This is not to be missed. All the cool kids will be there. I will be roaming around spreading the moto love. See you there!
Steel Toe Press Unleashes MOTOBLOT!
Vintage & Custom Motorcycle, Scooter & Hot Rod Car Rally!
CHICAGO (April 25, 2014) – Evolve or Die: The architects of Mods vs Rockers Chicago, the country’s largest urban motorcycle rally, are making the bold move of creating an ALL NEW event. MvR Chicago had set the standard and spawned many impersonators in the last ten years, and they feel that now is the time for a change.
MvR had greatly evolved from its modest beginnings in 2005 with a handful of like-minded Cafe Racers and Scooterists hosting a grass roots gathering on Chicago’s North Lincoln Avenue to last years Mega Weekender. The new event will no longer be a salute to the rival youth cultures of early sixties England, but will now celebrates all of motorcycling’s rich culture and lifestyle.
“Mods vs Rockers was a great beginning and we had a fantastic run but we could see that vintage culture was changing and that our crowed was gravitating to a wider range of custom and vintage motorcycles, and even hot rods, that were no longer easily classified… We knew it was a good time for a change,” said event organizers Larry Fletcher and Martin Cimek.
On June 13th-15th, 2014, Steel Toe Press will launch the inaugural MOTOBLOT Vintage Motorcycle, Scooter & Hot Rod Car Rally.
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June 13: Friday Night, the festivities begin with a VIP Punch-Up (Meet & Greet) at the Isle of Man – 3856 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago with an open bar and complimentary BBQ. At 9pm the event will move across the street to Martyrs’- 3855 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago for a Rockabilly Showcase featuring the Three Blue Teardrops and Hillbilly Casino.
June 14 & 15: Saturday and Sunday the festival will move to Chicago’s historic, Fulton Street and Cobra Lounge. Fulton Street will be closed at Ashland and will host our outdoor street festival with a Motorcycle, Scooter and Hot Rod Car Show, the outdoor stage will feature the Rockabilly Rumble and Pin-Up Contest ($1000 Cash Prize) and the midway will feature a Motocentric Vendors Paddock and select Culinary Food Trucks. In a sideshow parking lot, motorcycle stunt riders, One Wheel Revolution, will preform The Outdoor Rockabilly Rumble stage on Saturday will open at Noon with a performance by the Chicago School of Rock followed by a handful of popular regional and National bands including the Krank Daddies, Creepshow and Wayne “The Train” Hancock with the Detroit Cobras headlining. Saturday will also feature the British Customs Bike Build-Off where local Triumph dealers will be building custom Triumph Motorcycles on-site.
Inside, the Cobra Lounge will feature the Bands & Burlesque “Peep Show” with Bailey Dee and her Late Night Bait and the Bama Lama’s performing and featuring Chicago’s finest ladies of Burlesque.
On Sunday, Father’s Day, early birds will gather at 8am for an Urban Motorcycle Swap Meet where used parts, accessories and even complete machines will be for sale. Live music will again kick-off at Noon with an encore performance from the School of Rock, followed by a host of rock performances by more local, regional and national bands including Piñata Protest, Black Actress, Bloody Spades, Dorian Taj, Tracer Bullet and a special reunion performance by Wicker Man.
Sunday will also feature a Bikini Bike Wash with all the proceeds benefiting Pits for Patriots a local group that rescues returning Service Pit Bulls and unites them with Veterans.
A full event schedule with information, tickets and registration at: www.motoblot.com
Questions: Larry Fletcher (630)862-1348
Friday June 13th
Three Blue Teardrops 9:30pm
Hillbilly Casino 11:00pm
Saturday June 14th
Cobra Lounge Indoor Stage
Bailey Dee and her Late Night Bait – 1:00pm
Bama Lamas – 2:30pm
Julia Haltigan – 4:00pm
Fulton /Ashland Outdoor Stage
School of Rock Chicago – Noon
Rumble Train – 1:30pm
Krank Daddies – 3:00pm
Wayne Hancock – 4:30pm
Creepshow – 6:30pm
Detroit Cobras – 8:30pm
Sunday June 15th
School of Rock Chicago – Noon
Cochino y los Pistoleros 1:15pm
Black Actress 2:15pm
Bloody Spades 3:15pm
Dorian Taj 4:15pm
Tracer Bullet 5:15pm
Wicker Man 7:00pm
Bomber Betty Make-Up
Flatland Custom Cycles, Inc.
Pilsen Out Post LLC
Pits for Patriots
Pretty Spooky Handmade
Sink or Swim
Strange Beauty Show Salon
Sunflower Glass Co.
Home Bakery and Fest, Dumpling House
Lee Concessions Corp
Reggies Record Breakers
Suzie’s Fun Foods
Windy City Triumph