We are very excited to announce that Biltwell Inc. is bringing their Helmet Show back to the Chopper Fest. Biltwell has sent their signature Lane Splitter helmets to the following artists to create one of a kind masterpieces. Some of the helmets will be up for sale with the proceeds benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. Be sure to follow each artist on Instagram as they will be sharing progress photos from time to time. Big thanks to Biltwell for making this collaboration possible!
If you would like to reserve your same spot or move closer please submit your application and payment by October 10th. After that date your space will be open to vendors on the waiting list wishing to move closer towards the front. Thank you.
Caleb Owens is one of many featured builders who will be on location this year. Caleb always goes above and beyond with his custom motorcycles and parts. He is currently building a custom Panhead for our friends at 805 Beer, and we can't wait to see it at the show . Do yourself a favor and swing by Caleb's booth during the day; you won't be disappointed. Follow Caleb's world at http://crocustoms.com/, Facebook, and Instagram.
Photo Credit- Lindsay Lohden We are thrilled to welcome Gethen Jenkins to the Chopper Fest. Be sure to swing by the main stage to watch his performance.
With his powerful, gut wrenching, baritone sound, Gethen Jenkins is on a fast train to stardom. Gethen is an award winning singer and songwriter from Huntington, West Virginia. His songs are of considerable depth and meaning, driven by passion, and full of heart and spirit which is sure to run the gamut of human emotions.
â€œThe relationship between the listeners and music is what I feed on.â€
Gethenâ€™s journey began surrounded by American music, from the purest of Bluegrass to whiskey soaked Honkytonk. Music took hold at the age of eight, beating on his dadâ€™s Gibson guitar. His teenage years were spent in Galena, a rural Indian village on the Yukon River, deep in the Alaskan tundra. After eight years in the U.S. Marines, Gethen landed in Southern California. Returning from Iraq, determined to sing his own songs, he found a home in Country Music with his five piece band The Freightshakers (since revamped as Gethen Jenkins). Over the next several years Gethen immersed himself in his music, working hard to create a unique sound keeping true to his roots.
â€œThis hard-driving, honky-tonk group lead by Gethen Jenkins is a perfect way to spend any night, wherever it may take you.â€ â€“ National Country Review
Recognizing Gethen Jenkins as a promising talent in Country Music, Five Music and Sony RED approached him in 2016 to join the label. The 805 Beer Brand has also taken notice of Gethen and offered him an endorsement with their lifestyle brand kicking off with a billboard campaign Spring 2017 spanning from California to Texas. In conjunction, Sony will release a six song digital EP titled â€œWhere the Honkytonk Belongsâ€ in July 2017. Gethen is currently in the studio working on his latest album slated to be released Spring 2018.
With a restless creative spirit and natural born drive to connect with people, it looks like the best is yet to come!
Make sure to enter your bike in the "If You Build It They Will Come" Motorcycle Show. All brands, antiques, and customs are invited to take part. The first place and best of show winners will receive a custom trophy created by Sonny Boy. Click here to enter. Photo by Josie Perez.
The time has come once again! Join us on December 10, 2017, for the 14th Annual David Mann Chopper Festival. We are gladly welcoming supporters, motorcycle related and swap meet vendors, and bike show entries. Please to go www.chopperfestival.com to get involved. We appreciate everyone's ongoing support. Thanks!! David &Tory