Ger­many, Aus­tria and the US of A

2 3 Septem­ber

Glem­seck 101, Leon­berg, Ger­many This Ger­man show, on the old Soli­tude Cir­cuit, has been run­ning for over a decade and is at risk of be­com­ing a victim of its own suc­cess. Re­ports from last year say it’s packed to over­flow­ing. Still, it’s worth a visit as part of a Euro­pean road trip. The mo­tor mu­se­ums of Stuttgart are nearby. glem­

5 10 Septem­ber

Euro­pean Bike Week, Faaker See, Aus­tria Don’t be­lieve a word of it, this isn’t for Euro­pean bikes at all, it’s a mam­moth meet­ing of Har­leys and HOGS that has be­come so huge that the weight of the metal and leather that crowds into this cor­ner of Aus­tria has been proven to tilt the earth 0.3 of a de­gree off its axis. eu­ro­pean­bike­

9 Septem­ber

Brook­lyn In­vi­ta­tional, New York, USA This cus­tom show is the brain­child of a ca­bal of in­flu­en­tial New York­ers, in­clud­ing ac­claimed artist John Copeland and bike builder Keino. It at­tracts the cream of US customs to a city that doesn’t have a huge his­tory of mo­tor­cy­cle hap­pen­ings. The crowd is heav­ily inked and heavy drink­ing. It’s an­other one of those shows whose clien­tele looks out­law, but you’re as likely to end up talk­ing about Basquiat and Har­ing as BSAS and Har­leys. brook­lyn-in­vi­ta­tional.

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