THE BSMC EVENT II

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Dutch, Events | 19 Comments

CAMPAIGN 3 PRINT version

Having ummed and ahhhed for a few weeks we finally decided we were brave enough to put on a follow-up event to our May exhibition, on the 5th & 6th October this year.

We felt that a whole year was too long to wait for a follow-up show in a growing bike scene that moves faster than a 12-month cycle will allow, plus we felt that we’d only scratched the surface in terms of the bike building and creative talent that the UK & Europe has to offer in a London show.

We also considered our May event to be a British biking season opener, and so it seemed fitting to run a follow-up show as a season-closer, or maybe a review of the Summer of 2013. We also felt that with all the bike building that’s been going on from both the pros and shed builders over the summer, it seemed fitting to show the new stuff that had been built, plus we wanted to create extra space to properly showcase more shed built bikes, made by non-pros.

Although a lot of people liked the show as it was last time, we live in a world where people always expect a little more, and something new, so our October show will be at the same venue, but will include an additional building adjacent to the main location, this will add around 60% extra exhibition space both inside and out. We had great weather in May for our last event, and hopefully we’ll be just as lucky this time round, but in case we’re not, we have coverings for one of the two outdoor yards, so we can count on that space to be useful whatever the British weather throws at us.

Last time around there were around 35 official exhibited bikes. This time there will be at least 60, all new, plus around 15  Shed builds from selected contributors. We’ll have the same great food & quality coffee from Street Kitchen in the new yard, and we’re keeping the tattoos and haircuts, as they were so popular. Urban Rider, Foundry Motorcycles, Maple Jeans and others will be selling quality bike gear and apparel, as before. Artists and photographers are listed below.

…So, in summary – It’s the closing show to what we opened with in May, but bigger, better, more. “A continuing celebration of the cafe/custom creative scene”.

See you all there. Follow the EVENT page on FACEBOOK for regular updates and trendy social commentary type stuff, or check in here at the Bike Shed.

BUILDERS – Here is a snapshot of the SIXTY-plus bikes on show

(The rest are being finished, polished, shipped, etc)

Spirit of the Seventies – This ER-6 will be finished at last

KR6-main-lrg

This GT550 plus two more from Young New Talent Auto Fabrica

Auto Fabrica Type One Rside 3

Shinya Kimura @Chabott Engineering’s “Fireball”

fireball+photo+3

4h10′s “Midnight Pheonix”

4H10 Midnight Phoenix

Deus Ex Machina’s “Mono”

Deus Mono New

Down & Out Cafe Racer’s CL450

Down&Out CR CB450

it roCkS! bikes “Sunburn”

itroCkS Sunburn 00

CMBL’s Beach Hopper

JE Beach Hopper 6

Robinsons Speedshop’s GS750 Cafe Racer

Luke R GS750 5

Gunnar’s Shed Built Z750

Gunnar's Z750 TWK

Nick’s Shed Built Pantah

Nick Hugh's Pantera 750

Roy’s Shed Built VTR/VFR/Busa

Roy's VFR 4 FBC2

Tom’s XJ550

Toms-XJ550-1-700x460

…and many, MANY more…

Here’s the list of main exhibitors who are currently signed up:

Shinya Kiumra @ Chabott Engineering

Deus Ex Machina

Moto Guzzi

Untitled Motorcycles

Spirit of the Seventies

Old Empire Motorcycles

Kingdom of Kicks

Urban Rider

Corsa Italiana

Krazy Horse Customs

RaceFit

Cafe Racer Customs

Kevils Speedshop

Auto Fabrica

TH1RTE3N MOTOS

Foundry MC

Muff Customs

Down & Out Cafe Racers

RB Kustoms

…and your Shedbuilds…

RETAILERS

Urban Rider

Foundry Motorcycle

Maple Motorcycle Jeans

ODFU

Sideburn

Benzina

Davida

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EXHIBITORS

Conrad Leach

Benedict Radcliffe

Corpses from Hell

Kristina Fender

Merry Michau

Barry Sheene tribute bike by ERA Cycles

INK by Woody, CUTS by Billy & Bo, FOOD by Street Kitchen

…PLACES TO STAY HERE

Parking too – as before:

Event Parking Map

BIKE PARKING SUMMARY. PLEASE READ.

