I had the pleasure of not only attending The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show, but showcasing my recent collaboration build. A Triumph Scrambler-Street Tracker, which I have named The Lahalih-Wood. The name of the bike, pronounced like LaHollywood, promotes my last name, the wood accent, and where it was built. Built at Garage Company in Los Angeles, my designs were carefully carried out by the very capable hands of Yoshi Kosaka.
This vintage inspired salute to the dirt features a variety of design components that should not play well together, but they do. It includes a stunning walnut wood tail section, leather wrapped tank with embroidered Triumph logo, speedway inspired handlebars, a vintage air speed gauge, exhaust tips inspired by long range binoculars, etc.
Hosted by the self proclaimed, "nerdy moto guys" of Revival Cycles, I was in the best possible company of wildly talented builders, tuners and designers, including Boyle Custom Moto, LC Fabrications, Loaded Gun Customs, The Speed Merchant, Shinya Kimura, just to name a few.
Coordinated perfectly with the MotoGP weekend at COTA, Handbuilt event organizers estimated an attendance of over 10,000 people within the two day time span. A testament to the level of planning and promotion, the talent in the building, and the growing popularity of this style of custom motorcycle show.
Every hour crowds lined up to be wowed by the amazing Wall of Death show put on by American Motor Drome Company, a must see if you have the chance.
Congratulations to Revival Cycles for an amazing show. I'm looking forward to next year.