Once again we have reached that time of the year where the snow and ice melts and the days get warmer. With the coming of spring come the motorcycles! The Bike and tattoo show is a great place to check out and photograph some dream bikes. Judging by the number of photographers taking pics, I’d say I’m not the only one. There were plenty of live photo shoots taking place. There’s just so much going on that there is an overload of the senses! On the tattoo side, you hear that hum of the tattoo guns buzzing throughout the room. It is quite the sound! note:I have to admit that I challenge myself to use only natural light when taking pics. I did not take a single shot using a flash!!
This show has become a tradition for me, and judging by the turnout on Saturday night, it would seem that many bikers feel as I do. This year the weather was beautiful, perfect for kicking off bike season. Many took advantage of the weather and went by bike, so not only were there many bikes to gawk at inside but also in the parking lot. A very welcoming sight. Inside, the venue was packed. Bikes, cars, tattoo artists, music, body painting! You can’t go wrong with this show! Sensory overload! You don’t know where to look first. Or when to look away…
One great big party!!
I recently stumbled upon some pics that I took at the Classic Bike and Tattoo Show back in 2013. I chose my favorites
and put them in a slide show with some music.
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Once again I had the pleasure to attend the Bike and Tattoo Show. As every year it is truly enjoyable and promises a good time. This year the show seemed more crowded. I believe it is gaining popularity as the years go by. There were some changes this year. The tattoo section was on the east arena and the bikes on the west side. It made things less crowded. The only downfall to this is that there is no more car section. The cars were scattered between the bikes. As a car guy I was a little disappointed but it is a bike and tattoo show, not a car show. I went on Saturday and got to see three great bands. Steve Hill started the evening with an incredible performance. He was followed by Eagle Tears. Close your eyes and you will swear that it’s 1970. A really great rock band that is really tight. The show closed with a tribute to Led Zeppelin who did an amazing job at sounding just like Zep. All in all it was a great show!!
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Some video footage from the Show!
As every year this show pretty much signals the beginning of bike season in Quebec. As other years the venue was filled to capacity and everyone seemed to have a great time. There is something magical that connects cars, bikes, tattoos, music and girls. Bring these elements together and you are guaranteed a great time. A place to be for both voyeurs and exhibitionists to do, well, what they do.
I attended both Friday and Saturday evening. There is just far too much going on to take it all in in one night. I have to admit that I had a great time! However I took far too many pics and videos lol. And going through it and posting it has been quite the job. A fun job yes, but it takes hours to go through all the footage. To make it a little easier on both the viewer and myself, I have split up the pics in sections. The show itself had the bike section, the tattoo section, the hot rod (rat rod) and rockabilly section. I will be adding more pics in the future but for now here are some of my favorites.
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To help ease the savage cold of Montreal’s climate, I – like many bikers- attended the Motorcycle show held at the Palais des Congres. There were many beautiful motorcycles to stare at, to help forget the winter blues, and to dream of warm summer days and twisting roads. if only for a couple of hours.
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This summer I went to see KISS at the Bell Center. While waiting to go into the arena this beautiful Triumph Bonneville caught my eye. I really like the British flag theme on the gas tank. They really did a great job in bringing back the classic old school look of the bike.
I was out for a walk on Ste.Catherine St. in Montreal when I spotted this gorgeous beast in the display window of the Bay. Even standing still it gives the impression that it wants to race! For more info on the XR1000 click here.
It is Grand Prix weekend and the weather in Montreal just sucks! It is cold and rainy. Regardless, it is time to enjoy the many festivities and hopefully take some pictures of the many exotic cars that will be present in our city. On a personal level it reminded me that I had not posted any of my pics from the classic Bike and Tattoo show. The show does have many cars on display alongside the many motorcycles and this being Grand Prix weekend it’s a perfect opportunity to post my pics.
The Classic bike and Tattooshow as usual, was a great success. Turnout was high and everyone was in a party mood. There were many vehicles to lust over as well as the occasionnal babe. Over the next couple of days, I hope to post more of my pics. One piece of advice that I would like to share is always make sure to have room on your camera’s memory card if you intend to attend a show and take pictures. It is not much fun when the memory card is full! I just needed to share that.