7, 8, 9, 10th February 2019 - report from One Moto Show screening, Portland Oregon, USA

Jet-lagged, Gareth arrived armed with a DCP in Portland on a cold Wednesday afternoon and met up with Dennis Dread, who was hosting Wyrd War On Wheels, as the pre-party of the tenth edition of the One Moto Show. The film was screened the following evening at the amazing historic Hollywood Theatre to an enthusiastic biker crowd. The film resonated well in this wonderful old theatre, with an audience that ranged from young beardy hipsters to grizzly old 1percenters. A great number of our friends in the US moto scene saw the film for the first time, as did a number of our contributors, marvelling and cringing at their appearance on the big screen! A great start to a wonderful weekend.

We shared a stand at the Show with our great supporters Rev’it! where we displayed Untitled SF’s tight Ducati Hyper-Scrambler build, and screened a series of action sequences from the film on a large flatscreen monitor. The interest from the attendees was terrific, and we created an awareness of the project beyond those who were able to attend the screening. 

The One Moto Show, hosted by See See Motorcycles, encapsulates the spirit of the Pacific North West motorcycle culture, pulling all the different influences and genres under one roof. It’s a truly eclectic mix from all corners of the biker spectrum. The bikes on display were jaw-dropping, ranging from the highly polished to the balls-out ratty. Choppers, racers -vintage and futuristic, flat trackers, scramblers, electrics and two-strokes. Over ten thousand people passed through the gates, and the scale of the event is a far cry from the intimate gathering of local friends and builders at See See’s first show in 2009, and a testament to how the culture has developed over the last ten years.

Check the images from the show on our Gallery page.

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