Friday, November 12, 2021

See you in 2022

We are sad to announce that the Chopperfest is postponed till December 11, 2022. It was a difficult decision to make but by the time we got the go-ahead from the City and Fairgrounds, it was too late to organize and promote the quality event that our sponsors, vendors, attendees, artists, and builders deserve and expect from us. There was also a chance of the City canceling it last minute if Covid cases spiked in Nov/Dec so we had to make the tough decision to wait till next year. This will give our team plenty of time to organize a great come-back event for everyone, and allow that time for our artists and builders to create David Mann tribute art and bikes for the show. Thank you all for your support on social media and in emails, we appreciate all your kind words and understanding. See you next year!
- The Chopperfest Family

Sunday, December 13, 2020

A note from Tory

I'm missing my Chopper Festival friends and family today. This would have been the 17th Annual event commemorating Dave Mann. It's an honor and privilege each year to work on this event with my dad and our incredible team. I always look forward to seeing the amazing art, the bikes, the builders, and artist showcase. If anyone wants to get any Dave Mann memorabilia for the Holidays head over to Jacquie's site - and please support. I look forward to seeing everyone next year!!- Tory DuVarney

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

See you in 2021!

We have missed seeing everyone's smiling faces at all the events throughout the year, and we were looking forward to throwing a massive celebration in honor of David Mann to top off this crazy year. Unfortunately, due to COVID, the Ventura County Fairgrounds and the City of Ventura have decided to halt all events with no end in sight. We feel strongly that things will be back to normal next year, so mark your calendar for December 12th, 2021. Take this extra time to get inspired and create your favorite Dave Mann style Chopper/Painting so we can showcase your work next year.
Thank you for your continued support!
The David Mann Chopperfest Team,
David, Tory, Christina, Sean, Jennifer, and Lisa

Saturday, December 21, 2019

The Ross Tomas Award Winner

Congratulations to Mike Rabideau (@majikmikesdesigns) for winning the Ross Tomas Award gifted by Ross' awesome parents Mike and Carolyn. Award created by Sonny Boy.

Reposted from @kiwiindianmotorcycles - "Chopperfest is always a great show and somewhat hard to do for me as it was my late son Ross' favorite show. He would work with the organizers making sure things would go smoothly and if he were alive today he would have his own bike build in the show. The organizers Dave and Tory honor Ross with a special award every year. Majik Mike (Mike Rabideau) was the winner of the Ross Tomas memorial award with his very fine Knucklehead. Congratulations Mike on a very fine build and being a very nice guy."

Friday, December 20, 2019

Best of Show Winner

Congratulations to Dalton Walker for winning Best in Show and taking home the big check from our friends at Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys. Dalton also won 2nd place in the chopper class with his custom UL. We appreciate your ongoing support Dalton and Alyssa.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Harley-Davidson and Born-Free present The Stampede

Photo by @grnstr_

Please support our friends at Harley-Davidson and Born-Free for The Stampede tomorrow afternoon at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Gates open to the public at 2 pm. Racing to start ASAP. Mains to start approx 7 pm. General admission is $20 with senior and kids discounts. A limited number of Pit Passes are available at the front admission gates for spectators. Please follow the @bfsportsmanscup for more information.