2017 Cycle Showcase Saint Louis

Cycle Showcase is a hometown show – but it isn’t. I mean, if you’re in the St. Louis two-wheeled scene, you’re there, but the reach is much bigger than that. Builders from all over Missouri were invited and nearby states such as Kansas, Illinois and Indiana were well represented, too. But once you add in Denver, Colorado and even Brooklyn, NY you have an event with a stronger vibe and a greater impact than the one-town label fits.

Randy Noldge started the show a few years ago, at another location in downtown St. Louis and at a different time of year. Yet despite those changes here, at the 4th show in five years, in the shadow of Busch Stadium just a day before Major League Baseball’s opening day, bikers took center stage without a hiccup.

Because of opening day at Cardinal Stadium, Cycle Showcase STL happened Friday night, 5 to 10, and Saturday from 10 to 5 – instead of Saturday night and Sunday as in the past. But that didn’t matter. This year’s new venue had ample space for the invited show bikes plus room for select, eclectic vendors along with the American Motordrome Wall of Death, a bar serving Schlafly brews, plus food trucks and bike parking.

Randy related his last-minute scramble to get the venue ready – there was nothing easy about it. Still, it felt right and worked well. Credit goes to Randy’s vision, hard work and a host of stalwart friends who pitched in. The set-up was perfectly rustic with a touch of class. Just right.

Along with the bikes, there were invited artists lending their talents and, once again, presentation was right on. Chain link with black backdrops provided a framework for artists’ work. We found several new talents and delighted in meeting up with those we already knew, such as Darren McKeag who came in from Iowa..

If we didn’t get a shot of every invited builder’s bike, well shame on us. We tried, though, so enjoy the gallery here. Better yet, get Cycle Showcase STL on your calendar for next year.

Kelly Lee did the amazing calligraphy on each bike's platform paper. She works at an area tattoo shop and does graphic design work. What a talent and a sweet person!
Kelly Lee did the amazing calligraphy on each bike’s platform paper. She works at an area tattoo shop and does graphic design work. What a talent and a sweet person!

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Cycle Showcase STL founder Randy Noldge arrives at the show after the Aidan's Ride benefit Saturday Morning.
Cycle Showcase STL founder Randy Noldge arrives at the show after the Aidan’s Ride benefit Saturday Morning.
Analog Motorcycle's performance custom.
Analog Motorcycle’s performance custom.
XLCH jewelry by Anchor Moto of Kansas City
XLCH jewelry by Anchor Moto of Kansas City
Badass 1997 Prostreet Sportster-powered by S&S
Badass 1997 Prostreet Sportster-powered by S&S

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El Rey from Larry Curik's Lone Star Choppers
El Rey from Larry Curik’s Lone Star Choppers

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A Confederate Salt Flats racer. Yes, really!
A Confederate Salt Flats racer. Yes, really!
Kenny Slaughter's authentic chopper.
Kenny Slaughter’s authentic chopper.
Pure power from Bare Knuckle Choppers.
Pure power from Bare Knuckle Choppers.
Mike McFadden's H-D 750 Street in stealth mode.
Mike McFadden’s H-D 750 Street in stealth mode.
Brad Gregory's Death Machine Buell.
Brad Gregory’s Death Machine Buell.

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Debii Holmes's chopper built by Irish Rich Ryan, and she helped!
Debii Holmes’s chopper built by Irish Rich Ryan, and she helped!

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Classy BMW by Rich Phillips.
Classy BMW by Rich Phillips.
Irish Rich also brought The Chrome Nun.
Irish Rich also brought The Chrome Nun.
Majik Mike brought this Shovelhead custom with paint by Liquid Illusions - and a trike too.
Majik Mike brought this Shovelhead custom with paint by Liquid Illusions – and a trike too.
Sweet Shovel from Jesse Srpan of Raw Iron Choppers.
Sweet Shovel from Jesse Srpan of Raw Iron Choppers.

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A straight-up performance custom from Pyro Tech.
A straight-up performance custom from Pyro Tech.
Flying Tiger in nearby Maplewood built a Rebel Yell Bourbon bike for 2017. Look for it and enter to win it before it rolls onto the Buffalo Chip's main stage during the 2017 Sturgis Rally.
Flying Tiger in nearby Maplewood built a Rebel Yell Bourbon bike for 2017. Look for it and enter to win it before it rolls onto the Buffalo Chip’s main stage during the 2017 Sturgis Rally.
Augie Karnes, only 16-years oldm showed his very own 1960 Harley-Davidson WL. THAT'S what kids today are doing and it's awesome.
Augie Karnes, only 16-years old showed his very own 1960 Harley-Davidson WL. THAT’S what kids today are doing and it’s awesome.

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Yep, that's a mini Wall of Death diorama sitting in front of the real one! A fan from Chicago, Chuck Weber, made it and brought it to St. Louis for its debut.
Yep, that’s a mini Wall of Death diorama sitting in front of the real one! A fan from Chicago, Chuck Weber, made it and brought it to St. Louis for its debut.

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