Monday, February 27, 2023

Congratulations to the following!

Congratulations to the following folks for entering their motorcycles and winning an award! We appreciate your ongoing support!

Chopper class

1st Place Nick McAtee

2nd Place Jeff Gray

3rd Place Ryan Burdick


1st Place Larry Brakke

2nd Place Robert Klein

3rd Place Santee Vallejo


1st Place Brent Johnson

2nd Place Jim Ostovani

3rd Place Robert Cartier

Daily Rider 

1st Place Masaya Kosaka

2nd Place Dyba Andrzej 

3rd Place Ryan Burdick

Modern Chopper

1st Place Jordan Dethmers

2nd Place Russell Mitchell

3rd Place Wesley Folsom

Radical Design

1st Place Slim

2nd Place Tom Mills

3rd Place Dalton Walker


1st Place Gerald Casey

2nd Place Matt Jones

3rd Place Richard Hill

Koolest paint

1st Place Jordan Dethmers

2nd Place David polgreen

3rd Place Zach O


1st Place Chris Bennet

2nd Place Rich Davidson

3rd Place Tom Jessup


1st Place Michael Velarde

2nd Place Jimmy Denson

3rd Place Ray Sweeten


1st Place Anthony Robinson

2nd Place Stacy McCleary

3rd Place Ty Brauum


1st Place Dan Zandona

2nd Place Dan Currie

3rd Place Anthony Gonzales

Special Construction

1st Place Jordan Dethmers

2nd Place Gerald Casey

3rd Place Nick McAtee


1st Place Tom Edison

2nd Place Jim Sanborn

3rd Place Tom Jessup


1st Place Zach O

2nd Place King Bado

3rd Place Shannon Harris


1st Place Taylor Delongh

2nd Place Quinzy Panameno

3rd Place Lily K

Rat Bike

1st Place Paul Wheeler

2nd Place Daniel Glassburn

3rd Place Glenn Brueckner

Best Knucklehead 

Ryan Grossman

Best Panhead

Joe Norkin

Best Shovelhead

Gino Ilacqua

Best of Show

Richard Best

David Mann Memorial Award

Gerald Casey

Ross "Kiwi" Tomas Award

Hokan Martinson

KD Customs "FXR Show" Winners"

Builders Choice- FXR

Kirk Taylor

Best Paint- FXR

Dan Currie

Best Of Show- FXR 

Keishiro Hoshino

Friday, February 10, 2023

Here we go!

Here is this weekend's schedule:

Saturday from 12 to 5 pm at the Fairgrounds: Early access load-in for vendors and bike show entries. There's 24-hour security on-site.

Saturday Night: Join us at the Bombay Bar and Grill for our pre-party. Live music is provided by Raging Arb and the Redheads. Thanks to 805 Beer for sponsoring the pre-party. Please don't drink and drive. 

Sunday: Join us at the Ventura Fairgrounds for the 17th Annual David Mann Chopperfest. Our friends at Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys will hand over $2500.00 to the Best in Show winner! 

Make sure to visit the Anacapa Hall for the Biltwell Helmet Show and the Custom Culture Art Show. You won't be disappointed!

Safe Travels, and we'll see you soon!

Meet Featured Builder Eric Justesen

 Meet Featured Builder Eric Justesen at Casa Customs.

"The CASA CUSTOMS reputation has been built on the quality of services provided and goods delivered for over 15 years. What started as a hobby quickly developed into passion and success. In sunny Southern California, CASA CUSTOMS is a custom bike shop specializing in Honda Shadow builds for customers worldwide. Supported by a local network of the highest quality vendors and craftsmen, CASA CUSTOMS has designed and executed creative and bold builds for countless satisfied customers."-Eric. 

Please visit Casa Customs' booth during the day to speak to Eric about modifying your Honda Shadow.  

Casa Customs: Website / Facebook / Instagram

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Meet Featured Builder Joe Norkin

"It's truly an honor for me to attend the 2023 David Mann Chopperfest, with the distinction of not only coming in as a featured builder but also a custom builder. Raised in California during the 1960s, I was exposed to iconic motorcycle cultures at an early age, racing dirt bikes and evolving to my love affair with Harley-Davidson,  and the classic custom chopper culture, once I got my driver's license. That said, I never did leave the dirt bike world, as there's no better way to hone your riding skills than to race on dirt motocross tracks against the nation's toughest competitors in the sportsman classes. My passion for this cultural art form has compelled me to build several gorgeous bikes over the years, which I've sold, traded, or ridden until they were morphed into a new build. Unfortunately, some of my bikes were burned and destroyed in the 2018 Camp Fire when I lived in Paradise, CA. 

My entry this year is a '50 Panhead Bobber, a shared vision, fabrication, and collaboration between myself and good friend and colleague Will Freeman of Freeman Choppers. This bike was featured in last year's November issue of Cycle Source Magazine. In addition, this build has been blessed with several accolades and awards at numerous big bike shows across the nation over the past year as well. 

Having the opportunity to present this build at the 2023 David Mann Chopperfest is icing on the cake, and I'm very excited to be a part of it."-Joe Norkin. Be sure to give Joe a follow on Instagram and visit his booth during the day!

Party with Us

Join us at the Bombay Bar and Grill on February 11th from 5 pm to 10 pm for our pre-party featuring live music from Raging Arb and the Redheads. Thanks to 805 Beer for sponsoring the fun! Safe travels. We'll see you soon! 

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Meet Featured Builder Dalton Walker

"My background is in welding and fabricating. I've been doing that for about 27 years in the family business full-time. I have been building bikes and one-off motorcycle parts for 19 years. I was an invited builder for Born-Free, have won many awards over the years, and received the Best in Show award at the ChopperFest a few years back. It's an honor to be included in this line-up. I have two great kids and hail from Hanford, Ca. You can see most work on Instagram."- Dalton