Monday, August 22, 2011

Velocity: 8th annual New York Vintage Motorcycle Show

Greenpoint, located in the north west corner of Brooklyn, is a thriving community with a rich mixture of cultures, backgrounds, old neighborhoods with a new revitalization. Within the last 10 years, Greenpoint has become a hotbed for block parties, free concerts, art shows and rallys. Combine all of these elements and inject a healthy fix of vintage motorcycles and you have the 8th annual NYVM show aka Velocity, hosted by Works Engineering on N 14th street.

We arrived early to shoot some video for an upcoming project that John Lawless of My Classic Motorcycles is working on.  I don't want to blow up his spot, so check his blog for details.

The show is really a block party for vintage bike enthusiasts. Free music, free beer, friendly vibes and lots of bikes!

*I gotta run to work, so for now here are some pictures I snapped on my iPhone. More coming shortly so check back for updates.
Welcome to Greenpoint, New York.

The film crew regrouping for a "ride through Greenpoint" shoot.

The Badger, from Cycle Icons L.L.C. in Trenton NJ

Irish Jack soaks in the badger while Leon from Cycle Icons chats with John Lawless in the background

A well put together cafe'd CB550

Not a norton, a Honda GB500, very collectible in it's own right.

Owner Matt Welsh explains how he's furthered Hondas vision of a Production Cafe Bike

The bike was a barn find so many hours of labor went into making the bike roadworthy.

Live music from NY native bands provided the right aural atmosphere.

Very cool MV Agusta

Nice Patina

More "Eye"-talians

tank decals of categories raced.

(for Justin) A nicely done Benelli 250 single.

This CL360 Honda is a real racer. The privateer world of vintage racing thrives!

The weather  remained nice and the crowd quickly grew.

The faded "Works" sign adds to the charm of Greenpoints finest shops.

Tex, from Rev'it race-wear talks to a few friends

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