Go Big or Go Home is the mantra for this year’s BSMC III Exhibition Event 2014. After enjoying the hospitality of the wonderful Shoreditch Studios venue and team we realised that our third event just wasn’t going to fit the space, so we’ve spent several months looking for a bigger place with as much character, somewhere that would allow us to keep the easy-going, hang-out-all-day, non trade-show vibe.
We’re selling the tickets in advance this year, so buy yours HERE. The price is £10 for the whole weekend, which includes VAT (sorry, but the taxman wants his share these days) including a free coat & helmet check. Under 16s go free.
Tickets are NOT POSTED out. Bring your PayPal Invoice or Order number with you to collect your advance tickets.
Advance ticket sales will close at 6pm on 22nd May.
TICKETS ON THE DOOR
There will also be tickets on the door. Bring a crispy tenner to avoid messing with change.
There is a seven-story public car park opposite the Tobacco Dock gates on Wapping Lane (the green square) which is £3 a day for Bikes (10am – 7pm) and £5 a day for cars. We have not secured the multi-story car park for overnight and the gates close at 7pm.
LIMITED FREE PARKING ON-SITE FOR EARLY-BIRDS
We have room inside the venue grounds on the dockside for about 100 bikes, from 10am till 6pm each day. You’ll need a ticket to ride in, and we expect it to be full by 10.30am. You’ll need to take your bike away when we close at 6.
Single yellow lines may be free over some weekend hours, but read the local signage and bring a lock.
Please bring enough cash with you. Our retailers and the bar will take cards, but for a ticket on the gate, food and drink you’ll need hard currency. There are no ATMs on-site, although there may be some within ten minutes walking distance.
The new venue is the 200 year old, grade-one listed Tobacco Dock, just two miles south of Shoreditch near Tower Bridge on the North side of the river. The closet tube is Shadwell, but it’s just ten minutes walk from Tower Bridge (Tower Hill & Tower Gateway).
We have 4x the floor space we had last time around, so expect the exhibition to be 4x bigger with more bikes, more art, more photography, more top-quality gear on sale, more food, more barrista coffee, more beer, plus the usual barbershop & tattoos.
SPONSORSHIP & SUPPORT
Massive thanks to Triumph, Barbour, Moto Guzzi & Moto Legends for the support and sponsorship. …It’s not just about a few quid, it’s about the mainstream manufacturers and brands coming together to support the custom scene and appreciating the impact it has on the industry as a whole. They’ve all been 100% supportive of our non trade-show vibe, so there’s no sell-out or corporate demands.
We’re very excited to announce the Distinguished Gentleman’s Lounge at the BMSC III.
Hang out with your fellow distinguished ladies & gentlemen in appropriately furnished luxurious surroundings. Have your coiffure and beard attended to by Frankie of ‘Thy Barber’ while you sip on a cocktail, and of course you can sign up for the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride in 2014 and pledge yourself to raise funds for Prostate Cancer Research.
Whether you’re an old school Ace Cafe Rocker on a Triton, an ex-sportbike rider with a modern-retro cafe racer or scrambler, or a cool 20-something doing their own thing with a Shed-built R80 Boxer Brat, this is a show about you and the culture surrounding the scene, but it’s an event for everyone interested in two wheels.
This page will grow over the next few weeks, with info on the builders, the bikes, the art, photography and film, plus details on the brands and retailers coming on board, and the high quality food and drink.
ARRIVING IN A PACK
If you want to arrive in a posse (or think you might get lost on your own) the Ace Cafe are organising a group ride-in from their famous venue on London’s North Circular to the show at Tobacco Docks – departing from the Ace Cafe at 10am on Saturday 24th May.
The Ace Cafe will also be giving away a pair of BSMC III tickets as a raffle prize at Rockers & Classic Bike Night on Friday 16th May for anyone spending more than a fiver over the counter.
Find out more about the Ace Cafe here.
HAIRCUTS & BEARD TRIMS by FRANKY of THY BARBOUR
TATTOOS by LUKE KEMPTON of HARD LUCK TATTOOS – Click HERE to book a slot.
MOTOLEGENDS – Top tier gear from the likes of BELL, ROLAND SANDS, HELSTONS, BELSTAFF, etc
FOUNDRY MC – BILTWELL, GASOLINA, etc…
FOOD – Yes we will have the same amazing gourmet burgers as last time, from Street Kitchen. Top quality, locally sourced beef, cooked to perfection.
There will also be proper Barrista coffee and snacks, as well as a licensed bar for beers and cocktails.
See the new Paton S1 Strada, courtesy of Krazy Horse Customs
CONFIRMED BUILDERS INCLUDE
Spirit of the Seventies
Old Empire Motorcycles
Down & Out Cafe Racers
Pete’s Café Racers
Krazy Horse Customs
Mr Martini / Giuseppe Starace
MotoKouture Bespoke MC’s
Kingdom of Kicks
Kingdom of Kicks
CONFIRMED ARTISTS & PHOTOGRAPHERS INCLUDE
Kev Taggart (Spirit of the 70s)
…this list/page will now be updated daily…