Chopper Festival

Honoring David Mann by bringing the industry together. Check out our website for complete details and to get involved. Thanks

December 10, 2017 at the Ventura Fairgrounds.



General Admission is $15
Military with ID $10
Kids 12 and under $5.

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Help if you can

The United Way of Ventura County, American Red Cross of Ventura County and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services have teamed up to create the Thomas Fire Fund. Donations can be made via text message -Text UWVC to 41444 to make a cash donation, on the United Way of Ventura County's website or over the phone at 805-485-6288. Checks with Thomas Fire Fund in the memo line can be mailed to United Way 702 County Square Drive, Suite 100 Ventura, CA 93003. Please be safe out there.

Photo by Johnathon Martin Photography / ChopCult

Please Read: New Date for the Chopperfest!

The Chopperfest family regrets to inform you that we must announce the postponement of The 14th Annual David Mann Chopperfest scheduled to take place at the Ventura Fairgrounds on Sunday, December 10th.

The City of Ventura is devastated by the Thomas Fire that has wreaked havoc in our beloved city. In order to keep staff, residents, patrons, fire crews and first responders safe we have made this tough decision.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we look forward to greeting all of you when we resume the event on Sunday, February 4th, 2018.

We would like to extend a heartfelt Thank You for your continued support for this local family owned and operated event.

A portion of proceeds from the rescheduled 14th Annual David Mann Chopperfest will benefit the victims of this unfortunate natural disaster. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected. We will honor advance tickets purchased, bike show entries, and vendor fees. If you're unable to join us on February 4, please contact me for reimbursement.

Please share this announcement, as we do not want to inconvenience anyone who is planning on attending this Sunday.

Tory DuVarney
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Be safe

Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone that is affected by the active fires in Ventura and Sylmar. The Ventura Fairgrounds is one of many open evacuations centers for people to seek shelter. We would like to thank the firefighters and emergency personnel on the ground and in the air. Please be safe.

FXR Class Presented by KD Customs

Our friends at KD Customs are sponsoring the FXR Class once again. They have created this a one-off trophy for the winner as well!
"If You Build It They Will Come"
All Brand Motorcycle Show presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys and Geico Motorcycle Insurance. Classes include Chopper (Old Skool Skooter) - Bobber - Antique - Modern Chopper - Radical Design - Metric - Koolest Paint - Bagger - Sportster - British - Racer (Race Bike) - Special Construction - FXR (presented by KD Customs) - Ladies (presented by Real Deal) - Best Knucklehead - Best Panhead - Best Shovelhead - Best of Show - David Mann Memorial Award - Ross "Kiwi" Tomas Award.
-Bike Show entry is $40 and includes one general admission and one event t-shirt(shown above). The judges will choose which class(es) your bike best fits. You only need to enter it once.
-The show is open to the public and is not just for builders. We have 19 classes and over 50 awards given out!
-The four Best Of classes will win a trophy and a Biltwell helmet of your choice.
-1st place trophies are amazing works of art by Sonny Boy. 2nd and 3rd place receive ribbons.
Best of Luck!

Get a free David Mann Chopperfest "Family" Event Poster

Tickets may be purchased at the ticket booth upon arrival day of or in advance through Ticketfly. Advance tickets will receive a free David Mann Chopperfest "Family" Event Poster. You will receive your free poster upon entry when your Ticketfly ticket is redeemed. Kindly purchase your ticket here. Pre-Sale tickets will be cut off at midnight 12/10.

General Admission $15

Military w/ID $10

Kids 12 and under free

See you soon!

-Please note no colors, pets, outside alcohol or coolers.

Featured Artist: Nicole Andrijauskas

Nicole Andrijauskas is completing her tank for the David Mann and Friends Art Show.
Be sure to swing by the McBride Hall to see it in person. Thanks for contributing to the show Nicole.

About the artist: Nicole Andrijauskas is a painter whose practice concentrates on the juxtaposition of machines or tools with familiar icons, often using a background palette based on primary colors. Her work revolves around the impulsivity of pop culture and politics. She received her BA in Painting & Textiles from San Francisco State University in 2006, and taught mural painting throughout the public school system there. In 2012, she received her teaching credential to expand on her artistic endeavors with young students. Nicole has exhibited work in numerous Bay Area galleries, Vancouver, Columbus, and Portland. She currently lives and works in Portland, OR.

Click here to see Nicole's body of work.

Benefit for Cathy and Steve

Gather your friends together and head to the Screaming Chicken Saloon in San Bernardino, CA, to support Cathy and Steve. The fun begins at noon with live music from the Tijuana Stranglers and the Midnight Staggers. There will also be a raffle with the proceeds going to Cathy and Steve. Donate to their Go Fund Me account if you can't make it. Thanks!

Featured Builder Jasin Phares

Jasin Phares is one of many featured builders that will be on location this year. Here's a sneak peek of his PCP fender struts for his custom 1973 Harley-Davidson Shovelhead that he'll be debuting at the Chopper Fest.
We appreciate your support, Jasin. Jasin and the rest of the feature builders will be set up on Ross Tomas Main Street by the main stage. See you soon!

David Mann and Friends Custom Culture Art Show

The McBride Hall is about to be taken over by some of the best artists in the industry for the 14th David Mann and Friends Custom Culture Art Show. We'd like to thank the people above for helping us create a unique space. Each piece of art will introduce you to the artist as well as pay homage to our dear friend David Mann. Expect to see original works of art from David Mann and speak one-on-one with featured artists on location. We would also like to thank the fine folks at Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys for sponsoring the Art Show year after year and our buddy Sean for his help, time and friendship. -Tory and Dave

Give if you can

Cathy and Steve's friends have opened a Go Fund Me account on their behalf. Please give if you are able. All proceeds raised will help them with future medical needs. Thank you.


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