With the recent change of ownership for the Ventura Nationals, the new owners wanted to welcome motorcycles and some of our brands to their event. I had the distinct pleasure of working with Holly Gollob, the event promoter and all around good guy Dan Collins to make this possible. Dan did most the heavy lifting as he orchestrated the key bike vendors, builders and the underground bike show with homemade awards created by his peers. My job was to promote it through our extensive social media and cross promote with Holly to gain more notoriety for the show.
The Ventura Nationals basically owned Main Street on Friday night as custom cars and bikes adorned many blocks. They had a great art show and photo exhibit to enjoy and many of the local businesses rewarded event goers with discounts to their establishments. On Saturday, we set up and I have to be honest, I enjoyed myself from beginning to end. Maybe it was all the beautiful cars, awesome vans, kustoms, and lowriders, a nice break from your typical bike show. It could of also been that I was surrounded by great friends and spent quality time with people visiting our booth. The day wasn't about making a buck or two; it was more about chilling by the beach with good people. The attendees and car enthusiasts seemed to enjoy the nice display of bikes and I’m sure you will see a bigger bike movement heading that way next year.
Photos by Jessie Stopnik
Big thanks to Holly, Aaron and the rest of the crew, we appreciate the warm welcome and look forward to next year! Check out the Ventura Nationals website for future dates and information. Give then a follow on Facebook and Instagram as well.