2014 International Motorcycle Show Revitalizes Old School Americana Trent Warner December 5, 2014 Featured Growing up, I looked forward to summer more than any other season (which is pretty normal for a kid). You get two months off. You have no responsibilities. And life was pretty awesome. But, that’s not what I looked forward to. My biggest draw to summertime was a two-wheeled, 350cc contraption that spent ten out of twelve months on hallowed ground in my parents garage. That contraption, was my Dad’s 1977 Honda 350XL. I grew up on that motorcycle and, maybe for that reason, motorcycles represent more than a vehicle that gets you from point A to point B. For plenty of people, motorcycles are the only way to fully access the freedom of the open road. And we don’t mean just being able to drive on the road, but to fully experience what that road has to offer. They (motorcycles) are the purest representation of Americana (sorry cheeseburger) and that’s exactly why you should check out the 2014 International Motorcycle Show. You won’t find this combination of raw power, performance and groundbreaking design. 2014 International Motorcycle Show Where is the Show? This years show will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center which is located at 655 West 34th Street (between 34th and 40th streets on 11th Avenue). So getting there shouldn’t be too difficult thanks to the wide array of public transportation in the area. Located just 3 blocks from the AC and E trains as well as the LIRR, residents from all over New York City, Long Island and northern New Jersey should be able to attend the event. Who Will Be At the 2014 International Motorcycle Show? Unfortunately, my favorite company (Confederate Motorcycles) won’t be there. If you haven’t heard of them definitely check them out. But, my second favorite (and potentially new favorite) company should be there; the revitalized Indian Motorcycle. If you haven’t heard of them, they’re one of the most prestigious and well respected brands in American history. Before bikers were thinking Harley Davidson they were thinking Indian. They won wars, set land-speed records and then disappeared into oblivion a few years ago. And this year the brand has risen from the dead. So, if you do end up going to the 2014 International Motorcycle Show be sure to check out the Indian Scout if you want a little intro to motorcycle history. For a full list of brands that will be in attendance feel free to check out this link. If you’re interested, tickets are available for next Friday (December 12th) through next Sunday (December 14th) for about $18. So, be sure to book those tickets soon and we hope to see you there. Take care!