inc.
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