Given the temperate climate of Southern California, it's often hard to notice the changing of the seasons. To keep track, It becomes necessary to pick up on cultural cues as reminders of the current season. Such autumnal hints like pumpkin spiced everything dominating collective pallet trends. Black and orange decorations permeating department stores and restaurants, and the sound of street-legal twin-cylinder Super Hooligan bikes can be heard resonating from the shores of Bolsa Chica state beach. The Moto Beach Classic, in its 3rd year, has become a fall tradition in Southern California and what started as a wild idea from the minds of Roland Sands and crew has blossomed into a Southern California influenced cultural phenomenon. The sand at Bolsa Chica State Beach was taken over by thousands of spectators. Eyes set on the WCBR Surf Competitors as they shred the waves, contemporary artists presenting their works, custom bikes on display, raw and unfiltered musicians jamming away, and of course, the final round of the Super Hooligan National Championship.
Surfers battled it out in a tag team format hitting the water in head to head competition for their respective surf cities. Huntington, Dana Point, Newport, Seal Beach, and others all turned out to rep their city and go home with some glory. When all was said and done, Seal Beach came out on top in the Long Border, Women’s and Men’s 40 & Up category. Huntington had the best rippers in the Men’s 19 & under division, and Newport Beach claimed gold in the Men’s 20-39 age group
The Architects of Inspiration Art Show presented by Progressive served as the unique centerpiece of the Moto Beach Classic. Roland hand-selected and curated a collection of installations inspired by surf, rock, street, & moto culture.
Above – Southern California based artist team The Draculas came out and created this cool mural based on inspiration from the Super “gHouligan” racing. The mural pairs well with the Indian Chieftain powered Mescalero.
Below –Artists from all backgrounds had their works on display.
Chase Lock – Artist, John Moss “Brass Junkie” Metal Artist, Scott G Toepfer - Photography, The Draculas - Jeff McMillan and Gary - Mural, Mike Luci – Photography, Chris White – BUZZVIZUALZ Art, Jose Gallina – Photography, Tyler Cornelius – Art, Wyatt Vandergeest – Tattoo Flash Artist, Alex Michael Miller – Art, Terry Urban – Art, Kevin – British Customs, Guy Salazar – Artwork, Briant Bent – Art/Music, Hurley Surfboards, John Hammer – Art, Jona Cerwinske – Live Art,Bill McCann – Metal Artist, Tank – Tankbilt – PINSTRIPING, Jeana Jane – ART, Dave Pickup - Cityslicker Pinstriping - PINSTRIPING, Mr Oz Designs – PINSTRIPING, Kevin Pak – Photography
The Moto Classic Bike Show presented by Motul is a novel twist on the typical custom bike shows as we display each bike on the beach, on a raised stand backed by sand and waves. The custom bikes range from mild resto-mods to wild choppers, scramblers, flat trackers, café racers, and purpose-built race bikes.
Builds from sheet metal magicians such as Classified Moto, Noise Cycles, Coterie West, A Bike Company, Doffo Winery, Upcycle Motor Garage, Kiwi Indian, GT MotoCycles, Hazan Motorworks, Motorcycle Missions, Deus, and Aspire Cycle.
The Moto Beach Classic celebrates the motorcycle culture as only California can do it. Moto Beach draws racers, bike builders, artists, musicians, and f