Photos/Story: Tommy Sperandeo
20-22, January 2012 – The 2012 edition of the Motor Bike Expo in Verona, Italy, had even more space dedicated to Customizers and Custom motorcycles, than the previous ones, and had international guests from United States and Europe, such as Jesse James, Arlen and Cory Ness, Mondo Porras, Fred Kodlin, DK Motorrad, Peder Johansson of Hogtech, Rick Fairless, Russel Mitchell, Zen Motorcycles, Battistinis, and more!
The presence of antique and classic cars and bikes, both fully restored or modified, with lots of cool Hot Rods and leadsleds, with a whole space dedicated to American Cars, and way-of-life, with the “American Village”, with live music and shows, Saloon and steak house restaurant.
The other areas included live performances of great artists: Pinstripers, custom painters and a live top-chop of a ’48 Dodge by Gambino Kustoms and the Rumblers Car Club!
Notable also the presence of the Biggest Motorcycle of the world… An Italian creation by Regio Design, 32ft long, this 4-tons motorcycle has a V8 GM 5.7l engine with a Buick transmission entered the Guinness Records after “riding” a distance of 150 meters!
The main tendencies in customizing at the Motor Bike Expo were the bobbers and the baggers, with a bike-show full of remarkable works of well-known Italian customizers and private individuals with their own projects.