The second annual Moto Beach Classic partnered with the inaugural Surf City Blitz for an epic weekend of 40,000 guests, the Greatest Punk Rock Line up ever assembled, custom motorcycles, surf contest, and moto + surf + punk rock inspired art.
On October 27th & 28th 40,000 concert goers, racers, artists, surfers and motorcyclists descended on Huntington State Beach to celebrate The Moto Beach Classic and Surf City Blitz. Joining forces, they set the bar high with the first true motorcycle & music lifestyle inspired festival with a soundtrack of Social Distortion, The Offspring, Pennywise, Bad Religion, Rancid and many more.
Roland Sands Design (RSD) & Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE) realized early on that the combination of the greatest motorcycle lifestyle event and the greatest punk rock line-up was a win for all involved especially the fans of punk rock and motorcycles. Looking forward to 2019, stay tuned.
The GEICO Lot was a free, open to the public, motorcycle entertainment area greeting all that entered the Festival. It was a great place to visit with local motorcycle shops, check out the 2019 motorcycle models, try on new riding apparel and shop new products from a host of vendors. Here, BMW hosted the Salty Sprint races, giving racers a chance rip down the 400-foot line on R nineT’s to the checkered flag, where local Kevin Duke took the #1 Bell Helmet. Del Amo Motorsports hosted the Kawasaki Gymkhana race where Nicky Rymer took home a brand new Z125 motorcycle as his trophy. Bell Helmets hosted stunt shows where big bikes got their front wheel at 12 o’clock and shredded endless tires in plumes of smoke while spectators shouted for more. Even the kid’s got in on the action with the Dunlop Kids Demo Course on STACYC electric bikes, starting the love affair for two wheels as young as 2 ½ years old.
The West Coast Boardriders (WCBR) Hurley Surf and Turf competition took a unique approach to crown the winning team at the Moto Beach Classic. The WCBR added a motorcycle race to their contest format. The surf contest pair’s teams from famous surf cities in a tag-team format with heats based on age groups. Newport Beach was in the lead after the surfing portion. Dana Point, Seal Beach and South Bay were all ready to take the crown but Justin Mulford won both of the motorcycle races leading the Huntington Beach team to overall victory.
Both days featured a racing lineup headlined by the two final rounds of the Super Hooligan National Championship series. Andy DiBrino and Jordan Baber had 1st & 2nd place locked in for the overall championship, but neither left off the gas the whole weekend. Third place was a toss-up eventually going to Brad Spencer with his win on the final race of the season.
The dirt track was filled with racing all hours of sunlight from 12 additional support classes: 450 Pro/Am, Running of the Bul’s, Vintage 2 & 4 strokes, Tankshift and Brakeless bikes form the 30’s & 40’s, a Women’s open class and the always interesting Run What Ya Brung.
Vance & Hines teamed up with Motul to deliver a stellar collection of custom motorcycles for the Moto Classic Bike Show. The eclectic gathering of rolling art spanned the gamut from road worn vintage Harley’s and Indians to pristine customs from some of the industry’s top builders. Bikes from Max Hazan (Hazan Motorworks), Jay LaRossa (Lossa Engineering), Oliver Jones (The Cutrate), Aaron Guardado (Suicide Machine Co.), Go Takamine (Brat Style), Taber Nash (Nash Motorcycle Company) and many more drew a consistent crowd as concert goers wandered through the first custom bike show on the beach in addled amazement.
The Husqvarna Architects of Inspiration Art Show truly brought the Moto Beach Classic and Surf City Blitz together. Art was on display from artists with backgrounds in surfing/skating, motorcycles and music. Steve Caballero, Brian Bent, Matt Hensley, Sara Rose, Warren Fitzgerald, CR Stecyk and many more were featured in a one of a kind art show on the sand.
MOTO BEACH CLASSIC & Surf City Blitz Partners include:
BMW Motorcycles, Indian Motorcycles, Hurley, Dunlop Tires, Ducati Scrambler, Motul, Husqvarna Motorcycles, Law Tigers, Kawasaki, West Coast Board Riders, Yamaha, GEICO Motorcycle, Super Hooligan, Bell Helmets, Motul, K&N Filters, MotoDoffo Wine, Speakeasy Original, SOKFY, Cycle Zombie, Fast Surfboards, 95.5 KLOS FM, Rockstar Energy Drink, Yachak, Cupcake Vineyards, Sailor Jerry, Deep Eddy Vodka, Don Julio, Golden Road Brewing, Stella Artois, Corona, Black Feather Whisky, Health-Ade, Cosmic Fog, Layrite, Dixxon Flannel Co., SPY, Body Glove, Wienerschnitzel, Screaming Images, Musician’s Institute, and Gringo Bandito.
The inaugural Moto Beach Classic started out as a wild idea from the mind of Roland Sands and crew and developed into a Southern California motorcycle cultural explosion. This year’s event promises everything from last year and so much more as we join forces with the Surf City Blitz with one of the greatest punk rock lineups in So Cal history.
This new two day weekend destination festival features Super Hooligan National Championship presented by Indian Motorcycles season finale taking 100+ Hooligan riders racing on the beach, BMW Salty Sprint Races, Dunlop’s Stacyc Kids course, Bell Helmets Stunt Show, Moto Classic Bike show by Vance & Hines, Architects of Inspiration Art Show presented by Husqvarna and epic vendor village, all accompanied by the biggest bands in OC punk history – The Offspring, Social Distortion, Pennywise, Rancid, Suicidal Tendencies, Bad Religion, FEAR, TSOL and many more performing on the shores of the Pacific Ocean in picturesque Huntington State Beach.
