What one word can sum up Sin City? Gluttony. Whether it's the craps tables, strip clubs, or massive buffets that keep the masses returning to the city that never sleeps, we at HOT BIKE like to venture to Las Vegas for another reason: Las Vegas BikeFest, which took place September 27-30, 2007. We are gluttons for bikes, babes, cool new parts, and babes! This year didn't disappoint in the least as we walked the grounds with the rest of the 34,000 attendees at the Cash man Center to check out what the 300-plus vendors have been up to. We made the rounds on Fremont Street to check out the diversity of bikes on display, partied with El Pitts and his crew from Vegas City Choppers (thanks for having us at the Voodoo Lounge party, guys!), hung out with Big Mike from BMC Choppers, and lost all of our money at the blackjack tables (actually, that part kind of sucked). But all in all, Vegas is always a good time. Check out the rest of the photos that didn't make it into the magazine by logging on to www.hotbikeweb.com
Count's Kustoms Motorpsycho Open House
Every year we flock to Las Vegas BikeFest to try and take in as much as we can without killing ourselves (it is Vegas, after all), but after walking and talking and shooting photos on the last Saturday in September 2007, we needed a break. Luckily, Danny "The Count" Koker, founder of Count's Kustoms, hosted a killer fiesta: The second annual Motorpsycho Open House, located at the Count's Kustoms compound (we say compound because the grounds are gargantuan!) in a little industrial district off the beaten path of the Las Vegas strip. Ice-cold beer flowed, smells of barbecue resonated through thebiker-filled atmosphere, and the ear-piercing musical delight of the Vince Neil Band captivated the audience as Mtley Cre covers were played throughout their set. It was the perfect end to a perfect day! Danny and the crew at Count's Kustoms were more than hospitable, and we just wanted to say thanks to the entire gang. We'll see you next year!