The 10th annual One Moto Present goes to peel out on the Pickle Manufacturing facility in Portland this weekend, so what higher time to get a better take a look at the founding genius behind the raucous moto fest? We dug up a cool piece of video highlighting See See Bikes and One Present founder Thor Drake (who will likely be debuting a customized Indian FTR1200 on the present) and though the Indian Motorbike emblem on the finish spoils the occasion with its ad-like overtones, it’s nonetheless enjoyable to observe.
Thor’s phrases of knowledge are the principle occasion: “Typical strategies get typical outcomes. If everyone seems to be out making an attempt to do one factor, I’m making an attempt to do the other. However the reverse can also be what everybody does. So I’m making an attempt to do the other of the other.” Okay then. Try extra of the bikes, background and Thor’s heavy thought course of right here:
Regardless that he gained’t admit it, Drake’s one thing of an innovator. He’s created one of the crucial distinctive bike reveals within the nation from scratch, in some way managing to mix fiercely unbiased Portland life-style with bike artwork and tradition. Even with big-name sponsors stepping in provide assist in recent times (good day Indian) and a pay-to-attend construction, the present has stayed principally true to its freewheeling roots. We’ve seen it occur ourselves, having gone to the very first One Present in a creaky, claustrophobic and deserted warehouse in Portland’s then-somewhat sketchy industrial district.
The present venue remains to be a warehouse, nevertheless it’s an enormous one; in reality it’s an outdated pickle manufacturing unit (named, appropriately sufficient, The Pickle Manufacturing facility) set deep in a busy industrial park within the shadow of Interstate 5. The One Present has developed too, however for us gearheads and lovers of nice design, it’s nonetheless a gloriously gritty occasion we wouldn’t miss for the world. With 200 customized traditional and kooky bikes from over 90 builders, kick-ass bands like Danava and Mom Mariposa, moto-themed artwork plus every kind of foods and drinks, in addition to electrical mini bike races; I imply, how may you ignore it? There’ll even be hooligan-packed a flat monitor race down in Salem, which will likely be live-streamed on the venue in case you may’t make it.
The official One Moto Present “official movie” is right here: