Thursday, October 31, 2013

Fall MWMS Video & Winter Midwest Moto Swap Date Announced!

Here is a video showing a bit of the Fall Midwest Moto Swap that took place October 19th, 2013 in case you missed out. Music by the talented Lowbrow employee Jim Dalakas, who also jammed on and off all day at the swap meet, providing some background music to treasure hunt by. Thanks to everyone who came out, each swap is getting better and better!

Come visit us at the Winter Midwest Moto Swap on Saturday, February 22nd! More details to follow soon, we have some exciting additions to really make this a can't-miss, all-day event. Coming up on Saturday, June 14th will be our Spring MWMS, stay tuned for more exciting news!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Fall Midwest Moto Swap Bike Show Winners Announced

Below is the listing of the winners of the Fall Midwest Moto Swap Bike Show:

Best in show: Ed Vanaman; 1965 BSA Lightning
American Vintage Stock: Dave Trusky; 1972 Harley-Davidson FLC
American Custom: Mike Schrickel/Chop Machine; 1975 Harley-Davidson Shovelhead
American Modern Custom: Bob Vail; 1997 Harley-Davidson Sportster “Similaria”
British Custom: Ray Myers; 1967 Triumph “Boardtrackish”
Japanese Vintage Stock: James W. Twigg; 1983 Kawasaki GPZ 1100
Japanese Custom: Juan Feliciano; 1983 Yamaha XS650
European Stock: Karl Frye; 1956 ZID K-55
Café Racer: Devid Gerowitz; 1972 Honda CB750
Competition: Bill Hanks; 1972 Bultaco Sherpa S
Minicycles: John Bova/Johnny’s Vintage Motorcycle Co.; 1972 Kawasaki MT1

And we never listed the winners of the June show, which are:

Best in show: Mark Mederski;1963 Bultaco TSS 125
American Vintage Stock: Mark Fogarty; 1941 Indian 441
American Custom: Bob Millendle(sp?); 1979 Harley-Davidson Sportster
American Modern Custom: Dennis Williams; 1989 Harley-Davidson Sportster
British Custom: Laurie Stevens; 1965 Triumph Trophy
Japanese Vintage Stock: Tony Demarco; 1972 Kawasaki H2 Triple
JapaneseCustom: Dave cordial; 2001 Yamaha V Star
British Vintage Stock: Dave Goldman; 1967 Triumph Bonneville
European Vintage Stock: Jeff Borer; 1953 NSU Maxi
Competition: Arthur Romanelli; 2008 Harley-Davidson Nightster
Minicycles: Tim Richards; 1978 Yamaha GT80

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Fall Midwest Moto Swap Bike Show Classes & Info

Above is a photo of one of the bike show trophies in-progress. We have 12 categories for the Bike Show at the Midwest Moto Swap taking place Saturday, October 19th, 2013 at the Medina County Fairgrounds. Click here to see a PDF of the following information and all rules. We have something for everyone, including:

American Vintage Stock
American Custom
American Modern Custom
British Vintage Stock
British Custom
Japanese Vintage Stock
Japanese Custom
European Vintage Stock
European Custom
Cafe Racer
Vintage Scooter / Minicycle

Vintage is designated as 1984 & earlier. Competition is for full race bikes (drag, flat track, GP, you get the idea), and the rest are pretty self explanatory. Each category is judged, and we have some awesome trophies and prizes. In addition to the above categories, we will have a Best of Show award chosen by the judges as a whole. It is FREE to enter your bike in the show with your paid $5 admission! There will be a bike show registration table from 10 a.m. - Noon, and awards will be announced by 4 p.m. Now get that bike spit-shined and ready to ride!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Come See Triumph Salt Flat Race Bikes

On display at the Fall Midwest Moto Swap will be our stable of Bonneville land speed racing bikes, including The Salt Ghost, Double Vision, Kyle's Triumph (no cool name?) and Poison Ivy. Many records set between these bikes, and we have old El Mirage and Bonneville trophies from The Salt Ghost to show off as well. All photos by Jon Glover, Glover's Garage.

Attention Potential Swap Meet Vendors: We are approaching capacity inside, with only 8 spots left, almost the entire building is full! We do have 29 outdoor 20' x 20' spots left, but we are filling up quick.  Click here for online application and payment, or here for more information and contact info for vending.