The Red Bull arch must have been 100-feet tall. Visible from a mile in any direction—a shining, inflatable beacon of good times, it promised the thrill of speed, action, and adrenaline. The Mission Foods Moto Beach Classic had once again come to Huntington Beach, but with a new partner that would prove to ramp things up in a totally new way. Red Bull Straight Rhythm joined Super Hooligan racing and all the wonder that is Moto Beach to make SoCal’s greatest two-wheeled beach party even better, faster, and more action–packed for 2022.
Moto Beach has always been a celebration of everything we love most, in the place we love most. Motorcycle racing, custom bikes, works from incredible artists, tasty food, good music, support from the best brands, and all of our favorite people, right on the sand in Southern California.
The forecast for October 15th called for rain, pulling surfers away from the water but light sprinkles had little effect on the party. Just enough overcast weather and small waves encouraged the local population to flock to Huntington Beach State Park for our favorite pretty much annual event.
ART & BIKE SHOW
Crowds were bigger than ever and we brought our biggest presence yet to meet them. Art mixed with custom motorcycles as huge backdrops brought spectators fully into the experience. A race bike in front of a painted illusion made it look like the bike was coming straight at you. Top-level choppers from some of the greatest builders in the world sat next to accomplished machines from Super Hooligan and King of the Baggers racing, custom RSD machines, boogie vans, and more. A hot pink chopper was made to look like a scale model with a 6-foot long tube of super glue nearby. Famous surfboard shaper and artist Peter Schroff brought out a wild board sculpture with V-8 exhaust pipes, a computer, a satellite dish, and a fish tank built into it. And all of this art, is surrounded by an incredibly diverse and high-quality selection of custom motorcycles. From LiveWire to long bike, sculpture to live art, there was something for everything.
Brad Parker – Evel/BMW drift wall
Melanie Dierks – Vtwin ecstacy
Steve Fawley - Marlbro
Roland Sands- TZRD and BMW Dragster
Mikey Zeller – Smoke Em’
Josh Pena – Moto Flow
Joe Hitzelberger – Yami Smoke Show
Nick Sawyer – Shark Twin
Choppers Magazine – Carey Brobeck
Peter Schroff – Pink surfboard
RUSS BROWN MOTORCYCLE ATTORNEYS VENDOR VILLAGE
As always, Moto Beach couldn’t happen without support from our incredible vendors, and who doesn’t love a chance to come out and experience your favorite brands in person? BMW, Yamaha, LiveWire, Royal Enfield, Indian Motorcycles, Dunlop, MOTUL and Polaris RZR, all had their latest models out on display. Bell Helmets was slingin’ lids and giving out tattoos in their booth. Super73 and Stacyc brought out their eBikes. MotoDoffo was there with some of the incredible motorcycles in their collection and of course, wine. Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys, R3Di, Deus, and many more were there getting facetime with SoCal locals.
SUPER HOOLIGAN FLAT TRACK RACING
The Mission Foods Moto Beach Classic kicked off around 1pm with the Dunlop Dash for Cash race, followed by a crowd favorite: the Stacyc Kids’ Ebike races, spinning laps on the dirt oval. The Support Class raced before Super73’s main race, which then led into the Super Hooligan mains.
The main class was stacked with incredibly talented racers from different avenues of motorcycling, all spittin dirt and bangin’ bars for bragging rights. This was a standalone event, not part of the Super Hooligan series, so once the 20-lap race was over—that was it. In the end, old timers showed the young guns how it’s done with all three podium positions held by riders of the age of 55. Sam Cover took third place, Tony Alves took second, and Brad Spencer won the day.
Special thanks to BGS for the amazing graphics and bannering helping get all our sponsors branded love on the track and throughout the site.