Hunt Valley Cars and Coffee attracts a wide range of vehicles every Saturday. This includes exotics, classic, tuners, motorcycles, race cars, and anything else you can think of.
Here is a great picture gallery kindly provided by Jack Moschetto of Gypsy Jack Racing. You can usually find him at Hunt Valley Cars and Coffee with his beautiful and very customized blue Yamaha R1. I would have used some of my pictures, but his photography skills are much better then mine!
Where: Hunt Valley Towne Centre, 118 Shawan Rd, Hunt Valley MD, 21030
When: Saturdays, 7:30 am – 10:30 am
Why: Because you like talking with other gearheads!
If you love motorcycles, chrome, leather, and hot babes, than the 2012 Timonium Motorcycle Show was the place for you to be. The Timonium Motorcycle Show takes place at the Maryland State Fairgrounds every year in February and is one of the largest indoor bike shows up and down the Mid-Atlantic. The show covers around 750,000 square feet of floor space and features all sorts of exciting events and bikes over the three days it takes place.
This year's show, which took place February 10th-12th, was a cold weekend. A little cold never keeps bikers away as the parking lot was packed, as usual. Walking in from the parking lot you can always tell the enormity of the event by the all the out-of-state license plates, Virginia, Pennsylvania, even as far away as North Carolina. Luckily those people didn't drive all that way for nothing as this year's show was quite good.
Walking into the entrance you are greeted by a glorious display of Harley-Davidson motorcycles showcased by Harley-Davidson of Baltimore. My favorite Harley at the show? Honestly… it is too hard to decide.
Behind the Harley-Davidson display was Bob's BMW with their exciting BMW offerings, which included the special K-1300S HP package. Improving upon BMW's amazing K-1300 S, the K-1300 S HP package offers a 175-horsepower with carbon parts for the front wheel cover, battery cover and rear seat cowling, making the bike light. It also has a beautiful Akrapović sports silencer and a paddock stand. Only 750 of these amazing motorcycle will be made, which is disappointing, but at least I was able to see one.
Victory Motorcycles was also at the show. The bike everyone always seems to crowd I have noticed is the Victory Vision Tourer. It's striking lines and amazing shape really catch the eye and make a lot of people stop to take a closer look. It screams, “Ride me!”
Some other brands I enjoyed seeing at Timonium Motorcycle Show were Triumph and Indian. There is something about the classic look of the Triumph Bonneville and Triumph Scramblers which is so hard not to love. It takes me back to a simpler time, when I wasn't even alive! I talked with the salesmen about how it has been selling motorcycles in this economy and it seems Triumph sales have endured. As the Bonneville is a popular among celebrities and Marlon Brando rode a Triumph in the famous movie “The Wild One.”
The beautiful Indian Chiefs on display form Indian Motorcycles of New Jersey were quite amazing too. Lots of people stopped and commented on how beautiful the bikes were. Better save your money because the least expensive Chief model starts around $26,000. Worth, probably.
There were also many custom bikes at the show. Paul Teutal Jr.'s first he built after he split from Orange County Choppers was on display at the Geico Insurance booth. The Geico Insurance bike is a cool looking bike, but it has fairly useless infrared sensor. One of my favorites at the show every year is a motorcycle dedicated to The Beatles. The gas tank is adorned with the famous Abbey Road album cover picture. Who doesn't love the Beatles? Most interesting vehicle of any kind would have to be the Monocycle. That thing must be hard to ride and control! There were countless other amazing custom motorcycles at the show as well.
Every bike enthusiasts has a different style and taste, and most likely you will find something that will suit your style at the Timonium Motorcycle Show. Since this year was the 10th Anniversary of the show, it felt particularly exciting experience. If you missed it this year, be sure to check it out next year. See my pictures below and check out my International Bikini Team Contest coverage.
2012 ‘Best Of’ Award Winners
Judge’s Choice Best of Show: #5702 Denny Ritchie / 2010 Roadkill Chopper
People’s Choice Best of Show: #5715 Rick Levitan / 2002 Harley Davidson Dyna Wide Glide – ‘Beatles Themed Bike’
Best Display of Show: #5505 Curtis Wolfe / 1966 Harley Davidson Sportster
If you love Cars and Motorcycles, there is only one place to be this weekend, the 22nd Annual East Coast Indoor Nationals. This is the largest Pre-1973 All American Car & Motorcycle Show on the east coast! There will be cool muscle cars, classic rides, antiques, hot-rods, drag cars, and custom motorcycles displayed.
The show is not just for gearhead enjoyment, it has a special mission to raise money for ‘Toys for Tot.' Last year the show raised over $20,000 to buy toys. Let's hope this year they are able to break that!
Special guest Candy Clark will be in attendance, from the movie “American Graffitti.” $10,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to those taking part in the show. There will be auctions, a live DJ, and a vendor area for getting that part you need. Santa will be in attendance for children. It should be a great time for everyone! Be sure to stop by and maybe I will see you there.
Show Admission: $12, Kids 6 & Under Free
Where: Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd, Timonium MD, 21093
Have you always dreamed of owning a American Muscle Car? What about a Ford Mustang? How about a classic 1968 Mustang? Well here is your chance to win a '68 Mustang to put in your garage in the Purolator Garage-A-Thon Contest. It's simple if you want to enter. You just need to “Like” Purolator on Facebook, take a picture of your garage, and upload it. Don't have a garage? Well the rules state, “If you do not have a standard garage, it is up to you to show your creativity of what your “garage” is” So those of you who are apartment dwellers or find yourself without a garge do not need to fret. You must also state the name of your garage in 50 words or less. I would try to choose something catchy! Also in a 160 characters or less describe why your garage deserves the Purely Awesome '68 Mustang. I am sure this won't be a hard task. Hurry as the contest ends on October 9th, 2011.
This morning I was talking a run and noticed this gorgeous Jaguar E-Type. These cars are coveted collector cars, and are quite rare. Luckily I wasn't to far from home, so I went to get a camera and snapped a couple of pictures.