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MOTOBLOT Chicago 2015: Photos

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MOTOBLOT Chicago has rounded the corner on its second year. Once again, it lived up to its billing as one of the Midwest’s best bike shows, featuring top-notch music, quality vendors, a hot rod show and a pin-up contest. Saturday’s outdoor festival on Fulton Street was rich in motorcycle culture; here’s our photographic summary of this vibrant scene…

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Whether you’re a rocker, greaser, or gearhead, the vintage culture is alive and well here at MOTOBLOT. Lots to see and hear in this well-worn, brick-n-asphalt setting of Chicago’s biggest annual vintage motorcycle rally.

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Ruby Rotten on stage during the Miss MOTOBLOT Pin-Up Contest.
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One of the bike show winners on a classic Indian motorcycle.

Who’s behind this unique entertainment? Chicago’s latest vintage and custom motorcycle shindig is fueled by: the moto-knowledgeable (and rocker at heart) Larry Fletcher; the creative guru Martin Cimek; and the music-minded Sean McKeough. Larry and Martin have been hosting motorcycle events around the city for a long time, orchestrating meet-ups with quality music and killer event graphics. Sean, the man behind Cobra Lounge (and many other artistic irons in the fire) rounds out the trio that drives MOTOBLOT.

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Wayne “The Train” Hancock performs on the Rockabilly Rumble Stage.

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the festival took place on Chicago’s historic Fulton Street, in and outside Cobra Lounge. The MOTOBLOT outdoor festivities consisted of a motorcycle & car show and the always-interesting vendor booths. The Rockabilly Rumble stage kept the live music flowing as the popular Miss MOTOBLOT Pin-Up Contest took the stage between acts. The Vendors Paddock displayed a wide range of art, apparel, bikes, parts and more.

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We dig the creative merchandising of some of the vendors’ cool set-ups.

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MOTOBLOT is a great place to show off your toys!

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Wayne “The Train” Hancock and band
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Three Blue Teardrops brought their proper rockabilly tunes.
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These two members of The Tossers provided authentic accompaniment to band’s Irish sound.
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The Tossers on the Rockabilly Rumble Stage at MOTOBLOT.

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“Flowers in her hair, flowers everywhere.”
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Old English.

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During the event, it’s not uncommon to see families letting their kids get acclimated to the ways of motorcycle people.

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This little tyke is in throttle position already.
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Mod parking.
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Jordan Cinco arrives on his outfitted Vespa.

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Cruising down Fulton with a Windy City downtown backdrop.

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We like to capture the fashion at MOTOBLOT. One of these days it’ll be fun to look back at what people were wearing or what they were doing with hairstyles at these kinds of motorcycle gatherings. Though vintage styles are accurately adhered to by some, many folks are sporting unique looks here.

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Folks congregate outside Cobra Lounge and All Rise Brewing Co. at the corner of Fulton and Ashland.
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Hot town, summer in the city.

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The hot rod portion of MOTOBLOT brings in trucks, lowriders, street rods, rat rods and other vehicular radness.

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Low…ri…der.
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Some people wore pants and jackets; others wore the opposite.
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Miss MOTOBLOT pin-up contestant, Victoria Nightshade.
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Miss MOTOBLOT pin-up contestant, Ann Harley.

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Miss MOTOBLOT pin-up contestants, Miss Breakbone (left) and Ali Kitten.
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Miss MOTOBLOT 2015, Viva Glenne Spice.

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Illustrator and MOTOBLOT co-founder, Martin Cimek.
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Center: Jacqui Van Ham working the scene at the MOTOBLOT merch tent.
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MOTOBLOT Co-founder, Larry Fletcher (far right), has a strong supporting cast.
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Johnny Scheff of Motoworks Chicago is a fixture (and sponsor) of MOTOBLOT.

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Janus Motorcycles showing off their Halcyon 250 and Phoenix 250 models.
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British Customs hosted the second year of their Iron Moto Challenge at MOTOBLOT.
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Various entertainment throughout the night, including this hula hoop dancer.

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Iron and fringe.

Indian Motorcycles

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Though it was a perfect 72 degrees, this guy sold a lot of ice cream in the sunny weather.
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Dog/ammo box.
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Singer/motorcyclist, Julia Haltigan on the Rockabilly Rumble outdoor stage.

For the second year, Julia Haltigan took the stage and commanded the audience’s complete attention for the entire set. Seriously, it’s hypnotic. (See our 2014 event video with her “My Green Heart” as the soundtrack.)

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Musician Julia Haltigan and fan, Corey Wilkinson of Good Spark Garage. 🙂
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Italian stallions.
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Last year’s Miss MOTOBLOT, Chez Schweikert.

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Dancin’ in the streets.
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The Creepshow put on a great show with lead singer, Kenda “Twisted” Legaspi.

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Title sponsor, Progressive Insurance, set up Flo’s Chop Shop, offering haircuts, manicures and boot shines.
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A custom spin on a Cleveland CycleWerks motorcycle.

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An old truck with an old bike in the bed. Just take it in.

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Parking for das German bikes.

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Three Blue Teardrops member, Rick Uppling, manhandles the bass.
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Julia Haltigan on the Rockabilly Rumble outdoor stage at MOTOBLOT.
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Angel Perez (white sunglasses) of Motorcycle Mania, a motorcycle repair/maintenance shop in Chicago.
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Custom bike builder, Tony Prust of Analog Motorcycles talking with an attendee.
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Photographer Alex Hawn and friends.
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Photographer Alex Hawn getting a higher vantage point.

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With sponsors like Progressive Motorcycle Insurance and Triumph Motorcycles, the event has garnered commercial support from the motorcycle industry while maintaining its grass-roots vibe created by attendees who’ve been around since the early days of Mods vs Rockers Chicago.

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Lotsa Brit bikes at MOTOBLOT.

This is one motorcycle event that’s annually inked-in on our calendar. For more than a decade now, these guys have found a way to adapt and roll with the motorcycle scene and attract rockin’ entertainment for its attendees. We’ll be back for this event; maybe we’ll see you there? Learn more about MOTOBLOT and what they’re planning for 2016 at their website or follow ’em on Facebook.

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MOTOBLOT 2014 Wilkinson BrosCorey Wilkinson and Casey Wilkinson are the guys behind Good Spark Garage. Follow them on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter for more of their motorcycle travels.

 

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