BSMC OFFICIAL EVENT PARKING:
We have official bike parking at the Amnesty International offices on New Inn Yard, which backs onto the venue, with direct access into the venue’s main yard. ALL BIKES ARE WELCOME.
FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. (Last time we were full by 12am on Sat)
It’s £3 to park for the day, as we have to make a donation to AA to use their property, plus we have hired parking staff & security to run it. Sorry it’s not free, but you have other options if you want…

PUBLIC CAR/BIKE PARKS:
There are at least 4 car parks we know of within 2 minutes walk – all are on the map. The closest ones are opposite the OFFICIAL EVENT PARKING entrance off New Inn Yard, and there is another opposite the big hotel on Shoreditch High Street beside the Petrol garage. That one is £2 a day, so it’s cheaper, but without our security.

BIKE BAYS:
There are a few motorcycle parking bays, and there is one just around the corner from the main gate, but they’re all small. Use www.parkingforbikes.com to check spots.

ON STREET PARKING:
The city around Spitalfields and Brick Lane has confusing parking restrictions on the weekend, because like Camden, it’s a busy place on Sundays with lots of traffic. Read the signs and you might find places to park for nothing on street on Sat and Sunday after 1.30m but that’s all down to you to check out.

ON-SHOW PARKING:
We have some space inside the venue, “on-show”, for pre-booked bikes that are nice-looking cafe/brat/bobber/tracker/etc customs. To get into one of these spaces you need the right bike, and you need to stay ALL DAY.
Get there a little before 11am and stay till we close at 6 on Sat or Sun.
To get in as a DAYBIKE email us at [email protected]

Here’s how it went down last time:

EVENT-II-BANNER-MASTER-5

19 Comments

  1. the don
    13/08/2013

    hi dutch, great news, i’ ll bring plenty people, haven’t stopped telling everyone about our day if it rains my irish nature thinks well, lets just get on with it.
    over the moon about your news.
    i’d love to do the gentlemans ride but not sure if a standard 1979 z1000 st is allowed/fits the bill, but i can dress “well sharp”

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    • Dutch
      29/08/2013

      The 79 Zed is def allowed on the DGR. See you there!

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  2. Terence Ross
    07/09/2013

    some clients of mine mentioned your show. Said I should be in it?

    I’m aware it’s a little late, but some of my back lit images and sculptures seem to fit quite well…..

    Take a look at the stuff on my site and let me know if you think there’s a fit?

    Cheers.
    Terry.
    SPEED/STILL

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  3. Steve Potter
    11/09/2013

    Will be there Dutch, looking forward to it mate, was probably the best gig that i went to last year

    Steve

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  4. Chris
    01/10/2013

    Hey there,
    Are we the first ‘foreigners’ to be there? This year we’re a bit late for our annual ACE cafe pilgrimage, until one of the other guys saw the annoucement of your event. Seems we are ‘spot on’ with the calender…
    See you on saturday! (if we survive the london traffic???)
    Chris (Belgium)

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    • Dutch
      01/10/2013

      Hey Chris, We already have Germans, other Belgians, Portugese, Frenchies and a couple from Italy, but you will be extremely welcome to come and join the fun.

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  5. Chris Barber
    02/10/2013

    I’m going to do my best to make this event. I don’t get out the shed very often but I shall make the effort….look out for a silver Ducati Cafe racer (the one on my website)

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  6. Paul
    04/10/2013

    Good luck with the show tomorrow, see you there.

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  7. Gary
    05/10/2013

    What a drama getting to you! Not your fault at all Public transport not working, go get the car (sorry i swore but leg injury off bike for awhile) motorways accidents and tail backs but lets be clear it was worth it, good show my kinda of bikes and set up. Well played. When’s the next one?

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  8. Paul sinnott
    05/10/2013

    Thanks for organising the event. Just got back and I have to say it was a fabulous event. Loved it. Keep up the good work.

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  9. Dave Thrower
    05/10/2013

    Thanks for a great show Dutch and all the crew. Came away with a t-shirt, great Ride book, a full belly and lots of inspiration for my Scrambler project. I hope to be back next year and maybe mine will be on a plinth. :). Well done, much appreciated.

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  10. Jim
    07/10/2013

    Great day guys, thanks for all the effort that went into it

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  11. Kevin
    07/10/2013

    Just had to add what a great day,I to came away with the tshirts and book .The kids even enjoyed looking at the bikes, great work.Thanks for all the effort you put in

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  12. Frank Augustin
    07/10/2013

    Great event, had a perfect day in London, was worth the long (test)ride on my little yellow caferacer all the way up from germany!
    Nice people, interesting bikes, good weather, will be back next time!

    Reply
  13. Sam
    12/10/2013

    Can anyone point to a website where those of us on the wrong side of the world for the event can see photos of it?

    Reply

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