The Outlier’s Guild Custom Motorcycle Show was a success in its third year in downtown Los Angeles, drawing large crowds of motorcycle enthusiasts. The show featured a drool-worthy collection of café racer, bobber, classic, tracker, scrambler, modern classic, and brat-style bikes along with full custom builds from a wide array of builders, and an eye-opening collection of motorcycle-inspired art.
The OG Moto Show brings together more than a hundred of the top custom builders from across the States as well as featuring the artwork of many top motorcycle artists and photographers including Heidi Zumbrun and Captain Tom along with a wall of custom-painted Bell helmets. The show was founded by John Pangilinan, Stan Chen, Jay LaRossa of Lossa Engineering, and Ralph Holguin of RMD Garage. Their goal was to create a unique experience, in the heart of Southern California, with its combination of motorcycles and artwork as well as some motorcycle-themed tableaus.
A wide range of builders were featured with industry stars including Shinya Kimura of Chabott Engineering, Maxwell Hazan of Hazan Motorworks, and Woolie’s Workshop of Deus Ex Machina. Mitsuhiro Kiyonaga of Kiyo’s Garage, Dustin Kott of Kott Motorcycles, and Roland Sands also showcased their latest creations.
New to the show this year was Shirley of Issara Labs, who had a shiny chrome custom Moto Guzzi, and Ava Wolff of Gray Wolff Motors, who showed a custom XT600 tracker build for Tobacco Motorwear. On top of these custom bikes, the 2019 Kawasaki W800 Café was revealed and Royal Enfield brought its all-new parallel-twin-powered machines, including the INT650 and Continental GT along with the Himalayan adventure bike.
On top of the bikes and artwork, the OG Moto Market included vendors like gear makers Stellar Moto Brand and Aether Apparel and food trucks and a beer garden. The Aether setup was exceptionally elaborate with a storefront integrated into a renovated Airstream trailer. There was also an area where The Mighty Motor, a creative agency based out of LA that specializes in curating creative that shapes motorcycle culture, put on interactive talks with some of the builders about their creation while displaying the motorcycle on a stage. Onlookers got a chance to hear the builders talk about their projects firsthand.
Once again, the Outlier’s Guild Custom Motorcycle Show didn’t disappoint for locals looking for a cool space to ogle motorcycles, have some libations, and get inspired for the next project in their garage.