The motorcycle show featured 110 bikes ranging from a 1911 Flying Merkel to several fresh-paint customs from across the US, plus Colombia and Mexico. It was a representative sampling of what’s happening in the Alt.Moto scene today, with a café racer bias, although plenty of choppers, vintage, and just plain oddballs were parked inside, with enough space that everyone could see everything, even when the joint was busting at the seams on Friday and Saturday evenings. The Handbuilt philosophy is self-explanatory; a generation of screen-gazers needs a kick in the pants, and a wrench in the hand. Because cussing at an old motorcycle, or any Real-Life hobby, builds character, as the Bearded Ones have discovered (okay, some of them). Art counts too, so the walls held an exhibition of painters, graphic designers, and photographers (which in full disclosure included yours truly, as half of MotoTintype, with Susan McLaughlin), and the Oil&Ink Expo.