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Behind the Build Austin: The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show

  • South Congress Hotel 1603 South Congress Avenue Austin, TX, 78704 United States (map)

Event is by reservation only.

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MODERATED BY:
CHRIS NELSON, IRON & AIR MAGAZINE

FEATURING:
WALT SIEGL, WALT SIEGL MOTORCYCLES

CRAIG RODSMITH, RODSMITH MOTORCYCLES

TIM HARNEY, TIM HARNEY MOTORCYCLES

JAY DONOVAN, BARESTEEL DESIGN


CHRIS NELSON, IRON & AIR MAGAZINE  Chris Nelson is  Iron & Air Magazine ’s executive editor, as well as a contributor for  Automobile Magazine ,  Car & Driver , and  Maxim Magazine . His passionate, raw, and unafraid voice standout in contemporary motorcycle culture. An accomplished "shed builder" in his own right, he recently completed a  Ducati Scrambler dubbed BULLY , and has just started his next build, a Honda NX650 “Dominator” custom.

CHRIS NELSON, IRON & AIR MAGAZINE

Chris Nelson is Iron & Air Magazine’s executive editor, as well as a contributor for Automobile MagazineCar & Driver, and Maxim Magazine. His passionate, raw, and unafraid voice standout in contemporary motorcycle culture. An accomplished "shed builder" in his own right, he recently completed a Ducati Scrambler dubbed BULLY, and has just started his next build, a Honda NX650 “Dominator” custom.


WALT SIEGL, WALT SIEGL MOTORCYCLES  When it comes to custom motorcycle builders, few names are more highly regarded than Walt Siegl. Known for both his one-off creations, as well as his recent series-run customs like the Ducati-based Leggero and the Bol d’Or MV Agusta F3, Siegl is renowned for integrating modern performance with vintage racing aesthetics into his unique designs. His talent for marrying modern technology, immaculate proportions, and a clean visual style make for some of the world's most sought-after customs.

WALT SIEGL, WALT SIEGL MOTORCYCLES

When it comes to custom motorcycle builders, few names are more highly regarded than Walt Siegl. Known for both his one-off creations, as well as his recent series-run customs like the Ducati-based Leggero and the Bol d’Or MV Agusta F3, Siegl is renowned for integrating modern performance with vintage racing aesthetics into his unique designs. His talent for marrying modern technology, immaculate proportions, and a clean visual style make for some of the world's most sought-after customs.


CRAIG RODSMITH, RODSMITH MOTORCYCLES  Illinois-based Craig Rodsmith was somewhat of an "unknown" until he exploded on the motorcycle scene in 2015.  Rodsmith's old school and unconventional designs have opened eyes across the world, like his Moto Guzzi Dustbin which Bike EXIF called a "Show Stopper" at the Handbuilt Show in Austin TX in 2017. He continues to impress pundits and fans alike, both with his metalwork and his popular  Facebook videos .

CRAIG RODSMITH, RODSMITH MOTORCYCLES

Illinois-based Craig Rodsmith was somewhat of an "unknown" until he exploded on the motorcycle scene in 2015.  Rodsmith's old school and unconventional designs have opened eyes across the world, like his Moto Guzzi Dustbin which Bike EXIF called a "Show Stopper" at the Handbuilt Show in Austin TX in 2017. He continues to impress pundits and fans alike, both with his metalwork and his popular Facebook videos.


TIM HARNEY, TIM HARNEY MOTORCYCLES  A traditionally trained industrial and product designer, Tim Harney worked at several architecture, furniture, and lighting design firms until finally striking on his own to satisfy an "unquenched thirst" for two-wheeled creativity and performance. He continues to put out critically lauded and unique handmade motorcycles, cars, and other bespoke creations out of his independent Brooklyn NY workshop.

TIM HARNEY, TIM HARNEY MOTORCYCLES

A traditionally trained industrial and product designer, Tim Harney worked at several architecture, furniture, and lighting design firms until finally striking on his own to satisfy an "unquenched thirst" for two-wheeled creativity and performance. He continues to put out critically lauded and unique handmade motorcycles, cars, and other bespoke creations out of his independent Brooklyn NY workshop.


JAY DONOVAN, BARESTEEL DESIGNS  Based out of Victoria BC, Jay Donovan left a fledgling but promising career as an automotive technician to "pursue a higher level of metal craftsmanship and creation" and "offer even greater satisfaction and personal connection through motion." Specializing in one of a kind machines, Donovan has chosen motorcycles as his favored artistic medium; approaching the design and build process with a desire to build truly kinetic sculptures. 

JAY DONOVAN, BARESTEEL DESIGNS

Based out of Victoria BC, Jay Donovan left a fledgling but promising career as an automotive technician to "pursue a higher level of metal craftsmanship and creation" and "offer even greater satisfaction and personal connection through motion." Specializing in one of a kind machines, Donovan has chosen motorcycles as his favored artistic medium; approaching the design and build process with a desire to build truly kinetic sculptures. 


ABOUT RIZOMA

Founded in 2001 as a small workshop near Milan, Rizoma is now recognized as a global leader in aftermarket motorcycle hard parts. An unwavering focus on design and excellence, alongside a striking machined-aluminum aesthetic have made Rizoma a favorite of builders worldwide—from the master craftsman to the garage enthusiast. See more at www.rizoma.com