Sunday, December 15, 2013

And the winners are.........................

From Tory DuVarney - Event Coordinator

This year marked the 10th Anniversary of the David Mann Chopperfest so we wanted to create an event that really celebrated the life of David Mann. With the help of over 60 artists we created an art show that was the best I have seen. There was so much talent and so many different mediums used, the buzz in that room was electric. To top it off Jacquie Mann and family were in the foyer greeting everyone as they walked in. The Bike Show had an incredible turnout of bikes, the judges always have their work cut out because everyone of those bike is deserving in my opinion. It was a very special day filled with lots of love and appreciation for people and their talents. Its an honor and privilege for me to be the event organizer. Its the artists and builders who make the show so great. If you build it they will come!

Here is the list of winners including additional thanks and recognition at the bottom. I hope I didn't forget anyone : ) 

California Bobber
1st Chuck Vernon 1918 Indian Power Plus
2nd Les Covington 1950 HD WL
3rd Roger Herbison 1936 Indian Chief

Old Skool Skooter
1st Paul Ponkow 1950 Panhead
2nd Paul Ponkow 1946 Kuncklehead Trike
3rd Scott Howard 1948 Panhead

1st Leroy Yoder 1926 Henderson Deluxe
2nd Pat Taylor 48 HD UL
3rd Roger Herbison 1936 Indian Chief

Modern Bobber
1st Ray Sweeten 2013 Softail Rigid
2nd Nedr 97 HD Softail
3rd Alan Beaty 2000 Sportster

Rat Bike
1st Mitch Urban 65 HD Electroglide
2nd Davey Cooperwasser 53 HD FL
3rd Levi Martinez 78 Suzuki GS-750

Metric Chopper
1st Duane Ballard 81 KZ Kawasaki
2nd Mike Basuro 84 Kawasaki 1000
3rd Curtis Sorenson 78 Honda CB750

Koolest Paint
1st Paul Ponkow 73 Triumph Bonneville
2nd Dalton Walker 84 Evo 
3rd Sean Murry 70 Triumph Bonneville

Radical Design
1st White Mike 70 HD Shovel
2nd Josh Morrow 66 Triumph / Sportster
3rd Shannon McKnight 07 Evo

1st Andy Marsh 63 FLH
2nd Mitch Urban 65 Electroglide
3rd Jim Tietz 08 HD Ultra

Big Twin 
1st Ron 94 FXR
2nd Mo Moscouitz 2001 NightTrain
3rd Marty Seagraves 2013 HD Softail

1st Jake Weesman 62 Sportster
2nd Asian Dan 99 Sportster
3rd Keith D'Ambrosio 72 Sportster 

1st Paul Ponkow 73 Triumph Bonneville
2nd Sean Murry 70 Triumph Bonneville
3rd Steve Jarvis 52 Triumph Trophy

Special Construction
1st Dalton Walker 84 Evo
2nd Illusion Hellraiser 2011 Pan
3rd Pat Thai 79 Yamaha XS-650

Best Knucklehead 
Sayer Cedillo 37 Knuckle

Best Panhead 
Ryan Cox 48 Pan

Best Shovel
Noise Cycles 68 Shovel

Best of Show
John Edwards 59 FLH

David Mann Memorial Award 
Les Covington 49 FL

Ol Skool Rodz Magazine Best Bike 
Jake Wreesman 62 Sportster

Iron Works Magazine Award
Ron Baldanado 46 HD Flathead 

Special Thanks:
Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys - Bike Show Title Sponsor
Born Free- Best Of Show $2500 Cash Sponsor
Biltwell - Helmet Trophies Sponsor
Sonny Boy for Painting and pin stripping the trophies
Pabst Blue Ribbon- official beer of Chopperfest
Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum - Official spirit of Chopperfest
Us Versus Them- Chopperfest event t-shirt sponsor

Additional Sponsors - Bison Motorsports, Figeroa Mountain Brewery, Players Casino Ventura, Ventura Harley Davidson, Duane Ballard Custom Leather, Jims Machine, Barnett, Schapiro and Leventhal, Iron and Resin, Santa Paula Chevrolet, Chop Cult, Cycle Source, Detroit Bros., Ridewright Wheels, Chassis Design Co., KD Customs, Pistol Magazine, Dice Magazine, Old Gold Garage, Spitfire Motorcycle, Kiwi Indian, Drag Specialties, Ol Skool Rodz Magazine  and Tri County Motor Worx. 

Special Thanks- 
All the artists including extra special thanks to:
James Banuellos - Curator of the Oil & Water art exhibit
Anna Marco - Curator of the Soul art exhibit
Chris Callen- Curator of the Back Yard art exhibit
Matt Noble- Noble Fabrication custom car display

Jacquie Mann and family

Lisa Ballard - Chopperfest social media queen 

Jennifer Santolucito - Chopperfest host and musician

All the Bike Builders
All the Bike Show participants

The Bob Carrillo Band

120 Bikes in the show

Approx 4500 people attended

"Its an honor and privilege for me to be the event organizer. Its the artists and builders who make the show so great! If you build it they will come!"

See you next year!

Tory DuVarney
Event Coordinator 

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