Rockers Reunion Indy Harley Couple

May 31, 2014: The Ton-Up Indy guys have wrapped up another great Rockers Reunion. This was the show’s 8th year, bringing in over 500 motorcycles – mostly vintage and custom bikes of many different origins. Check out our photo album for a recap and put Indianapolis on your calendar in 2015, May 30th!

Rockers Reunion Indy Vintage BMWs

The pre-event ride, Rolling Bones, had over 100 bikes snaking through Central Indiana in perfect summer weather. It’s nice to wake up and see “0%” chance of rain slated for the day, which prompted more than a thousand motorcyclists and passersby to drop in on the bike show near 39th and Illinois Street.

Rockers Reunion Indy - Bullseye Visual Triumph Chopper

A Triumph chopper owned and painted by Bullseye Visual from Kokomo, IN.

The exponential growth of the event forced organizers to seek larger, more open space not far from the original location outside the Melody Inn. Bikes lined the curbs of 39th Street, which was closed to public traffic. Vendors and bike-show participants set up in the parking lot of North United Methodist Church (very nice of them to allow for the show’s expansion!).

Rockers Reunion Indy Triton

A great-looking Triton with a modern Triumph powerplant.

Rockers Reunion Indy Scene

There were more vendors at Rockers Reunion this year along with a couple food trucks and some shaded curbside seating. A lotta folks joined in on the raffle, featuring some quality apparel and cool moto stuff.

Rockers Reunion Indy Crowd

Rockers Reunion Indy Cafe Racer

Meyerbuilt Metalworks and Cognito Moto paired up to show off their talents this year.

Royal Enfield ContinentalGT Wilkinson Bros

Speed City Cycle set up shop and brought out their Royal Enfield models, including two of the new Continental GTs. We were able to test ride one of the modern cafe racers (that’s Corey riding the GT in the pic above); click here for a quick ride-review.

Rockers Reunion Indy Royal Enfields

Rockers Reunion Indy Vendor Booth

Trying on helmets at the Speed City Cycle booth.

Rockers Reunion Indy yamaha

Rockers Reunion Indy Westfield Powersports

Jesse Johnson of Westfield Powersports (left) and Tayler Glover of Bloomington Powersports at their booth.

Rockers Reunion Indy Royal Enfield Sidecar

Rockers Reunion Indy Red Chopper

Rockers Reunion Indy RD350

Dana Culp arrives on her Yamaha RD350 at Rockers Reunion Indy.

View the show from afar and you’ll see lots of unique bikes; get in closer and you’ll discover rad details in custom leather, metalwork, paint and parts.

Rockers Reunion Indy Custom Seat

Some painstaking detail in this leather seat on a vintage Harley-Davidson (see first pic in this article).

Rockers Reunion Indy Custom Painted Tank

Rockers Reunion Indy Custom Painted Tank

Rockers Reunion Indy Norton

Old or new, the cafe racer spirit is alive and well. Below are a couple Ton-Up Indy members’ bikes; at left is Ryan Abegglen‘s Triumph and Eric Anderson‘s Ducati is on the right. Ryan is the creative force behind the event’s branding and Eric is instrumental in event coordination and sponsorship.

Rockers Reunion Indy Modern Cafe Racers

Rockers Reunion Indy Hondas

Euro, Japanese, American, you’ll see a little bit of everything in varying levels of condition, but the majority of the show consists of bikes that are ridden in.

Rockers Reunion Indy Harley-Davidson 175

Not yer average hog; we dig it.

Rockers Reunion Indy Halbleib Custom

Scott Halbleib, one of the guys behind the Kentucky Kickdown, on his custom Yamaha.

Rockers Reunion Indy - Falvy

Jessy Falvy riding a friend’s Harley-Davidson.

Rockers Reunion Indy drift trike

Casey, of Good Spark Garage, tests the ergos of an Ardcore drift trike.

Rockers Reunion Indy Ardcore BMW

Ardcore Speed and Fab brought out their work-in-progress BMW chopper.

Rockers Reunion Indy chopper

Fit for a king…and queen.

Rockers Reunion Indy Camoural

Blending in.

Rockers Reunion Indy bubble visor

Boy in the bubble.

Rockers Reunion Indy booth

A behind-the-scenes view of the raffled-off items and show trophies.

Rockers Reunion Indy bike show

Shelly Longfellow’s Honda and Joey Beher’s BSA chopper, both painted by Bullseye Visual.

Rockers Reunion Indy Ariel

Rockers Reunion Indy - Joey Beher BSA Chopper

Joey Beher’s BSA chopper and matching helmet, painted by Bullseye Visual in Kokomo.

Rockers Reunion Indy Ride

Casey, of Good Spark Garage, joins vintage bikers on Michigan Street to wait out a train.

Rockers Reunion Indy crowd at Flat 12

The afterparty was hosted by Flat12 Bierwerks, where the trophies were handed out and camaraderie ensued among a couple hundred folks.

Rockers Reunion Indy Show Winners

A line-up of the show’s trophy winners…and an elated “trophy boy.”

Rockers Reunion Indy afterparty

The culture that surrounds Rockers Reunion is eclectic. This isn’t a stereotypical “bike night” kind of crowd. Most of the attendees aren’t averse to kick-starting or getting a little fuel smell on their clothes.

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Rockers Reunion Indy Afterparty

Louisville’s Vice Tricks played the afterparty again this year with their brand of psychobilly rock.

Rockers Reunion Indy  pin up girls

Rockers Reunion Indy  Norton Atlas

Barry Schonberger on one of the show’s winners, his 1964 Norton Atlas.

Rockers Reunion Indy afterparty

Rockers Reunion Indy Sickels and Anderson

Ton-Up Indy’s Eric Anderson (right) thanks motorcyclist, Chris Sickels, for attending.

Rockers Reunion Indy bikes at Flat 12

Keep an eye on Ton-Up Indy via their Facebook page. You can also monitor their Rockers Reunion website or Facebook event page for details on their next show. If you missed this event, mark your calendar for May 30th, 2015 and join the hundreds of vintage-minded motorcyclists in Indianapolis for one of the best bike gatherings of the year!

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12 Responses to Rockers Reunion Indianapolis 2014 Photo Feature

  1. Sean Guthrie says:

    As always awesome write up guys!!

  2. Awesome, awesome, awesome. Thanks so much for being a part of the event! We really can’t say that enough.

  3. Dana says:

    Great pics/post guys !!! Great seeing you two !!! Ton up was a blast !!!

  4. Eric Fetsch says:

    Great pics and write up guys. Thanks for helping us do what we do!

  5. Leggie says:

    Well done Ton-Up Indy!

  6. Leggie says:

    Super cool event! Great hospitality, hot bikes, jammin’ bands, fresh brews. I can go on and on… Cheers!

  7. Chico D says:

    Great show,great people,and great photos.
    Looking forward to next year.
    Corey,can you drop me an email? Gotta question for you.
    chi_cod@hotmail.com
    Thanks!

  8. Joey Beher says:

    What a great weekend!! The Indy Ton Up guys put together an awesome show and as always, you guys did a great job capturing it.

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