The Super Hooligans hit the sand for a double header weekend of flat track racing on the beach. The final round of the SHNC Championship will bring out the fastest hooligan riders in the country, as well as the guys just looking to have fun in front of their friends and family. This year well bring a kids class, Degenerate Choppers, Costume Run Whatcha brung and a few more suprises.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
Contingencies & Prizes
Contingency payouts will be paid by check following each race, upon receipt of final results provided by race organizer.
• One-off RSD customized new 2019 Indian model will be awarded to the Super Hooligan Series Champion at final round. *Winner must be present at final round.
• $1,000 Winner-Takes-All bonus to winner of Super Hooligan Main Event. *Valid only at Indian Motorcycle title-sponsored events.
• $250 (first) / $150 (second) / $100 (third) payouts for Super Hooligan Main Event.
• $1,000 Winner-Takes-All Super Hooligan Dunlop Dash for Cash event.
• $250 (first) / $150 (second) / $75 (third) payouts per Super Hooligan Main Event.
• $2,500 bonus to be awarded to Super Hooligan Series Champion at final round.
• $300 Winner-Take-All Holeshot Award for Super Hooligan Main Event.
• $100 Crash of the Day award. TBD by SHNC
The core of the event are the race pits, with over 100 hooligans, veterans and professional racers from across the nation orchestrated into a compact carnival. Recognizable by their multi-colored pop-up tents, teams will bring makes and models of almost every motorcycle out there ranging from antique hand shift Indians and Harleys, to modern Ducati’s & Triumphs.
The Lot presented by GEICO is a free, open to the public, motorcycle entertainment hub located along the entry of the Surf City Blitz and parallel to the heavily trafficked HB bike path. The BMW Salty Sprint Races, Bell Helmet Stunt Show, Kawasaki Mini Road Race and Dunlop Kids Stacyc Demo Course are all located on the asphalt amidst the major manufacturers, industry icons and motorcycle vendors. Every ticket holder will be guided to walk through The Lot as well as non-ticketed beach goers, motorcycle enthusiasts and curious onlookers. This vendor area will open up earlier than the festival at 11am and will close early at approximately 6pm.
Confirmed Vendors: Antigravity Lithium Batteries, Atwyld, Bassani Manufacturing, Bell Helmets, BMW Motorcycles, Hot Bike Magazine, Burly Brand, Dianese, Drive Systems, Ducati Scrambler Bus, Dunlop, GEICO, Huntington Beach Harley Davidson, Husqvarna Motorcycles, Indian Motorcycles, Kawasaki, LBZ, Moon Eyes, Performance Machine, Progressive Suspension, Road to Recovery Non-Profit, Roland Sands Design, Saddleman, Shinebox MFG, Socal Supermoto, STACYC, Stellar Moto, Surf Ride Skate, Tobacco Motor Wear, Vance & Hines, Von Dutch, We Big, Yamaha
The BMW Boxer Cup Challenge features a host of riders from diverse backgrounds. Oem Vs. Oem - anything could happen on the sandy narrow course.
No moto-centric event would be complete without a custom bike show. Motorcycling is and has always been a culture of creativity, engineering and customization, and providing a forum for the industries best and brightest builders to show off their latest rolling art pieces is not only a unique attraction, but also provides a crucial element to the Moto Beach Classic. Expect builders from across the country, with bikes ranging from mild resto-mods to wild choppers, cafe racers and even purpose built race bikes.
Add Confirmed builders: Aaron Guardado, Oliver Jones, Russell Straton, James Doerr, Bryan Thompson, Luis Herrera, Colt Lyons, Go Takami, Brent Johnson, Hugo Eccles, Dave Johnson, Matt Blake, Aaron Elliot, Eric Bennett, Rich Silva, Michael La Fontain, John Goldsberry, Dustin Kott, Peter Elespuru, Craig Marleau, Jay LaRossa, Max Hazan
The Architects of Inspiration Art Show presented by Husqvarna is one of the centerpieces of the Moto Beach Classic event with a curated collection of unique installations located on the sand inspired by surf & motorculture.
Art Show add Confirmed Artists
Steve Caballero, Jack Grisham, Matt Hensley, Sara Rose, Brent Broza, Warren Fitzgerald, Paul Kobriger, Kevin Baldes, Eddie Hernandez, Ryan Quickfall, Sonny Boy, CR Stecyk, Brian Bent, Ryan Starwars, Ornamental Conifer, Doffo Wines
Fueled by mother nature, the WCBR and SOKFY will be ripping the waves out front of Surf City Blitz with an entertaining crew of enthusiastic admirers Saturday from 8am – 4pm .
Spin some laps on STACYC electric bikes & Strider Balance Bikes in a low speed & safe environment. Bike demo's for kids go from 11am - 3pm in the Free to the Public Competition area. Brought to you by Dunlop.
The Mini Road Race will take part at the end of the sprint race course giving qualified kids and adults the chance to rip up the asphalt on small CC bikes capable of insane lean angles and rapid speeds.
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