The second annual Outlier’s Guild Custom Motorcycle show took place this past weeked a little less than a year since its inaugural event. This year’s event will again feature homegrown motorcycle designers and builders, helmet artists, street artists, graphic designers and photographers.
The Outlier’s Guild show was originally designed as a local version of events such as the One Moto Show in Portland, Ore., and the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show in Austin, Texas. First conceived by Long Beach designer Jay La Rossa, of Lossa Engineering, the concept evolved into a partnership among veterans of the motorcycle, automotive and art worlds.
“The goal was always to showcase Los Angeles and the lifestyle and the culture that we have here,” said founding partner John Pangilinan. “There was no show like Handbuilt or the One show. We wanted to fill that gap.”
Last year’s event, held at the Container Yard, drew 3,500 attendees and participants, Pangilinan said. The count at this year’s one-day show, to be held at a new, 30,000-square-foot Arts District venue known as 6th Anderson.
This year’s event drew an abundance of talented local artisans including Max Hazan, Michael “Woolie” Woolaway and representatives from more than a dozen other Los Angeles Motorcycle shops. Also on display at the new downtown Los Angeles event space will be 20 vintage and classic bikes from the Moto Doffo collection — Southern California’s only combination winery and motorcycle museum.
Designer Roland Sands was a participating sponsor, as were manufacturers Royal Enfield and Indian Motorcycle. Other sponsors include shoe company Vans, apparel maker Alpinestars, Bell helmets, online moto merchandise vendor Rev’It, and the world’s go-to lubricant, WD-40.
With the event getting bigger and better each year, we can’t wait to see what the OG Moto team have planned for 2019!
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